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The Twelve String

  • Give thanks to Yahweh with the lyre. Sing praises to him with the harp of ten strings. Psalm 33:2 WEB

    When I ran my fingers across the strings, I knew instantly that this was the most beautiful sounding thing that I had ever picked up and that I had to have one. It was a twelve string acoustic guitar, a deep red sun-burst, and it was in perfect tune. I am not much of a guitar player, but even strumming it with your fingers sounded wonderful and full. It was as pretty as the sounds that it made and it was difficult to make it sound bad, at first.

    Later as it got played and went through temperature changes, it became out of tune, and what a change that was. Now when you strummed, it reminded you of cats fighting and no one could not make it sound good. Everything that had previously been right with it, was now horribly wrong. After spending some painful time tuning it back up, it sounded wonderful and full once again. Anyone that has tuned a twelve string guitar knows what I am talking about. It just needed to be kept in tune to sound good.

    So it is with our lives. When in tune with the Lord's plan for us, life is beautiful, full and we are a joy to be around. But after being played for a while by others, we can become flat, sharp, or a bit of both. We begin to make irritating noises that no one likes.

    No matter how out of tune you are, the Lord can fix you. He can restore what is missing. He can make the bad and the sad into the great and the joyful. The way back is to get in tune with the Lord again by getting somewhere quiet and talking to Him like a friend. It is the Lord Jesus that beautifully tunes us, polishes us, and cares for us. With Him, we can become something beautiful, the very best version of ourselves.

    Prayer: Father, lead me into all that You have in store for me. May Your perfect will be done in my life. You told us that Your sheep hear Your voice and another they will not follow. Teach me to recognize when You are speaking to me. Keep me in tune with You Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Mark Duell
Mark Duell Amen. A perfect illustration Pastor.
May 23, 2016
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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph Lord tune me wth that beautiful joy that Peter said was unspeakable. For I have tasted and know that you are good. Bless it be the name of the Lord forever Amen!!
May 23, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen.
May 23, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza aMEN
May 23, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome I am listening lord I love you. Amen
May 23, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson When we are aligned with God's plan, life is beautiful.  Thank you Father in Heaven for always being with me and for steering me back on the right path if I drift away!!  Amen!!
May 23, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen.
May 23, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan            quit a example!! Hum, I realize I can do all things through Him that strengthens Me!!
May 23, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen!!
May 23, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt He sure can change your life, He has changed mine.
May 23, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza My life too.  TO GOD BE THE GLORY
May 23, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan     Thaks Sister for the great message!! And the great songs!! I'm a packer mover if there is any thing I can do to assist you just ask!!
May 23, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen! Queit time just me and my Father! My favorite pace to be! I was blissfully blessed yesterday with an afternoon sitting by a babbling brook and seeking out heart blessings to capture!  What a resfreshing and glorious day! Resfreshed, rejuvenated, ready for my week! Thank you Pastor for keeping our focus where it needs to be :) Pastor's Prayer: Father, lead me into all that You have in store for me. May Your perfect will be done in my life. You told us that Your sheep hear Your voice and another they will not follow. Teach me to recognize when You are speaking to me. Keep me in tune with You Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
May 23, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt AMEN!
May 23, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Amen
May 23, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen!
May 23, 2016
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr. Amen Lord, Amen.  
May 23, 2016
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Norman Glaze Sr
Norman Glaze Sr Amen. Great Analogy Brother.
May 23, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen. this is so true, Jesus is the one who fine tunes me. I need to listen to His voice, and be in His word so I know what He wants me to do.
May 23, 2016
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Jeffrey Smith
Jeffrey Smith Awesome stuff. Amen!
May 23, 2016
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Kath Paro
Kath Paro Dion~ This is a good one for me today.  I think I and in tune with what my Higher Power wants me to do.  I have taken the steps but now I feel some fear of the outcome.  God is telling me to get outta myself and talk with the 2 people that counseled me regarding the 2nd step I took.  The fear has been cut in half.  I was out of tune, today We are tuning and polishing me.  Thank you for sharing this Dion, it give me faith in the steps I am taking. 
May 23, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen Pastor Dion when things go bah-ah-ah-ed , I am reminded I am only a dumb sheep, who needs my Shepherd.
May 23, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Amen ♡ 
May 23, 2016
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Amen thanku
May 23, 2016
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli AMEN!!!!
May 23, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza I love reading all the sharing and the comments herein in.  TO GOD BE THE GLORY
May 23, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝ Amen! THank you Pastor Dion for this beautiful devotion today. When I got to this part of the devotion "It just needed to be kept in tune" I sropped and thought that we all need to be kept tuned at all times. They I started to readt the reast and to see that's just about what you wrote and wanted to let us all know. Thanks Again, Pastor Dion! :-)
May 23, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen! Yes lord keep me in tune with you in Jesus name Amen!!
May 23, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord Thank you Lord and Pastor Dion. Amen.
May 23, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler He can make the bad sad...yes as I let go it happens, peace.  Cannot change a person. place or thing!
May 23, 2016
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!
May 23, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Keep me in tune with You Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.
May 24, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen.Thank you Pastor,for these great words of encouragement,and the prayer.Yes Father let your will be done in my life,help me to be more tentive to hearing your voice, to do your will.In Jesus name I pray.
May 24, 2016
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Celestina Ndunda
Celestina Ndunda Father, receive all glory honor and praise. With my life i will honor and praise your mighty and glorious name. I love You God. Be exaulted on high.
May 25, 2016