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Watch The Edges

  • Dont be deceived. God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that will he also reap. For he who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption. But he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. Let us not be weary in doing good, for we will reap in due season, if we dont give up. Galatians 6:6 WEB

    As I fell through the air from the top of the building, Dads words came to mind. He had warned me to watch my balance and to not get too close to the edge because we were working several floors up in the air. But I was young and indestructible at the time.

    We were constructing an office building and setting the rafters in place, when I lost my balance and fell over the side, then gravity took over and I had no control. Thank God I landed in a huge sand pile and did not get a scratch, but there were tall stakes sticking out of the ground a few feet from where I landed that could have killed me.

    Many times in life we are on top of the building, and God warns us to stay balanced and stay away from the fringes. Still, we go our own way because after all, we know what is best for us. When we forego all of the warnings, go over the edge and start our descent down we finally crash. At this point we sometimes accuse God of hitting us with the sidewalk when this is what we wanted. When we break natural laws and reap the consequences, He is not to blame. We reap just what we sow.

    Stay away from the edges. The Old Testament plagues always seemed to start on the fringes of the camp and never in the Holy of Holies where Gods presence resided. Try and stay balanced, centered, grounded, and keep in mind that tomorrow we will reap what we have sown today. If the sidewalk has hit you in the face, dont blame God for it. Just get back up and dust yourself off. The next time we will be more careful and listen to that still, small voice inside warning us.

    Prayer: Father I pray that you protect me from getting out of balance and help me press deeper into Your presence. Draw my heart to seek Your face and consume that which holds me back, in the name of Jesus.

    Note: Good morning! The latest installment of the weekly Bible Study is now available. covering Luke Chapter 15. We believe you will be blessed by this amazing picture of His love and compassion. To get started, click on the "Bible Study" link on the website menu. Also, the newest Thursday FAAD (Fight Against Anxiety and Depression) Chat is available for signups. This week, the group will be teach on "Overcoming Anger and Resentment", a state which can cripple a person from moving forward. To sign up for this online event, go to the group page or the right sidebar of the homepage (desktop users). If you have any questions, please contact us!

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Father God, Thank you for this daily devotion and provision of your word, it truly strengthens me. I pray that you keep me balanced and in good courage as I try to be still and hear that still small voice. Sometimes I think I hear you and I get scared... I know you are sending me your love but it feels like you are getting me ready for battle and I desprately need calm now as the scars of the last battle are still so fresh. Even so, your will be done and please protect my family from hardships and struggles as we try to follow you. Lead me to where you want us, show us the way and give us strength and courage to stand strong in faith. Help us to grow closer to you and please bless us with peace and joy unmeasured, as we have had enough sorrow and struggle and are in desprate need of your mercies, healing, peace & joy. In Jesus name ~Amen~ Thank you Pastor>> You have blessed me a great deal today. 
July 21, 2015
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor for the message!
July 21, 2015
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Angela Williams
Angela Williams Thank you father for your keeping word thank you for new.mecy this morning. Thank pastor for your experience. Thank you for teaching us God word every day Lord help me to Ear you clearly see you clearly. Lord please keep me.balance. because i dont know how so help me to stay  balance help me to keep my Eyes on you 
July 21, 2015
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Valerie  King
Valerie King Amen! 
July 21, 2015
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Thank you God for that wonderful voice that say's to me "Be still and know that I am God", and when I sometimes drift off, you always bring me back!  What a blessing and thank you for the love you give me and all of us everyday!  Amen!!!
July 21, 2015
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Agnello Sagar
Agnello Sagar Amen!!!
July 21, 2015
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Thank you Pastor Todd for this Daily reminder to watch the Edges
July 21, 2015
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Mercedes Gomez
Mercedes Gomez Wow after all I been through yesterday Tears roll down my face Praise God and to God be the Glory. I need to link into the FAAD link and don't know how to can someone help me. 
July 21, 2015
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Celestina Ndunda
Celestina Ndunda Thank you Lord for your servant Pastor Todd. Many times i am at the edge, I get those warnings several times and i ignore finally i fall so hard then start asking for forgiveness. May the Lord grant me a strong Spirit of discernment so that when He gives me a warning i surely know It is my God whispering.
July 21, 2015
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure Hi Mercedes.....just click on the Groups link above (make sure you're logged in) and you will see the FAAD group you want to join. Then just click that one. God bless you!
July 21, 2015
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure Thank you for the message this morning.
July 21, 2015
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Kay Rushin
Kay Rushin Amen, keep me from the edge, I have spent most of my life in the fire, to your own self be true. That being said, the devil knows your weakness as well. He will come a knocking! That's his job!
July 21, 2015
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen!!!, This is so good and true, We do reap what we sow, God does warn us if we just will listen to Him, and are obedient, it will save us a lot of problems.
July 21, 2015
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield I am terrified of heights, and today's devotion made me cringe! That must have been SCARY, to say the least! But it also reminds me of the slower descent I went through when I was in the throes of my eating disorder.It was much the same thing; I believed I was infallible and nothing could harm me.Stubborn brat is what I was (and that's being polite!) It took 40 years for me to finally grow up, and today, I'm still paying the price for the mistakes I made.But I will persevere and run that race--I refuse to let my past interfere with my future! Blessings to all today! Love, Kathy
July 21, 2015
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Yada Yah
Yada Yah Amen!! I can usually feel the tension right before the teetering lol. ❤️
July 21, 2015
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Abba Father I thank You for Pastor Dion!
July 21, 2015
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katrina harrell
katrina harrell Thank you Father God your words have blessed me this morning... Thank you pastor I look forward to read the message everyday 
July 21, 2015
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Michael Griffin
Michael Griffin Excellent word, Pastor. thank you, Lord, for keeping on that straight and narrow path!! It can be so easy to fall from that building. Father, I thank you for the strength to stay focused on YOU!!
July 21, 2015
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Michael Griffin
Michael Griffin I know the feeling, Wendy!!! Thank God He catches us!!!
July 21, 2015
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Patty Martin
Patty Martin Another timely message, Pastor Dion!  It is so easy for us to become unbalanced and fall.  At times, we are so headstrong that we don't listen to the Spirit living within us.  We have the warnings but we just push ourselves, testing the limits. There are always consequences when we hit the ground.  Finding that balance is so important.  I have found that balance more than not as I've grown older.  In my youth, I thought I was invincible and did things "my" way.  It's not so much the age (although age does let me know I'm not invincible) as it is spending time in scripture and in prayer with the Father.  Thanking God today for his grace and mercy, and for many more second chances.   
July 21, 2015
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Patty Martin
Patty Martin Good for you, Kathy...you have persevered!  May God provide many of His great blessings in your life today!
July 21, 2015
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Patty Martin
Patty Martin Me too, Kay!  Thank goodness age has slowed me down a bit and I'm staying in His presence!
July 21, 2015
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Patty Martin
Patty Martin Amen, Dianna!
July 21, 2015
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Yvette Cantrell
Yvette Cantrell In Your Mighty Name Jesus, PLEASE keep me. AMEN 
July 21, 2015
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli AMEN!!! Anytime I did not listen to that small still voice I have always regretted it.  I have learned to listen to it more and more and I have to say life sure is easier when I listen to that voice.  Pastor Dion you are very Blessed to have survived that fall,  PRAISE GOD!!!
July 21, 2015
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Tina G
Tina G Nice prayer, Diana!
July 21, 2015
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Tina G
Tina G Nice prayer, Diana!
July 21, 2015
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Jennifer Ledesma
Jennifer Ledesma Amen!
July 21, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Oh my, you're at least blessed it wasn't worse, Brian, praise God!
July 21, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Haha, I know what you mean, Wendy :).
July 21, 2015
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Thank you Lord, in Jesus name, amen. 
July 21, 2015
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Melchorita Fahey
Melchorita Fahey Very true, Amen!
July 21, 2015
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker Amen!!! 
July 21, 2015
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Melchorita Fahey
Melchorita Fahey Awesome testimony Pastor Dion and thank you for sharing your word of encouragement to stay focused on God's truth! God bless!
July 21, 2015
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  Yes...thanks for the warning.
July 22, 2015
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Jeanne Hill
Jeanne Hill Amen.  Thank you Lord.
July 22, 2015
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