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  • But he answered, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4 ESV

    After months out of work, the days counted down until we were about to move out of our home. Meanwhile on the other side of town, someone else came into work each morning with a nagging feeling that they should have a pastor on staff, but put it off a little longer.

    Having been told that I would be in the ministry over twenty years ago, I had graduated seminary and then just waited. By now I had long since given up on that closed door and worked as a computer network tech until that suddenly dried up.

    Finally the day came when God insisted they hire a pastor. It was the day before we were preparing to leave the state. They posted a help wanted ad looking for a pastor with computer and website skills. As we were getting ready to leave home that morning, I had a sudden urge to check the job lists again. I saw the ad and within fifteen minutes of his posting, I had replied to it and we hit it right off. Suddenly I was a full-time pastor.

    After years of waiting, I was now in the ministry full time and it was all through very subtle promptings that would have been easy to miss. It was that nagging feeling that you should do something, for me, and for them. Don't give up when things take longer than they should. God is working behind the scenes and when everything lines up, it will happen.

    Prayer: Father I pray that you will give me a clear vision for my life and correct my path as needed. I submit to You. Take my life and use it Lord, in the name of Jesus.

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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

hallelujah  amen

 

December 24, 2016
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

I try to read your Devotionals everyday. I also share with my coworkers. You have Profound insight and wisdom. You give it to us straight. I am Proud to share your  Devotionals of the word of GOD. Each and everyday. Some have said to me , you know he was speaking to me. I say the same thing about myself. GOD has a word for us. And by you it reaffirms that GOD hears us and knows our Struggles. Thank Thank Refreshing Hope. Amen. GOD bless and Happy Christmas eve.

December 24, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Thanks Pastor-- Very good teaching!!! Merry Christmas Eve--

December 24, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Merry Christmas, Mike, thank you so much for being part of the family here each day <3!

December 25, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen.

December 24, 2016
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

December 24, 2016
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

December 24, 2016
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Thank you Jesus 

December 24, 2016
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webbedited: December 24, 2016

Thank you, Pastor Dion, for heeding the Lord's prompting! I love how God works in our lives! He is faithful--we simply listen and obey! Child-like faith, yet what a harvest! Merry Christmas to you and Sylvia!

December 24, 2016
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Doug Campbell
Doug Campbell

Good Morning and Merry Christmas! Your posts are a blessing and a gift for me every day. Thank you so much! I always share these with friends and they are a real blessing to erveryone who reads them. Thank you for allowing God to use you in this way!

December 24, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Merry Christmas, everyone :)! We are enjoying a peaceful day in here for Christmas Eve, and pray that you are all having a most blessed time <3!

December 24, 2016
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

Amen Amen

December 24, 2016
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

Merry Christmas, God's peace and blessings to everyone.

December 24, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Merry Christmas, Roseanne <3! (((hugs)))

December 24, 2016
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

I need this right now.. I feel so lost.   The last 6 years seen to have been a downhill slide and I don't know how to stop it.   

December 24, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Lord, I lift up Mary Pat to you and pray that you please open the doors to the next step in her life, open her eyes to see her next steps, and open her heart for  the assurance and courage to take those steps, in the name of Jesus, amen. Merry Christmas, sis <3!

December 25, 2016
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Thanks sis! (((hugs))

December 25, 2016
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Eric Rodriguez
Eric Rodriguez

Merry Christmas everybody !  !  !  May GOD BLESS & Keep you all in his loving grace   .  <3

 

December 24, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

   Praise God! Merry Christmas! "'Behold the virgin shall be with Child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His Name Immanuel,' which is translated, 'God with us.'" Matthew 1:23 NKJV
May you and your loved ones know the comfort, joy, peace and immeasurable Love of God with us Today. Everyday is Today. I'm just praying.
Love, pray, trust and obey God.

December 25, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Ticardo, merry Christmas :)!

December 25, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen

December 25, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

December 25, 2016
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen!!! ♡

December 26, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amne!      Thank You Pastor Dion for your devotion. 

 

 

Prayer: Father I pray that you will give me a clear vision for my life and correct my path as needed. I submit to You. Take my life and use it Lord, in the name of Jesus. Amen <3

December 27, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.I submit my plan to you Lord and ask for your wisdom and clear guidance in what I should do or need to do.For you alone know what is the best thing to do.Be my vision O Lord in all that I do.In The Name of Jesus Christ I pray.Thank You Pastor for you love time and devotion, reaching out to many.

December 30, 2016