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Grace Like Rain

  • For even as we have many members in one body, and all the members don't have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another, having gifts differing according to the grace that was given to us: if prophecy, let's prophesy according to the proportion of our faith; or service, let's give ourselves to service; or he who teaches, to his teaching; or he who exhorts, to his exhorting; he who gives, let him do it with generosity Romans 12:4 WEB

    As we drove to the client's office, I was dreading what lay ahead. I just felt that the job that we were setting out to do was going to take all day because it involved a network of machines that I knew to be temperamental and tended to work when they wanted.

    And normally it would have, but not this day. Within thirty minutes, I had fixed the computers and we were on the way home. The mountain of work had all seemed very easy, almost too easy, almost like they fixed themselves.

    The grace of God was on me. Grace is the unmerited (unearned, undeserved) favor of God. It is like oil in an engine. Grace makes things go smoothly without friction. When the Lord told Paul: 'My grace is sufficient for thee (2 Cor 12:9)', He was not kidding. It truly is. If you have ever had something fast-tracked in your life, this was probably the grace of God. His unearned favor on your life.

    One Sunday night, the Lord spoke to me through the pastor's wife and told me that He wanted me to get my GED. The next Sunday when I came to church, I had it. What took my brother one year, took me one week. It was the grace of God, when you can do no wrong, when you mysteriously know all of the answers, to all of the questions.

    When you have to face that thing that you dread, stop and pray for the Lord to come with you and give you the grace to do it. He delights when you invite Him into your life and the thing of dread can be fun, simple and easy.

    Prayer: Father, please give me abundant grace to tackle the things that I have been putting off. Help me complete the things that I have dreaded doing and make it fun, simple, and easy. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.


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Mark Duell
Mark Duell Amen. Grace, grace God's grace... Marvelous, infinite, matchless grace,freely bestowed on all who believe;you that are longing to see His face,will you this moment His grace receive? God has shown me much grace through out my life. I wouldn't be here today if He hadn't. Thank you Father.
April 13, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen.
April 13, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen! I can be the Queen of Procrastination!  I can procrastinate on things that seem overwhelming. I have changed my out look a little on this though.. if it seems overwhelming I try to jump in and get it over and done with so I am not as stumbled by anxiety. Thankfully God's Grace in sufficient! He get's me through those tough times and moves me into his love and grace even if I am stumbled for a moment. Thank you pastor! I always enjoy your devotions:) God bless <3 Pastor's Prayer: Father, please give me abundant grace to tackle the things that I have been putting off. Help me complete the things that I have dreaded doing and make it fun, simple, and easy. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.  
April 13, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen.
April 13, 2016
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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph Thank you Lord for your grace that has bless me daily. Praise the name of Jesus, Amen!
April 13, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Thank you for your grace Lord Jesus, amen. 
April 13, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome thank you God for the grace you give to me for this day. Amen
April 13, 2016
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Tavii Martin
Tavii Martin Thank God for this word!! I really needed the encouragement and ask God to please extend His grace on me!!
April 13, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt He will, Tavii.
April 13, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan                Amen~~~~~~I recall this truly working in Me at one time in My life! The best!!!!!!!  
April 13, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Gods grace is such a wonderful blessing.  Amen!!
April 13, 2016
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Rechab Vendero
Rechab Vendero Amen...   To God be the Glory unto the highest 
April 13, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I will be praying for you tomorrow.
April 13, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Prayers sent for you Angie
April 13, 2016
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez  Amen.
April 13, 2016
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Beatrice &quot;Raye&quot; Huth
Beatrice "Raye" Huth Thank you pastor for the great message; my list is long today.  I'll need grace and patience to get them done. In Jesus name I pray for grace and patience, Amen.  A beautiful and blessed day to you!
April 13, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen.
April 13, 2016
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Fraser Keys
Fraser Keys Amen may I start each and every day with God's grace!
April 13, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen His grace is new everyday!
April 13, 2016
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Kealtis &quot;Key&quot; Austin
Kealtis "Key" Austin Pastor Todd, you hit the nail right on the head this time.  Actually, you always do, but this is right on time.  God's grace is so good that I'd like to make a diet of it.  That I will have it at every meal, with every snack, and anywhere else in between all of that throughtout the day.  I'm finding out more and more, just how much He really loves us, and just how much He's really channging us to be who He created us to be.   Praise God for His grace and His mercies!  I'm a brand new creation in Christ!
April 13, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen.
April 13, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Amen  
April 13, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I want to remember all the times that God has graced me out. What a awesome God I serve.
April 13, 2016
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran God is Good All the time!  Thank you Pastor Dion, Great message for today.
April 13, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Amen ♡ 
April 13, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza "Grace is the unmerited (unearned, undeserved) favor of God." qoute from your reflections today Pastor.  So True with the LORD GOD the GRACE HE gives me everyday is sufficient for they all come from HIS abundance.  Thank you so much LORD GOD  Amen
April 13, 2016
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Denise Collins
Denise Collinsedited: April 13, 2016 Thank-you for reminding  us of God's perfect grace. Oh how truly grateful I am for His perfect love with glorious answered prayers unending!  Praying,  we'll be praising Him always, in allways, in Jesus name, amen! 
April 13, 2016
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli I have experienced GOD's GRACE and it is awesome. 
April 13, 2016
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Heide Garner
Heide Garner thankyou now pregant dread have share news family feel teenager almost hoping won,t be  discorage  me as struggled expect  this want the m say right words that sounds loving I realed what ever   say expecting even not what want hear. even judmental even they wow handle that have thankful for God in my life friends who given me corage hope  all work out  even though something  never do have four realized no point fight expecting God must know something don,t or why else let happen .
April 13, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen.
April 13, 2016
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Wow Im so shocked I dont have the words to explain my feelings But Thank you for another awesome devotional maybe I should get my GED I have two sons who are honor roll students and they both think I could pass the test easy But I dont know why I need it? Im disabled and sick most days what on earth do i need my GED for? I dont know but I do know this is no coininsidence thanku pastor Todd,Gods Best to you all sincerely Scott Riegelmann.  Ps this gives me alot to think about.  
April 13, 2016
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Michele  Smart
Michele Smart I pray for God's grace to help me balance my head and my heart when dealing with the challenges in my life right now.
April 13, 2016
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!
April 14, 2016
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Malissa Birket
Malissa Birket Thank you Pastor Dion. What should have taken me 3-4 weeks took 3 days. I was so overjoyed and very Thankful to God for working things out that has an immediate impact in my life. Yes Lord, your grace is sufficient for me. Amen! 
April 14, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Lord, I just ask that you Help me to flow in Your Grace, surrender to You, and be a vessel to Your ultimate Glory.  Lord, Give me what o pray and how to pray; what to say, and how to say it.  In Jesus' Name.  Amen.
April 14, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen!
April 14, 2016
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Beatrice &quot;Raye&quot; Huth
Beatrice "Raye" Huth Thank you for the gift of patience, grace and a free spirit. Amen.
April 16, 2016