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That Peaceful Easy Feeling

  • Again, a second time he went away, and prayed, saying, "My Father, if this cup can't pass away from me unless I drink it, your desire be done." He came again and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. He left them again, went away, and prayed a third time, saying the same words. Matthew 26:42 WEB.

    On the night that Jesus was betrayed, He knew trouble was coming. He was troubled in His spirit, so He went to the garden of Gethsemane to pray. That is where He gained strength. Jesus kept praying and went back three times, repeating the same words.

    There is a time to pray in faith and stand on it, but here we see Jesus Himself go back and pray the same words again when He was troubled and sorrowful. He prayed until He had the peace in His spirit to face the trial that was soon coming.

    I often pray while driving down the road, cutting the grass, or walking through a grocery store, but real peace comes to me when my face is on the carpet, pouring my heart out to God. Learning to pray hard and be honest and sincere will change your life.

    Submit your life to God's plan with, "My Father, Your will be done." I have seen impossible situations change overnight through intense prayer, but you have got to be desperate. You have got to want change and be willing to do it His way instead of yours. For example, I prayed and prayed for our computer business, but He wanted me in ministry instead. My will had to go for His to come.

    While in his 40s, one of my seminary teachers developed a deadly stomach cancer, a type that no one had previously survived. He grew deathly sick and bedridden. The doctors were out of ideas and were ready to call in hospice.

    One night, the church had a prayer meeting, especially for him, and they brought him there. The intercessors anointed him with oil and prayed intensely for him for over four hours. He went home and began to vomit up an awful black liquid. When the next morning came, he no longer had cancer. He is now in his 80s and still teaching.

    If you are facing something difficult and are troubled, anxious, and sorrowful. Then find a quiet place alone and spend time praying and sitting in the Lord's presence until the peace comes. That's the way Jesus did it, and He is our example. If you are too weak, find others who will pray with you. When the peace finally comes, you will be able to face anything.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please lead me into all that You have for me and surround me with people who are willing to pray. Help me see the big picture through Your eyes and to trust in You. Guide my decisions and protect me from deception. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: FAAD group members (Fight Against Anxiety & Depression) today is"Feel Good Friday!". This event is about lifting up each other up! We all have times when we are weak, but together, we can get through it! We invite you to share anything that may have prompted a good feeling in your heart today. Even if you're having a bad day, perhaps look to encouraging scriptures, prayers or thoughts, and testimonies of God's work. Whether you are suffering from anxiety or depression or just want to help, all are welcome to join!: FAAD Group:


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Deb Farris
Deb Farris These words rang so true to me. After teaching 24 years in a public school, my job ended, and I was left alone feeling desperate. When I finally surrendered, my breakthrough came, and I was hired for the exact same job at a Catholic school. I’m in my 10th year there and love it. God placed me there for a specific reason! Have a blessed day, everyone!
November 4, 2022
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

WE PRAISE YOU LORD.  TO GOD BE THE GLORY

November 4, 2022
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord Jesus, amen. 

November 4, 2022
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Amen Good Morning Everyone 

November 4, 2022
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen❣️

November 4, 2022
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

November 4, 2022
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Amen. Yes Lord, protect me from deception and help me to let go of my will and trust in yours.  Thank you Pastor Dion

November 4, 2022
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen!!

November 4, 2022
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen 

November 4, 2022
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen.  Heavenly Father, May Your will be Done in my life.  Thank you.  Amen

November 4, 2022
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

November 4, 2022
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

November 4, 2022
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Amen ???????? 

November 4, 2022
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Christ Yeshua's name I pray, Amen. Thanks pastor Dion, this message is very timely and encouraging. May God continue to bless you and this ministry. 

November 4, 2022
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

November 4, 2022
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Janet Sorensen
Janet Sorensen

One thing chronic discomfort has taught me is how to stop, sit down and pray. Or to lie in bed and turn everything over to God. When there's nothing else you can do, it's a bit easier to do. 

November 4, 2022
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Praying God's will and comfort for those hurting today. Lord, help me see the big picture through Your eyes and to trust in You. Amen

November 4, 2022
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father, please lead me into all that You have for me and surround me with people who are willing to pray. Help me see the big picture through Your eyes and to trust in You. Guide my decisions and protect me from deception. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

November 4, 2022
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David  Earlywine
David Earlywine

Amen 

November 4, 2022
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen !

November 4, 2022
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God make me so faithful. Amen. 

November 4, 2022
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

November 4, 2022
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

November 4, 2022
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen. Father I submit my life to You in all my brokenness and pain...my marriage..my being. Forgive me my sins and deliver me from my flesh. I bind up every wicked plan of the enemy esp in my marriage. Heal me. My headaches. Restore my vision.. Create in me a clean heart and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Restore unto me the joy of my salvation.. Open doors so I may encourage others in Your mercy and  grace. This is the day the Lord has made...I will rejoice and be glad in it. I love You Jesus. I ask that I get to see all my family saved.. in Jesus Christ Name.  Amen.

November 5, 2022
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen, David (h5) (h5) "Numbers 6:24-26"

November 13, 2022