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The Poppin John

  • For land that has drunk the rain that often falls on it, and produces a crop useful to those for whose sake it is cultivated, receives a blessing from God. But if it bears thorns and thistles, it is worthless and near to being cursed, and its end is to be burned. Hebrews 6:7 ESV

    Each spring when we got ready to plant the garden, Dad would break out the old 1940s John Deere tractor we owned. We called it the Poppin' John because of the way that it sputtered and backfired. Even then it was about 35 years old. He would plow the field and the kids would walk behind and pull out the roots, rocks and anything else that did not belong there. After the field was prepared, we were able to plant and we always had a great garden. We worked together and it took actual work to make it happen.

    God is after fruit in your life. He digs deep and brings things to the surface that we like to keep hidden in secret. At that point, we have to deal with it and He will then give you the grace to do so. The weeds and rocks have to be removed from your life or they will choke out what He is trying to grow. The anger, the bitterness and oh so much more that we will not mention in public.

    Don't go on a witch hunt and try and find areas that He has not revealed yet. If you get in front of the tractor you may get run over. Just work with Him and as He reveals things, repent and deal with them one at a time. The work is not easy and most will not do it. This process repeats just like planting the garden year after year. He reveals things, you agree and work with Him without trying to hide it. It is then removed from your life. God will bring forth the fruit of the spirit in your life as you walk with Him, one day at a time.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, reveal the things in my life that need to be dealt with and give me the grace to handle it. Prepare me Lord and take away the weeds, in the name of Jesus I pray.

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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Feb 2
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Feb 2
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for loving us,your many blessings and your Grace.We love you...Amen 

Feb 2
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

Feb 2
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Perfect devotional for me today. Pastor Dion thank you as these often explain the trials and "speed bumps" I go through!!  Amen

Feb 2
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father

Feb 2
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Feb 2
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Yes Lord,  Amen!!

Feb 2
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen! Praise You Father Yahweh!

Feb 2
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Yada (Wendy)
Yada (Wendy)edited: Feb 2

not to be contrary, but just contemplating... getting out the tractor is the opposite of sipping lemonade on the porch lol. ♡ but there's a time for everything. still ones in these words and practicing in the spirit of witch huntery crucified Him and the prophets, so if we find ourselves within that element, even towards ourselves... noticing what we are doing... let's take two steps back and again realizing we have been invited unreservedly to just knock on His door... urgency is needed, but compassion and gentleness as well. learning how to hold onto one without letting go of the other like tapping our head and rubbing our bellies (not to lighten reverence, but just to realize the difference between recrucifying His Spirit in us and living under His lightened load is a testimony of the cross within us as well ♡)

Feb 2
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez

Amen

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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

Feb 2
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Oh Heavenly Father I thank You and humbly ask You to help me to clear and eliminate those things that sometimes affect our relationship with You, lead me Lord I cannot do it by myself. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. I praise Your Holy name. 

Very true Pastor, I thank you and Sylvia for your continuous help through these devotionals. God bless you both. 

Feb 2
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Your will be done Father, Amen.

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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God i need your support. Amen

Feb 2
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Feb 2
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Thank you for this devotion today. I love reading all of your devotions. They are always very helpful and point me in the right direction to follow God and do what is right. I really desire to have more spiritual fruit in my life.

Feb 2
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Very nice Pastor.

Thx n God bless

Feb 3
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Suzy Romaine
Suzy Romaine

Pastor Dion, thank you for always putting God's word into relatable ways. I grew up on a farm in the 1970s and your devotionals really speak to me.  

Feb 3
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

AMEN

Feb 29