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The Cutting Edge

  • It happened in these days, that he went out to the mountain to pray, and he continued all night in prayer to God. When it was day, he called his disciples, and from them he chose twelve, whom he also named apostles Luke 6:12 WEB

    Even though He was the son of God, Jesus prayed a lot. He continually developed His relationship with His Father. Intimacy and infinite knowledge were not freely given to Him, He had to work at it. Jesus did not pray once at the beginning of His ministry, but often withdrew to have some quiet time to pray and listen. Jesus was on the cutting edge because He stayed in tune with what the Father was doing.

    All of us have heard or read messages that felt like they were meant for us, directly from God. We have also heard others that seemed dated, irrelevant, or boring. When the apostles spoke, the people listening were 'cut to the heart' (Acts 2:37, Acts 5:33, Acts 7:54) because they sharpened themselves in prayer:

    'When they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were gathered together. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness' (Acts 4:31).

    If you want your words to be relevant today, to walk on the cutting edge, then you will have to spend time in prayer as well. Even taking a few minutes to talk to the Lord will help shape your day, brighten your outlook, and encourage those around you. There is an infinite well of resources, wisdom, knowledge, forgiveness, grace and mercy, that we can access, and it all starts with prayer.

    Any relationship that stops talking will slowly but surely die, while relationships that talk a lot grow in strength. We have all had friends that we lost contact with because we ceased talking at some point. Most often, we just get too busy with our daily life to maintain a strong relationship with very many people at a time, and we keep a special few. Be sure that the Lord is in your inner circle.

    Today, be sure to spend a few minutes alone with God in prayer, if nothing more than to tell Him good morning and thank You for letting me wake up again. It is a daily thing that you should get in the habit of doing, and you have to start somewhere. If you want to grow closer to the Lord, take a few minutes to talk to Him each day.

    Prayer: Father, I thank You for always being there and I am sorry that I am not always as faithful as I could be. Draw my heart to You and fan the flames within me. Sharpen me Lord. For the sake of the world, light a fire in me. Help me be steadfast, graceful, loving and merciful today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen! Thank you :) Pastor's Prayer: Father, I thank You for always being there and I am sorry that I am not always as faithful as I could be. Draw my heart to You and fan the flames within me. Sharpen me Lord. For the sake of the world, light a fire in me. Help me be steadfast, graceful, loving and merciful today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
February 6, 2016
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Deleted Member Amen, Praise The Lord for this wonderful prayer over all of our lives. God bless you.
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke Amen , thank you pastor Todd, love this 
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Janet Clary
Janet Clary God bless you Pastor Dion for a much needed daily devotion.  Its not hard to get side tracked and forget where we have strayed from.  Your daily devotionals have a power that helps me understand that I should pray more.  Prayer is the easiest motion that we can do and it costs nothing!!   Lord have mercy on me and help me to keep the flame burning, always!  blessings to you and our First Lady,  hugs....Janet
February 6, 2016
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Deleted Member Amen, me too, Janet. Love and Hugs and Prayers.
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann IM blown away again pastor Todd Im speechless thanku for this devotional and reminder to have a relationship with any body takes alot of what I call communication although its not done the way it used to be It still needs to be done in order to get closer to someone, I Love my daily time with God in the morning Its addictive and I wouldnt think of leaving my room without spending time with the Lord and my bible, My bible speaks to my heart its so cool its like its alive between the pages and I completely understand what im supposed to and I forget the rest of the page I hope that makes sense anyways have a super great weekend everyone! God Bless you all  
February 6, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen! I feel the same way.
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Deleted Member amen
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Deleted Member Amen
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Norman Glaze Sr
Norman Glaze Sr Wonderful! 
February 6, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome amen
February 6, 2016
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Samantha Greer
Samantha Greer Amen!
February 6, 2016
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Dorene Glaze
Dorene Glaze Amen
February 6, 2016
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Laura B. Martinez
Laura B. Martinez I love this one Pastor Todd. I always thank God for giving me another day to be here. I thank him for keeping me safe at night while I sleep and safe in the morning when I am out and about. I know the words "Thank you God" mean the world to him. Thank you Pastor Todd for this reminder.
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Deleted Member Amen and Amen, God is so good and He loves us so much. God bless you.
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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph Draw near to God and he will draw near to you (James 4:8). When going through the storms of life I learned that it was Jesus who I could only depend on, he never left my side. He is my rock and refuge, a friend who sticks closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24).My protector, "The Great Iam". Thank you Lord for all you have done. Amen  
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Deleted Member Amen, He truly is The Great I Am.
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor I always thank the Lord for the day and all the blessings He has in store for me when I take the dogs out after we wake up in the morning. It starts the day on a good note! :)    I have to laugh though at your title, Pastor Dion. It made me think of figure skating! :D
February 6, 2016
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Diane Casey
Diane Casey Thank you for today's devotional, letting me know that my conversations I have with God all day count. I wake up thanking him, I talk to him all during the day, even though I'm not on my knees, that just talking to him any time of the day counts toward my spiritual walk with him. Blessings to you!
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt talking and listening, are so important to my relationship with God is just as important to my relationdhip witg my God as eating food is to my body . I would starve if I did not eat every day. so my spiritual life would starve with out being in Gods word and communing with Him.
February 6, 2016
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield It's true--we must keep communicating with our Lord! He always responds--perhaps not on our timetable, but ALWAYS!
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Amen I know every now and again I do need a fire to be lite under me in Jesus Name
February 6, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! As I have learned to pray often and to speak to Him throughout the day, He fills me with peace and the joy of being His daughter.  Even in the midst of a chaotic day, if I run to Him , He gives me everything I need to prevail.  Even when I am completely spent and tears are flowing, I have but to speak to Him and He gently reminds me that He will never forsake me. If all I ever have is Jesus, if all I ever have is God, than I have everything I need! 
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Deleted Member Amen, God bless you. Love and Hugs and Prayers.
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Myrna Gonzalez
Myrna Gonzalez Amen,Carol 
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson The gift from our Fsther is the gift of seeing another day, allowing us to start anew and to wipe the slate clean.  Thank you God for the gift of love, kindness, compassion and most of all for your son Jesus, my savior and friend!  Amen!!
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Deleted Member Amen
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Sharon Peterson
Sharon Peterson  There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: Ecclesiases 3:1
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb Thanks for the affirmation and encouragement to continue always in prayer, Pastor Dion. The comparison of talking with God as we talk to others in relationships is powerful!
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Deleted Member Amen
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen! Great message pastor Dion. Thank you Jesus!
February 6, 2016
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Amen!  As long as I speak to God daily, my day goes good.  Thank you for this message as a reminder.
February 6, 2016
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La Toya  Grant
La Toya Grant I really enjoyed this
February 6, 2016
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker A very indepth message Pastor Todd!! I actually pray or just Thank God everyday, numerous times!! I have been doing this for years & since I allowed God to guide me, He has lead me through some very tough times. He is always the silent listener to my Prayers, but the light through my life!! Amen..
February 6, 2016
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Deleted Member Praise The Lord, He is so good to us and He loves us so much. God bless you.
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Deleted Member Amen, I pray I am always open to hear what Jesus has to say to me and that I will be that obedient servant and that one day I can hear Him say, Well Done, Thou Good and Faithful Servant.
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Myrna Gonzalez
Myrna Gonzalez Amen
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you Pastor Dion!  Lord, Use me for Your Glory Today!
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Amen. 
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Mahlet  Tsegaye
Mahlet Tsegaye Amen!
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Amen!
February 10, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Intimacy & infinite knowledge.  Knowing Jesus prayed a lot did show that whatever the cutting edge was...relating to others, arguments with the religious, miracles, patients for them for us when we don't get it....lacking faith and the obdient path He was on for His Father to bear our sins with much suffering.  Thank you, Lord for staying close to your Father.  As I..I can't do anything without you.  I tried that before.
February 20, 2016