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Snow Flakes

  • For you formed my inmost being. You knit me together in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful. My soul knows that very well. My frame wasn't hidden from you, when I was made in secret, woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my body. In your book they were all written, the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there were none of them. Psalms 139:13 WEB

    Snow flakes are made up of around 10 quintillion water molecules. That is a 1 followed by 18 zeros. That is why they say that no two snow flakes are identical.

    A typical human body is composed of around 7 Octillion atoms. That is a 7 followed by 27 zeros. Written out, it would look like this: 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.

    There is not another person on the earth just like you. Your DNA, your tongue, your eyes, your fingerprints are all unique, and God created you just the way that you are. If you became anyone else, there would no longer be a you.

    You are not an accident nor a mistake. God has a plan and a purpose for your life. You are special and He knows who you are because it was His idea to make you to begin with. Don't spend your life wishing that you were someone else.

    Get in tune with God's plan for your life and become the one that you were meant to be. You can be a mediocre someone else, or you can be a great you just as God intended you to be.

    Prayer: Father, thank You for creating me. Help me make the most of my time here and learn how to be myself. Teach me what I need to know and free me from the bondages that hold me back, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Mark Duell
Mark Duell Amen.
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Yvette York
Yvette York Amen 
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Tyler Velau
Tyler Velau Amen. Pastor Dion. Life is such a gift, a blessing from the Lord. The thing that's too darn hard for some people (like me) to figure out is how best to use this glorious gift positively, to help others. To illuminate for others the truth, that life is precious and a gift. God gifted each one of us with life for a purpose and I think at least part of that purpose is to use our gifts to help others, or in some other positive way that may help people in the future. 
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen.
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Deleted Member Amen
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza So GOD help us all on how can we use our gifts to help others.  Amen
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome thank you amen
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan Ha as I've let be known-I knew as a kid I had some thing realy great special with Me! He~As a boy he came didaly boping into My life!What a experience! So cool deep that I witnessed My Mom cut the shoe string too me early on! I always had over the top questions and answers! So confident! With 7 others to raise it was easy for Her to let bMe become Me! As ordered this specialness was My secret!!! Jes saying!!!
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen.
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Deleted Member Amen
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I am so thankful that God made me so special, and that I can serve Him different than any one else. I love this scripture. God knows me so well, and it is all for His glory.
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Deleted Member Amen and you truly are one of a kind, a very special, loving and caring soul, that blesses so many hearts and lives. 
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Laura B. Martinez
Laura B. Martinez Thank you Pastor Todd for this beautiful reminder that God doesn't make mistakes. Too often we are caught up in the mindset that we want to be someone else and if we were, our lives would be different. We need to love and appreciate who we are and realize that there is not greater love anyone can give us then God's love for us.
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Marie Hall
Marie Hall Thank you Pastor I sure needed this and I pray I sure hope the Lord can use me in some way
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Melissa-Peter Busse
Melissa-Peter Busseedited: March 30, 2016 I love this Psalm. No matter what thoughts are in my head or how I feel about myself, I can not argue with the facts that His works are wonderful and I am His. My Creator
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Deleted Member Jesus, please let me be what You want me to be. 
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! As I pray for more of Jesus and less of me I find I am walking on the path that He leads me on. It's a wonderful feeling to know you are serving the Almighty God. Everyday is a blessing as i draw closer to Hima nd He shows me who I am and why I have been placed in this situatin. I am finding myself through my Abba Father. I am not born of flesh but born of the spirit and a daughter of the Most High. He teaches me and walks with me daily in this adventure called my life. He gives me the clear direction when I am giving Him all of me. Thank you Jesus, for the gift of becoming an heir of the King!
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Linda Cella
Linda Cella Amen
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Ken Dennis
Ken Dennis Thank you Pastor for today's devotional and particularly your  prayer "help me to make the most of myself here and learn how to be myself"
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Sharon Peterson
Sharon Peterson I woke up here in the Sunny Southwest to SNOW.  I always read your article first thing in the morning and it's titled Snowflakes.  Mmmmm Felt led to share these snow scriptures. Proverbs 25:13 NIV Like a snow-cooled drink at harvest time is a trustworthy messenger to the one who sends him; he refreshes the spirit of his master. Isaiah 55:10-11 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,  so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.      
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Amen
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Thank you Sharon...love the Word & the deep meaning within.
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Maritza Mendes
Maritza Mendes I really needed to read this. I dont feel good about myself because of my weight. And its so hard on me to find a job because of my weight. This reading made me feel alot better. Thank you 
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler I pray Maritza that Lord will give you everything you need to have to succeed in losing the weight you desire.  Meanwhile all the love He has for you to have hope it will be in a little while.  Blessings Maritza!
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Thank you, and Amen!
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield These are the words that every teenager needs to hear!
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza So true Kathy. 
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke Amen
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Julie Magill
Julie Magill Amen, its amazing to me how God speaks to our hearts. so hard some times to be yourself when others have judgmental view or want you to be someone different for them.. I am learning to not do that. I want to be myself and be the best that God will make me. 
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Amen!
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli AMEN!!
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Phynedra Franklin
Phynedra Franklin Amen God is so awesome.
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen!
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Very interesting info..wow!  We truly are unique!  Help me to be who you want me to be what you had in mind, Lord!
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Jeanne Hill
Jeanne Hill God loves us and is the only one who can change us for the better. Amen.
March 31, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen.Thanks be to God.There is no other like his.
April 3, 2016