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Your Testimony

  • Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. 1Pet. 4:12 ESV

    I have a testimony that I share sometimes where the Lord gave me a horrible job in a plant polishing brass and sweeping the floor. Within a year, I was the manager and everyone that worked there was saved. When I went to church, I filled my entire row with guests. The pastor loved me. If I had not lost my previous job I would not have this testimony.

    Unless a test comes, there is no testimony. Testimony, witness, a matter of fact, are things that come from our experience. These are the things you can stand on when the going gets tough. Things that you hear from others help, but the things that you have lived are your testimony and will help you, and others.

    When you look at what Jesus has already brought you through, you know that He will bring you through this as well. Just as David killed the lion, the bear and was now ready for Goliath, the Lord will turn your test into a testimony. The things that you now suffer will work out for your own good in due time.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I know that You are with me and will bring me through whatever I face. I pray that You have Your way in my life today and draw my heart to You, in the name of Jesus.

    Note: Good morning! For those who did not see it, the Creation Photographers fun theme this week is "Watching God''s Gardens Grow" We may sow the seeds but it''s God''s love that makes them grow. If you would like to share in the fun, send us your best garden shots. This theme is open for interpretation as to what you consider a garden and, as always, you are free to share as you like.

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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan          Amazing idea!! I certainly will keep this is mind!! Blessings too all!!!
May 18, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt AMEN!
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen! Thank you :) God bless! Pastor's Prayer: Heavenly Father, I know that You are with me and will bring me through whatever I face. I pray that You have Your way in my life today and draw my heart to You, in the name of Jesus.
May 18, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen!
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Amen 
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Heide Garner
Heide Garner I shared my testmony with youth how grw up and  didn,t know God  but found faith turned life around well that night my sister called late when got bck from church tell om was not going be there for last thanksgiving before moved from calfornia I was  hurt thought not let this ruin last thankgiving here even more thankful shared my testmony that night pastor wife help bring peace to me about disappoinment not having mother support me in getting married that didn,t matter anymore what thought all matter God knewb try my best going  find hope all my my life is.  
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen!
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen!
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<i>Deleted Member</i>
Deleted Member God is so good.
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Kath Paro
Kath Paro Dion~ Thank you for your testimony.  It brings to the forefront of my consciousness the things I have been through that I could not have done without the help of my Higher Power.  I wouldn't be the person I am today had it not been for the experiences I have been through.  God had and has a purpose for all He does, I don't have to know what or why He plans my life as He does just follow the path. Bless you Dion and have a wonderful day!
May 18, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I agree, God does know what He is doing.
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Deleted Member Amen
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Retta Morgan
Retta Morgan Amen thank you Lord for all my test  You have bought me through all my storms  I give you glory I'm learing how to trust in you .
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Carol Policastro
Carol Policastro I too am learning how to trust You Father.  Trying so hard to put my stubborness and contol issues to the side and to get out of Your way. 
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt AMEN!
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Amen
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen! I am too Lord thank you for everything!!
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<i>Deleted Member</i>
Deleted Member Amen, I too am learning too, how to trust more and know that Jesus is going to bring me through my storms. Thank You Jesus.
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I want to keep trusting God, He is so powerful, and He will work with me every thing out for His glory.
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Amen
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Deleted Member Amen
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen God is faithful to carry us through fiery trials if we don't lose sight of Him. When we feel the most tested is when we need to be on our knees,seeking Him. If we have no desire to pray we must pray. When Satan seeks to destroy our relationship with God, we must be vigilant in praise and in prayer, so Satan will flee!
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen!
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Deleted Member Amen
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Such an awesome word today, as it reminds me of something the Lord has been reminding me of as well. Looking back at all the Lord has brought me through, He will bring us through whatever were going through right now, that He is faithful,  He did it before and He'll do it again. And as Holy Spirit spoke to me this morning, He said See beyond what you're seein, believe beyond what you're believing,  and trust beyond what you're trusting. This blesses me I hope it blesses someone else else today!...Amen♡
May 18, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Thank you.  Amen
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<i>Deleted Member</i>
Deleted Member Beautiful words, thank you so much for sharing this wonderful message with us. God bless you.
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler I like very much you last words of God showed you.  Thanks
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Phynedra Franklin
Phynedra Franklin Amen I'm so grateful for my tests. God is awesome 
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Trust and Patience for GOD has brought me through.  HE IS A FAITHUL AND LOVING GOD.
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen!
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen!
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June Neuhoff
June Neuhoff This is just what I needed. Thank you 
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Deleted Member Amen, me too.
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord What a great testimony. Thank you Pastor Dion. Amen.
May 18, 2016
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield As the old song says, "They will know we are Christians by our love!" Thanks for the wonderful and uplifting devotion today!
May 18, 2016
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli AMEN!!
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Deleted Member Amen, Jesus will surely turn our test into a testimony, if we will hold on and know that He has everything under His control and it will work out for our best. Please Lord Jesus I ask that You please help me through these tests that I am facing and that they will be a testimony. I ask for great peace, comfort and strength, knowing that good things are going to work out in Jesus Name.
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler If not in a trial I am coming out of one. I have had a big change in life therefore in me.  Has affected me in all areas.  Today was hard.  Something I was doing took me back over the last few months.  It got me down & taking stock of all that has transpired in this time.  I felt grief.  A change has taken place & I know God is near.  Yet it is like..how did I get here & then pictures passed thru my mind & I got depressed & it grew.  I wonder if like grief this is the place where acceptance hasn't completely established?  I plan to journal now.
May 18, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝ Amen!! Thank you Pastor Dion for taking the time to write your daily devotion for everyone who wants to read. Thank You! :-)
May 18, 2016
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Amen pastor Todd! thanku for ur wisdom in your testimonys and ur honesty its refreshing in the times we live in where its all about the LOOKGOOD factor The Lord brought me here to u because thats how I learn from other Men of God thru being real not fake! Fake is what satan is selling and I dont need any of that,so again thankyou sincerely!! Scott R.
May 18, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke Amen
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Esther Lee
Esther Lee Amen
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Rose Theuret
Rose Theuret Amen
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen.Amen Thank you Father for all the trials you have brought me through.Help me still to have a closer walk with you.To be open to sharing with others what you have done for me ,you can do for others,and moe .In Jesus name I pray.
May 24, 2016