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The Runaway

  • Moses answered, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor listen to my voice; for they will say, 'Yahweh has not appeared to you.' Yahweh said to him, 'What is that in your hand?' He said, 'A rod.' He said, 'Throw it on the ground.' He threw it on the ground, and it became a snake; and Moses ran away from it. Exodus 4:1 WEB

    Moses had a staff that he carried around with him. It was nothing special at the beginning, but after a meeting with God, the staff transformed into an object of power. At the same time that it grew in power, it also grew into something scary, and Moses ran away from it.

    After this the Lord calmed Moses down, called him back, and taught him how to handle it properly. Moses then took the staff and set out to free his people from slavery. This time he knew how to handle it, and it was no longer a thing of fear to him.

    Sometimes the Lord will take something that you already have and turn it into something powerful, but at the same time it gets scary. The risks, the responsibilities, and the pressure can make you want to run away from it, but only staying with it will cause the victory will come. The Lord rarely takes you around an obstacle, He will take you straight through the middle of it.

    If there is something in your life today that you want to run away from, be sure to pray about it first. God was able to tell Moses what to do and He will tell you as well. If He does not answer, then it must not be important, but sincerely give Him the chance to. Don't run away from what could be your calling without first asking His advice about it. Do not let fear rob you of what could be.

    Prayer: Father, I look to You today and ask for clear guidance in my life. I want Your will to be done and a closer relationship with You. Calm my fears as You did Moses and teach me what I need to know, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray

    Note: Good morning, thank you all joined us in the live service this past Sunday! Your participation was truly a blessing. For any who would like to see the message, just click on the "Watch" link on the site menu. ALSO, the Creation Photographers fun theme of the week is "Pure", which may be an object, a moment, or something else - the theme''s are always open to interpretation! As always you are free to share as God calls you to. FINALLY, the highlighted group of the week is Count Your Blessings - God blesses us each day with the air we breathe, with new opportunities to shine His light to those around us, with time to know Him better, and so much more! This group is a place to take a bit of time each day to thank God for the blessings He has granted us!

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Amen! God I need your guidance today! Thank you Pastor :)  Pastor's Prayer: Father, I look to You today and ask for clear guidance in my life. I want Your will to be done and a closer relationship with You. Calm my fears as You did Moses and teach me what I need to know, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray

June 28, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Dear Father In Heaven, I thank you for yesterday and today!  Each day that I awaken is a new day and a wonderful gift, the gift of life which at times I tend to take for granted; but please know Dear Lord how much I truly am blessed by you and thank you for your Son Jesus who is my savior!  Amen!!

June 28, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

June 28, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

June 28, 2016
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Calm my fears dear God. Amen

June 28, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus. 

June 28, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Hum one of the more interesting teachings, in a way!!! Reminds Me of My lightning issue!! After a year of total fear ( Lightning -fire works) through a loving sister teaching Me about Faith and Prayer I was healed of the fear!!! Praise God!

June 28, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

June 28, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

June 28, 2016
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Heide Garner
Heide Garner

amen great word.

June 28, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

You can't have peace and fear at the same time. God has called us to peace, we are to go after peace. I want to chose peace over fear.

June 28, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

June 28, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen Pastor Dion. When I first started the Spiritually Single group I felt a bit like Moses. I knew though that it was Satan trying to confuse me. I heard all the negative whispers, what makes you think you are good enough to lead a group? You are gonna fail. Everyone will laugh at you. You aren't capable, and on and on. I pressed on in God's obedience and then God said, "Carol start a Fast and Pray Friday event", teach them the discipline of a fasting lifestyle. Satan tried to send those same thoughts to me, but ths time I rebuked him right away and said I serve God not you. I moved on and everyday I pray that God and Jesus lead me in this work. He has strengthened my faith and made me strong and my dented armor is still holding up. His Holy Spirit leads me and everything I share is through Him. I am but a tool in His hands. For I can do nothing without Him, yet I can do all things through Christ!  whatever path he puts me on, He walks with me and talks with me and enables me to do good work for His kingdom.

June 28, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

You're doing a great job Carol. Keep going. God is with you.

June 28, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Padyedited: June 28, 2016

Thank you Janet my sweet friend!

June 28, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Carol. Very powerful!  Thank you Jesus! 

June 28, 2016
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen thank you Jesus for this message. Thank pastor Todd very a powerful devotion. 

June 28, 2016
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Christine Thompson
Christine Thompson

Pastor Todd,

You are ALWAYS on time! I took on a position as General Manager in training and I was overwhelmed yesterday and felt like just leaving. I believe this is a word from God and I thank you for your inspiring messages. God Bless you and your wife.

June 28, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen , in time of fear, Lord calmn me down and hold my hands in yours. Thank you Lord for all what you are doing in my life

June 28, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

LORD GOD please help me be free from fear and anxiety.  Hold me and my son tight LORD JESUS CHRIST as we hold on unto yours. Thank you LORD GOD for your love and being always there for me. In the name of JESUS CHRIST this I pray Amen

June 28, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Stepping out in faith can be really scary. Help me to be strong and calm my fears dear Lord. Amen.

June 28, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

June 28, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulusedited: June 28, 2016

Amen! Yes lord calm my fears, so I don't miss a blessing or opportunity that you want to share with me in Jesus name Amen!

June 28, 2016
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Mary Luter
Mary Luter

Thank you for your word Pastor Todd! I really enjoyed the video also!! I  have to miss it on Sundays.

June 28, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Father, I look to You today and ask for clear guidance in my life. I want Your will to be done and a closer relationship with You. Calm my fears as You did Moses and teach me what I need to know, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

June 29, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.Thank you Father for teaching me to be calm,when I get anxious,to turn to you and ask you to help,for your guidance.To commit all my ways to you,and have a closer walk with you.In Jesus name I pray.

June 29, 2016
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Pam Ivins
Pam Ivins

Amen,Thank you for sharing what God has layed on your heart.

July 1, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!  THnak You!! :-)

July 2, 2016