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Get Up And Go

  • Yahweh said to Joshua, Get you up; why are you thus fallen on your face? Joshua 7:10 WEB

    Joshua lay on his face before the Lord while praying. Israel had sinned and as a result, they had lost the battle at the small town of Ai. The first town that they had come to in the promised land was Jericho. The walls fell down after marching around it seven times, and it was not a difficult battle.

    They were supposed to bring all the loot into the Lord's treasury, but a man named Achan took some of the loot, kept it for himself and the Lord withdrew from Israel. Where they had taken Jericho almost without a fight, the small town of Ai beat them and made them retreat.

    When the Lord answered Joshua, it was basically 'Get up, make it right, and let's go forward!' God gave Joshua no time to lay there and dwell on the past mistakes and events that happened. They dealt with Achan and went and took the city.

    Many times in my life, I have stumbled, turned back and wandered away from God. Each time after I returned and prayed, it was exactly like this: 'ok, now let's go forward!' God is always calling you into your future, into your destiny. The devil is always calling you into your past, reminding you of your mistakes, and giving you feelings of shame.

    Your past is gone, so let it go. Today is the first day of the rest of your life and God has a plan for you, a destiny to fulfill. Don't live in your past mistakes, meditating on how much time has been wasted. When you dwell on those, you are siding with the enemy. Let this sink in: God talks about your future. The devil talks about your past.

    Prayer: Father, thank You for all that You do for me. Draw my heart to You and give me the will to keep getting up when I stumble. Thank You for Your mercy. Lead me into all that You have for me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann Amen. 
March 7, 2016
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Janet Clary
Janet Clary Pastor Dion, we all need to post this somewhere in our home!!  Satan loves a loser and when we sit and do nothing, he rejoices.  The Lord knows that I have given up many times in my life or allowed another person to convience me that I should stop and quit doing what I want to do for myself.  Allowing someone to make you feel worthless is the negative stop sign to failure!!   You and our First Lady have taught me that no matter how hard of a struggle we have had in our past, look to God and the light on the road ahead!!  Never be afraid to fall because God is always there to catch us and walk with us to be better Christians.  Moving forward can only provide one thing- a closer love for the Lord and a new journey in the days ahead.  Thanks for reminding me that positive love from the Lord is always here because he wants us to succeed at the life He has for us.  :)  Hugs, Janet
March 7, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt So true.
March 7, 2016
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Deleted Member Amen. God bless you my precious friend. Such inspiring words. 
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Kath Paro
Kath Paro Dion~ Good message!  Again it reminds me of past events.  What of your messages hasn't?  I suddenly realized this morning, duh Kath that is his job!  And here I thought I was all better!  I am a work in progress and will be forever.  I will never be done until I join my Higher Power and become one of His angels.  The devil has had free boarding in my head for a loooong time.  It is time to say ta ta and let Him take residence.  I can remember my past but not let it engulf me and cause guilt, shame, remorse, etc.   Just learn from it.  Today I chose my Higher Power and walk in His path and go forward with my head held high.  Thank you my God almighty!
March 7, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen!
March 7, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen! 
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Deleted Member Amen and Praise The Lord.
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan Hum seems to be quit real-hum in Him although!!!!!!!!!!
March 7, 2016
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Jenifer Titus
Jenifer Titusedited: March 7, 2016 My Lord, this is so needed today. Thank you. Good day to all.
March 7, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome Hallelujah I am listening Lord speak to me I love you Lord Hallelujah amen
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Deleted Member Amen
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Norman Glaze Sr
Norman Glaze Sr Wow. Amen! Wonderfully Said.
March 7, 2016
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Khalilah Horton- Spencer
Khalilah Horton- Spencer Good Morning Church, Pastor Todd thank you for the message. I love it...I hope you have a blessed day.
March 7, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!!  Lord as I enter this day, I lay all of my worries down, pray that all will be well, and continue to look to you for guidance.
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Deleted Member Amen and Amen.
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Lorna Smetak
Lorna Smetak Amen. I love this devotional. It is so true. It can cause people to have anxiety over something that is in the past. Which the devil loves to do both.
March 7, 2016
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Joey Smith
Joey Smith Amen, thank you Pastor Dion for sharing the words of the Lord this morning, it's always a blessing to hear words of encoragement to start the day.Have a Blessed and wonderful day.
March 7, 2016
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Phynedra Franklin
Phynedra Franklin Amen thanks Pastor Dion an on time message.
March 7, 2016
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Sharon Peterson
Sharon Peterson That is so true. The devil wants to keep you  dwelling in your mistakes of the past.    Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,  I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14
March 7, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen.
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Deleted Member Amen
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez Thank you Jesus .  
March 7, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I love this devotion. That is why Jesus died, to forgive me all of my sin's, Past, Present, and Future sin's. Thank you Jesus for giving me victory, Satan was fatuly wounded when You died and rose again. help me LORD to put my belief into action, this is true faith.
March 7, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen!
March 7, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Amen ❤
March 7, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen.Thank you Pastor.For God encouraging word,and for your prayer of encouragement as well.Father thank you for your word,for your love and never giving up on us.Lord abide in us and help us to abide in you every day,fill us a new with the Holy Spirit,and a burning desire in our hearts to keep following you..In Jesus name I pray.
March 7, 2016
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Linda Cella
Linda Cella Amen
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen! 
March 7, 2016
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli AMEN! Thank you Pastor Dion for this word of encouragement today.  I needed to hear this because there are times I think about my past and then feel unworthy.  Thank you for letting me know I am always worthy of God's Love and Forgiveness.
March 7, 2016
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Atooba Abiodun
Atooba Abiodun Amen, I 'm  really appreciate for today word of encouragement and it's moved me a lot coz when did something that I know that is not good I feel  reluctant, feel bad and always think of it but today now makes me understand that I should get up and go forward that God had forgiven me. 
March 7, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord I have looked back on things in my life that I have regretted instead of leaving them with God and moving forward. I try not to do this but sometimes the old memories come to the surface to unsettle and upset me. Thank you Lord that we can give all our troubles to you and we can move forward with your Blessings and love.
March 7, 2016
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Albert Chau
Albert Chau Shame and guilt are 2 oldest tricks from Satan pulling people down and away from God. It just like a broken record playing over and over again.
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Deleted Member Praise The Lord for this wonderful devotional. God bless you. 
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!
March 7, 2016
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Stephanie  George
Stephanie George Amen what an awesome word.  This is a great reminder especially for me because I am dealing with so much. The enemy is always reminding me of things from my past that have been long forgiven.  
March 7, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Lord, Draw my heart to You and Give me the will to keep getting up when I fall.  In Jesus' Name I pray.  Amen.
March 8, 2016
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello This is exactly the way my life has been and what I've been dealing with. I needed to read this word from the Lord. It speaks directly to my heart. Thank you Holy Spirit and pastor Dion for this encouraging message.
March 8, 2016
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Norman Glaze Sr
Norman Glaze Sr Amen Pastor.
March 9, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Do not call to mind the former things nor ponder the things of the past...... Since you are precious in my sight and I love you..  Psalm 43: 18 to end God's great care & love for us...love these verses!
March 13, 2016