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Like A Rock

  • In the fourth watch of the night, Jesus came to them, walking on the sea. When the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, Its a ghost! and they cried out for fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying Cheer up! I AM! Dont be afraid. Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the waters. He said, Come! Peter stepped down from the boat, and walked on the waters to come to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was strong, he was afraid, and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, Lord, save me! Immediately Jesus stretched out his hand, took hold of him, and said to him, You of little faith, why did you doubt? When they got up into the boat, the wind ceased. Matthew 14:2432 WEB

    Obeying the word of the Lord, Peter got out of the boat and the water became solid underneath his feet when they touched it. Peter started walking across the surface of the water towards Jesus and must have thought, This is amazing! I am actually walking on water! Then the wind started blowing harder against him and he thought, Hey wait, this is crazy! What am I doing? And like a rock, when Peter began to waver and doubt, he began to sink into the water.

    Doubt literally means divided in two. Faith and doubt are polar opposites. Faith is single-mindedly focused on Jesus regardless of the circumstances around you. When they got into the boat, Jesus asked Peter, Why did you doubt? Apparently Peters point of failure was doubt. Whether he doubted himself, his ability to do it, or if he had heard the Lord had actually call him at all, is not clear. What is clear is that he was walking on water, but then doubt sunk him.

    Sometimes the Lord calls us to do something and we step out in faith, but then resistance comes. If you do anything meaningful, resistance will come. It becomes scary and the wind really starts to blow against us. At this point we can keep our eyes on Jesus and stay the course, or begin to doubt and sink like a rock.

    Today, forget the wind. Focus on Jesus and keep taking those steps that He called you to do. Do not be distracted by the noise and things that go on around you. Get up, keep going, take the next step. Fear and doubt are your enemies. Push them out of your mind and refresh yourself with scripture. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13).

    Prayer: Father I pray that you strengthen my faith, build me up, shape me into what I need to be. Teach me, guide me, and give me a clear vision and a clear mind. Help me focus on You and give me grace to serve You wholeheartedly, in the name of Jesus.

    Note: Hello friends: you are all no doubt aware of the horrible incident that happened this week at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. We found out from some friends who have a longtime connection with them that the city has set up a fund to help with the funeral and counseling expenses for the families. There is not currently a way to send funds online, but there is a mailing address. Here is the link that describes the fund: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/06/18/us/iyw-help-charleston-heal/index.html. The address is "Mother Emanuel Hope Fund / c/o City of Charleston / P.O. Box 304 / Charleston SC 29402. You can also go to any Wells Fargo branch. Let us all keep this community in prayer.


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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the message and the prayer!
June 20, 2015
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J D  Williams
J D Williams YOU KNOW I HAVE BEEN GIVEN BY GOD A NUMBER OF ASSIGNMENTS SOME I'VE ACOMPLISHED BUT THERE ARE SOME THAT I LET DOUBT KEEP ME FROM FINISHING DOUBT AND FEAR THEY GO HAND IN HAND WE HAVE GOT TO TRUST THE ONE AND ONLY TRUE AND LIVING GOD TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY.....
June 20, 2015
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Thank you Lord for a Word I needed to hear. ..
June 20, 2015
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen.Thank you for the word for today, and the prayer.I confess that I have fallen short and not always carried out what I have heard from God to do or not done it right away.Praise God I do not have to walk in guilt.Repent learn from it,and we can move on.With thanks giving in our hearts .We can Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with Praise.Give me a hearing heart O Lord,and the will to obey in Jesus name.
June 20, 2015
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome Amen. Thank. You God
June 20, 2015
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Angela Williams
Angela Williams Thank you Lord for that word Today Father I ask that you remove Any fear that I have. Or doubt Dont let get distracted what i see and hear Today Lord help me to keep moving to the next step in you Lord I trust you
June 20, 2015
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Beverly Boyd
Beverly Boyd Amen, thank you Lord for your everlasting love, patience, mercy and grace
June 20, 2015
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Thank you. I struggle from time to time with fear and doubt... what a nice remind to just keep having faith in Gods plans. Thank you for the prayer. Stay blessed  :)
June 20, 2015
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley Amen thank God for mercy and grace 
June 20, 2015
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield Not just in Charleston, but right here in Bergen County NJ, we've had a whole week of tragic events that may cause alarm in some; I found myself praying harder than ever all week long! Plus, my family is trying to force me from my home. They are demanding I pay them back the money I owe in ONE LUMP SUM! Since I am disabled and collecting SSD, I don't see how I can do this.Never before has Satan exerted this much power over the entire nation, and I wonder what God has planned to remedy this current mess.I repented yesterday after speaking to my mother, as she "pushed all the right buttons" and I felt compelled to defend myself with foul language.
June 20, 2015
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson I needed this word today!!  Thank you Jesus for reminding me to always keep my eyes affixed only on You!!
June 20, 2015
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Cynthia Nortey
Cynthia Nortey Dear Lord,may you increase my faith in you and and take away  from me any doubt in Jesus name . Amen 
June 20, 2015
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu When I'm going through something is when my faith is tested. Sometimes, I forget about faith and focus on the issue. It's not deliberate, but more a habit. As soon as I start to focus on God and faith, I feel better! You can't do both at the same time. From this day forward my goal is to keep my faith at all times. Give the issues to God, he can and will see me through, in Jesus nameI pray, Amen
June 20, 2015
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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph My heart and prayers goes out to those in Charleston. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers against the rulers of the darkness of this world against spiritual wickedness in high places (Eph.6:12). Please be sure your armor is on at all times to stand against the wiles of the devil.   
June 20, 2015
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Yvette Cantrell
Yvette Cantrell God I don't know what to do... I know what Your gives me certainty that You Are With Me, ALWAYS... Why does life shake me??? The new territory is unnerving. I felt great in my spirit about the decision, now this outside chatter (or is it sound minded tips) are having me doubt my excitement.   Lord, the hour is vastly approaching (10a), PLEASE HELP ME!!! I need guidance from YOU!!!!!!!
June 20, 2015
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Reinhard Blefgen
Reinhard Blefgen Amen and prayers to charleston 
June 20, 2015
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen!
June 20, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Praying for you, Kathy, and for your county <3.
June 20, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Some thoughts from a dear friend that I think go well with today's message: " Faith is pushing through even when things seem bleak. Faith is pushing through even when all you hear is the word 'failure'. Faith is pushing through even when you want to give up. Faith is pushing through uncertainty. Faith is pushing through even when you are too tired to push. Faith is walking on water, Faith is resting even when storms come. Faith is not trusting in your emotions but trusting in God's Word. My Faith in who resides in me is what keeps me pushing through, because many days I feel like throwing in the towel.And each day is a battle, but because the Word lives in me...I keep pushing. I keep believing, I keep holding on and trusting God's Word because it will never return to me void. My assurance is in His Word!!"
June 20, 2015
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Yes please Father. 
June 20, 2015
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Debbie Thompson
Debbie Thompson Pastor Dion, I can not express how the Lord used you for my benefit in this msg! I was called back in March by the NAMB to become a missionary & evangalist. I studied, and studied, I was passionate and so excited. Then Satan started placing obstacles in my way and doubt set in...BIG TIME. Understand, I prayed years for this opportunity!! The Lord answered and I have let him down!!! I still have not committed to what I was called for because I'm scared of rejection! Thank you Jesus for sending this msg. to me through Pastor Dion. Please take away all doubt, take my hand and lead me because I can do ALL THINGS through You! Amen
June 20, 2015
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke Amen, Hallelujah , thanks Pastor Todd
June 20, 2015
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise Good!  Thank you!  Pressing on, the Upper Way.
June 21, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Amen, so glad you were blessed by the message, Debbie. I pray that the Lord continues to speak to you and guide you in the direction of His plan for you, in the name of Jesus!
June 21, 2015
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Irene Burgon
Irene Burgon Amen! Thanks you for a great message.
July 6, 2015