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Coming Apart At The Seams

  • Early in the morning, while it was still dark, he rose up and went out, and departed into a deserted place, and prayed there. Simon and those who were with him searched for him. They found him and told him, 'Everyone is looking for you.' Mark 1:35 WEB

    Jesus would often withdraw from the noisy crowds to be alone with the Father in prayer. It was here that He chose His disciples, refreshed His strength, prepared for the coming day, and got the next mission.

    Jesus did not have a cake walk while here on the earth. He was tested in every way and passed (Heb. 4:15). Jesus earned 'Worthy is the Lamb', it was not given to Him. Part of this was that He had to pray hard and regularly.

    We often get caught in the hustle and bustle of the day and slowly start to fall apart under the stress. If we can get alone and spend some time in prayer, those things will heal and fall into place. God will help us take care of it.

    When you don't know the answer, He does. When you don't have the resources, He does. When you feel lost and don't know what to do next, He does. When no one else on earth cares about you, He does.

    No matter how busy you get today, set aside a little time for prayer so that you can refresh your spirit. You build yourself up by praying (Jude 20). We are to pray always and not give up (Luke 18:1). Spending some time with God will provide the answer to your question.

    Prayer: Father, I thank You for all that You do for me. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Walk with me and talk with me today. Help me learn to recognize Your voice and know when You are leading me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning! On the Bible quizzes that we announced yesterday, we forgot to mention that they are based on the RHM Bible Study on the Gospel of Luke, which you can find under "Pastor''s Corner" on the site menu! ALSO, the Creation Photographers fun theme for the week is "The Fungus That is Among Us", and the April challenge for the Healthy Living group is "Positive Affirmations", which you can find in the Events list! Have a blessed day :)!

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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann Thank you for this message. Amen
April 6, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Amen, amen and amen. 
April 6, 2016
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Kath Paro
Kath Paro Dion~ This message is for me!  It explains why I insist in my getting up at 4:30 am. It is so I  I have quiet time with my Lord and we can talk about what the day brings.  I become ready ro handle the bustle and chaos the day brings me.  I have my Higher Power to help me as I face each challenge with His attitude of grace, peace and serenity.  Thank you for sharing just what I need! 
April 6, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen! Thank you! Pastor's Prayer: Father, I thank You for all that You do for me. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Walk with me and talk with me today. Help me learn to recognize Your voice and know when You are leading me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
April 6, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!!
April 6, 2016
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Jeffrey Smith
Jeffrey Smith Amen.
April 6, 2016
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Linda Cella
Linda Cella Amen
April 6, 2016
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy Amen, Amen and Amen!!!
April 6, 2016
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Laura B. Martinez
Laura B. Martinez Thank you Pastor Todd. This is something I pray for every day.
April 6, 2016
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Peggy Linkous
Peggy Linkous THATS HOW I HAVE BEEN FEELING NOW FOR SEVERAL DAYS,COMING APART AT THE SEAMS,I AM IN NEED OF SOME PRAYERS TODAY,FOR THE THOUGHTS I AM HAVING ARE NOT VERY GOOD,I PRAY TO GOD EVERY DAY,AND I WANT TO THANK YOU DION FOR YOUR MESSAGES EVERY DAY,I LOOK FORWARD TO THIS EACH DAY.
April 6, 2016
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez Praying for you .Please pray for me .
April 6, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I will pray for you, Kathie.
April 6, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I am going to pray for you, Peggy. You are very special to God, He wants you to renew your mind daily, by being in His word. He created you for a purpose and has a plan for your life. You are very special to Him, Their is no other Peggy like you. He loves you very much. And so do I.
April 6, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus God loves you more than anything!  Jesus would have died on that Cross just for you, even if you were the only one on earth!!!  God Bless you!
April 6, 2016
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Julia  Bailey
Julia Bailey Just hang in there Peggy and give God 100 percent of control over you .   He loves you and wants only the best for you.  You are a joint heir with Jesus.  I am praying for you.
April 6, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome amen
April 6, 2016
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield I admit, it's sometimes difficult to find time to pray.When the weather cooperates, I go for walks and pray as I stroll along.But most of the time, I try to pray before going to sleep at night.
April 6, 2016
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Michele  Smart
Michele Smart Jesus be a shield from the stress life brings and let your light shine through.  Amen!
April 6, 2016
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Nicole Summers
Nicole Summers This message hit me like a brick. I was thinking about this subject because, my doctor gave me 4 weeks to figure out what it is I want to do. I know I need to meditate on his word and listen to his voice to guide me. Amen. Thank you pastor for this message.
April 6, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza "When you don't know the answer, He does. When you don't have the resources, He does. When you feel lost and don't know what to do next, He does. When no one else on earth cares about you, He does. "  This is so true and I can relate to this.  Everytime I get stressed and sad, I pray and my favorite verse would come to me.  "Do not lean in your own understanding but trust and love the LORD OUR GOD with all my heart and acknowledge HIM in all my ways and circumstances and HE will straighten my path."
April 6, 2016
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Heide Garner
Heide Garner wow that so cool something someone at church prayed over me  as kneel down at alter the sunday thanks for sharing .  
April 6, 2016
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Heide Garner
Heide Garner wow yes sounds right none know the future about weak half ago  took test  want answer be negative no was postive your pregant know my husband will be their  I have always liked what meant hold someone else baby and give back knowing was not mine  I love three have want keep time way has been  so trying embrace the unknown wrap my mind around the future which overwhelm to have four verse three get ready for church. so thankyou time manner this felt morging got in prayer peace know God there evn if right now wish was no  happening.
April 6, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I pray that I will be still and hear you speak to me through your word, I pray that the Holy Spirit will teach me to listen for your will. I want to know you better and know that You love me, and want that personal relationship with You.
April 6, 2016
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Julia  Bailey
Julia Bailey God knows the question and answer before we do.  He is always there and talks with me, holds me or carries me if that is what I need.  He is always always available and I just praise his name. The posts are so what I need.    
April 6, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen!
April 6, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝ My favorite time everyday is my time reading the word and praying. I can stay in my roo all day and read about the Lord. It gives me peace. Amen <3 Thank You, Pastor Dion :-)
April 6, 2016
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker I did this today!! Actually everyday I pray, numerous times each day I Thank God for everything in my life. The air I breath, my children, my heartbeat...I Thank him for saving my Son who  had a 10% chance of surviving a motorcycle accident...3 years ago. I have a living Miracle and it's because I prayed to Him!! God heard me.. He will answer your prayers too!!! Just Pray!!!  Amen. Thank you Gracious Lord God!! And Thank you to Pastor Todd & Mrs. Todd!! Bless you both!
April 6, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you Pastor Dion!  Lord, I thank You especially for this Word of Guidance today.  You know the messy situation that I am facing at work.  I ask that You would Help me to face it with the right attitude and grace.  Help me to consider the total health and well-being of all concerned and to act accordingly.  Because You love me, I love you back, and I love them too.  Help me to do whatever it takes to communicate that love.  In Jesus' Name.  Amen.
April 7, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh AMEN.Thank you Father,that we can feel free to come and talk to you anytime anywhere.Help us always to abide in you at all times.,knowing that you are always pleased to hear from us.In Jesus name I pray.
April 9, 2016