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Let Freedom Ring

  • If therefore the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36 WEB

    I took one last draw and put the cigarette out. That was over twenty years ago, and it was the last time that I ever smoked. Not long before this, I had thought that smoking was a great pastime. Growing up on a farm in the South and working in tobacco, everyone that I knew smoked. Well, except for one guy who was pretty weird, and no one wanted to be like him. By the age of ten, I was smoking regularly, just like the rest of my family.

    Years later, while smoking about three packs a day, the Lord suddenly took the desire to smoke away from me and replaced it with the desire to quit. It is not that smoking was a sin, but I was in bondage to it and I wanted to be free, I just couldn't seem to break its power until He helped me.

    He delivered me from smoking, and I have never wanted another cigarette. They make me nauseous when I am around them now and tend to give me a headache. He reversed my thought pattern and changed my desires. Something I had once thought great was now sickening to me. The Lord set me free.

    So don't get stressed out when you fail while trying to quit something. Instead of struggling with it in your own strength, pray for the Lord to remove your desire for it. Ask Him to set you free from it. Pray something like, "Lord I want to stop this, please take this desire away from me in Jesus name." Then give it time. The Lord can set you free from any bondage if you are serious about it, and when He sets you free, you are free indeed.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I pray that You deliver me from the things that bind and control me. Break the shackles off of me and sever the ropes that hold me captive. I want to be completely free of the bad things in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: For those who are participating in our Creation Photographers theme of the week: Genesis 9:13 "I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth." ~ 'All the Colors of March' will be our next fun theme Our themes are always open wide for creative interpretation and you are encouraged to post anything else that inspires you as well. My photos this week show my new car!!! and some of the beautiful colors of Spring popping up a bit early this year. Have a fabulous week everyone! May you be blessed with so many rainbows and so much colorful growth! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

Mar 3
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

Mar 3
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen pastor I so need to talk to you my house phone number is 971-259-1055 please

Mar 3
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Please God help me to be a good servant always. Amen 

Mar 3
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Lord, sever the ropes from me that holds me captive. In Jesus Name,  Amen 

Mar 3
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. I pray for those who need help with freeing themselves from whatever holds them captive. Amen

Mar 3
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Mar 3
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Jennifer Green
Jennifer Greenedited: Mar 3

Praise God!!!! Today is day 2 of quiting smoking and I had done great all day yesterday till bedtime when I gave in and had a few drags off a cigarette. I then threw it out and proceeded to beat myself up for it. I feel like this message was sent just for me. Thank you Lord♥️ and thank you pastor for being a humble and faithful servant to the Lord

Mar 3
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen!

Mar 3
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondelloedited: Mar 3

Amen! 

Mar 3
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen 

Mar 3
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Mar 3
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thank you, Pastor Dion, for the timely reminder that God is all powerful! I want to be completely free of the bad things in my life. Change me, Lord! Amen

Mar 3
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Oh humbly Father  I thank Your loving kindness with me a sinner, please help me to take away those things that I have and are damaging my relationship with You. I fail so often that Your intervention is needed,give me the strength, in Jesus name I pray  Amen. 

Pastor, I really needed to hear this. Thank you and Sylvia, God bless you both. 

Mar 3
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardleedited: Mar 3

Amen and Amen !!! Yes Lord please set me free from all the things that hold me back, in the name of Jesus, Amen!

Mar 3
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Mar 3
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

Mar 3
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Mar 3
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus, amen

Mar 4
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

Mar 6
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

HALLELUJAH

Mar 24
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Holly Ericksen
Holly Ericksen

Thank God for this word spoken through you and your testimony, Pastor. I, to, have a similar testimony. I smoked from the age of 14 until 20. One day I just threw them in the garbage and have not had a desire to smoke since. At the time I wasn't saved, but looking back I can see that all the glory goes to God. I had tried to quit before and had a hard time trying on my own. It's a very hard habit to break, but if the Lord sets you free you are free indeed. It has been 32 years.

Apr 1