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Radically Saved

  • They said to you that 'In the last time there will be mockers, walking after their own ungodly lusts.' These are they who cause divisions, and are sensual, not having the Spirit. But you, beloved, keep building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit. Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life. Jude 1:18 WEB

    I sat down in the break room to have lunch and said a prayer over my food as usual, and a guy at the next table, who was becoming very annoyed with my faith, started to mock me. I smiled, ate my lunch and left. Like Elijah, I felt that I was the only person in this factory that had any reverence for God at all. I was on fire for Jesus at the time and pleasing Him was all that mattered to me. I had become radically saved.

    I have seen a lot of mockers in the workplace, especially in construction. They used to yell at me 'Pray for me, preacher! I am going to commit some adultery tonight, Lord willing' and everyone would have a good laugh. I wasn't a preacher, I just went to church and said a blessing over my lunch, but that was enough for them.

    After lunch that day, someone approached me in secret and explained that he was a Christian as well. He wanted me to know, but didn't want to tell anyone else because he would be mocked for his faith like me. I explained that I wasn't seeking to be mocked either, but that I would not be ashamed of the Lord Jesus Christ. He warned us that if we did, that He would be ashamed of us: 'For whoever will be ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed' (Luke 9:26).

    Being mocked is a small price to pay for a relationship. Would you deny knowing your spouse or mother because of what someone else thinks? If I have to choose between pleasing them or Jesus, they lose. If they fire me, there is another job waiting. If they knock me down, God can lift me up. If they beat me, God is able to heal me. If they kill me then it will only send me to heaven to be with Him. 'I have put my trust in God. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?' (Psalms 56:11).

    Pray and build yourself up in the Holy Spirit daily. There will always be scoffers, but knowing Jesus is nothing to be ashamed of. A light is meant to shine and not be hidden under a basket (Matthew 5:15). Hold your head up and act like you know Jesus on Monday as well as Sunday. It is fun to be radically saved.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for giving me another day here. Help me shine Lord. Please give me strength to become who You created me to be. Help me to stand strong for You in the face of adversity, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: For those who are participating in our Creation Photographers theme of the week: Psalm 107:29 "He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed." ~ Our next fun theme will be 'In the Eye of the Storm' and is open for interpretation as always so please do get creative! You are encouraged to post anything else that inspires you as well. May you all feel God's love and grace surrounding you each and every day ~ God bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Heidi Chiandussi
Heidi Chiandussi

Amen !!!

 

Jan 14
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord! I just wonder how many think they are saved but fulfill Jude 1:18? Look in the middle of that scripture where it says not having the Spirit.

Jan 14
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jacksonedited: Jan 14

I am not ashamed of my faith, being a Christian, and praying and reading my devotionals everyday.  Without prayer, I am weak but as long as I seek the Lord Our God and pray to him everyday, I know that He will ALWAYS bring me through.  Thank you God for the gift of your most precious Son Jesus!Amen!!  Allelulia!!  Amen!! 

Jan 14
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father!

Jan 14
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

Jan 14
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Jan 14
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. I am proud to know Jesus. I will not be ashamed to admit that and to pray to Him. He has been with me and blessed me with answering prayers. Jesus lives. Amen

Jan 14
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Keep us strong dearest God. Praise God Amen 

Jan 14
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Jesus.Please keep us strong and our lives be for your glory. Amen 

Jan 14
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Amen!!!!

 

Jan 14
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Tyler Velau
Tyler Velau

Thank you for this word this morning, Pastor Dion. Loving God is nothing to be ashamed of, don't let naysayers trouble you. Be strong and courageous as He said and you will be fine. 

Jan 14
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Let me always be a light in this world and lead others to know You, Amen!

Jan 14
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Thank you Pastor Dion for such an encouraging devoitional.  All I want to do is please my Lord.  He strengthens me to do so. Thank you for another blessed and happy day. Amen

Jan 14
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank you Lord for another day. Thank you for leading and directing me. I am not ashamed of you Lord. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen!

Jan 14
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Thank You Heavenly Father for all Your help, we would never be ashamed of You or forget what You has done in our lives. Lead and direct us to where You want us to be and be closer to Your designs, in the name of Your Son Jesus we pray, Amen. Lord hear our prayers.

Great devotional and reminder of the love of God, God bless you and Sylvia. 

Jan 14
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen!

Jan 14
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen!!! Yes, thank you Lord God most high for waking me up again to see another day! Please help me to see new opportunities to serve You by the leading and guidance of Thy Holy Spirit, in the holy name of Jesus, Amen!

Jan 14
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Praise the LORD. Amen

Jan 14
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

Jan 14
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jan 14
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

I WILL NOT BE SHAMED OF MY HEAVENLY FATHER, NOR JESUS CHRIST

Jan 15