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The Long Road

  • In times past, when Saul was king over us, it was you who led Israel out and in. Yahweh said to you, You shall be shepherd of my people Israel, and you shall be prince over Israel. So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a covenant with them in Hebron before Yahweh: and they anointed David king over Israel. David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years. 2 Samuel 5:2 WEB

    David was just a young boy when God had Samuel anoint him as king over Israel. David was probably between ten to fifteen when this happened (1 Samuel 16:13). It does not give an exact age, but he was so young that he was not even considered to be a contender when they lined up his seven brothers (1 Samuel 16:9). God passed over the first seven brothers, then chose David, who was the least of the least and was passed over by everyone else.

    When David was anointed with oil in the midst of his brothers, the Spirit of the Lord rushed upon him. From that day forth, David began to grow into his destiny. Difficult obstacles appeared and divine doors opened. David killed lions, bears, then giants (1 Samuel 17:36) and tens of thousands of philistines (1 Samuel 18:7). He played music for king Saul and became his armor bearer (1 Samuel 16:21). He loved and he lost (1 Samuel 18:19).

    At thirty years old, David actually became king. There was a gap of fifteen to twenty years between the promise and the fulfillment. God used this time to refine David, train him, establish him in the eyes of the people, and thoroughly test his character. You could have randomly chosen a day from David's life and it would have looked pretty mundane, but when we read the book of highlights, it is exciting.

    The Lord told me when I was young that I would be in ministry one day, but I seemed to end up in everything except that. I was a mechanic, a house painter, a carpenter, I worked with computers. It was twenty five years later that suddenly I was pushed into ministry. It had not been in my plans the day before it happened and it caught me totally by surprise, because I had long given up on that.

    We often want it all now and can't look past today, while God is looking at our entire life. It was a long road from the promise until the fulfillment. The day is coming when what the Lord has promised you, will be fulfilled. That thing that has always been in the back of your mind, that you have almost given up on, will yet come to pass. That day is still coming.

    Prayer: Father, help me be as faithful as You are. Lead me into all that You have for me. Help me to stand strong in the face of adversity. I put my trust in You. Have Your way in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

           Amazing story!!!

September 8, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen Pastor Dion. Everything works together for the good of those who love God and are called for His purpose. Sometimes it takes quite awhile for Him to prepare us for our service. Like the saying goes," you cannot rush a good thing". God knows better than we do when we are ready for service. Just as a soldier requires training so does a servant of God. In our minute wisdom we don't realize that dreams unlived are not dreans that will never become reality. They are instilled and inborn in us for future use down the long and winding road. Over time if we stay on that road , we will meet these dreams and God will send us out to accomplish the tasks He has designed for us. Our job in the meantime is just to let Him continue to prepare us and yeild to His Holy Spirit., by perseverence, prayers, fasting and keeping faith in our Abba Father.

September 8, 2016
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen like your message 

September 8, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen.

September 8, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

September 9, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Father, help me be as faithful as You are. Lead me into all that You have for me. Help me to stand strong in the face of adversity. I put my trust in You. Have Your way in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.Amen! God is faithful! He answers prayers! The proof?  A published book and employment in the last year alone! Not to mention mighty and awesome can only come from God kinda ways he has provided along the way and my daughter in whole health and wellness and thriving in her career! Yes God is Good! All the time! Every burden is a blessing and a learning lesson. Keep the faith! His Promise's will come to pass! Thank you Pastor! God bless

September 8, 2016
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Thanks for sharing your blessings God as done in your all life. God said that he will never leave  or forsake us. 

September 8, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen Dianna!

September 8, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

GOD is faithful and merciful.  HE has never abandoned me and my son in time of trials.  HE is always there for us.  HIS promises will all come to pass.  I believe that and we will receive it. Praise ans Glory to your most HOLY NAME OUR GOD ALMIGHTY.  In the name of OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.  Amen

September 8, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

thank you  father  amen

September 8, 2016
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Another hope filled message. Amen. 

September 8, 2016
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen have your way in my life Lord.

September 8, 2016
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Belinda Lee
Belinda Lee

Yes! So true. Our time and God's time are so different. Amen Thank you Pastor!

September 8, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Amen♡

September 8, 2016
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Heide Garner
Heide Garner

 So very true  God has plan for us even not when we exept our time but his time .thankyou  for great Devonal 

September 8, 2016
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander

A message I needed to hear. Thank you

September 8, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!! Thank you Pastor Dion for your daily devotion. :-) I claim this prayer over me. In Jesus, name. Amen!

 

Prayer: Father, help me be as faithful as You are. Lead me into all that You have for me. Help me to stand strong in the face of adversity. I put my trust in You. Have Your way in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

September 8, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Father, help me be as faithful as You are. Lead me into all that You have for me. Help me to stand strong in the face of adversity. I put my trust in You. Have Your way in my life, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

September 9, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

September 9, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

You & Sylvia are blessed 

September 11, 2016