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  • For you don't delight in sacrifice, or else I would give it. You have no pleasure in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit. O God, you will not despise a broken and contrite heart. Psalms 51:16 WEB

    When I first came to the Lord, I was so zealous that I wanted to make up for everything that I had ever done wrong in the past. I enrolled in Bible college and like many others there, I developed a very legalistic view. I fasted for weeks, gave all that I had, tried to memorize the Bible, prayed all day, and listened to the Bible all night.

    I wanted to earn my salvation and prove that my dedication to the Lord was stronger than everyone else there. But soon school became a repetition competition, where we just repeated the things that we had heard someone else say. My knowledge seemed a mile wide and an inch deep, it was shallow.

    Oh I knew a lot about Jesus, but I didn't know Him.I talked a lot about Jesus, but I didn't talk to Him. I sang a lot about Jesus, but I didn't sing to Him. Jesus said that there would be those who would call Him "Lord, Lord" and He would say 'I never knew you' (Matthew 7:23). Well that was me in a nutshell. I was so busy trying to be a good Christian, that I had no time for Him.

    The Lord eventually broke me down to nothing, stripped away everything that I had, and separated me from everyone that I knew. It turned out to be the best thing that could have happened. Though He had told me early on that I would be in the ministry one day, when it delayed coming about, I decided that I must have disappointed Him somehow. I must have taken too many wrong turns in life, and He finally gave up on me. I had many excuses as to why He did not use me in ministry, but the delay was because He was preparing me.

    Finally I dropped my pretend 'Church Face' and started to just be me. I began to involve God in my decisions everyday, and I talked with Him like a friend. I learned to relax, and to include Him in whatever I was doing. Only then did a relationship begin to develop between us, and that soon became life changing. Like the tiny mustard seed, faith will grow.

    Attending church, fasting, praying, giving, reading the Bible, singing, is all good in moderation, but let Him be the focus, and do not neglect Him while you are doing it. Believe me, you can, because I have done it. Your Bible is not God, it tells us about Him. I encourage you to make Jesus a part of your life each day. Be a real person, serving God the best you can. When you stumble, repent and get back up. Be honest with Him, for He knows who we are, better than we do.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for loving me. Please help me be a better person, and make me stable. Lead me to where You want me to be, and open the doors that You want me to go through. Come into my life and be a part of it for I am Yours, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray

    Note: For those who are participating in our Creation Photographers theme of the week: Ephesians 1:18 "I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people" - This week our fun theme will be 'Enlightened Eyes'. Our themes our always open for creative interpretation and we encourage you to post anything that inspires you as well. My photos (in the group) this week reflect a variety of enlightened eyes. Have a wonderful week everyone!! May the eyes of your heart always know God's love and hope in him, may you always share that good news with others in your path. God bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Lord Jehovah, Thank you so much for all you do with my life and all the blessings that you provided for me and my family. Thank you for listening and loving us. Thank you Pastor Dion for spreading the word today! God bless you! ❤️
Sep 17
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

Sep 17
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

Sep 17
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father!!

Sep 17
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,thank you Jesus.

Sep 17
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Hallelujah,  Amen!!

Sep 17
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Awesome word, I think many people miss out on knowing Jesus, by trying to be all Religeous and Legalistic, and that is sad,but it is typical in man, I sure dont have everything figured out, and I dont want to anymore, I am just happy to be on the bus with Jesus,and I talk to him everyday about all sorts of things, like he was my best friend,like my father. I learned this from You Pastor Dion, and It has been a game changer. Thank You Lord Jesus for being there for us, for being our father and our friend our king Amen.

Sep 17
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen brother!

Sep 17
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen!

Sep 17
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

Sep 17
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen! I love you Father Yahweh!  I love you Lord Yehoshua!  I love you Holy Spirit!

Sep 17
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen Lord. I ask you to be a part of my life in everything that I do.

Sep 17
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen

Sep 17
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

GREAT message! This is something I really need to remember!

Sep 17
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen! 

Sep 17
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Thank you God. Amen 

Sep 17
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Judith B
Judith Bedited: Sep 17

Heavenly Father, I thank you for preparing me for this great big door that you are about to open in my life; all for your glory and honor and so that your Will and purpose will be established in my life, in Jesus' name I pray. AMEN.Thank you Pastor Todd for another great message,

Sep 17
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Oh Heavenly Father, I know You have been working on me and I love You for the work You have done for me. I am still in need of You fix,the things I am doing wrong to be more closer to You, in Jesus name I pray. Amen. The Lord is my Sheppard and I will follow Him. 

Great devotional Pastor, God bless you. 

Sep 17
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Sep 17
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

AMEN

Sep 18
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen.

Sep 18