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Who Is Your God

  • Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth. Psalms 46:10 WEB

    Another busy day. So much to do, so many bills, the pressure and anxiety kept me up most of the night. It seemed like I spent most of my time these days trying to solve tomorrow's problems before they got here, and don't even get me started on the news. On top of that, I felt tired all the time from stress, worry, and lack of sleep.

    With all of this going on, I really did not have time to pray or read my Bible much. I wanted to, it just got squeezed out of the day by one important thing after another, by living a life of emergencies. "What was sown among the thorns, this is he who hears the word, but the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful."(Matthew 13:22)

    When I did slow down and pray for a while, The Lord said, "Why not let me be God for a while?" I guess in my hustle and bustle, I had replaced Him as the center of my life. He was no longer the God of my life: either I was or my problems, depending on what day it was.

    Put God first in your life, talk to Him, inquire of Him when making decisions, invite Him to be a part of your day, then the other things will fall into place. Jesus said, "But seek first God's Kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things will be given to you as well" (Matthew 6:33). When you lose yourself in the Lord, He will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4)

    Let God be God for a while today and stop trying to be Him. He can carry much more than you can. He can handle the pressure. He can see what is coming and prepare you for it. Sometimes we just need to be still and let God be the God of our life.

    Prayer: Father please send the Comforter to me today, teach me about You, guide my steps and help me make the right decisions. I want You to be the focus of my life. You are my God. Please give me the grace to make it so, in the name of Jesus I pray.


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J D  Williams
J D Williams HEAVENLY FATHER YOU ARE TRULY MY ONE AND ONLY GOD SO PLEASE LEAD AND GUIDE ME IN THE WAY THAT YOU WOULD HAVE ME TO GO TODAY AND FOREVER MORE.....
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Steven Dickison
Steven Dickison Thank you LORD, please forgive me today help me to always put you first in my life. Seeking after only what you have planned for my life.
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Christie Smith
Christie Smith Lord help me to lay Everything at your feet.  May we Let Go and Let God knowing that your plans are good.  Breathe fresh life in us guiding us with your mercy and grace.  Amen
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Valerie  King
Valerie King Amen!  Well needed this day. 
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!!  No truer words were ever spoken. . .Let GOD be GOD!!  Thank you Heavenly Father for allowing me to place the cares of the world into your hands!
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Keeba Souto
Keeba Souto Amen. More of you Lord and less of me.
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Tavii Martin
Tavii Martin Needed this!! Thank you Lord for keeping me!! I praise your name!!
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles It's uncanny how you always have the message I need to hear ;) it MUST be a God thing to be able to send a message each day that that speaks to so many people....Father thank you for allowing Pastor Dion to reach so many and touch our lives in such a blessed way. Forgive me when I take control and let lifes' daily grind keep me from you. Help me always be in your company, protected, and surrounded by your love.Bless all your children of this ministery and around the world with your provisons,guidance, peace, comfort, and Love. ~Amen~  Thank you Pastor for another inspiring devotional.
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Leslie McLea
Leslie McLea My name is all over this this morning. Psalm 46:10 is a verse God uses a lot with me. I am all over the place with information on the new journey I am about to undertake in moving to another place. God opened the door, and I stepped out onto the water, were the seas are rough , in the middle of a storm and it is dark, yet I see the Lords hand stretched out grabbing mine. This past weekend I was in a whirlwind, like being sucked up into a tornado with lots of debris flying around me. This morning, I feel very much at peace after spending time praying and crying. God is in the details, I just have to see how he will unfold them.
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Schalk de Beer Thank you Abba,  amen. 
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles God's got you in the palm of his hands and his blessings will be raining down on you soon. Stay blessed
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Terry  Daniels
Terry Daniels Wow !!!  How True is it that we are over come in this world by the distractions that life throws at us.  If we would always keep our catchers mitt on , we may would be able to catch those balls thrown at us.  Jesus grant us the ability and wisdom to know how to include you as part of our every day activities and thank you in Jesus name. 
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke Amen, God pls help me in my day to day at least to think of you for a moment. Thank you pastor Todd for this
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Debra lynn Hubbard
Debra lynn Hubbard Amen, what a beautiful word... Thank you pastor Todd... And all praise and glory to you our Lord.. JESUS
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Amber Roundtree
Amber Roundtree I am so guilty of making my worries and anxieties almost like an idol because they dominate my thoughts even when I am trying to pray or study the word. Forgive me Lord
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Sergio Silva
Sergio Silva A BIG AMEN to this for sure, because oh boy isn't this the truth! This comes at the perfect time in my life right now because I have not been spending quality time with the LORD JESUS in my life. I feel as if lately within the last almost month, I have been experiencing a somewhat of a dry spell perse, where I have not been able to connect with the LORD in prayer, reading the word, & by not putting & placing HIM first! LORD JESUS, I NEED YOUR HELP!! Thank you LORD for your mercy, grace, your forgiveness and your always unending LOVE!
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Anita McKinney
Anita McKinney Thank you.
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Annette Walton
Annette Walton This word is right on time. Amen
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome Your words fill me each day thank you Lord amen
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Thank you Pastor Todd,  my mentor always tells me I need to be Still.....
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Susan P
Susan P This is so good, thank you. So many days I am trying to get through the emergencies with the cares of the world at the forefront of my mind.  It is exhausting and there is no joy. How often when I quiet my mind to focus on the Word and time with Him, it changes my perspective and lightens the burdens. 
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Mercedes Gomez
Mercedes Gomez Wow thank you this is also me not being still. Heavenly Father help me to allow you to be Lord of my life. 
July 13, 2015
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt This is where we really see God work. Our relationship with Him is so important.
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Alane Grosz
Alane Grosz Amen, praying for you Pastor Todd, for you also to be still and let God handle your worries.
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Kay Rushin
Kay Rushin What do you do for a living? I am a Christian- God, Family, Work. We so often get this order mixed up. The question should be......how do you pay the bills? Being a Christian should be what we do for a living....It took a while for me to get this......Amen......
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman Just the Word that I needed to hear today:)
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Tina G
Tina G "I can't, He can, I think I'll let Him" Now I need to put it to practice!
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Patty Martin
Patty Martin Thank you, Pastor Dion!  I think so many of us share the fast pace of life these days.  You'd think that with so many modern conveniences we have that our parents, grandparents or great grandparents didn't have, we would find more of time to slow down, but we also have many more distractions these days.  I have to constantly remind myself to slow it down, worry less, and spend time with Jesus.  He truly does take the worry off my shoulders and provide such comfort and peace.  I'm going to write down these two scriptures in Matthew and put one on the refrigerator and one in my car as daily reminders.  Your teaching is timely, as always! 
July 13, 2015
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Carol Policastro
Carol Policastro I love all your messages Pastor, but one little prayer struck me today as I was reading "The Pursuit of Happiness"  Prayer: Father I pray that you draw my heart to You. Make what is important to You, important to me and let me see through Your eyes. Remove the things that hold me back, give me a clear vision, and a push to get started. In the name of Jesus I pray.   The words "make what is important to You, important to me" really captured my attention.  I shall try looking at life and my needs and wants from that NEW perspective.  Thank you.
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Deleted Member Amen, It is an ontime message for me today. Thank you for sharing. I have felt this way even this morning.  God bless you and Sylvia for all you do in your ministry.
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Deleted Member Amen, I have felt this way many times too, even this morning, this message was sure on time for me.
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Deleted Member What a beautiful and so truthful saying. Thanks for sharing.
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Hazel Jackson Be with us all today my Lord. My family is going through a tough time right now, yet I know you will be with us all. Thank you for your grace. 
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Deleted Member Amen, He is always right there, He loves for us to spend time with Him, He is truly an amazing and loving God.
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Patty Martin
Patty Martin Prayers lifted today for you and your family!
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Deleted Member Yes, many times when we have worries and anxieties it is hard to stay focused, but through prayer we can get in alignment with Jesus and those fears and worries can disappear, He loves you so much. 
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield My day always seems chaotic when I start out with early doctors' appointments and don't have time to read my Bible! It helps that I am an early riser, but still, there's days when I have to rush around catching buses, and by the time I have a chance to read my Bible, I'm exhausted!
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Deleted Member Amen, God has you in His loving arms and He will see you through this time of change, my love and prayers go out to you.
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lisa baker I love getting these every day.... Such a blessing to my Heart
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Deleted Member I pray you will fill a calmness and peace through your daily tasks. Love and blessings.
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Deleted Member Praying for you and all of your family. I pray peace and grace over your every situation. You will be in my thoughts and prayers today. Love and blessings.
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen!
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Patty Martin
Patty Martin Alane, thank you for the reminder that we should pray for our pastors.  We have no idea how many hours they spend preparing sermons and other teachings, in meetings, traveling to other ministries, doing missionary work, and just running the business aspect of a ministry.  Pastors truly have a double full-time job and still must find time for their own families.  God bless our pastors! 
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Patty Martin
Patty Martin Praying for comfort and peace of mind as you begin your new journey in life.  Just keep reminding yourself, God has this!
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Debbie Thompson
Debbie Thompson Thank you Pas. Dion. I love how the Lord works through you to get to me!! I too put the world in front of the Word. There is always an emergency! (In my eyes anyway) Matt. 13:22 never entered my mind, but it is true. Father God forgive me for being so caught up in life that I put you on the back burner, I am sorry. Help me! And thank you for Pas. Dion & his receptiveness to You. In Jesus Holy name.
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Michael Griffin
Michael Griffin It is DEFINITELY better to let God handle your stress. I, too, got away from reading scripture first thing in the morning. My days became filled with all kinds of problems, seen and unseen. They seemed to come out of the woodwork! What was I doing wrong? Is this how it's going to be every day? Oh my! This was not good at all. On top of everything that was going on, at night, I don't think I slept for more than two hours without waking up!!! Of course, I woke up those mornings, wondering if I had slept at all!! WOW!! Once I figured out that I had put everything else in front of Him, I started reading His word again. Very soon afterwards, those problems seemed to subside, slowly but surely. I was also sleeping through the night again. Thank you, Jesus, for bringing me back to You!!!
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Michael Griffin
Michael Griffin Good morning, Hazel. You and your family are being prayed for. We're going to ask God to have his way in all of your lives RIGHT NOW!!!! It is already done!! His name be praised! Hallelujah!!!
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Albert Chau
Albert Chau We can tell the size of our God by looking at the size of our worry list. The longer our list, the smaller our God. Remind us, Oh Lord, to give our worries to You and put our trust in You in everything. Amen.
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Iris Parlin
Iris Parlin My God is holding my sister in his hands. I've been praying for her to get well enough to be able to talk to me again on the phone. We live about 1,350 miles apart. I was with her for awhile but had to come home because my husband had open heart surgery.
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Yvette Cantrell
Yvette Cantrell Yeeeeessssss Yes Yes... In The Name of Jesus!!!!!  Thx Pastor Dion, for your obedience. :-)
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Laura  Johnsen
Laura Johnsen Amen.Needed this one today. Sometimes the worry takes me over. Having surgery today, first chemotherapy treatment on Thursday. Trying to focus on God first. He still comforts me, even when I mess it up. This ministry has really helped me see things more clearly and Pastor Dion you always deliver the message I need at the perfect time. Thank you so much. You truly bless us all so much!!
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Kay Rushin
Kay Rushin Can everyone be praying for our sister in Christ? I am praying for you Laura!
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Laura  Johnsen
Laura Johnsen Thank you Kay!!!
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Arnetia Hutcherson
Arnetia Hutcherson Amen. Thank you Lord for this reminder of putting YOU first always, no matter what comes my way. God bless this ministry of hope. I love you all. Be encouraged by the Word of GOD!
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Allie Ponzo
Allie Ponzo Amen! Every day I try to remember to wake up and thank God for another day and help me get everything done I need to do and ask Him to be with me and that I would know His presence is with me. But of course I start flying around and many times forget and throw up a quick pray. My day always goes better when I spend time with Him first, why do we let that slide by so much:(. 
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli I pray God be with you through out this trying time in your life.  May he give you the strength you need to make it through each day.  May his healing hands be upon you...in Jesus Precious Name....Amen
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Thank you for the reading, the prayer and what you have written.The words that keep coming to me at the moment are ;Just a closer walk with you each day,is all I ask of The Dear Lord Jesus.Help me get my priorities right.The Lord leads me in the way I should,
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Nell Neathery
Nell Neathery Amen!
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Susan P
Susan P My prayers are with you, my sweet sister in Him. <3 Jesus, please surround Laura with your protection today. Please guide the doctors every move and give them wisdom. I pray for your restoration and  miraculous healing.  In Jesus' name, Amen
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Agnello Sagar
Agnello Sagar Amen!!!
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Nell Neathery
Nell Neathery I believe I said the prayer today at lunch without reading the devotional.  This is Monday and I didn't get quiet time in the morning with Jesus, so I am going to read it while I am waiting for my evening meal.  I am going to the dr. in the morning; we have a group meeting tomorrow afternoon, and we will have Bible study tomorrow night.  I sure will be glad when I can get my own home again.  Except I did enjoy reading a story to the children while their mother is cooking supper.  Now they are eating.  Is my plate going to be brought to me or am I going to get it..have not learned the rules yet completely....LOL.  will read the devotional and wait!
July 13, 2015
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Nell Neathery
Nell Neathery that is what I have been trying to tell everybody today...I need to take time to be with Jesus in the morning and let God be God and read my Bible.  Okay, we shall see what tomorrow brings!  I better go get a plate before the food is all gone!
July 13, 2015
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Nell Neathery
Nell Neathery p.s.  re: fasting  I did fast with one piece of toast until I had a small lunch.  Anyone seen the word "Aha" in the Bible? Well, I saw it yesterday for the first time after I received a 40 day devotional  called the "Aha Moment."  I gave it to my daughter, so I may not see that again, but I do have "Our Daily Bread," my Bible and other reading material.  God bless you for a good night.  It was Monday, the 13th, and I don't believe in superstition, so maybe Friday will be more fun this week!
July 13, 2015
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Wendy Blake
Wendy Blake It's so crazy of me because when I put God first and wake up to him and start my day out with His word, my days are so much better.  For months now I've been struggling and stressed out and of course not reading my devotions, going to church, etc., all because I'm so busy.  I'm sure God is just sitting there thinking .. "Well, when she decides to stop playing me, she can see how much better it will be!"
July 13, 2015
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Kesha Hixon
Kesha Hixon Amen...Let God be God!! I can definitely relate to this Devotional. Thanks for sharing. How can I sign back up to pray for others? I am only able to access my prayer requests. Thank you.
July 13, 2015
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker So needed this and it's never too late to bring God into your life!!!
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  Have Your Way, Lord!
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Melchorita Fahey
Melchorita Fahey Amen & Amen!
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katrina harrell
katrina harrell Amen
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor for the great message!
August 13, 2015