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  • Walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers: Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew, his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. He said to them, 'Come after me, and I will make you fishers for men.' They immediately left their nets and followed him. Matthew 4:18 WEB

    As Jesus walked along the sea shore, He saw Peter and his brother Andrew. He told them to follow Him and that He would make them 'fishers of men.' As they followed Him for the next few years, they became experienced and He taught them so that they could teach others. It was a long time before they were ready, but the day finally came and in chapter ten, Jesus sent them out on their first teaching mission:

    'Jesus sent these twelve out, and charged them, saying, 'Don't go among the Gentiles, and don't enter into any city of the Samaritans. Rather, go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you go, preach, saying, 'The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!' Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, and cast out demons. Freely you received, so freely give' (Matthew 10:5-8).

    There is an amount of time between Jesus calling you, and Jesus sending you. How long is unknown to us and it varies person to person. This span of time varies throughout the Bible. David became king at thirty, while Moses started his ministry at eighty.

    When I was around twenty years old, the Lord told me that I would teach His word and to prepare myself for ministry. I was so excited and went through Bible college, got ordained, then I waited. I was forty-five years old when the Lord finally put me in full time ministry, and I no longer even wanted it. Where I had once felt like I knew a lot, now I feel like I know nothing. As Paul wrote: 'Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. But if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he doesn't yet know as he ought to know' (1 Corinthians 8:1'2 WEB). I can testify that this is true.

    Do you feel that God has called you for something, but it has yet to come to pass? Do not give up hope yet for this is the normal course. God is faithful, but there is a training time between the calling and the sending.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for not forgetting about me. I know that Your eyes are on the sparrow and that You will also take care of me. I want all that You have for me on this earth. Please walk with me, talk with me, speak to me and through me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Sheri Buckner
Sheri Buckner

What a profound word! Thank you, Pastor Todd!!!

Aug 17
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father!

Aug 17
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,thank you Pastor Dion.God Bless.

Aug 17
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen! A profound message in this devotional. That it is in God’s timing. When the time is right, He will let us know. Thank you Pastor Dion God Bless 

Aug 17
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

I know You are watching over us dearest God. I thank you for all our blessings. Sometimes I wake up afraid again and these devotionals I read every morning help restore my faith. GodBless Pastor Dion for taking the time to help others. Praise God praise Jesus amen

Aug 17
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen!

Aug 17
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

     Amen!!

Aug 17
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Good advice! Thank You Lord!

Aug 17
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen! Thank you for the purpose that you have created each and every one of us for. Not a person would be born and live and die unless it is your will in your infinate wisdom for us to exist. Hallelujah! Praise You Father Yahweh!

Aug 17
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, speak to me and through me in a way that I understand. I know that You will call on me as soon as I am ready because You are building me, in Jesus name I pray, Amen. Glory be to Your Holy Name oh Lord. 

Great devotional Pastor, God bless you. 

Aug 17
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Aug 17
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Aug 17
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

AMEN,HE NEVER FORGETS US

Aug 17
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, Amen Lord.

Aug 17
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen.

Aug 17
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen and Amen. 

Aug 17
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

AMEN

Aug 17
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen! Oh Lord please teach me to be patient and wait on You, in the name of Jesus, Amen!

Aug 17
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Even in my older years I believe the Lord has a plan for me that I hope to fulfill.  Thank you Pastor Dion for such encouragement.

 

Aug 18