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The Spare Tire

  • Now for a long time Israel was without the true God, without a teaching priest, and without law. But when in their distress they turned to Yahweh, the God of Israel, and sought him, he was found by them. 2 Chronicles 15:3 WEB

    We were happily driving towards our destination when I felt the car gradually getting lower on one side and the steering became sluggish. I pulled over to the side of the road, got out, and sure enough we had a flat tire. It was the first time that I had thought of the spare tire in a long time. It is one of those things that you tend to forget about until you need it. Fortunately the spare was fine and soon I had it changed and we were on the road again.

    Israel would backslide away from God and then when in distress, turn back to Him and cry. God would forgive them and once things began to go well for them, they would slide away again. Sometimes when things are going well for us, we tend to forget about God. We treat Him like a spare tire that is there when we need Him, but mostly forget about Him.

    Jesus said, 'Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven' (Matthew 7:21). Many will profess to know Jesus but will not submit to His leadership and one day He will separate the sheep from the goats (Matthew 25:33).

    Today counts. Don't just pray to the Lord when you are in distress. Involve Him in your life every day and build that close relationship, especially when things are going well for you. When you have ignored Him for three years, He may still answer you, but you rob yourself of the greatest experience available on earth by treating God Almighty like your spare tire.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for a wonderful day. Speak to me and through me today Lord, and inspire me onto better things. Make what is important to You, important to me. I want a closer relationship with You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Christie Smith
Christie Smith

Thank you for this word.  Sometimes we can get so distracted looking at your situations that we "Burn Tread" needlessly. I pray that through the good, difficult and bad we rely on the one who will be with us 100%!  Lord be the center of our life's and support us in all like the tires do our vehicles.  May we Never go flat again.  In Jesus Name I pray!  Thx Pastor~

August 27, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

August 27, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

amen

 

August 27, 2016
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Norman Glaze Sr
Norman Glaze Sr

Amen.

August 27, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen! I need Jesus in the times of plenty as much as in the times of lack. There is not one nano second that I don't need to be in close communion with my Abba Father and His Son. I especially need them in my times of plenty, when life seems so good and all seems so well. It is then that I need them to remind me that nothing is certain but taxes and death. The good life can have the plug pulled and everything can go down the drain, nothing is set in stone, except God's word. So I must cling to Him with true humility in seasons of plenty and praise Him in seasons of lack. I must keep Him as Lord of my heart through all seasons of my life. Never smug, proud or assured of my future or myself, always weak in the knees and struggling against the thorns of my flesh, always in total surrender to my Abba and always in total submission to His will for my life.

August 27, 2016
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Watched God's Not Dead 2 last night. What a reminder as I head back to teaching next week. God IS Good all the times, Carol!

August 27, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

August 27, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

August 27, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

August 27, 2016
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Christie Smith
Christie Smith

Amen

August 28, 2016
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Rev.Donald  L Mercer
Rev.Donald L Mercer

Had 2 bad falls in, of all placees the Gym!  Now after a couple of weeks of nursing my injuries with three total joint replacements, I went to the Hospital for X-Rays to assess the damage.  The Dr. scanned them and said, miracle of miracles no fractures or breaks even though the falls were severe.  I am writing this to witness the miraccle that God wrought in this phenomenal and disturbing situation.  How GOOD is MY GOD???  INFINITE ~ Thank you Jesus for your protection and care despite my rush headlong into the Lion's Den!

August 27, 2016
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

August 27, 2016
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Amen! Praise to our Healer and Protector!

August 27, 2016
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Rev.Donald  L Mercer
Rev.Donald L Mercer

Yes, thank youu Cathy!  GOD is GOOD ~ Jehovah Girah!!!

August 27, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

August 27, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Praise God, so glad for God's protection and mercy!

August 27, 2016
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Rhoda  Mora
Rhoda Mora

Amen ! 

August 27, 2016
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Fraser Keys
Fraser Keys

Amen every day is a blessing it is important that we not lose focus on the Lord and always seek him first in our lives!

August 27, 2016
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.edited: August 27, 2016

Lord, I thank you for all the trials, tests, and times of replenishing. The times when I have failed you, Lord forgive me, the times I have missed the mark, sharpen my aim and purpose, the times I have failed to yield, take away my will and replace it with Your Own. Lord lead and guide me, for my steering wheel does not always turn to the right, help me Father. Thank you, In the Mighty Name of Jesus, Amen, amen, amen. Lord bless my sisters and brothers in Christ, bless our spiritual leaders: Pastor Dion, Sylvia and their family. Bless all who would receive you. Amen

August 27, 2016
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Amen!

August 27, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

August 27, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Joseph, God bless <3!

August 27, 2016
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Amen!!

August 27, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

I am being tested with my trust and faith right now.  But I will not falter nor give in to the devil.  I will always trust OUR LORD GOD and love GOD with all my heart.  This test will come to pass and OUR GOD ALMIGHTY will fullfill all HIS promises for LORD GOD is so good and faithful.  Rejoice and be glad forevermore for GOD's mercy is always new in the morning and HIS love and mercy endures forever. Pray without ceasing.  Praise and glory to your MIGHTY NAME FATHER GOD and thank you so much for all the circumstances in me and my son's life.  In the name of OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.  aMEN

August 27, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, sister, agreeing in prayer for you and your son!

August 27, 2016
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Monje Mellie
Monje Mellie

Thank you Jesus that you always  faithful in my life 

August 27, 2016
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you pastor! Great devotional, words to live by for sure!

August 27, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen 

August 27, 2016
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Phynedra Franklin
Phynedra Franklin

Amen

August 27, 2016
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Sandy Best
Sandy Best

Amen!!

August 27, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Thank you Lord that you are always here for me. Help me to remember that. "Inspire me to better things. Make what is important to You important to me. I want a closer relationship with You. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray" Amen. Have a great weekend everyone.

August 27, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝edited: August 28, 2016

Amen!!! Thank you Pastor Dion for your daily devotion that is a blessing to many of us. :-) I pray my loving Father, is always growing in me every day and I live my life walking  beside him always. Amen <3 I claim your prayer over me today and everyday. 

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for a wonderful day. Speak to me and through me today Lord, and inspire me onto better things. Make what is important to You, important to me. I want a closer relationship with You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

August 27, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, I thank You for a wonderful day. Speak to me and through me today Lord, and inspire me onto better things. Make what is important to You, important to me. I want a closer relationship with You, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

August 28, 2016
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Samson  Ngugi
Samson Ngugi

A habitual looking and enquiring of the Lord Jesus Christ is important 

 

August 28, 2016
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Lord Jesus thank you for all the wonderful things you are doing in my life. Lord I want you in my life every day take control of my every move. Lord I want what you  have Amen.

August 30, 2016
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese

Thank you dear Pastor, for the beautiful message!

September 1, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen Heavenly Father,I give you thanks for every new day.I just want more of you in my life,and less of me.As I surrender all all to you.Make what is important to you,also important to me.In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.Thank you Pastor Todd.

September 8, 2016