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On The Job Training

  • I have said these things to you, while still living with you. But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and will remind you of all that I said to you. John 14:25 WEB

    When my hand touched the box, a new light illuminated on the front of it. When I moved my hand away, it went out. I inspected it more closely and found that the network cable was loose at the back of the hub. I re-crimped the cable and the computer was back online within minutes.

    Thirty minutes before, I knew absolutely nothing about computer networks, but an insurance company had called me with a broken one. I worked on computers as a hobby and they had gotten my number from a friend. This was in the early nineties and even computers were rare here, much less a network of them, and I had never actually seen one.

    When they called, I started to tell them no, but inside I could feel the Holy Spirit urging me forward, so I told them that I would come look at it. All the way there I fought back panic, and wondered what I was even doing, and why they had called me in the first place. I had never gone to school for computers. They were merely a hobby, and I felt completely unqualified.

    I prayed all the way there, and then somehow walked straight through the door to the network hub, which just happened to be sitting on top of a filing cabinet that I leaned against. I laid my hand right on the problem and within ten minutes it was fixed and now they thought that I was a network guru. That office became my client for the next seventeen years. We still help them occasionally today. He did that day after day in my life.

    The Holy Spirit will teach you 'all' things. God is amazingly smart and ahead of the cutting edge. He can give you the answers to the difficult problems and make you look like a genius in the process. Never neglect prayer. It is not just for spiritual purposes. 'But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach; and it will be given to him' (James 1:5).

    When the Lord opens the door, pray and step through it. He will equip you for the job and if you step out in faith, you cannot fail. David stepped out against Goliath when no one else would. We love to prepare and have it all planned out in advance, but the Holy Spirit will teach you all things and He specializes in on-the-job training. Go and I will go with you.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please set up divine encounters for me today and give me the wisdom to accomplish them. I love to see You work in my life and I yield myself to You. Use me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning! As we enter into the holiday season, it is often a time of loneliness for many. If that is you, or even if it is not, we invite you to join in with our beautiful online community at Refreshing Hope Ministries! We have created this online church to be safe, always encouraging and available 24/7. To join in, just go to the homepage of this website to get to the main gathering place (you do need to create an account, if you have not already done so, to participate). In addition to the home area, we have many wonderful groups for your areas of interest, a place for you to send in private prayer requests, and much more. God bless!

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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Great Teaching Pastor!! Exciting to realize the Greatest Of Our Lord, His availability to Us never ending!!!!!!  Happy Thanksgiving too all! Make it the best!!!

November 23, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

 

hallelujah amen

November 23, 2016
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Thank you God for your Holy Spirit to guide and help me daily. Thank you Pastor for all you do and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, God Bless!

November 23, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Thank you so much, Kay, hope you have a blessed and joyful Thanksgiving <3!

November 23, 2016
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Robin Fleming
Robin Fleming

Dear pastor Dion thank you for allowing me to join this ministry..All of you seem to be beautiful people.  

I hope you and your family have a great thanksgiving,and to all people here i wish the same. I will remember the poor and hungry. And i will pray for those who are without food on this day.
Let us thank God for food when others are hungry; for drink when others are thirsty; for friends when others are lonely.

November 23, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, and thank you so much, Robin! I pray you have a most blessed, safe and happy Thanksgiving <3!

November 23, 2016
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

Thank you Pastor. You have a gift!!

November 23, 2016
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank God we have the Holy Spirit to guide us and for wisdom when we need it! I am so thankful for the many blessings in my life and to know the Lord is always with me. God bless everyone and a Happy Thanksgiving ☺

November 23, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen and amen, sister, happy Thanksgiving <3!

November 23, 2016
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Beatrice &quot;Raye&quot; Huth
Beatrice "Raye" Huth

I pray for the opportunities to walk through the door God opens.  Last March found me looking for work and willing to take anything to pay the bills.  A job was offered and it was fairly physical and my husband and I weren't sure it would work.  But everyday I went; taking ibuprofen each day to get through and eventually no ibuprofen was needed to make it through the day.  What a blessing to know I can because of my faith and trust in God to lead me in new directions.  Amen.

November 23, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

GOD LOVES YOU VERY MUCH. 

November 23, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Praise God, so glad for His mercies and His love!

November 23, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Amen ♡

November 23, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

From all of us here in CANADA:  HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL.  GOD LOVES US ALL SO MUCH

November 23, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Thank you very much, Deng <3!

November 23, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Amen. Happy Thanksgiving to you all from New Zealand.

November 23, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Thank you so much, Janet <3! (((HUGS)))

November 23, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

November 23, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen! Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion.  I pray you and Sylvia have a blessed Happy Thanksgiving and a safe trip home. In Jesus, name I pray. Amen. <3

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, please set up divine encounters for me today and give me the wisdom to accomplish them. I love to see You work in my life and I yield myself to You. Use me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

November 23, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Aww, thank you so much, Diane, love you <3!!! (((HUGS)))

November 23, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝edited: November 23, 2016

Your Welcome!! <3

November 23, 2016
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Peggy Linkous
Peggy Linkous

HAPPY THANKSGIVING,DION AND SLYVIA AND THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO,I LOVE YOU GUYS AND ENJOY SO MUCH THE WORD OF GOD YOU SEND OUT TO TO ALL OF US,YOUR VERY SPECIAL TO ME.

November 23, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Happy Thanksgiving, Peggy, God bless <3! (((HUGS)))

November 24, 2016
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Thank you for this reminder pastor Todd with man all things are impossible but with God all things are possible amen. 

November 24, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Happy Thanksgiving to you all!  Heavenly Father, please set up divine encounters for me today and give me the wisdom to accomplish them. I love to see You work in my life and I yield myself to You. Use me, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

November 24, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Happy Thanksgiving, Ticardo, blessings to you and yours <3! (((HUGS)))

November 24, 2016