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Facing Failure

  • He entered into one of the boats, which was Simon's, and asked him to put out a little from the land. He sat down and taught the multitudes from the boat. When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, 'Put out into the deep, and let down your nets for a catch.' Simon answered him, 'Master, we worked all night, and took nothing; but at your word I will let down the net.' When they had done this, they caught a great multitude of fish, and their net was breaking. Luke 5:3 WEB

    After fishing all night long, they had caught nothing. Peter, James, and his brother John had given up and were washing the nets, but Jesus came down to the water's edge and asked to use one of their boats as a pulpit to teach from.

    When Jesus was done teaching, He told Peter to 'Try it again.' Peter told Jesus that they had fished all night and caught nothing, 'but at Your word' we will let down the net. I am sure that Peter was skeptical. After all, he was the professional fisherman, but when he did what Jesus told him they caught more fish than their boats could hold.

    Sometimes God calls us to do something that we have already done and failed at before, but there is a huge difference when He is in the boat with us. His grace makes all things possible and you can do all things through Christ when He strengthens you (Phil. 4:13).

    If you feel God asking you to do something, but you have already been there and done that, be open to the idea. Even though you have toiled all night and caught nothing, at His word, let down the nets once again and trust Him to fill it. All things are possible with God.

    Prayer: Father, I thank You for today and pray that You speak to me in a clear way that I understand. Help me to know You and recognize Your work. Lead me into all that You have for me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Trish Hicks
Trish Hicks Thank you for this Pastor Dion, This is a great reminder.One i needed for these past couple of days. Thank u so much
March 14, 2016
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Yvette York
Yvette York Thank you I needed to here these words this morning 
March 14, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson I look to you Lord when I don't know the answer and I thank you Lord for reminding me to take a step back and wait for you.  When I wait, the results are wonderful.  Amen!!
March 14, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen.  
March 14, 2016
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Kath Paro
Kath Paro Dion~ Thank you for the wise words.  I needed to hear these.  They tell me to continue my trust in God, that I am following His will and plan.  When things don't go as I think they should, I pray and He gives me the solution.
March 14, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen.
March 14, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Amen 
March 14, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome amen
March 14, 2016
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Joey Smith
Joey Smith Amen
March 14, 2016
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Mario Tridente
Mario Tridente All things are possible through Christ I just have to remember that verse all day today  
March 14, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt AMEN!
March 14, 2016
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Laura B. Martinez
Laura B. Martinez Amen.
March 14, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen. God is a big God and He is never finished with us. I want to listen for His direction, and obey Him, even if I have done something for 100 times.
March 14, 2016
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Sharon Peterson
Sharon Peterson That is so true. It is God's timing.
March 14, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen!
March 14, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen!
March 14, 2016
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Phynedra Franklin
Phynedra Franklin Amen
March 14, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord Thank you for this message. All things are possible with God. Amen.
March 14, 2016
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!
March 14, 2016
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Mahlet  Tsegaye
Mahlet Tsegaye Amen
March 15, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Lord, Give me a heart to hear and obey You.
March 15, 2016
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Linda Cella
Linda Cella Amen
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Samantha Greer
Samantha Greer Amen.
March 18, 2016