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The Power is in His Presence

  • Moses said to Yahweh, 'Behold, you tell me, 'Bring up this people:' and you haven't let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, 'I know you by name, and you have also found favor in my sight.' Now therefore, if I have found favor in your sight, please show me now your ways, that I may know you, so that I may find favor in your sight: and consider that this nation is your people.' He said, 'My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.' He said to him, 'If your presence doesn't go with me, don't carry us up from here.' Exodus 33:12 WEB

    When the Lord started sending me computer networks to maintain in the late 80s, I had no clue as to what I was doing, and there was no Internet as we know it to research with. There was also no one in my area that worked on them and I was on my own, except for His presence. Time after time, day after day, this farm boy would just pray all the way to the site, fix it almost magically and leave with them thinking that I was brilliant. It was entirely the Lord's presence. You can do anything that He calls you to do, if you will just step out and try.

    Moses did not want to leave without God's presence going with him. When God was with him, he was all powerful. Without him, he was nothing. Gideon led an army of three-hundred men against a giant army (Judges 7:12) because the Lord was with him. David killed Goliath while the rest of the army watched on in fear (1 Samuel 17:49). He was willing, and that is all that God needed. He doesn't need your abilities, He needs a willing heart. God will equip the one that has the heart to step out with the abilities.

    I know that some will quote, 'He will never leave nor forsake you' and that is true, but that is not what I am talking about. You can enter into the presence of God in a special way through prayer and ask for His help. Even Jesus had special times when the power of God was present to heal (Luke 5:17). Though His life was planned out long ago (Isaiah 52:13), Jesus sometimes spent all night in prayer to bring it to pass (Luke 6:12). Our prayer matters. Do not assume that it will just happen. I love it when it does, but your sincere prayer is a major part of your breakthrough.

    Don't try and make it happen on your own. Invite the Lord's presence into your problems and watch them dissolve. Just be honest: 'Lord, I cannot do this without you! Please come with me and give me the grace to do this in Jesus' name.' When His Presence is there, you can do anything that He calls you to do.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I need You today. Please come and cover with me with Your presence. I need Your help Lord. Teach me what I need to know. Help me to see the big picture, and flood my life with Your presence for I cannot do this without You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes my Lord Jesus, thank you,  amen. 

December 2, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

amen

 

December 2, 2016
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Amen, thank you Jesus 

December 2, 2016
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

December 2, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!! Amen!! Amen!!

December 2, 2016
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Eric Rodriguez
Eric Rodriguez

Thanks be to   G  O  D       ..................................

December 2, 2016
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I need You today. Please come and cover with me with Your presence. I need Your help Lord. Teach me what I need to know. Help me to see the big picture, and flood my life with Your presence for I cannot do this without You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

 

Beautiful and timely prayer.  Thank you.

December 2, 2016
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank you Jesus for Your wisdom, power and strength.  Amen!

December 2, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen. Prayer is so essential to my life. Everyday I begin with prayer and throughout the day I pray. I cannot fathom a day without constant conversation with my Abba Father and Jesus.

December 2, 2016
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Rev.Donald  L Mercer
Rev.Donald L Mercer

God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of Power, Love and a Strong Mind!

December 2, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

So true.

December 2, 2016
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Terryl Nichols
Terryl Nichols

Amen. Thank you Lord for being there. I can only see to the end of my nose but you see the beginning to the end. Thank Lord for hearing my prayers in times of trouble and using what I thought was horrible and used it for good. 

December 2, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Amen!

December 2, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

God wants a intemant relationship with us, we can have that through Jesus. He also wants us to share our heart with Him. Talk to Him as you would to your best friend.

December 2, 2016
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander

Amen without you Lord we can't Win

December 2, 2016
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Cynthia Nortey
Cynthia Nortey

Amen!

December 2, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

You are so right Pastor Dion. Praying for the Lord's help is the answer. I can think of times when problems seemed impossible but when I asked the Lord to help, the problem was solved very quickly. What an amazing and loving God we have. Amen.

December 2, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen, with God, all things are possible. Thank you pastor for this inspiring devotion, we have to invite God into our lives thru prayers, and when He is with us every obstacle disappears . 

December 2, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amne!      Thank you pastor Dion for todays devotion.      Spot On!  I can't do it with out the Lord I need to always invite Him into my problems always. <3   I claim Pastor Dion's prayer over me, In Jesus, name. Amen.

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I need You today. Please come and cover with me with Your presence. I need Your help Lord. Teach me what I need to know. Help me to see the big picture, and flood my life with Your presence for I cannot do this without You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

December 2, 2016
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen!

December 3, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, I need You today. Please come and cover with me with Your presence. I need Your help Lord. Teach me what I need to know. Help me to see the big picture, and flood my life with Your presence for I cannot do this without You, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

December 3, 2016
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Lou Covie
Lou Covie

I read this yesterday along with the other devotional of Pastor Dion starting his computer repair... I faced a leaky faucet yesterday... I saw several videos on how to do it... An easy job, but I couldn't get it apart however I tried... I remembered reading this devotional and a voice inside me said don't do it then... I waited until today and gathered my tolls to try again... I prayed and it still didn't come apart... I prayed again and it popped and came apart... Thank you for your timely devotional Pastor Dion... 

December 3, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

December 3, 2016
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen love this devotion thank pastor Todd 

December 4, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.Thank you Heavenly Father,when we ask for your help and your presence to be with us,and then step out in faith to do what we have asked of you, every thing comes to pass and falls into place.Please heip me always to be teachable and aware of your presence leading and giving me guidance to do your will.To depend on you and not on myself.In The Name of Jesus Christ I pray. Thank you Pastor Todd for the devotion so encouraging.

December 5, 2016