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The Path

  • and your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, This is the way, walk you in it; when you turn to the right hand, and when you turn to the left. Isaiah 30:21 WEB

    A shepherd herding sheep down a path does not have to interact much, he just follows behind them watching. His presence is there, but he does not have to say anything. But if they come across a fork in the road, or a path on the side, the sheep may become confused and try and follow it, and then the shepherd will have to correct them and bring them back on course.

    The Lord is our Shepherd. In this verse, you are walking on the path of life, and if you begin to leave it and turn to the right or to the left, you will hear the word of the Lord behind you saying: 'This is the way, walk in it.'

    Many times we have prayed 'should we do this?' and just gotten silence. Over the years, there seems a pattern developing that if we are making the right decision, we often hear silence.

    It is the times when we would have chosen the other path that He answers back in some way, a verse, a dream, a song, an impression. His word comes as a correction to our course, or encouragement when we are down, when we need it the most.

    These days when we have to make a decision, we pray along these lines: 'Father we want Your will to be done in our lives, and unless You tell us clearly No, we are going to go forward with this.' The times when we were about to make the wrong decision, instructions came to keep us on the path.

    Prayer: Father I pray for Your guidance. I want Your will to be done in my life. I choose You today and I want to stay on Your path. Help me make the right decisions. Walk with me, talk with me, guide me into all that You have for me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Yes Lord, amen. 
December 26, 2015
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen! I always want to be listening to our father, but sometimes the thoughts, fears, doubts, in my head are very loud and persistant so it's hard to hear or hard to discern what is truth to listen to. I hold tight to certain truths that can not be taken away from me, like "if God is for us who can be against us" and Jeremiah 29:11< a favorite truth of mine! In moments when I find it hard to figure out if I am on the right path, these verses among a few others, keep me fixed on God and his blessings so I can remember to slow down and listen more, ruminate less, remember God is love, peace, joy, not lies, fear, doubt. If I have those negative feelings, they come from the enemy and it helps me discern and realize to only listen to the positve thoughts. I have had moments where I felt that nudge... "come this way" When I ignor it, it usually doesn't end well. When I "go that way" it usually works out :) Thanks for the inspired message Pastor. Blessings   Pastor's Prayer: Father I pray for Your guidance. I want Your will to be done in my life. I choose You today and I want to stay on Your path. Help me make the right decisions. Walk with me, talk with me, guide me into all that You have for me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
December 26, 2015
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I know I fell the same way. One of my faverite scripture is Psalm 62: 1-2 & 5-8.
December 26, 2015
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<i>Deleted Member</i>
Deleted Member Amen
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Leslie McLea
Leslie McLea   WOW ! & Double WOW!!! This was/is so very encouraging for me today. As I face my last paycheck on the 30th from my severence pay, to the phone interview with the deputy of the unemployment commisiion on Thurdsay Dec.31. I cling to the Lord with all my heart, waiting, trusting, hoping the path before me will open to what the Lord has in store.  
December 26, 2015
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt God will take care of you.
December 26, 2015
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Deleted Member Amen, Yes He sure will.
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Carol Policastro
Carol Policastro Leslie, I pray as well that the path the Lord has chosen for you will bring you great peace and joy like never before.  Blessings to you for an amazing new year!
December 26, 2015
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Deleted Member Amen, I come in agreement with Carol and Twila, God will make the way right and there are new and amazing blessings on the horizon for you.
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Deleted Member Leslie, I am praying for you, God is going to make all things possible. Love and Hugs.
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Joey Smith
Joey Smith Amen, thank you Pastor Dion for the inspiring word of the Lord it is always a blessing to start the day with the word of the Lord.
December 26, 2015
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Deleted Member Amen, there is no better way than to start your day with Jesus. God bless you, Joey.
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt How reasuring to know that my God is beside me, and behind me, and goes before me to lead me in the right direction. I am a sheep of His pasture and I know that He takes care of me and protects me. Thank you for loving me.
December 26, 2015
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<i>Deleted Member</i>
Deleted Member Amen, I so agree with you, Twila, I am so happy that He loves and cares and protects me at all times. Love and Hugs.
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Julie Schneider
Julie Schneider This is so right on target for me as i am sure it is for others...great job, Dion!  I am trying to step out and do what i think i am being directed to do...take the chance and then knowing if I am wrong He will let me know!
December 26, 2015
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Deleted Member Amen, Julie, I am trying to do the same, I will be praying for you, as I know you are praying for me, I pray that I will have the discernment to know which path I am to take, so that I may be in His perfect will. Love and Hugs.
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! I have found I hear His small voice clearly if I am about to stumble, yet when I am about to step out in faith He is silent. I pray for confirmation and sometimes it doesn't come for days. Then someone speaks, or I read a devotion, or hear a song and through one of these He speaks clear as a bell! Now I trust that if He is silent and doesn’t shout "No!" , He means yes. The more I  ask for wisdom and guidance the more He reveals it to me. God is working in me continually , even when I don't hear Him speak!
December 26, 2015
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Deleted Member Amen, Carol, this is such an amazing way to explain what Jesus is doing, thank you so much for sharing. Love and Hugs. I pray that I will do what Jesus wants me to do, that I will always be listening to hear that still small voice or when He speaks to me clearly No.  God bless you, love and prayers.
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome thank you God thank you pastor Dion amen
December 26, 2015
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Deleted Member I pray that I will allow Jesus to guide my every step and that I will follow Him in all that I do, that I may be in His Perfect Will. I want to serve Him more than ever. 
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli AMEN!!
December 26, 2015
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Diane Shaffner
Diane Shaffner Amen!
December 26, 2015
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Matthew  Materazzi
Matthew Materazzi Amen
December 26, 2015
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield i'm a firm believer in dreams--when I need an answer, God speaks to me when I'm asleep! I once had a dream so vivid after praying that it could only be a response from God.
December 26, 2015
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen!
December 26, 2015
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  Lord help me to make wise decisions Today!
December 27, 2015
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu Amen 
December 27, 2015
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!
December 27, 2015
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen
December 28, 2015
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Judy S
Judy S Thank you for sharing your walk with God with us. I don't log in often, but I'm blessed by God's work in your life daily. ❤️
December 28, 2015