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When You Cannot Face the Wind

  • Now when the south wind blew gently, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, they weighed anchor and sailed along Crete, close to the shore. But soon a tempestuous wind, called the northeaster, struck down from the land. And when the ship was caught and could not face the wind, we gave way to it and were driven along. Acts 27:13-15 ESV

    Paul was now a prisoner and being carried by ship to eventually witness to Caesar, but on the way they were caught in a terrible storm. They could not face the strength of the wind and were driven by the storm for two weeks, completely out of control.

    In reality though, they were completely in God's control because He controlled the wind that drove them. They finally landed on a beach, and the Holy Spirit used Paul to heal all the diseases on the entire island of Malta. They all came to know the Lord. It was just a side trip on his journey.

    Sometimes in life we face winds like this, and no amount of prayer, or giving, or crying seems to change our course. Just remember that when a storm blows you off course that God is controlling the direction of the wind. We will be driven right to where God wants us to be.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I know that You control the wind and that this will pass. I will come through this and have a testimony of Your greatness in the name of Jesus I pray.

    Note: Good morning, we pray that you all had a peaceful Memorial Weekend! The highlighted group of the week is "Real Support for Military Families": This group is a place to receive and offer encouragement and prayer for members of the military and their families. We recognize that the families of those who serve in particular have daily burdens that often go unnoticed. If you would like to be part of this community, either as part of a military family, or just someone who would like to pray for them, please do join them! ALSO, the Creation Photographers fun theme of the week is "Celebrations and Recreation"! If you would like to join in our thematic fun, show us how you give thanks to our Father for these great gifts. As always you are free to post as God calls you too share.

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen! Thank you! Pastor's Prayer: Heavenly Father, I know that You control the wind and that this will pass. I will come through this and have a testimony of Your greatness in the name of Jesus I pray.
May 31, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Amen.
May 31, 2016
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Leslie McLea
Leslie McLea Awesome ! Just what I needed this morning, thank you.  We will be driven right to where God wants us to be. Prayer: Heavenly Father, I know that You control the wind and that this will pass. I will come through this and have a testimony of Your greatness in the name of Jesus I pray.
May 31, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt AMEN!
May 31, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome hallelajuh  amen  
May 31, 2016
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Becky  Hines
Becky Hines Amen, trusting you my Lord. 
May 31, 2016
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Conchita Bowman
Conchita Bowman Dion, thank you so much for your daily devotionials.  I look forward to and have received many blessing from your words.  May God continue to bless you in your ministry. 
May 31, 2016
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez Amen
May 31, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd Thank you!
May 31, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I want to trust God, that He knows where He is taking me in my life.
May 31, 2016
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez So true.Amen  
May 31, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady If life was not difficult at times we would not develop character, our faith would not increase and we would not appreciate anything that was a blessing.
May 31, 2016
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Kimberly Dublin
Kimberly Dublin Thank you Pastor Todd.  I am praying for a friend's husband who has been in a very tough battle with sickness. He is right now in hospice.  His name is John Walker, Linda is his wife.  Please pray for them with me.  This storm is a big storm, but in reading your devotional today, I realized God is in control.  I am praying God's word with this couple.  I still believe in miracles from our GOD....  
May 31, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd Father I pray that You have mercy on this man and his family. Bless them, restore them, guide them, heal them, and give them Your peace, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
May 31, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Prayers sent for John Walker.  His life is in the hand of OUR LORD GOD and HIS will be done here on earth as it is in heaven.  Amen
May 31, 2016
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Amen Pastor Dion Thank you so much for your wisdom and for sharing a little bit with us! Have a super great first week of june Im so excited for this month my middle son Jeremy is graduating high school with honors he has made the honor role every report card since he was a freshmen God blessed him with brains and a desire to learn all he can, he will be going to college in the fall, He will be looking for a summer job very soon please say a prayer for him if you have a minute thanx again sincerely Scott R.
May 31, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Amen 
May 31, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!
June 1, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler As the baby steps message in this teaching God is in control.  Difficult yet need to have eye on the Lord & ask for strength in my weakness.
June 1, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen!
June 1, 2016
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Amen!!
June 2, 2016