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Crazy

  • Make an ark of gopher wood. You shall make rooms in the ark, and shall seal it inside and outside with pitch. This is how you shall make it. The length of the ark will be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits. Genesis 6:14 WEB

    He had a driving passion that no one else understood. To those walking by, he must have appeared crazy. It had never rained before on the earth for a mist came up from the ground and watered the plants (Gen 2:6). Yet here was a man building a huge ark. He was different from everyone else. He had a calling on his life. God had told him to build an ark and he was going to do it, though in the natural it made no sense at all.

    Day after day Noah worked on this ark and years went by with nothing to mention but sore muscles and splinters. But then the final day arrived and the first rain drop fell. That is when everything changed and they no longer thought that Noah was crazy. What God had promised was not forgotten, or wrong, or mistaken, but patiently waiting for the proper time to arrive.

    In Noahs life, everyone else turned out to be wrong and what Noah believed, turned out to be right. In the end, only eight souls were saved. Noah, his wife, his sons, and their wives. Noah did his part, the part that God had told him to do. God took care of the rest. It took hard work and patience to see it through.

    When you dont fit in and they dont understand you, know that you are not the first. Sometimes what the Lord calls you to do will appear crazy to those around you and they will not understand it. They did not help Noah with his project. Do not let this stop you from doing what God has called you to do. Do your part each day and let God take care of the rest. Stay the course.

    Prayer: Lord please guide me into all that You have for me. Reveal the gifts that You have placed in my life and teach me to use them better. Adjust my focus and straighten my walk, in the name of Jesus.

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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor for the message!
June 12, 2015
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J D  Williams
J D Williams I JUST HOPE AND PRAY THAT I CAN BE AS PATIENCE AS NOAH WAS FOR NOAH PREACHED THE SAME SERMON 120,YEARS THAT IT WAS GOING TO RAIN WE NEED,I NEED TO TRUST GOD'S TIMING HE IS ALWAYS ON TIME......
June 12, 2015
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Christian Iyoha
Christian Iyoha Thank you Dion,i Love this
June 12, 2015
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!!  Thank God for never leading us astray and for always putting our best interest at heart for the good of his Glory!!  Amen, Thank you Father for loving me no matter what!!
June 12, 2015
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Chad Hale
Chad Hale Very much needed this morning thank you Lord for brother Todd. Staying course can get distracting with so much going on in the world today. Not always really knowing what I'm doing till reflection keeping Jesus in my heart and directing my steps. Lord my trust is in you. Amen.
June 12, 2015
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Julie Schneider
Julie Schneider Another excellent message!
June 12, 2015
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Noraima Crespo
Noraima Crespo Amen
June 12, 2015
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley AAmen
June 12, 2015
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Annette Walton
Annette Walton  I was just talking about this same thing this morning.  Confirmation pastor and amen.
June 12, 2015
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Angela Williams
Angela Williams Awesome word. Lord helo me to hear you and do want has been giving to me for my hand.
June 12, 2015
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Soroyalent Mgmntllc
Soroyalent Mgmntllc Good morning all.this is a powerful message and conformation to and for me.thank you pastor Dion.
June 12, 2015
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Lorna Smetak
Lorna Smetak 1.) patience is the hardest thing for the meaning of what was shown to u. 2.) I must be really crazy!  =)
June 12, 2015
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Dan Cordosi
Dan Cordosi God knew that Noah was a just man and crazy or not Noah did what he was told.
June 12, 2015
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Lisa Aldridge-Mathson
Lisa Aldridge-Mathson ve years ago God put a dream of another son in my heart. The world tells me having another child at my age and with my body is not possible. a year ago God reaffirmed to me I would have my own child and he would be my gift from Him. God has told me to share this message with certain people and they think I am strange. But I know clearly what God has said and I reply to their stares simply by saying join me while I wait for God's perfect time to bring forth His promise to me. For I know my  God does not lie :-) have a blessed day and thanks for the encouraging note on this beautiful day!
June 12, 2015
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome Thank you lord I need and want you to direct my way in this wilderness amen
June 12, 2015
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Cynthia Nortey
Cynthia Nortey Amen
June 12, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Sometimes a little crazy is just what is needed :).
June 12, 2015
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Beth Leikus
Beth Leikus you are not alone, Praise The Lord!! 
June 12, 2015
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady I am my worst critic.  As an author I am always doubting my writing ability. I have learned that many well known authors suffered from lack of confidence. I have also learned that God gave me the relentless  desire to write. There for I write and pray that God will use this for good. Sometimes it is difficult to push through the self doubt, but with His help I have written, edited and published a trilogy. I am now writing a novel. I  have given these books to God and 10% of the royalties I tithe to Christian charities. If we trust in Him we can do much!
June 12, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd That is wonderful, Carol, that the Lord has helped you through that doubt! One of the bloggers I follow said once (paraphrasing) that no matter how many thousands of people would give him an "attaboy", if one person told him he was awful, his first thought would be "how did he know?!". I guess you're not alone ;).
June 12, 2015
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield I was contemplating this very message earlier, as I continue writing my memoir.I NEVER fit in--at home, at school  at work! Past memories often threaten to overwhelm me and I have to be real careful not to let Satan get the upper edge, because he knows how easily swayed I am by all the lies I've heard over the years. I truly believe I am running this race alone, save for Christ and Mary, His Mother.Sometimes I jokingly remark, "It can't be the whole world--it HAS to be me!" Thank you for this very timely message today!
June 12, 2015
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Yvette Cantrell
Yvette Cantrell Amen Amen Amen 
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Carletheia Linnen
Carletheia Linnen AMEN!!!
June 12, 2015
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Kiara Mcelroy
Kiara Mcelroy Jesus! Amen!
June 12, 2015
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Delores Greenwood
Delores Greenwood amen
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Deleted Member God bless you for this message, I pray God reveals His gifts He has for me and that I will be that willing servant as Noah, even if I don't understand it all.
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Deleted Member Yes, many times we do feel like its us not the world, but if we serve and trust Jesus with our whole heart, we will begin to realize that a lot of the world is like people were in Noah's time, they didn't believe Noah, but in the end, Noah listened to God and he was the winner in the end.
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Deleted Member Amen, keep on writing for Jesus.
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Deleted Member You are not alone, always know Jesus is right there, even when it seems He is a million miles away. satan tries to defeat us to make us feel alone, but we always have Jesus and we have each other. Love and blessings. praying for you.
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Deleted Member Yes, Amen, if we put our faith and trust in Jesus, even in the storms, He will see us through. Keep the Faith and trust Jesus to direct your footsteps. praying for you.
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Deleted Member Many blessings to you and can't wait to hear the good news. 
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Virginia Turner
Virginia Turner I get yelled at and told that I do not fit in and I am "too old" so your devotional "CRAZY" really fits in to my situation today.  So I get discouraged, but I do not let it get me down completely, because your devotional, just mentioned, gave me a lift.  Unsaved people where I live can make life very difficult at times.  I still manage to maintain my goals and have peace with God.  I need to have fellowship with a group of Christians where I do fit in.  I have been sick for about three weeks now with a sinus infection which turned into bronchitis and loosing my voice.  After seeing my doctor and getting a prescription 2 days ago, am now feeling better and getting some strength back.  One of the biggest problems is. . . ...... when you are treated like an outsider and when there is no communication or Christian fellowship, it does get very difficult.  I just keep trying to do the best that I can.  By the way.... there is always two sides to every story..... I get criticized and talked about but I do not let it get me down.  I find that I am happier when I keep my focus on the Lord, and stay positive.  Jesus has something much better for me.  God bless you Pastor Dion.                             
June 13, 2015
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Kathy Kingery
Kathy Kingery The Lord gave me a vision. More than one, but it's been 30 years now and much of it has come to pass. I believe it was real, I've shared it with most friends and family who see it as "crazy".  Yet in that vision, the Lord showed me a child I would not conceive (4 years from that vision) by a father I had not yet meet and would not for another 2 years. Now here I am, a mother of two grown daughters, living where the Lord showed me that I would be "at the appointed time" but ONLY the younger daughter would be here (in the vision). The elder child would not. Well the younger one is here, looks EXACTLY as she was shown to me and her older sister lives on the other side of the country. All I can say is that this was an "end times" vision in accordance to the signs I was given. We are where He showed us to be. I just pray for my loved ones who are not. 
June 13, 2015
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  That prayer though...I think I'm going to have to share it.
June 13, 2015
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Great story!  No rain ever before Noah's time ......so no one even new what rain was....hmmm.  Fermement to water plants is interesting how that was that God planned out everything:). Being a gardener these fact have been interesting.  Being called crazy because of my walk with Jesus...YES!  I look like I am giving up a lot of fun to them.  My girlfriend brought beer one nite.  She asked why am I not drinking?  I said I gave it up.  I became born again knowing Jesus.  She became wildly upset and called met crazy & a Jesus freak.  So she grabbed everything she brought & said more I don't remember.  Tore out of my place running down steps(I lived in an apartment) out the door & down the street.  I called to her ...."WAIT" I will drive you home.  NO she said & leave me alone!  We were friends years.  Felt for her & yet I knew I couldn't  help her.  I heard if you mention Jesus name it will clear a room!  Many times I saw that.  Thanks Pastor for the message
June 13, 2015
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh It is just great knowing what ever trial we go through,we are strength we are taught something new,we are made stronger,through Gods grace and mercy.Teach us your ways Lord,let your will be done.Amen
June 16, 2015