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The Captain

  • He took a towel, and wrapped a towel around his waist. Then he poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. Then he came to Simon Peter. He said to him, 'Lord, do you wash my feet?' Jesus answered him, 'You don't know what I am doing now, but you will understand later.' Peter said to him, 'You will never wash my feet!' John 13:4 WEB

    At the last supper, only Jesus understood that this would be the last time that they would share a meal together on earth. It was customary before a passover meal for you to ceremonially wash at home, but as you walked to dusty roads to go to the supper, your feet would get dirty.

    A servant would typically wash the guests feet to refresh them before the meal. According to Jewish tradition, a Jewish servant was not asked to wash people's feet. The lowly task was assigned to gentile servants.

    When they arrived at the supper, there was no servant at all. The disciples looked around at each other and they all sat down. None of them were going to perform such a menial task. Jesus rose and began to wash their feet, even those of Judas.

    They sat in silence as Jesus washed the feet of one disciple after another, until He came to Peter. You could count on Peter to speak his mind, and Peter rebuked Jesus. The King of all Kings, was also a servant. The disciples did not understand, but later, after the events that followed came to pass, they understood what He was doing.

    In my life, there has been so many times where I did not understand what was going on. How could this even happen? After the storm passed though, it made sense. Looking back on the events, I can see how God used circumstances to steer me like the rudder of a ship to get where I needed to go.

    Jesus could see what was coming. The disciples could not. It all worked out just the way that it was supposed to. God does not tell us everything, and if He did, we would not understand it all just like the disciples. God is the Captain of the ship and He tells us what we need to know to do our part. He tells other people their parts, and then He takes care of the rest.

    You may be facing something that you do not understand and God seems to be doing some weird things, or nothing at all. Why is this happening? Give it time. God reserves the right be God sometimes and does not explain it to us. He knows what He is doing, where this is going, and it is our part to trust Him.

    Prayer: Father, I thank You for guiding me today. Put me where I need to be to serve You the best. Cut me loose from the things that hold me back. Speak to me in a way that I understand and fulfill Your perfect will in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen!! Amen!! More often than not, I go into a situation not really understanding what or why it is happening, but the good lord has blessed me with the knowledge that I don't have to know everything, I only need to trust that his plan is better than mine. It's ALWAYS is better than my plan. I give my worries to God daily, even though I take them back often. It can be like a see-saw sometimes as I give it all to God and take it back then give it to him again and so on. Luckly God loves me regardless of how many times in a day I try to trump his plan.  Father, I thank You for guiding me today. Put me where I need to be to serve You the best. Cut me loose from the things that hold me back. Speak to me in a way that I understand and fulfill Your perfect will in my life, help me stop taking back the things I need to release to you and give me rest from my ever over analizing brain. in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Thanks once again Pastor. Always on time:) Happy Monday
November 23, 2015
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Norman Glaze Sr
Norman Glaze Sr Amen. A familiar tune, lol.
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Deleted Member Amen
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard Same here... Amen.  :)  
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Deleted Member Amen.
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Deleted Member Amen, you put just how I feel so many times into perfect words. God bless you. Love and hugs, Tamara
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Yes Lord, amen. 
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson God our Father in heaven always sees the bigger picture.  We must trust him always and know that what he does for us is always for the greater good.  Amen!!
November 23, 2015
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Deleted Member Amen, Marisa, beautifully spoken. God bless you. Love and hugs, Tamara
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome Hallelujah amen
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Deleted Member Amen
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Deleted Member Amen.
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann This is how my life feels. My husband was a boat captain most of his life and the captain of our home. He's passed away now and I face this situation with my daughter turning to drug us end now I watch her children. I ask God daily to fix this mess and wonder why after more than two years she still doesn't take the straight and narrow road back to her family. Please God hasten to get her on the road to recovery. Please. Amen. 
November 23, 2015
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Rich Morgan
Rich Morgan Praying for you now in Bonnie Scotland.  I find it frustrating when God prefers his timing to mine.  Especially because I think I know better.  I do know that God knows best but it does not seem that way at all times. Anyway, you are in my prayers just now.  
November 23, 2015
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<i>Deleted Member</i>
Deleted Member Prayers going up for every need in Jesus Precious Name. Love and hugs, Tamara
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman May God give your daughter strength to recover from addiction. Amen
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Deleted Member Amen, I come in agreement with Roseanne and I am believing for her to recover completely from this addiction.
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello Lifted you and your daughter up in prayer dear lady. God knows and hears your concerns and I trust that He is working all the bad out for your good. Keep trusting God,He loves you and He cares about you,your daughter and your grand children.   
November 23, 2015
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Deleted Member Amen, I come in agreement with Richard that God is going to work all things out for you and your daughter and grandchildren, I am waiting and believing we are going to hear great news. 
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Tina Poeche
Tina Poeche My prayers for you and your daughter.  God has touched you with the strength to carry on with her children while He works on your daughter to come out of the darkness.  God is so wonderful He will fix this in His time.  so hard to focus on Him to see what and why?  This passage today was so perfect for all of us.  To trust and listen. Many many prayers.  I'm so sorry you are goingthrough all of this  But you are not alne.
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Deleted Member Precious Jesus, I pray for Mari's daughter, I ask that You let her feel the need to come back to You and serve You and make You Savior of her soul. Please take away this drug addiction, let a miracle happen and let her not have anymore desire for drugs or anything that will hurt her. Give Mari peace and comfort as she goes through this time with her daughter. Let her find a peace from You,Jesus like never before. Jesus, I pray and believe for a divine intervention by The Mighty Healings Hands of You. Love you so much, Mari. God bless you, Sending you lots of love and hugs, prayers and blessings my sweet sweet friend.
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Anthony Kulbicki
Anthony Kulbicki Amen
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Dorene Glaze
Dorene Glaze Amen
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Lisa Aldridge-Mathson
Lisa Aldridge-Mathson I so needed to wake up to this today. Thank you for the reminder. Blessings on your day.
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Deleted Member Amen, Lisa, this was such a blessing to me today too. I so needed to hear this devotion and prayer. God bless you.
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman 'God reserves the right to be God'. Amen.
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Deleted Member Amen, I love that. (God deserves the right to be God) awesome, thank you for sharing, I sure will remember this saying. Love and hugs, Tamara
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Samantha Greer
Samantha Greer Amen. Thank you again for the encouragement.  I woke up this morning with this thought "God why are you silent"? He is the Amighty and I  trust Him to be my Jehovah Jireh so I will not ponder about what next. I will stand still until He guides my path.  Thank you so much! May this day bring you an overflow of blessings ☺
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<i>Deleted Member</i>
Deleted Member Amen, Samantha, please always know Jesus will be right on time, He will never be too late nor will He ever fail you as long as we put our trust and faith in Him, everything is going to work out for  our good. God bless you. Love and hugs, prayers and blessings.
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Norman Glaze Sr
Norman Glaze Sr Amen.
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! 
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Matthew  Materazzi
Matthew Materazzi Amen
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I am so glad that I don't know every thing that God is going to do, because it makes me trust Him more. Praise God, He is in control.
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Deleted Member Thats so beautiful, isn't awesome sometimes just to wait and see what great surprises Jesus has in store for us. 
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Amen!!!...Lord let us be still and know that you are God...thank you Lord♡
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Deleted Member Amen, let us be still and willing to wait on You, to let Your perfect will be done in our lives. 
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Tina Poeche
Tina Poeche This passge is really what I needed to have.  I fall into this dark pit a lot. Keeping my eye on God and listening to Him is so important.  Patients is very hard for me.  I need to be reminded to wait and not to jump.  Thank you Jesus for staying with me and gripping my hand pulling me out of the dark pit.  Al my life I have cared for others leaving myself behind.  It Has been really difficult to think of myself and letting someone take care of me.  God has been so Goood and patient with me.  Forgiving me for falling away.
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<i>Deleted Member</i>
Deleted Member Amen, many times I think we all get impatient, wanting things to happen now, but I know we always know that Jesus's timing is always the perfect time for us. God bless you. Love and hugs, prayers and blessings.
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Retta Morgan
Retta Morgan #AMEN !!
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli AMEN!
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<i>Deleted Member</i>
Deleted Member This was exactly what I needed today and the prayer was like if it was just for me, It spoke so much volume to me.
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield This devotional really made me pause to think--and realize that there is so much about God that is a mystery! Both the Bible and life in general can be confusing, so I should call upon theHoly Spirit to give me that wisdom I need to understand what God expects from me. God's ways are not like our ways--maybe I simply need to realize this and stop questioning Him so often!
November 23, 2015
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!
November 23, 2015
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Amen Pastor Todd you hit the nail on the head again, I love getting God bumps when I read what you have wrote I know that its one way the Holy Spirit lets me know its all good and the words come from God and its OK! Thank u again pastor Todd for obeying Gods will in your life cause it helps me to do the same in my life. God is soooo GREAT its hard to understand at times, if that makes any sense I dont know, 
November 24, 2015
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  Lord, Use me for your glory Today.
November 24, 2015
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Iris Parlin
Iris Parlin I've been waiting for a very long time! I don't know hat I'm doing wrong. PTL Amen!!
November 25, 2015
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Michelle Toney
Michelle Toney Im with you Iris 
December 3, 2015
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Thank you Heavenly Father for the words that are written here,not reading them before makes m e realise how much I have been missing out.Forgive me Lord Jesus.There seems to be so much happening in my life.It is so good to know that you are in control of al things..Thank you for Pastors faithfulness in sending me encourement and up lift words.
November 29, 2015
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Michelle Toney
Michelle Toney This is the perfect prayer for me....lol....here lately i seem to be completely lost...i dont know or even understand what God is up to. 
December 1, 2015