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Silence In The Classroom

  • He succeeded in everything he undertook. But when envoys were sent by the rulers of Babylon to ask him about the miraculous sign that had occurred in the land, God left him to test him and to know everything that was in his heart. 2 Chronicles 32:30 NIV

    Hezekiah was a great king in Judah who followed the Lord closely. At his prayer, God sent an angel and wiped out 185,000 Assyrians who were coming to attack Jerusalem (2 Kings 19:35). At his prayer, God healed him and added fifteen years to his life (2 Kings 20:6). Still, there was a time when God left him to test him and to know what was in his heart.

    When a teacher is teaching the class, you can ask all the relevant questions that you have about the subject and the teacher will answer them. However when the test comes, there is silence in the classroom.

    I know scripture says that He will never leave nor forsake you, but there is a difference in the omnipresence of God which is everywhere and His manifest presence which may or may not be in the room with you.

    Those are the times when there is no answer and your tears seem to go unnoticed. When you feel that God has gotten you out on a limb and then abandoned you. Know that you are not really alone. You are simply entering the test phase of what you have been learning. You continue on with the last word given until you have a new one. There is always silence in the classroom during a test.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You strengthen me and give me the grace to get through these times. Please reveal the pride in my life to me so that I can deal with it before it harms me, in the name of Jesus.

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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph

Lord please keep me strong in your word and give me endurance to stand the test in front of me, in Jesus name Amen. Thank you Pastor Dion for letting the Lord use you on these devotionals that help and encourage me, to God be the Glory Amen.

December 21, 2016
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Amen

December 21, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

thank  you  lord   amen

 

December 21, 2016
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Mark Duell
Mark Duell

Amen.

December 21, 2016
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Terryl Nichols
Terryl Nichols

Beautiful word. Thank you Lord. Amen

December 21, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Amen, Gods timing is always right, and He never wast anything!

December 21, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

December 21, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen. It is during these hard times of silence that we can show Abba Father that our faith and our heart is in Him. As we go through these desperate circumstances we are drawn even closer to our Abba Father as we lean upon Him.

December 21, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Amen♡

December 21, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

December 21, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Amen ♡

December 21, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen. 

December 21, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!   Pastors prayer,   Heavenly Father, I pray that you strengthen me and give me the grace to get through these times. Please reveal The Pride in my life to me so that I can deal with it before it harms me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray amen!

December 21, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!   Thank you for todays devotion Pastor Dion. :-)         I claim your prayer over me. <3

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You strengthen me and give me the grace to get through these times. Please reveal the pride in my life to me so that I can deal with it before it harms me, in the name of Jesus. Amen. <3

December 21, 2016
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen.

December 22, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion Todd!  Heavenly Father, I pray that You strengthen me and give me the grace to get through these times. Please reveal the pride in my life to me so that I can deal with it before it harms me, in the Name of Jesus.  Amen.

December 22, 2016
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Elena Vasquez
Elena Vasquez

Amen

December 22, 2016
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

Oh pastor!!!  So beautiful. So true.  I remember my tears, my solemn depression over my divorce.  God seemed silent, but present. Even now He is present but silent.  Yet if I really listen and take time He Speaks!!!

December 22, 2016