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The Season Of The Shelf

  • When the season for fruit drew near, He sent His servants to the tenants to get His fruit. Matthew 21:34 ESV

    For years I waited, yet every door remained closed. When I was about twenty, the Lord told me through a pastor that He had chosen me for ministry and to begin to prepare myself. I already knew it in my heart. His word was a confirmation of what God had already put inside me. Later while visiting another church, I was told the same thing, 'prepare yourself for ministry.'

    I began to attend Bible college, earned a degree, got ordained, read the Bible through a few times and was ready for ministry. Then I waited for the door to open' I played in bands, painted houses, was a mechanic, and spent twenty years working on computers. Finally I just went on with life and I no longer thought about the dream of ministry.

    Yet when the season came around, the Lord herded us into the ministry like cattle into a stall. In less than a week I suddenly found myself as a pastor and was soon writing. I had needed seasoning. I certainly had the zeal, but I had no depth. I knew too much about the traditions of men, and too little of walking with God daily.

    Don't give up during your time on the shelf. You are being seasoned and made ready. Also the fruit has to ripen before He will send you. What God has promised, He will bring to pass. When the proper season comes, He will fulfill His word. He will send His servants to get the harvest.

    Prayer: Here I am Lord, send me. I will go where you want me to go, work where you want me to work, and say what you give me to say. Use me Lord, in the name of Jesus.

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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

AMEN Lord Jesus AMEN. 

February 6, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

February 6, 2017
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Stacie Chambers-Franklin
Stacie Chambers-Franklin

Amen 

February 6, 2017
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Alexious Kakwedza
Alexious Kakwedza

use me Lord.Amen

February 6, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Amen! This is so true. Gods timing is right on.

February 6, 2017
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Amen Pastor Dion,

Send me in Coach, I'm ready to Play.

February 6, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!!

February 6, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen! Use me Lord!

February 6, 2017
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

AMEN

 

February 6, 2017
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Gina Blakey
Gina Blakey

Amen...That's good reading!  Seasoning is needful, in preparation of good food or a good life. 

February 6, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

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

 

Prayer: Here I am Lord, send me. I will go where you want me to go, work where you want me to work, and say what you give me to say. Use me Lord, in the name of Jesus. Amen <3

February 6, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen pastor Dion, beautiful!

Pastors prayer, here I am Lord, send me. I will go where you want me to go, work where you want me to work, and say what you give me to say. Use Me Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I prayAmen!!

February 6, 2017
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen!

February 6, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Here I am Lord, send me. I will go where you want me to go, work where you want me to work, and say what you give me to say. Use me Lord, in the Name of Jesus.  Amen.

February 7, 2017
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Amen, thank you Lord for your grace! I love you

February 11, 2017
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen. I am willing ,send me Lord.I need you to lead and guide me to do your will in all that I do and say.In The Name of Jesus Christ I pray.

February 19, 2017