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Home Is On The Other Side

  • Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. Isaiah 43:1 ESV

    It was almost dark and we had to ride our motorcycles through the swamp to get back home. We had done it many times, but this time it had rained a lot and we came to a place where the trail was completely flooded out. Home was on the other side and we had to go through the water to get there. I started in and could see the red sandy bottom of the stream as I started through the water. Then I saw the water turn dark and the front wheel dipped down.

    Thinking it was just a dip and that it would surely come up the other side, I hit the gas. The next thing I knew I was swimming in fast running water with limbs and debris streaming past me. It was shoulder deep. The motorcycle was laying on the bottom of the creek. It was scary. I had to fish around on the bottom to find the motorcycle and drag it out. We removed the spark plug, drained the water from it and pushed for about half a mile before we got it started again, then we made it on home.

    It is always scary to face a trial, but God will bring you through it and you will make it to the other side. There is no testimony without passing through the test. There is no glory without first living the story. There is no victory without a challenge. In this scripture, they went through the water, but God got them through to the other side.

    No matter what you are going through today, God wants you to overcome but you will have to put on your gloves and fight if you want it. He wants you to be a winner, and if you will simply walk with Him one day at a time you will beat this thing. Home is on the other side.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that you help me pass through whatever trial I may face. I trust in You and know that you have my best interest in mind, in the name of Jesus.

    Note: For those participating in the Creation Photographers weekly theme, here is this week's challenge: 1 Corinthians 3:18 "Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become 'fools' so that you may become wise." ~ This week's fun theme will be 'April Fools' and is wide open for creative interpretation! Show us your safe pranks, funny blooper photos, something silly' sky's the limit!! Make us laugh :)! Let us trust in the Lord and watch it lighten our hearts ~ God bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Brenda F
Brenda F

AMEN

Mar 31
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Home is where the heart is, and my heart is with Jesus. My faith and trust is in the good Lord. Amen

Mar 31
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Praise Him! Hallelujah!

Mar 31
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Father Yahweh, In Jesus name I ask. Amen. Almighty  Father I trust You to bring me through these trial's I'm currently going through. Please help my family too. Thank You and praise You for who You are and all that You do! In Jesus name I ask You, Amen. 

Mar 31
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Shanita Ostberg
Shanita Ostberg

Amen. This devotional couldn't have come at a better time in my life.

I thank God for always speaking through others. Trials are only temporary. 

Mar 31
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Randy Patterson
Randy Patterson

I will never forget Isaiah 43...the first time I truly felt the Lord speaking directly to me was in reading this chapter.  

Mar 31
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen Father one day one moment and sometimes one minute at a time thank you for the spirit of boldness and not fear because all of my faith is in you thank you Jesus by your stripes we are all healed!!

Mar 31
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Mar 31
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen, praise Jesus Christ from whom all blessings flow.He is awesome.

Mar 31
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

Mar 31
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Cheryl Hebert
Cheryl Hebert

Mar 31
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen 

Mar 31
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

Mar 31
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Oh Heavenly Father, I know there are many trials while we walk through this journey. Please help us to overcome them as we have You as our guide and follow Your will, in Jesus name I pray, Amen. The Lord will not leave us or forsake us. 

Thank you Pastor for this timely message, God bless you and Sylvia. 

Mar 31
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Paul Boore
Paul Boore

Amen

 

Mar 31
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Yada (Wendy)
Yada (Wendy)

I believe I have found The Vine

Jesus teach me please how to abide ♡

Mar 31
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

We trust in You, Jesus, Amen!

Mar 31
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God give me peace. 

Mar 31
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen

Apr 1