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  • Now the Philistines had taken God's ark, and they brought it from Ebenezer to Ashdod. The Philistines took God's ark, and brought it into the house of Dagon and set it by Dagon. When the people of Ashdod arose early on the next day, behold, Dagon had fallen on his face to the ground before Yahweh's ark. They took Dagon and set him in his place again. 1 Samuel 5:1'3 WEB

    Early in the morning when the Philistine priests came to their temple, they were shocked to find their pagan god dagon (the god of grain and fish) laying on his face before the ark of God. So they stood dagon back up, but the next morning they found him laying face down before the ark again, and this time he was broken in several pieces.

    The backslidden Israelites had intended to use God to fight their battles by bringing out the ark of the covenant, thinking that the army that carried the ark before them was invincible. It wasn't. That day the Israelites discovered that God was with their enemy instead, and He allowed the ark to be captured by the Philistines.

    You cannot use God to accomplish your will; we are to align with His. He is the Almighty God, and we are His children. Disciplined children listen to their parents. When God said 'You shall have no other gods before Me' He actually meant it. If you make something in your life more important than Him, it will crumble and you will be disappointed. Keep the Lord as the first priority in your life and everything else will fall into place. If you build your life around something else, it will go face down.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for bringing me this far. Please lead me today and help me make the right decisions. Help me bring my life into balance, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: For those who are participating in our Creation Photographers theme of the week: 1 Corinthians 13:13 "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." ~ 'Faith, Hope, Love' will be our next fun theme and is open wide for creative interpretation. As always, you are free to post anything else that inspires you, as well. My photos this week reflect my current gratitude, Faith, hope, and LOVE of God's grace and helpful hearts Have a wonderful week y'all and may you all be blessed with abundance in faith, hope and love! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Thou shall have NO other Gods before me! You are the only God for me to praise you! Hallelujah!
Feb 11
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

Feb 11
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen,

Feb 11
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Feb 11
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Feb 11
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John  Lawler
John Lawler

Great message here.  Amen.

Feb 11
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father

Feb 11
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Good Morning Amen

Feb 11
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen!!

Feb 11
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. There is only one God! I worship You as there is no other Amen

Feb 11
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for bringing me this far. Please lead me today and help me make the right decisions. Help me bring my life into balance, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

Amen. Thank you Father, hear my prayers. 

 

Feb 11
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen

Feb 11
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help me God Amen 

Feb 11
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Jesus,let our lives be for you and your glory.Please be with us today and all goes well at the hospital. Amen 

Feb 11
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Praying for a complete and speedy healing for Sue. May God guide the doctors, Amen.

Feb 11
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Lynn,your prayers are appreciated 

 

Feb 12
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Father for always being with us, Amen!

Feb 11
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Excellent devotional.  Thank you Pastor Dion.

Feb 11
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Father in the name of Jesus, thank you for being with us. Amen 

Feb 11
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I have been for such a long time here because of Your loving kindness and I need You to stay close to me at all times. I praise You for all You have done in my life, in the name of Your Son Jesus I pray, Amen. Never leave us oh Lord. 

Great devotional Pastor, God bless you and Sylvia. 

Feb 11
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Patty Seckar
Patty Seckar

Thank you for the devotional and all that you and Sylvia do!
Yes Lord, I want to be face down for you every moment of my life and stay on your straight and narrow path!!!! Thank you Lord for your goodness in all,times!

Feb 11
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza "that at the name of JESUS every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,and every tongue acknowledge that JESUS CHRIST IS LORD, TO THE GLORY OF GOD THE FATHER .(Philippians 2:10-11 NIV)
Feb 11
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

So be it, Amen !!!

Feb 11
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

SO BE IT! Hallelujahweh!

Feb 11
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen !!!  Your will be done, my Lord and my God, in my life, the lives of my loved ones and all the ones that You placed in my path, for You alone are worthy!!! Please direct me to stay on the right path, Your path, in the name of Jesus, Amen!!!

Feb 11
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Hallelujahweh!

Feb 11
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen !

Feb 11
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen! Yahweh IS GOD and i am not.

Feb 11
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Yehoshua IS King of kings and Lord of lords Amen!

Feb 11
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

True

Feb 12
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Thank you once again Pastor Dion for this devotion. So many people I know including my own mother, who considers herself a Christian,want God to do for them what they desire, but they do not put God number one in their life. That is their biggest mistake. I sincerely hope that they figure this out before its too late. I am not perfect as none of us are but I try to always put God first in my life and pray and seek his will first. If I ask for something and I dont get it then it wasnt meant to be, it wasnt in Gods plans for me, do it would probably harm me. God only wants the best for us. He loves us so much that we can barely even understand it.

Feb 13
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

AMEN

Mar 10