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Caught in a Trap

  • Keep me from the snare which they have laid for me, From the traps of the workers of iniquity. Let the wicked fall together into their own nets, While I pass by. Psalms 141:9 WEB

    A trap is a device that is designed to not look like a trap. In fishing we call it a Lure. There is a deadly hook hidden within something that looks tasty. In a pit trap, they dig a hole in the ground, place sharp sticks in the bottom, and then cover it with branches and leaves to conceal it. The unfortunate animal that falls into it does not realize that it is a trap until it is too late.

    So many things in life look harmless, enticing, pleasurable, but the end result of them is bondage. For instance, to some, drugs may seem like a harmless escape, but they almost always end in some form of addiction. For others it may be an affair, pornography, or who knows what, but the end result is always bad for us.

    God has a plan for you, but the enemy has a counter plan for your life, if you will take the bait. All along the path of life are snares and traps set for you with the sole purpose of you becoming someone's supper. It always involves a choice and God will provide a way out if we listen. When we stumble, we know darn well what we are doing.

    David also added 'while I pass by' which literally means 'while I pass right on by the trap safely!' He was a man who had slipped through many nets with the help of God. David knew where his help came from.

    "For by you, I run against a troop. By my God, I leap over a wall" (2 Samuel 22:30).

    No weapon formed against David prospered, and he served God his entire life. It was not that David was a perfect man, it was that when he stumbled, he would humbly repent and then try it again.

    Watch out for the bait. If it looks like something you want, but you feel that little voice inside warning you, then you better avoid it. If you have already gotten snared, cry out to God who will deliver you. God can get you out of the net. He is a delivering God and will set His people free, but it is a lot easier on you if you just don't take the bait.

    Prayer: Father, help me to avoid the traps in my life. Help me make the right decisions and follow You with my whole heart. Light a fresh fire within me and draw my heart to You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray

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Janet Clary
Janet Clary Pastor Dion, todays devotion speaks to all of us and especially those who are recovering from addictions.  Priniciple before personality is often what i have to live by.  YOu are right... if it looks good, step back and rethink!!  God grants us so many wonderful hours in our day yet we often feel like we should have that luxury without thinking sometimes.  When we ignor or by pass Gods word and love for us, we will feel the "sting" of the trap.    Thanks for your devotion!!  We all need to watch for the Trap!!  Hugs and be blessed today, Janet
March 10, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen! Thank you Pastor for another great devotion. Pastor's Prayer: Father, help me to avoid the traps in my life. Help me make the right decisions and follow You with my whole heart. Light a fresh fire within me and draw my heart to You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray
March 10, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Yes Lord, amen. 
March 10, 2016
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann Amen
March 10, 2016
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Yvette York
Yvette York Amen I needed this this morning Amen 
March 10, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke Amen, that's my daily prayer, no weapon fashioned against God's children will prosper . Good morning pastor, thank you for blessing and opening my eyes every day 
March 10, 2016
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Stephanie  George
Stephanie George Good morning all and thank you Pastor for such encouraging words. Father God I thank you for being a shield for me, I thank you for leading and guiding me, Father when others wrong me you keep me and remind me to not only forgive them but love them as you do the same for me.  I thank you Lord that in spite of my situation I can still say thank you Lord for continuing to use me and bless me. I ask father that you continue to use this ministry to reach the multitudes will acceptance, love,  and understanding. Thank you Father for your son and your Holy Spirit and thank you for such a loving and caring group of Christians who not only spread your word but do your will. Amen  You all have a blessed and wonderful day and thanks again for the awesome word
March 10, 2016
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Kath Paro
Kath Paro Amen!  Dion you have struck a cord that I deal with daily.  I am a recovering alcoholic and addict.  I must daily ask for His hep in fighting the enemy.  God also has given me tools also to give me more armor to fight the enemy.  I also have mental illnesses and other illness's plus my fracture.  My Higher Power has granted me tools against the enemy for those too!  I thank my God, my Savor momently.
March 10, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I will pray that you will have victory daylie.
March 10, 2016
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Kath Paro
Kath Paro Thank you Twila!  
March 10, 2016
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Norman Glaze Sr
Norman Glaze Sr Amen.  
March 10, 2016
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Yvonne Salas
Yvonne Salas Amen! ! 
March 10, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Good morning, Helena, God bless :)!
March 10, 2016
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Wendy Blake
Wendy Blake I'm fighting a trip right now and talked with God about it this morning, who I haven't talked to in some time.  I logged on and read devotions, which I haven't done in a while either and this one hit home so please pray for me and my struggle right now because it is huge and very terrifying for me and I know God should be the first place I turn but today he is my last hope to get through this.  Amen
March 10, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd I pray that the Lord will guide you through this Wendy. Dum spiro spero. (While I breathe, I hope).
March 10, 2016
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Sharon Peterson
Sharon Peterson I pray the Lord's direction for you in this matter and for His peace beyond all understanding.
March 10, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Praying for you to have victory.
March 10, 2016
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Dear Heavenly Father, please help Wendy thru this thing she is struggling with.  Guide her into the direction that you want her to go, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray..AMEN!!!
March 10, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus I pray that God will deliver you in your time of need in Jesus name Amen! God bless you wendy.
March 10, 2016
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Pam Watkins
Pam Watkins Amen
March 10, 2016
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Linda Cella
Linda Cella Amen
March 10, 2016
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr. Amen, amen, amen.
March 10, 2016
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Eric Rodriguez
Eric Rodriguez A  M  E  N   !   !   !     Indeed ..........
March 10, 2016
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Laura B. Martinez
Laura B. Martinez Amen!!!!!!
March 10, 2016
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez Amen !!!!!  
March 10, 2016
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Carol McCalla
Carol McCalla Amen!!!
March 10, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen!
March 10, 2016
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Sharon Peterson
Sharon Peterson That is a wonderful message Pastor and I love the Psalm.  That is why I often have to pray The Lord's Prayer, to lead me not into temptation.
March 10, 2016
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Sharon, The Lord's Prayer is my every day prayer, I always start my day with The Lord's Prayer.
March 10, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt All kinds of things can look so good, and seem OK.  like things on sale that look like a good deal and you think you need it when you really don't need it. That is one thing I need to listen to God on. I pray that I will wate and listen for God to let me know what He wants me to do.
March 10, 2016
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese I always liked hearing about David. He is so real inside and out. Good message. Thank you.
March 10, 2016
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield With the exception of Jesus, the Bible contains so many stories of imperfect sinners who repented and were forgiven.That is something I remember whenever I succomb to sin.
March 10, 2016
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelliedited: March 10, 2016 AMEN!  Thank you for today's devotional, it is always nice to have a reminder of how not to fall into a trap.  
March 10, 2016
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Phynedra Franklin
Phynedra Franklin Amen thanks for devotional Pastor Todd blessings
March 10, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen! Yes lord light a fresh fire in my heart in Jesus name Amen!
March 10, 2016
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Thank you pastor Todd for your wisdom and your awesome way with words Todays devotional has been an eye opener for alot of the flock I love to read all the feed back God Bless each and everyone of you My heart cries out for those who are hurting and my prayers are sent! Thanx again Pastor Todd for your devotions with Love.
March 10, 2016
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!
March 10, 2016
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker Amen to this devotional!! There are so many traps in our lives today! Wolves in sheeps clothing! My eyes are open and my faith in God guides me away from many traps!! Thank you Pastor Todd and Mrs Todd for your ministry. 
March 10, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you Pastor Dion! : Father, help me to avoid the traps in my life. Help me make the right decisions and follow You with my whole heart. Light a fresh fire within me and draw my heart to You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
March 11, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler It looks like something I want...great reminder to keep on the hour. Oiect us Holy Spirit we are dumb sheep who need a Shepard!
March 13, 2016