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The Rock of Ages

  • You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You. So trust in the Lord (commit yourself to Him, lean on Him, hope confidently in Him) forever; for the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages]. Isaiah 26:3 AMP

    How did I get caught up in this mess? Many times have I asked myself that question. It would begin with a thought, which if I dwelt on it, became a desire. Before long, what started as a "harmless" thought had matured into a full-blown reality. Where the mind goes, the body soon follows. If the mind stays in the gutter, your spirit will soon be covered in slime. It all begins in the mind and our thought life guides our future actions.

    When we constantly think about the troubles of tomorrow, we become anxious, worry and soon end up in tears. It robs us of our energy, time and strength. Don't let that be you; make the most of today. Each day has enough trouble of its own (Matt 6:34). Isaiah said that God would guard and keep in constant peace, the one whose mind is kept on Him. When you are focused on God, you will overcome.

    Nothing coming tomorrow is too difficult because nothing is impossible for God (Luke 18:27). The Lord's arm is not too short to deliver you (Num. 11:23, Isa. 59:1). No weapon formed against you shall prosper (Isa. 54:17). Those that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength (Isa. 40:31). The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? (Ps. 118:6).

    Focus on God today and what He has for you, His promises and His word. Stop worrying about tomorrow and fight to keep your mind out of the gutter, if it drifts there. God is unchanging, loving and all-powerful, truly the Rock of Ages. He is able to take care of you, no matter how bad the situation looks. He invented faithfulness.

    Prayer: Father, let me see through Your eyes and get in tune with what You are doing on the earth today. I want to know You in a deeper way. I want to be lost in Your presence Lord. Give me victory in my thought life and help me to focus on You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Dorene Glaze
Dorene Glaze AMEN! GOOD MESSAGE
October 21, 2015
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Christine Thompson
Christine Thompson Amen
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Mark Duell
Mark Duelledited: October 21, 2015 Amen and Amen. Very comforting devotional this morning. Perfect timing for anxious grandparents awaiting for their first granddaughter due within the next 48 hours. Keep us in prayer.
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Congratulations!!! You are in my prayers :)  
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Carol Policastro
Carol Policastro Praying for you all!  Congratulations.
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Deleted Member Prayers going up for all. CONGRATULATIONS
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd May the Lord keep everyone safe and make this fun, simple, and easy in the name of Jesus Christ. 
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!!  Lord my eyes are always fixed on you!  Amen!!
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Tanisha Ferguson
Tanisha Ferguson Amen! Great encouraging message. I have been feeling defeated lately. My daughter & I moved back to Maryland, and while I've been consistently applying for jobs, nothing has manifested.I believe All Things happen according to the Master's Plan, so I continue to keep my head up; trying not to worry & stand in/on Faith. My daughter & I attend church on Sunday's, and I feel so ashamed when the offering time comes. I have nothing to give, I often feel like giving an IOU (silly, I know) but I know God knows my heart. Sorry for rambling. Have a Blessed Day!!
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Deleted Member God bless you and I pray for the perfect door to open for the best job ever in Jesus Name we pray and believe. Amen. 
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Carol Policastro
Carol Policastro Powerful message and right on point today.  Want God to take my mind over completely to be free of anxiety.  Always worrying about others.  Thank you Pastor
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Deleted Member Amen and Amen 
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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph Wow, so inspiring and true. Last night I had a sleepless night because so much was going on in my mind. Thank you Lord for using Pastor Todd to give such a encouraging message, and bless me today to be focus on you only, keep me in that perfect peace that passes all understanding, in Jesus name Amen. 
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Deleted Member Amen, may we all be focused on Jesus. God bless you and I pray you rest better tonight. 
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome for where I weak you are strong thank you for this day amen
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Yes Lord, amen. 
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MzTrina Murphy
MzTrina Murphy Thank u Father!!
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Joey Smith
Joey Smith Amen, thank you for sharing the word of the Lord Pastor Dion, have a blessed day.
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Laura B. Martinez
Laura B. Martinezedited: October 21, 2015 Thank you Pastor Dion for your wonderful words. A reminder that our God is bigger than our problems and fears.
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Deleted Member A double Amen to that. 
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Brenda Hopkins
Brenda Hopkins What a blessed word this morning thank you pastor Dion,have a great day..
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Retta Morgan
Retta Morgan Thank the Lord for his word  Thank You pastor Dion for this blessed word this morning.
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Deleted Member Amen, God is so good. 
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Eric Rodriguez
Eric Rodriguez Thanks be to G O D   .  .  .  .  .  .    
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Norman Glaze Sr
Norman Glaze Sr Amen. Great Advice Pastor.
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Deleted Member Amen, nothing is IMPOSSIBLE, Praise His Holy Name. 
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Melissa-Peter Busse
Melissa-Peter Busse I really liked the devotional this morning. I pray to Jesus and ask Him to renew my mind on a regular. The old is gone, the new has come! Help us Lord!
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Deleted Member Amen 
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Diane Casey
Diane Casey Thank you for an encouraging and uplifting word. I constantly ask God to keep my mind stayed on Him because it's a struggle sometimes to stay focused. Be Blessed!
October 21, 2015
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! When my thoughts are not lining up with God's will, I have learned to pray that my mind becomes controlled by His Holy Spirit.  Only then can I truly experience His peace and my thoughts are shifted to higher ground. The worries and cares of the day are lifted from my weary shoulders and my spirit soars !
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Deleted Member Amen and Praise The Lord. God is so good. 
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield It's amazing how Jesus can change our thoughts and make them line up with His, but we have to trust and believe He will do so.Thanks for the powerful message today!
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Deleted Member Amen and amen. 
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio All glory to God,  Amen.
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Amen!!! Glory be to GOD!!!
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K K
K K Amen!!
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Deleted Member Thank you for this message, it was on time for me. 
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Lilly Dulworth
Lilly Dulworth Thank you for providing the correct verse passage for the Bible fun fact. Have a blessed day
October 21, 2015
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Lilly Dulworth
Lilly Dulworth Thank you for this word today and everyday, I needed it
October 21, 2015
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Debbie Bible
Debbie Bible This message is of great comfort to me. Thanks!
October 21, 2015
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I love every one of those scriptures. I believe praying Gods word back to HIM KEEPS YOUR MIND OUT OF THE GUTTER. GOD IS A BIG GOD AND CAN HANDLE IT ALL.
October 21, 2015
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Iris Parlin
Iris Parlin You do have to stay focused to be in Gods care! Just Keep On Keeping On!!
October 21, 2015
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  Lord give me victory in my thought life.
October 22, 2015
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Natalie Carey
Natalie Carey Excellent devotional. I am a couple of days behind. There are prayers I copy down into my journal after I have read the devotional. This is one because the key concept is asking God for help with our though lives. This is so important to starting the day with a good attitude and remaining focused on the Lord. There are a lot of things out there that distract us from our true purpose. Thank you Pastor Dion
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Melchorita Fahey
Melchorita Fahey Amen! Nothing is impossible for God. He is bigger than our problems and fears. He is faithfull God. He is the same today, tomorrow and forever!
October 22, 2015
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Shunta Chaney
Shunta Chaney This was so on tiime. God surely knows what you need when you need it. I somehow happened on this post at the right time. Thank you Pastor for the that word.
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Amen, Amen, Amen
October 28, 2015