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Hidden Springs

  • God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. She went, filled the bottle with water, and gave the boy drink. Genesis 21:19 WEB

    Hours went by while I struggled with a bug in the annoying computer program, until I finally gave up and walked out to get away from it for a bit. Why did this have to be so difficult, I thought. This should have been a simple task. All out of ideas, I sat down and prayed for a few minutes. Suddenly, I knew exactly what the problem was. In just a few minutes I had isolated the bug, fixed it and everything was fine.

    My problem was not what I did not have, it was what I did not know. With Gods people, this is always the case. It is not what you do not have. It is what you dont know. No amount of tools or resources will fix what you dont know. But God can bring you the answer and once you have it, you will no longer have the problem. Hagar and her son were thirsting to death in the desert, when God opened her eyes to see a hidden spring of water near her.

    The Lord said: My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6). James wrote: But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach; and it will be given to him (James 1:5).

    God has came to my rescue so many times when I did not know what to do, when I just take the time to ask Him. Joshua and the Israelites became bound by a treaty with the enemy because they did not inquire of the Lord (Joshua 9:14).

    When you are tempted to say, 'if only I had' get somewhere quiet, calm your mind and pray that God will reveal what you may be missing. You already have more than you think, but so often we cannot see it until the Lord reveals it.

    Prayer: Father open my eyes to see the resources around me that You have already provided. I know in my heart that You are the answer for all wisdom, knowledge and resources are under Your control. Please share them with me today, in the name of Jesus.

    Note: Happy Tuesday! The latest Bible study is now up, covering Luke Chapter 14. We pray you will be blessed and grow in His Word through this study. Remember that if you have not done any up till now, even starting from this chapter will be beneficial! To get to the chapter, just go to the website menu and click on Bible Study. You will see the intro at the top and this week''s study right below. Also, don''t forget to sign up for this week''s FAAD Live Chat as Linda Martin teaches on how to overcome anxiety attacks. You will find the event on the group page as well as a link on the homepage announcements. If you have any issues, please feel free to contact us!

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Leslie McLea
Leslie McLea Just what the Lord ordered this morning!
July 14, 2015
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!!  We should always look to the LORD for answers and know that he is right there by our side ALWAYS!  Thank you GOD for being by my side each and every day!  Amen!!
July 14, 2015
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Valerie  King
Valerie King Amen! 
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles You are so right! God has rescued so many times, I can't even count them! Helps to strengthen my faith and know he always has the better plan, just have to slow down and ask for guidance, then be quiet and listen!! Thank you for Gods message today. Thank you for being such a great servant of Our Lord and Savoir Pastor, I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for peace, comfort, love, and many blessings to come your way :)
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Dione Baker
Dione Baker AMEN!!! Awesome Word!!!!
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Keeba Souto
Keeba Souto Amen... Open our eyes Lord so that we may see. 
July 14, 2015
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Yvette Cantrell
Yvette Cantrell Amen Amen Amen - In Your Mighty Name Jesus THANK THANK THANK 
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Kay Rushin
Kay Rushin Lord, I thank you for giving me loving patience while I wait on the answer! You know I have the tendency  to get frustrated  when I have to explain the obvious.Amen
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Yes. Amen.This is so True.Thank you Pastor Doin Todd. Jesus is the way.Ask it will be given,.Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete,not lacking anything.James1:4 God never lets us down.
July 14, 2015
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome Amen
July 14, 2015
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Lisa Kordich
Lisa Kordich I had a similar story with a computer repair as well, but the answer came to me in a dream. When I woke up I raced to the shop and fixed what I could not fix in two days in about 2 minutes. God is good all the time.
July 14, 2015
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Angela Williams
Angela Williams AAwesome awesome awesome. Word and direction. And teaching Pastor Todd Just what I needed to hear and read .
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield I really needed these words today! Here it is, barely 9 a.m, and I'm already stressed and upset because two people are not  happy with the items I sold to them last week! I initially reacted from anger: "How could she claim it's not as described? I posted a PHOTO of the item! So what is her problem?" Another woman claims I mislead her with some books! This is why I left Nursing--I just couldn't seem to please anyone at all. And now I fear I'm letting my emotions win once again.Thanks for today's devotional--I had to read it three times before it was clear, but it really helped! love, Kathy
July 14, 2015
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke I have learnt something new and good today, thanks Padtor Todd
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Deleted Member Amen, when we don't have the answers, Jesus does.
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Deleted Member Amen, God is so good, to help us learn new things daily.
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Deleted Member Kathy, I will be praying for you today, don't let people worry you so, just try to please Jesus and the rest will He will take care of and show us what we need to do or say. 
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Deleted Member Amen
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Deleted Member Amen, He surely is.
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Deleted Member Amen, that is so true, God never lets us down. He is always on time and right there for us.
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katrina harrell
katrina harrell Amen
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Julie Schneider
Julie Schneider This is so perfect for me. I made a decesion on my own without praying first and am so blessed that after i asked for forgiveness, God straightened it out for me....and in my favor! Praise be to God!
July 14, 2015
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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph Amen! God is awesome.
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen!
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Melchorita Fahey
Melchorita Fahey Yes, Amen! Thank you Jesus.
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Deleted Member God is so good all the time and all the time God is good. (I love this saying).. 
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Maggie Autobee
Maggie Autobee Amen!
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I do thank God for the wisdom He gives me, the wisdom to use the knowledge He has given in His word, and through the Holy Spirit.What a awesome God I have.
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Amen! God is so Amazing!
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Patty Martin
Patty Martin Such an inspiring message today, Pastor Dion!  For so long, I was a lukewarm Christian.  I just listened to others because there was so much I didn't know.  Once I started spending more time in the Word, in prayer, in church, and in Bible studies, I became a bit more confident in who I was in Christ.  My life began to take a huge turn around for the better.  I don't know as much as I want to know, but little by little God reveals more to me.  The more I seek and search, the more He reveals.  I have learned to lean on Him and ask Him for direction in my decisions.  I ask Him every morning to guide me and lead me.  Praise God for gifting us open communication with Him through Jesus!
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Agnello Sagar
Agnello Sagar Amen!!!
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Albert Chau
Albert Chau God's wisdom is there for us if we only ask and listen. I did ask for His wisdom in the past but didn't listen and do what needed, and I faced serious consequences. Too often the devil is putting a hold on us and preventing us from doing the right thing just like Paul said in the Bible.
July 14, 2015
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Christine Thompson
Christine Thompson Praise God
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Judy  Driggers
Judy Driggers This is so beautiful and so true! We only need to continue to allow God to reveal himself and listen for His answers.
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  Jehovah Roi!
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Ouch! Not to forget to ask the Lord for wisdom or be bound to......whatever!
July 17, 2015
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor for the great message!
August 14, 2015