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The Poppin John

  • Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitened tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but inwardly are full of dead men's bones and of all uncleanness. Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. Matthew 23:27'28 WEB.

    When we got ready to plant the garden in the spring, Dad would break out the old 1940s John Deere tractor we owned. We called it the Poppin' John because of the way it sputtered and backfired. Even back then, it was about 35 years old.

    Dad would plow the field, and the kids would walk behind the tractor and pick up roots, rocks, and anything else that didn't belong in there. After the ground was prepared, we would plant the seed, and we always had a great garden. We worked together, and it took hard work to make it happen. If the field was left alone, it just grew weeds.

    God is after fruit in your life. He digs deep and brings things to the surface we like to keep hidden. When He does, we have to deal with it. For when He brings it up, He will also give us the grace to overcome it. The weeds and rocks must be removed from your life, or they will choke out what He is trying to grow. The anger, bitterness, envy, and so many things we won't mention in public. We need to change from the inside out.

    Now don't go on a witch hunt and try to find areas He hasn't revealed yet. If you get in front of the tractor, you may get run over. Just work with Him one day at a time, and when He reveals something, repent and deal with it. Change isn't easy, and many won't bother, but If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good of the land (Isaiah 1:19).

    It's much like planting the garden with Dad. He digs up something you need to change, and you work with Him to remove it without trying to hide it. Then it's purged from your life. God will remove the weeds, and bring forth the fruit of the spirit in your life as you walk with Him, one plant at a time.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please reveal the things in my life that need to be dealt with, and give me the grace to change them. Prepare me, Lord, and take away the weeds growing in my life. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah! Amen Thank you Lord!
October 30, 2021
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Heavenly Father,  Please provide safe travels for my children today and always.  May your Grace and Mercy bless us.  Amen

October 30, 2021
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Narciso Salas
Narciso Salas

Amen

October 30, 2021
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

October 30, 2021
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Yes Lord, give me the right words to say to bring others to thee. Amen!

October 30, 2021
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

October 30, 2021
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

October 30, 2021
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

October 30, 2021
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

October 30, 2021
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David  Earlywine
David Earlywine

Amen, praise Jesus Christ our Lord and savior.

October 30, 2021
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen ,Yes Lord , take away the weeds growing in my life . !!!

October 30, 2021
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Yes Father, reveal the things I need to change and help me to make that change! Amen.

October 30, 2021
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father

October 30, 2021
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Hallelujah,  thank you Jesus.  Remove all the weeds from my life. Amen 

October 30, 2021
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

A delightful picture of God's work in my life, Pastor Dion! Continue working the ground of my heart, Lord, and dig up the weeds! Amen

October 30, 2021
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I humbly thank You for helping me to get rid of those things that are affecting our relationship with You. Keep leading us to clean ourselves from any circumstance that are affecting us,in Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. Thank You Lord. 

Great devotional testimony Pastor, thank you and Sylvia. God bless you both, Amen. 

October 30, 2021
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen. 

October 30, 2021
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

October 30, 2021
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

November 1, 2021
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Yeshua's name, Amen. 

November 1, 2021