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The Opposing Wind

  • He said, Come! Peter stepped down from the boat, and walked on the waters to come to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was strong, he was afraid, and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, Lord, save me! Immediately Jesus stretched out his hand, took hold of him, and said to him, You of little faith, why did you doubt? Matthew 14:29 WEB

    As the wind blew stronger, fear came upon Peter and he began to panic. The water beneath his feet started to soften and he began to sink into the sea. Before this moment, Peter had cheerfully been walking across the top of the water, leaving all the others behind in the boat. Now sinking in panic he cried, "Lord, save me!", and Jesus reached out and caught him. Jesus then asked Peter one thing: "Why did you doubt?"

    Peter had stepped out in faith to come to the Lord Jesus, and it was all working just the way that it should. But of course, when on the edge of a major breakthrough, a life changing event, the wind began to blow furiously in opposition to him, and his faith wavered. He began to doubt that the Lord wanted him to do this at all. What was I thinking? This is crazy! What am I doing here? I cant do this! I am going to die! All these thoughts ran through his mind, and that is when he began to sink. Even though his faith failed him, Jesus was there to catch him.

    Fear is a spirit, and it will try and turn you back from what the Lord has for you. For God didnt give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control (2 Timothy 1:7). When you step out in faith, and are on the edge of a major breakthrough, it seems that all hell will break loose against you. Don't give up. Dont give into panic. Only believe. God's plan for you has not changed and He is still calling you to come. God always is calling us into our future, and if we could do it ourselves, we wouldnt need Him. But, I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13) and that includes this.

    Prayer: Father, I thank You this day for giving me the opportunity to serve You. Forgive me for being fearful and listening to the voice of the enemy. If You are for me, who can stand against me? What was I thinking to doubt You, the Almighty God? Fill my life with Your presence, strengthen me, and let me see the world through Your eyes, in Jesus name I pray.

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen! Thanks again for being spot on!! I feel as if God is reminding me that my panic attack was lack of faith somehow, even though when fear attacked My first response was to hold fast to God and cry out to him, still somehow my faith must have waiverd for me to need to cry out. I dont understand how I can know and feel my blessings and feel fear at the same time. Perfect prayer for me again today. Thank you so much for being Gods hands, feet, & pen :) Stay blessed 
July 23, 2015
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Angela Williams
Angela Williams TThank you father for reminding me that you haven't given us thespirit of fear. Lord help me to move as you give me direction and know you have everything in control Thank you pastor Todd for your Teaching this morning 
July 23, 2015
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Angela Williams
Angela Williams Thank you for your words they really help me not to panic just pray longer
July 23, 2015
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Valerie  King
Valerie King Amen! Really needed this message. THANK YOU. 
July 23, 2015
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Jesus is always at our side, guiding, watching and most of all Loving us!!  Thank you heavenly Father for the gift of your son Jesus Christ, my Savior, my friend!  Amen!!
July 23, 2015
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu Amen,  in Jesus' name I pray!  I really needed to be reminded that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! Not feeling well, asthma and sinus problems have be feeling down!  Praying for a speedy recovery in Jesus' name. Thank you Pastor Dion for your word,  God bless you and your ministry! 
July 23, 2015
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Thank you, amen. 
July 23, 2015
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles I'm praying you feel better fast!! May you be blessed beyond measure with peace and Gods' strength to prevail:)
July 23, 2015
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Patty Martin
Patty Martin Thank you for another timely message!  May the Lord be my guide as I go about my day!
July 23, 2015
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Carol Policastro
Carol Policastro Keep the faith - AMEN!
July 23, 2015
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Khalilah Horton- Spencer
Khalilah Horton- Spencer Thank you...oh I needed this word this morning... I will keep the faith. If God be for us who can be against us. Praise the name of the Lord.
July 23, 2015
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Paula Neace
Paula Neace I want to continue to say thank you so much for the daily devotionals...
July 23, 2015
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katrina harrell
katrina harrell Amen
July 23, 2015
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Fraser Keys
Fraser Keys Wonderful message Pastor Todd you are truly a messenger of Lord. I look forward each and every day to your devotional.  I am in the middle of quitting a 20yrsof smoking cigars because it was starting to affect my health.  I know I'm not able to do this without Christ who strengthen me!
July 23, 2015
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke Amen, thanks pastor, for this wonderful message, it went down in my soul.
July 23, 2015
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann Amen. God give me the fortitude to continue. I prayed and prayed for a miracle to save my husband but he passed away. My life is shaken and I'm so heartbroken. 
July 23, 2015
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Teresa Bridges
Teresa Bridges Father please remind me daily that I should worry about nothing, that it is your will and not mine.  Thank you for your love and your grace.
July 23, 2015
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Diane Casey
Diane Casey Amen!!!!
July 23, 2015
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Laura Patterson-Armstrong
Laura Patterson-Armstrong I really needed to hear your ministry of encouragement at this point in my life Pastor Dion, for I sense that I am on a path of transformation.  Thank you Pastor and PRAISE our Lord Jesus Christ for his steadfast love and guidance!
July 23, 2015
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Susan P
Susan P Jesus, help my faith to be bigger than my fears. Thank you that you are bigger than anything I may face today and You are mighty to save. <3
July 23, 2015
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Kay Rushin
Kay Rushin Pastor, I know this is about faith. but I have a question. If  am a christian why would I NOT want to be with my Lord? I don't want to rush it, but when my work for the Lord is finish, I would be at peace to leave my physical body to be with him. We are always praying for healing, but we all are going to die. Why then is it viewed as such a tragic thing? I find it selfish to want to keep someone alive just for me. I think it is more effective to pray that they are saved. It was not God's intent for people to know death or sickness, it is a by product of sin. Are we saying that faith can keep us alive forever? This is a rhetorical question, I ponder too much!
July 23, 2015
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I needed to be reminded of this today. God did not give me a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self control. I know this in my heart, but living it is a challenge, but it shouldn't be. I know I can not have peace and fear at the same time. I have to choose. Be still and know that I am God. It is a trust issue. Thank God, He lets us make choices, and does not force us to trust Him. I pray that a day at a time I will trust Him.
July 23, 2015
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Melissa-Peter Busse
Melissa-Peter Busse Truth
July 23, 2015
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady I  find when I start feeling discouraged and sense impending doom, that this is when I need to immediately go to the Lord in prayer. I ask for His peace and His strength to prevail.  He turns my thoughts to praise and to counting my blessings.  The devil has to flee and I am once more at peace .
July 23, 2015
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor Wow...an answer to my prayers.  The Lord is so wonderful and so are your messages.  
July 23, 2015
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield As tomorrow draws nearer and I meet with my oncologist, I am starting to be afraid! Suddenly, the realization that I have cancer has dawned on me, and I really needed to see your message today.This is one thing I cannot ignore--I have a tendency of ignoring my problems, falsely thinking they will go away on their own. But this HAS to be dealt with! Thanks so much for directing me to the Bible passages I should be focusing on today.
July 23, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Amen, sis :)!
July 23, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd You are in our prayers, Kathy, I pray the Lord grants you a mighty healing, in the name of Jesus!
July 23, 2015
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Still spot on and thank you.
August 7, 2015
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Amen
August 7, 2015
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Kristen Nicole
Kristen Nicole God IS AWESOME!!!  I HAVE BEEN WONDERING WHAT HAPPENED TO YHE DAILY DEVOTIONALS!!!
August 7, 2015
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Yes, Lord fill me with yourself to quiet down the me so I can hear your voice.  loved every word Pastor Todd
August 17, 2015