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Someday Never Comes

  • He said to another, Follow me! But he said, Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father. But Jesus said to him, Leave the dead to bury their own dead, but you go and announce the Kingdom of God. Another also said, I want to follow you, Lord, but first allow me to bid farewell to those who are at my house. But Jesus said to him, No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the Kingdom of God. Luke 9:59 WEB

    Jesus called some to follow Him, but they began to make excuses. Two said that while they would really like to follow Him, they had some things to do first. The third one, Jesus told, "Follow Me!", and the man replied that he needed to bury his father. If the man's father had been a corpse at home, he would not have been with Jesus but occupied with the funeral, so the story implies that he wanted to stay at home until his father died one day. Jesus called them, they wanted to go, but each had reasons why they could not do that right now.

    I have talked with people that desperately needed change in their lives, but always put it off to a future date. Before getting serious with God, they would say, "let me deal with this first", and then decades go by and they have still not dealt with it. Your life is happening now and there is nothing more important than your relationship with God Almighty. Let Him help.

    There have been times that I have stumbled while walking with the Lord, sometimes for long periods. Like the prodigal son, when I came to my senses (Luke 15:17), I would go and pray for a while and every single time it has been, "Welcome back! Now let's go forward." The past has never been a problem with God and the moment that you are ready to face it, He will wash it from you. He is only interested in our future.

    God knows that our life is short and He wants to make the most of it. Jesus asked some people to follow Him, and they began to make excuses why they could not at this time. Not everyone who is called actually goes. Don't let your past hold you back from your future. The ones that made excuses went back home to their plow. You can do that, but the ones that followed Him became the ones that we read about today.

    When you stumble, repent, get up, and keep going. Take the risk. Don't look back. This is real. Jesus never said that it would be easy to follow Him. The Apostles led lives filled with trials and tribulations, while filled with unspeakable joy. Get your head in the game and make this count.

    Prayer: Lord guide me, teach me, draw me and my family to You. Use me today just as I am and if there is something that needs to change, reveal it to me so that I can deal with it, in the name of Jesus.


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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor for the prayer and the great message!
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles As always I love the prayer!! Thank you. Your message today was right on target and what I needed to hear. Blessings to you and yours <3
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!!
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Valerie  King
Valerie King Amen! 
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Beverly Boyd
Beverly Boyd amen
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Yvette Cantrell
Yvette Cantrell AMEN!!!!!!!
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu Amen,  in Jesus' name I pray! Have s blessed week
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Yes Abba, you're the Potter,  and I am the clay,  make me to Your will.
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Debra lynn Hubbard
Debra lynn Hubbard Amen, Help me lord to always follow you to put you first and to serve you with a joyful open heart...
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Chikela  Cruse
Chikela Cruse Father Help Me Draw Closer To You And Remove Anything In My Life That Is Not Of You That Would Hinder My Walk With You. In The Name Of Jesus.
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan Hum- doing the next right thing! Leaving the past behind indeed is correct! Don't dwell on the past bust forward! Gratitude knowing He is with Us! I'm coming from a very deep sleep! 8 hrs a miracle for Me! Number one remember exactly what we've been working on, let the rest go! Halalujahs all day too The Most high!
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield Like the Israelites, it took 40 years for God to release me from slavery to sin. And that's also how long it took before He heard all my prayers. Suddenly, everything I ever prayed for is slowly but surely happening to me! It's a miraculous indication that God really DOES listen when we ask In Jesus' holy name!
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Linda Leeke
Linda Leeke This is like you are talking to me directly... I am in a cross roads and know that God has laid it all out but ...I keep saying but. so I will act on faith and let God lead... thank you ... pray for me ... to have faith deeper than I do... and for my heart to heal as I come up on the anniversaries of the death of my husband.. my soulmate... blessings
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Patricia Motley
Patricia Motley Amen
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome Amen
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Cynthia Nortey
Cynthia Nortey Dear Lord,  It is my prayer  that, you will help me to put You first in all things i do.God bless Pastor.
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Chad Hale
Chad Hale Praise and thanks to you Lord, bless and quench us to be more of what you wish for us. Hardend in your ways but soft in our heart to continue this work for you Lord. Thank you for brother todds message today keep him and bless him in your ways Lord in Jesus name. Amen. Blessings to all in abideance of You Lord. Amen.
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Sometimes we are unaware of our stumbling until a Bible verse we have often heard and quoted comes alive in a new way revealing our flaws. This turns us to repent and move forward. Everyday we learn better how to serve the Lord and walk in His ways! Thank You Abba Father for Your continual provision of love as You teach Us Your  Ways!
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Deleted Member Amen, I truly want to answer the call and be ready for my future with Jesus guiding me every step of the way.
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Deleted Member Amen, yes we do stumble and Jesus wants us to get up and keep on serving Him. We do learn more each day and as we learn, we know how to better serve Him and to follow Him in His perfect will for our life. He loves us so much.
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Deleted Member Amen, Jesus wants to bless us and work a great work in our lives, that we can do His perfect will. God bless you too.
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Deleted Member What a beautiful prayer. God bless you.
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Deleted Member Amen, God loves us and He wants to use us for His glory to help others. 
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Deleted Member Amen, Jesus loves us so and wants us to be His children and follow Him, so we can help lead others to Christ. 
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Julie Freire
Julie Freire This kind of reminds me of the book of Genesis, Lot's Wife, when she became a pillar of salt. Just yesterday my Pastor was talking about our confession to Christ, how it comes hand in hand with a promise to God. That you will abide as the new child he is making you and living in accordance to His word, and looking back is not an option, going back to our old ways is simple a statement of lack of faith, and how the book of 3 John states, that he how sins, does not know Him.   
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Deleted Member Linda, you are in my prayers, and I pray that you will allow God to use you for His perfect will. I pray comfort and peace through the days ahead as you continue to mourn the loss of your husband. I pray you have that peace and calmness through all. God bless you:)
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Deleted Member Amen. He listens and He will answer us in His perfect timing. God is so good and He loves you so much.:):):)
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Deleted Member Amen, we must remember we are on a journey with Jesus and He will never lead us the wrong way. The past is the past and Jesus wants to give us a greater future. 
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Deleted Member This is a beautiful way to pray. Thank you so much for sharing.:):):)
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Deleted Member Amen, I agree in prayer with you, that I too, will always put Jesus first and follow Him and that joyful heart. He is so good to us. God bless you.
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Deleted Member Amen, this is a wonderful way to pray. I too, want to be the clay and let Jesus mold me and shape me to be what He wants me to be. 
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Deleted Member Amen, bless you too Gail and have an amazing week.
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Deleted Member Amen, God is so good.
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Deleted Member Yes, Amen, I want to be His servant with that willing heart.
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Deleted Member Amen, God is so good to us. 
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Deleted Member Amen, Jesus is there everyday and He will use us for His perfect will to help others. We must trust and have faith knowing whatever He call us to do, He will give us the wisdom and strength to do and He will provide for us to do what He wants us to do.
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Deleted Member Amen, The message was right on time for me too. Thank You, Jesus for blessing us with a willing heart to listen.
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Deleted Member Amen, God is so good to us. You are such a blessing to me and I love and appreciate all you do. You are an amazing person.
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Deleted Member Amen, He wants us to look forward, to the great things He has for our future, so that we can be a blessing to help others come to know Jesus as their Savior. God bless you.
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Amen!!
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Yes, that's true, Carol! I remember clearly the moment when I realized that the "Living Word" was not just some phrase, but that He could speak out of something written centuries ago to speak to a particular situation happening now!
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Father, I pray that you please draw Linda to you, comfort her and grant her peace, in the name of Jesus.
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Amen!
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd You as well, Gail!
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Delores Greenwood
Delores Greenwood This is so true. I'm not good with words but to think he wrote all this thousands of years ago and it still means today, what it meant then. Amen, I love you Lord.
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Delores Greenwood
Delores Greenwood amen
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Delores Greenwood
Delores Greenwood I hope you all had a Blessed Day! Amen
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Thank you Pastor Todd I needed to hear that, Thank u!!
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J D  Williams
J D Williams OUR GOD HAS CHOSEN US TO BE THE LIGHT IN THIS DARK AND EVIL WORLD BUT SOMETIMES WE FAIL TO ALLOW THAT LIGHT TO SHINE THOSE ARE THE TIMES THAT WE FALL BUT OUR GOD IS ALWAYS THERE TO PICK US UP SO LET US STAY FOCUSED ON THE FUTURE AND NOT THE PAST......
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Mary Rivera
Mary Rivera I needed this today,  I have been putting things off far to long!   
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Heavenly Father I ask that you strengthen and comfort Linda as she humbly pushes forward in faith.Help her to be your hands and feet. I also ask that you heal her heart. father we know how devastating the death of a loved one can be. As the anniversaries of death come up please console Linda, give her comfort and the peace only you can provide. In the name of your son Jesus ~Amen~
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Thank you for sharing that beautiful prayer.
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!
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Angela Williams
Angela Williams Lord thank you for that word help me remove my due list so I may do your will so that i may move forward in you.break everything that not of you your will father.
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Mahlet  Tsegaye
Mahlet Tsegaye Amen
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Carletheia Linnen
Carletheia Linnen Awesome message, Amen!!!
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen.thank you for sharing this.It has come just at the right time.need to let my Son read this,As we have been sharing words on this.God's timing is so perfect.It is more conformation for him.How Awesome.Praise God.
June 15, 2015
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Theresa Smith
Theresa Smith Amen 
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen.Thank you for sharing this prayer.Do pray something like this often.Praise you Heavenly Father
June 18, 2015