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It Happened Suddenly

  • I have declared the former things from of old; yes, they went forth out of my mouth, and I shown them: suddenly I did them, and they happened. Isaiah 48:3 WEB

    There was a time in our life when our business started failing and our income got less, and less, and then stopped. After months with no work, the bills started piling up. We tried everything that we could, but nothing seemed to change the situation.

    When we advertised, it was like throwing money in the trash. When we gave, we just had less. When we fasted, we were just hungry. When we prayed, we just heard silence. We tried to find jobs, but found nothing but dead ends. Finally when out of options, and as the last straw, we prepared to move out of our home.

    After months of this, I no longer had the energy or will power to pray anymore. Then on the Tuesday morning of the week that we were preparing to move, I went into my prayer room and just sat there, mostly contemplating how much I would miss our home. The Lord spoke to me that morning, and within twenty-four hours our life had completely changed for the better. That Friday I became a pastor.

    God closed the old out and brought in something new. It hurt to see the old go and I wanted to keep it, but the new was so much better. God moves suddenly at what we often think is the very last minute, but it is not to Him. He knew the day that the transition would take place and He was right on time. Our fear, worry, anxiety, and despair was for naught.

    I learned in the process that the test of your faith scales to match your level, and as we grow, the tests grow with you. Peter walked on the water with Jesus, then denied knowing Him three times. Not one of us is above failure, so don't beat yourself up. You are not the first one to have missed the mark and you will not be the last. If you feel that you are the epitome of perfection and that God is lucky to have you, then you are still blinded by pride and believe me, God has a way of busting that balloon.

    God knows where you are and He has the day marked on His calendar when your circumstance will suddenly change, so don't give up yet. We don't know the day nor the hour, but the Father does and He will not be late, nor early. To us the change will come suddenly, but it was scheduled a long time ago.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for all that You have done for me. I yield to You today for You can see the end from the beginning, where I cannot see what the next hour holds. You know where I am, and what I need today. Please fulfill Your will in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen my Lord Jesus,  amen. 

December 8, 2016
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

December 8, 2016
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Please God. Amen 

December 8, 2016
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

December 8, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Amen ♡

December 8, 2016
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Terryl Nichols
Terryl Nichols

Yes amen

December 8, 2016
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank you Father for being on time. Amen!

December 8, 2016
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Fraser Keys
Fraser Keys

Amen! Whenever I feel like everything is going wrong I pray put my faith in God and I realize things are not so bad and he opens my eyes to all the blessings I have in my life!

December 8, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for all that You have done for me. I yield to You today for You can see the end from the beginning, where I cannot see what the next hour holds. You know where I am, and what I need today. Please fulfill Your will in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen! Thank you

 

December 8, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Dianna <3!

December 8, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Gods timing is always right!

December 8, 2016
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

I know this is all leading up to "SUDDENLY" !!

December 8, 2016
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Phynedra Franklin
Phynedra Franklin

Amen

December 8, 2016
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Ken Zahirniak
Ken Zahirniak

Amen

December 8, 2016
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

December 8, 2016
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen

December 8, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

December 8, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

December 8, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen

December 8, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Thank you Lord... You are in charge!!

December 8, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!   Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion. :-)       

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for all that You have done for me. I yield to You today for You can see the end from the beginning, where I cannot see what the next hour holds. You know where I am, and what I need today. Please fulfill Your will in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3 Thank You Father! <3

December 8, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Heavenly Father, I thank You for all that You have done for me. I yield to You today for You can see the end from the beginning, where I cannot see what the next hour holds. You know where I am, and what I need today. Please fulfill Your will in my life, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

December 9, 2016
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Thank you Pastor Todd for this encouraging devotional message.  

December 9, 2016
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

I will continue to hold on to Jesus unchanging hands amen. If we don't give up God will come through for us. He already knows what we needs but it going to happen in his timing. 

December 9, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! I need you today Lord!

December 9, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.Thank you Heavenly Father for all the difficult times that I have been through I have not been alone,you have never failed me nor let me down,brought me through stronger and taught me so much.I need you in my life every day and always.Help me to be teachable and to do your will,and keep me on the straight and narrow.Abiding in you always.In The Name of Jesus Christ I pray.Thank you Pastor Todd for this devotion and prayer.

December 11, 2016