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The Game Changer

  • But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to His own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit. Titus 3:4-5 ESV

    When I was about twenty years old, I was playing music at a party one night, and suddenly the Holy Spirit came on me with such a loving presence. He instantly changed my life, my desires, and my plans. I did not know who He was, but I wanted to. I placed my guitar in the case, said good-bye to the band, went home and into the bedroom and made things right with God that night. The next morning I got up, went to church, and later got baptized. I started Bible college, got my degree, and here I am. That was certainly not my game plan.

    I grew up very legalistic, and viewed God as a mean super-being waiting for me to make a mistake. After a while I learned that I was not very good at keeping rules, and that by now He was probably really angry at me, so I avoided Him and the places that I thought He would be. That night the loving kindness of the Lord chased me down and I have never viewed God the same again. No one had to preach to me, He drew me like a magnet. He loves us more than we can even comprehend, even when we ignore Him and go our own way, and He is neither mad nor mean.

    Wherever you stand with God today, know that He is pursuing you, wanting a deeper relationship with you, and that He will never give up the pursuit. You can try to avoid Him, but He will come to where you are. He is the game changer.

    Prayer: Father, send Your Holy Spirit into my life and change things as you see fit. I know that You have the best plans for me and I surrender to You, in the name of Jesus.

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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord....Hallelujah!❤️ Thank you for devotional!
Sep 28
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander

Amen for the daily blessed word Pastor Todd

Sep 28
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Thank you for a very good devotional praise God our father  Amen! Happy Saturday  everyone 

Sep 28
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen, Praise God and all his glory. Thank you Pastor Dion for the daily devotional.

Sep 28
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen! Thank you Pastor Dion. The good Lord can use me as He see’s fit. I surrender heart and soul to my Lord God. Amen

Sep 28
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen!

Sep 28
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Sep 28
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondelloedited: Sep 28

Amen! Thank you Father Yahweh for the changes you've made and continue to make in me. I feel closer to you now than ever. Praise you Father and bless your holy Name! And, thank you Father for bringing Paula into my life and me into hers. I truly know it has been all because of you every step of the way!

Sep 28
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Bill Digiglio
Bill Digiglio

Amen...

Sep 28
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Sep 28
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank you Jesus.  Amen!

Sep 28
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen! Thank you for sharing that God drew you in like a magnet! My 29 year old son has been battling alcoholism for almost half of his life. We have tried everything we know over the years to  help him (begged. pleaded, threatened,ignored) and ESPECIALLY prayed! I've cried so many tears over this young man he will never know. I've begged him to get involved in church, my church or any Bible based church to develop a relationship with God. He always pops back that he believes believes in God but doesn't believe in church. He has told me multiple times that he thinks the Bible is just a bunch of stuff written by man. So today Pastor Dion, when I read your words about how you felt that you had broken so many rules that you did everything to avoid being anywhere you thought God might be, I felt like God was showing me how my son must feel. (Eye opener!) So I stopped and said out loud THANK YOU FATHER for reminding me that You can draw my son JC in like a magnet and turn his life around!  So thank you pastor Dion for sharing a glimmer of hope to me in this long time struggle we've been going through. Please pray for JC to be drawn to God like a magnet and turn his life over to serve others by the lessons that he's learned along the way!! Amen!!

Sep 28
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brownedited: Sep 28

Prayers sent for JC 

Sep 28
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Prayer lifted for JC Brenda God bless you and your family :)

 

Sep 28
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Praying for JC’s heart! God is able!

Sep 28
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

There is always hope. I have a nephew who was an alcoholic half of his years.  HE has changed now, a new man now and start to believe in GOD.  GOD works in a mysterious way.  Your prayers will be answered.  Just believe and TRUST IN HIM. PRAISE THE LORD.

Sep 28
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Joe Brown
Joe Brown

Praying for JC! Being a recovering alcoholic, I know how hard it is. But, God can and will turn this around if JC will just walk through the door!

Sep 28
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I surrender to Your will Father. Please make the way clear and give me wisdom and strength to fulfill Your will, Amen.

Sep 28
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen!Such a good devotional Thank You Pastor Dion!. We are yours Lord fulfill your will in our lives Amen.

Sep 28
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

I Love You God. Amen 

Sep 28
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Sep 28
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank Your love and care for me a sinner, You have been working with me to change my ways and to be closer to You. To fulfill Your designs in my life. I surrender to You oh Lord, in Jesus name I pray. Amen.

This devotional is right on point, God bless you Pastor. 

Sep 28
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen

Sep 28
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

Sep 28
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen !

Sep 28
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Joe Brown
Joe Brown

Amen!

 

Sep 28
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

THANK YOU HEAVENLY FATHER

Sep 28
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Roseann Rivas
Roseann Rivas

Heavenly father Thank you for your great love and peace within us all that except your caring love.

I thank you my father God for you blessings.

Blessings for our Pastors and their families

Sep 29