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    Posted by Dion Todd
    Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself, "This man, if he were a prophet, would have perceived who and what kind of woman this is who touches him, that she is a sinner." Jesus answered him, "Simon, I have something to tell you." He said, "Teacher, say on." "A certain len...
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    Posted by Dion Todd
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  • Thu at 3:01 AM
    Posted by Dion Todd
    I have spoken these things to you, that my joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be made full. "This is my commandment, that you love one another, even as I have loved you." John 15:11'12 WEB.Peter and the other Apostles were preaching at the temple when they were arrested by the religious le...
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  • Saul said to Samuel, "I have sinned; for I have transgressed the commandment of Yahweh, and your words, because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice. 1 Samuel 15:24 WEB.

    The Lord sent Saul, the king of Israel, on a quest, but he failed it because of his fear of man. He told Saul through the prophet Samuel to completely wipe out the Amalekites. Yet, Saul conveniently "overlooked" the command of the Lord and let his men keep the best cattle, sheep, and the enemy king as plunder.

    The Lord wanted them all destroyed as they were probably demon-infested like the swine became in Gerasenes (Mark 5:13). Saul wanted to please the people more than God, so he allowed them to keep the livestock as plunder. So they brought the demons home with them. Later, when they killed the livestock, and the demons lost their current house, they wandered around until they could enter the people around them (Luke 11:24).

    Samuel told Saul, "Because you have rejected Yahweh's word, he has also rejected you from being king." Then Saul pleaded with Samuel to stay so he wouldn't be embarrassed in front of the people. "What will the people think" was on the forefront of Saul's mind, not that he had just lost the kingship. After this, God moved on and anointed David as king. Saul was fearful and failed, but David had a strong faith in God and even faced Goliath as a youth when neither Saul nor anyone in his army would.

    A mentor of mine worked at an electronics repair shop in Chicago when he was a young man. One day his boss told him to replace a particular part on every radio that came in, whether it needed it or not. Simply because the part was inexpensive and had a good markup. He silently ignored the request. After a couple of weeks, the boss noticed he wasn't seeing the additional charge on the invoices, so he asked my friend why the part wasn't being replaced as he had told him.

    My friend was married with young children at home, so he really needed the job, but he stood his ground and explained to the boss that he was a Christian and couldn't do that. He told them that he would understand if they needed to let him go but that he could not compromise on this, for it was wrong to charge people for something they didn't need. It was against his faith. At first, they became angry, and he thought he was on his way out the door. Then instead of firing him, they promoted him and gave him a key to the shop. They knew he could be trusted.

    If you ever have to choose between obeying God or man, always choose God. It will work out for your good regardless of what may happen in the short term. He has your back when you are obedient to His word. The fear of man may bring short-term gain, but God's plan is for eternity.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please guide me today and help me make the right decisions. Let Your voice ring through in such a way that I cannot miss it. Give me the grace and wisdom to do what is right today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: For those participating in the Creation Photography weekly themes, here is this week's challenge from group leader, Dianna Wyles: 2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" ~ Our next fun theme will be 'New Life' and will be for the next 2 weeks as I will be taking next week off. I return to work on the 6th so we are just taking my last week off to fully enjoy feeling better before my return. As always, our themes are wide open for some creative interpretation Also we encourage you to post anything else that inspires you as well. My photos this week reflect some of the new life we see around us, including the new life Dave is breathing into our zen garden area! What a sweetheart building me my dream herb garden! He really is the best match God could have gifted me A lifetime of ups and downs and here we are still standing strong in God's love and light! We are truly blessed. Have a fantastic Easter everyone and God bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah! Thank you for all your blessings and loving me!
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Thaylor Grammont Jr
Thaylor Grammont Jr

Good morning Family, praise be to God. Have an amazing day.

Apr 6
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

AMEN. My Faith and Trust is in the Lord. Thank You Heavenly Father for blessing me. Amen

Apr 6
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen thank you Lord Jesus 

Apr 6
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Give me peace and help me to be a good example of kindness and love. Amen 

Apr 6
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Apr 6
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Apr 6
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Please let your light shine in us Jesus. Amen 

Apr 6
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Apr 6
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen   praise god for all my  blessings

Apr 6
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for your wisdom and guidance I want to be more like you Jesus.thank you for your forgiveness and love.

Apr 6
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

A powerful reminder, Pastor Dion.  The pull of the world is so strong. God is stronger!!! Lord, give me the grace and wisdom to do what is right today. AMEN

Apr 6
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father thank You for Your grace and wisdom for I need it to make the right decisions in my life, Your guidance is what I need to be closer to our Lord's will. In Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. 

A great devotional reminder for us all Pastor, thank you. God bless you and Sylvia, Amen. 

Apr 6
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and amen! So be it!

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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes amen Lord 

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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! Always put God first over everyone in your life and always choose God over man!!

 

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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask,Amen. 

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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Apr 7