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It Is Listening Not The Lottery

  • And Elijah said to her, Do not fear; go and do as you have said. But first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterward make something for yourself and your son. For thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, The jar of flour shall not be spent, and the jug of oil shall not be empty, until the day that the LORD sends rain upon the earth. 1 Kings 17:13 ESV

    As I listened to the preacher pray over the offering basket, he prayed that all the money given would be returned one hundred fold. Another day, another offering I thought. This was nothing new to me as I had heard that speech before and given in many offerings.

    This time though I heard something else. The Lord was nudging me and He wanted me to give much more than usual. At the time I probably made a couple of hundred a week and after tithing 10 percent, things were pretty tight. Still, the feeling wouldn't go away.

    I had forty dollars on me and I placed that in the offering basket. It was all that I had at the time, a bit like the widow's two mites. I left church with just enough gas to get home. The following week, someone gave me $4,000. It was not a loan and they did not go to church. They said 'we felt like we should help you.' God had returned my gift one hundred fold and from an unexpected outside source.

    Certainly you should not be suckered in by long-winded speeches of greed, but there are times when the Lord asks you for a little, and then He will turn it into a lot. God is not a piata and your giving is not a stick. It is your obedience to His timely prompting that counts.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please show me divine opportunities and make it clear when I should give. Teach me Your will Lord, in the name of Jesus.

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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen

November 12, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

amen

 

November 12, 2016
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

November 12, 2016
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Amen, in Jesus' name ! 

November 12, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father, please show me divine opportunities and make it clear when I should give. Teach me Your will Lord, in the name of Jesus. Thank you! Amen 

November 12, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

AMEN!  God does want us to give from our heart.

November 12, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen. As He moves me to give, He rewards me abundantly. Cash comes from unexpected places  and or long unanswered prayers are answered.

November 12, 2016
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

November 12, 2016
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thank you, Lord, for inviting me into Your cycle of giving and receiving Your gifts. Praise to You for Your loving care! Praying for Dion and Sylvia as they travel, share their experiences, and visit friends and family. Provide safe travel and joy! 

November 12, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Thank you so much for your prayers, Cathy, love you <3! (((HUGS)))

November 12, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Thank you so much, Perry :)!

November 12, 2016
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Monje Mellie
Monje Mellie

Amen and Amen 

November 12, 2016
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Peggy Linkous
Peggy Linkous

AMEN....PRAYERS FOR SAFE TRAVELS,AND ENJOYING ALL THE MANY BLESSING THE LORD AS GIVEN US,TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF,YOU AND SYLVIA,AND MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU.

November 12, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Thank you, Peggy :)! (((HUGS)))

November 12, 2016
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Elena Vasquez
Elena Vasquez

Amen

November 13, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Heavenly Father, please show me divine opportunities and make it clear when I should give. Teach me Your will Lord, in the Name of Jesus.  Amen.

November 13, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen! Thank you Pastor Dion for your devotion and kindness daily. :-)      

November 13, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

November 13, 2016
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen 

November 13, 2016