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The Break Room

  • For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever will lose his life for my sake will save it. For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits his own self? For whoever will be ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes in his glory, and the glory of the Father, and of the holy angels. Luke 9:24-26 WEB.

    The break room fell silent as I walked in to get some water. Though I was new there, I had already learned the normal topics were hangovers, sexual exploits, or who had the best drugs. The normal stream of profanity ceased when I entered the room these days.

    It all started when I said a blessing over my lunch. The others seemed unsure about what to make of that. Some of them laughed, while others turned a whiter shade of pale. Sometimes they would taunt me, and I would quote scripture back to them: "Every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord."

    I certainly wasn't trying to force my religion on them. Sadly at the time, I didn't care if the whole crowd went to hell. I was in survival mode, and it was an "every man for himself" point in my life. They would have to get to heaven as best they could. I was just trying to make it myself, but I wouldn't be ashamed of my faith in Jesus Christ. I may have been going through hell, but I was hanging on to God while doing it.

    In time, several people there came to the Lord and started coming to church with me. How do you boldly stand for Jesus? You picture Him there beside you. When they laugh at you, they are actually laughing at Him, and they will have a horrible day coming. You can stand with Him or be ashamed of Him, but He is there either way.

    Peter denied knowing Jesus three times, but there is another way: Tell them you know Him! Don't chase people who aren't ready. But when they corner you, don't be ashamed to say: "Yes, I know Jesus Christ, what about you? For you are one heartbeat from meeting Him. Think about it."

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that you give me the boldness to take a stand for You when confronted. Please fill me with Your strength and give me anointed words to speak to those around me. Help me stand strong today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

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Debi Burton
Debi Burton So true…….Praise the Lord Hallelujah! Amen Help me to be stronger and brave to face anything and share your word and love! ❤️
Jun 26
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

AMEN. Heavenly Father, i welcome YOU in my life, in my home I choose you. Amen

Jun 26
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Jun 26
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father thank You for being in my life. 

Jun 26
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

I don't see many that say a blessing at their meals in public unless they say it to themselves.  I always bow my head and have my hands in prayer mode.  I am not ashamed and I am very grateful.  Thank you pastor and have a great day.

Jun 26
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jun 26
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for always being with me in every situation I love you

Jun 26
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen Lord for boldness for you and your word. 

Jun 26
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Excellent prompt to refocus and self-examine, Pastor Dion. Lord, please fill me with Your strength and give me anointed words to speak to those around me. Amen

Jun 26
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Jun 26
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Father Please Help Me Stand Strong Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Jun 26
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen  thank you lord  for  being my strength  to stand proud  l am a Christian and love the lord 

Jun 26
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Abba please strengthen me. In the name of Jesus Amen 

Jun 26
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

Jun 26
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard

Great TESTAMONY ! People watch  us and how we act. Maybe we need to display Jesus more Vividly so they understand who Jesus is...He lives inside of us, and wants us to try to be like Him. 

AMEN !

Jun 26
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Heavenly Father I thank You for giving us the strength to show others what is meant to have You as our Lord, guide  and redeemer. That the Lord be with us always in every situation, in Jesus Christ name we pray, Amen. 

Thank you Pastor and Sylvia, I know many obstacles will be in our lives but with Jesus within us no doubt will come to us. God bless you both, Amen. 

Jun 26
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Lord Jesus please help us to be strong in our faith .We love and worship you. Amen 

Jun 26
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord 

Jun 26
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jun 26
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! Great word today!! I have  so many friends and relatives that are not believers and I have tried to talk to them but they just dont want to hear it. I can only pray at this point and it is scary to think of my family members possible going to hell one day. Father in heaven show me how to help these family members and friends before it is too late, in the name of Jesus I pray!

 

Jun 26