Recent Blog Entries

  • 5 hours ago
    Posted by Dion Todd
    Yahweh said to Gideon, 'The people who are with you are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hand, lest Israel brag against me, saying, 'My own hand has saved me.' Now therefore proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, 'Whoever is fearful and trembling, let him return and depart fro...
  • Wed at 3:01 AM
    Posted by Dion Todd
    Hezekiah prospered in all his works. However concerning the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who sent to him to inquire of the wonder that was done in the land, God left him, to try him, that he might know all that was in his heart. 2 Chronicles 32:30 WEBWhile attending classes at a school, t...
  • Tue at 3:01 AM
    Posted by Dion Todd
    Now after the death of Moses the servant of Yahweh, Yahweh spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' servant, saying, 'Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go across this Jordan, you, and all these people, to the land which I am giving to them, even to the children of Israel. I have given you...
View All




Heads or Tails

  • For we were saved in hope, but hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for that which he sees? But if we hope for that which we don't see, we wait for it with patience. Rom 8:24 WEB

    Oh, I don't want to face tomorrow. I have a bad, bad, feeling about this. On and on we go, into a spiral of self-pity and hopelessness. Fear, anxiety and depression begin to snowball and soon consume us. Eventually there is a complete lack of hope, and only bleak darkness is left.

    Hope can be defined as expectation, trust and confidence. Knowing that something good is coming your way. Fear can be defined as anxious, apprehensive, alarmed, or dread. Knowing that something bad is coming your way.

    They are polar opposites, and you cannot live in one realm while walking in the other. A strange thing is that neither of these are seen. Both are invisible, like the wind, and it really takes just as much faith and energy to believe one as the other. The difference is that one builds you up, and the other brings you down.

    Do not waste your energy on fear, channel it into hope. Instead of speaking about what might happen, focus on what you want to happen, then act accordingly and wait patiently for it to come to pass. God hears our prayers. He is not deaf. We just have to learn to grow up a little and trust Him along the way. He has got this and when it is over and you are looking back, you will feel silly to have doubted Him. I know from experience. I have the t-shirt.

    Prayer: Father, I thank You for today and I am looking forward in hope for what You are doing in my life. I know that You will see me through whatever I face and I look to You for my needs. My help comes from the Lord. I choose to trust in You today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning and happy Sunday! We pray you all have a blessed and restful Sabbath. For those who have not seen, Pastor Dion is starting a Q&A area for question both technical and scriptural. Members can both ask questions and offer answers. We invite you all to take a look!


Tip: You must be logged into the website to leave comments.

 

Social Sharing

27 comments
  • 1
David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Strangely, I can be at polar opposites at the same time... I know ALL the time I am blessed, even when I am in the middle of a raging storm of hormonal imbalances that leave me emotionally unstable. Though I can feel the doom and despair I know it's just all a lie from the great deciever and that the truth is I am really being held by our heavenly Father until I can feel his peace again and then I am still held by him. When I am drowning in despair I know it's because I have not focused on the truth but let myself listen to those lies... I also know it's time to GET UP> GET OUT> GRAB MY CAMERA>>and go find some peace in God's great outdoors! My husband knows me well and knows when to get me in the car and drive! He is awesome that way. We took a drive yesterday and felt very blessed by all the hearts in nature and the beautiful birds we captured on camera. I am winding down now and my hormone levels are almost completely back to normal so I can think with much more ration and less emotion again. YEA!  Thank you for this reminder of where to focus when fear and anxiety come breaking my door down instead of knocking... focus on God's truth!  Pastor's Prayer: Father, I thank You for today and I am looking forward in hope for what You are doing in my life. I know that You will see me through whatever I face and I look to You for my needs. My help comes from the Lord. I choose to trust in You today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
April 10, 2016
  • 1
Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen.
April 10, 2016
  • 1
Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza amen
April 10, 2016
  • 1
Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome amen
April 10, 2016
  • 2
Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I pray that I keep my eyes on Jesus. It is important that I handle my circumstances Gods way. Him working through me is what is important. I can do nothing on my own.
April 10, 2016
  • 2
Rechab Vendero
Rechab Vendero Hi Everyone   Good Day.   I was struck by today's Gospel as I am currently in my self-pity and hopelessness due to my current crisis with personal debts that I am facing. I just do hope by the virtue of God's word will be able to guide me thorough this challenges to be able to survive it day by day, considering every morning when I woke up it seems that it is very heavy to face again life which preventing me in continuing my plan and my mission in life. This is maybe because I am currently in the feeling of anxiety and full of fear that I might get to prison one day because of my debts, But I do hope that one day I can able to survive this deepest depression that been with me day by day. Hope God will continue to provide me more strength and courage to face this all endeavours... To God be the glory into the highest. Regards Rechab
April 10, 2016
  • 1
Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Prayers I sent for you
April 10, 2016
  • 1
Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan            Good Morning!! Its gonna be quit interesting what I say too whats had Me down troden-suffering as I have been!!!@
April 10, 2016
  • 4
Janet Clary
Janet Clary Pastor Dion, this is what I need to hear today and in the days to come.  :)  Sometimes we allow fear to be our next breath and how painful it is, when that happens.  Many of us who have suffered from bad moments in our life, deal with so much fear of what we cannot see in the next moments, ahead!  I have to remind myself each day to "Let go and let God".  He will never harm us nor will He abandon us, no mater what the situation.   I am the worlds worse to get 'panicky' and have a anxiety attack.  It takes a few minutes sometimes to realize that the Lord is right there with us and all we have to do is ask for His blessings.  God loves us even when we feel our darkest hour is our doom. Pastor Dion, thanks so much for your words each day of hope and love!! You and our First Lady, Ms. Sylvia are true disciples of the Lord and we are so blessed to have you as our pastor.  Gods love and blessings be with you both today, Janet
April 10, 2016
  • 1
Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez Amen, I needed to hear this today. My hope does come from the Lord
April 10, 2016
  • 2
Doug Campbell
Doug Campbelledited: April 10, 2016 I look forward to this every day now. So good to hear.  A great help. Thank you! I don't get the t-shirt reference. Am I just dense?
April 10, 2016
  • 1
Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese I don't necessarily believe that growing up a little will fix our hope. If there is fear of the unknown or future, it can be because that hope has been dashed many times to the point it makes it hard to have faith after. If we see how or hopes have been fulfilled, it is much raiser to have hope in the things we hope for in the future. I think the best thing we can do is work at giving it all up to God to decide what is best for us and even then it might be hard to do that too in the hardest of times. I also believe that acknowledging and giving  ourselves permission to feel how we feel about our fears goes a long way for our fears to not take over our minds too. When we avoid how we feel we can be afraid to face things then. Just my 2 cents and experience on the subject.
April 10, 2016
  • 3
Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese Pastor, I just wish to add that although I disagree on a point or two on your devo today, I do not wish to offend in any way. I feel a safe place for differing opinions has been created here and it is good. I think with a topic like fear, it can cause many of us to be in different points of our journey because of varying experiences in life and having different levels of supportive relationships that we have had. I only wish to acknowledge the good you have done in having a safe space to discuss things like this. Thank you.
April 10, 2016
  • 1
Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli AMEN!!  Thankyou Pastor Dion and may you and Sylvia have a very Blessed Day
April 10, 2016
  • 1
Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! faith has no fear  as fear has no faith.
April 10, 2016
  • 1
Carol P
Carol P I love this devition.  Thanks.  Yay!  I finally figured out how to get my password to work so I can cooment.  Now I am off to church. ♡♡♡
April 10, 2016
  • 1
Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph I will trust in you Lord always my faith and hope is in you. For we walk by faith not by sight. May the Lord continue to bless you pastor Dion with your encouraging devotionals. Amen.
April 10, 2016
  • 1
Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen!
April 10, 2016
  • 1
Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Amen thank you pastor for your words of wisdom!
April 10, 2016
  • 2
Kathy Kingery
Kathy Kingery Amen and thank you. I've been there too and have many of the tee shirts.  Anxiety over a big event yesterday kept me from getting much sleep the night before.  I prayed for the Lord to give His peace and to give me strength No matter how it turned out
April 10, 2016
  • 1
Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr. Amen
April 10, 2016
  • 2
Natalie Carey
Natalie Carey Your words hit me right between my eyes. I am so guilty of this that I realized how much I fail to trust God. I act like I am walking the journey alone and forget Jesus is right where I need Him to be at my side.
April 10, 2016
  • 1
Julia  Bailey
Julia Bailey Great.  Just trust in the Lord and know that He  Has us in His palm. So powerful.  Thank you.
April 10, 2016
  • 1
Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion! Father, I thank You for today and I am looking forward in hope for what You are doing in my life. I know that You will see me through whatever I face and I look to You for my needs. My help comes from the Lord. I choose to trust in You today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.  And I thank You now.  Amen.
April 11, 2016
  • 1
Christine Thompson
Christine Thompson Amen
April 11, 2016
  • 1
Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke Lord my hope and trust is in you, thank you pastor Todd this is for me, always fear about tomorrow. 
April 11, 2016
  • 1
Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman Definitely needed to see this, thank you Pastor
April 11, 2016