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Shattered Dreams

  • At the same time my understanding returned to me; and for the glory of my kingdom, my majesty and brightness returned to me. My counselors and my lords sought me; and I was established in my kingdom, and excellent greatness was added to me. Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven; for all his works are truth, and his ways justice; and those who walk in pride he is able to abase. Daniel 4:36 WEB

    Nebuchadnezzar was a great king that ruled over most of the known world. He had conquered many nations, he had great dreams and he built huge palaces. Then he became very prideful, and in the height of his power it was all suddenly taken from him. The Lord had warned him in a dream and Daniel interpreted it for him, but he did not listen, nor correct his course.

    Nebuchadnezzar lost his mind and then wandered about the fields eating grass like an ox. His hair grew as long as eagle feathers and his nails like bird claws. After seven years he lifted his eyes to heaven and his mind was restored, and then his kingdom. Though Nebuchadnezzar had allowed pride to mess up his life, when he humbled himself before God, he was restored and became even greater than before.

    There was a time in my life where I was pretty sure that I had wrecked the plans that God had for me, but He is a God of restoration. He can take the broken pieces of your life and make it into something beautiful. It is not too late and though we cannot change yesterday, we can choose our actions today and that will begin to shape our future.

    If you have had a dream shattered, know that God is able to restore it. It is not gone, just delayed while we get a bit more polished and able to handle what He is giving us. His delay does not mean denial. The longer the wait, the greater the blessing.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please give me a new hope and a fresh vision. Restore the dream that You have for me and make it a reality. Lead me into new things and help me balance my attitudes during this time, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Happy Sunday! If you would like to join us this morning for our RHM Live Sunday service, we would love to see you! Service will start at 11am EST. Just go to the Watch link on the site menu and you will see the join link. For any concerned about being seen on video, only Pastor Dion is on video. Everyone else participates in the RHM chatroom. Because of that, you will need to be signed into the website to participate in the service. Have a blessed Sunday!


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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father, please give me a new hope and a fresh vision. Restore the dream that You have for me and make it a reality. Lead me into new things and help me balance my attitudes during this time, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.Amen! Thank you!

September 18, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

amen prayer  is  wonderful

 

September 18, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Sometimes are dreams are delayed simply because God knows we aren't ready. We must keep our dreams alive because we never know when they will start to become reality.

September 18, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

That's very true, Carol! He would not be doing us a favor to lead us into something that we are not yet prepared to receive.

September 18, 2016
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen 

September 18, 2016
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Thank you for this... it's so appropriate for my life! 

September 18, 2016
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

September 18, 2016
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.edited: September 19, 2016

Pastor Dion,

Every devotion this past week, including today, has been a direct description of what I am going through, or should I say, coming out of. Lord I thank you for using Pastor Dion to edify and uplift us all. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

September 18, 2016
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Heide Garner
Heide Garner

thankyou gret devonal  pastor .

 

September 18, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.Thank you Pastor for this devotion.

September 18, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

MY LOR GOD have mercy on my son.  His dreams are not shaterred. LORD GOD please let all thy plans for him come to pass.  Polished him well LORD GOD so he would be able to handle all thathave and giving him.  Thank you for I always tell him LORD GOD that you love him so much and your mercy, love and faithfulness for him endures forever. Thank you so much for your love and mercy on him. In the name of our LORD JESUS CHRIST this I pray and thank you.  Amen

September 18, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Lord, I join with Deng in her prayers for her son! Please help him to be the man that you have planned for him to be, in the name of Jesus!

September 18, 2016
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Amen!

September 18, 2016
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

God is so good!

Thankyou for a Great Devotional Pastor Todd!

It's the 2X4 I needed to get me back on track for my service to The Father and His kingdom.

September 18, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!! Thank you Pastor Dion for your devotion today. :-)       I pray your prayer over me in Jesus, name I pray. Amen <3

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, please give me a new hope and a fresh vision. Restore the dream that You have for me and make it a reality. Lead me into new things and help me balance my attitudes during this time, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen

September 18, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, please give me a new hope and a fresh vision. Restore the dream that You have for me and make it a reality. Lead me into new things and help me balance my attitudes during this time, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

September 19, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

September 19, 2016