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Ten Times Better

  • And the king spoke with them, and among all of them none was found like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. Therefore they stood before the king. And in every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters that were in all his kingdom. Daniel 1:19 ESV

    I was amazed that I had been able to fix it, but I did not tell them that. It was decades ago and I had just begun to work with computers, with the Lord pushing me into bigger and scarier things in that field. Computers were running DOS then and I knew nothing at all about networking. An insurance company called me and they had twelve computers networked together, but one had stopped communicating and they could not contact the original installer. I had never seen a network before.

    I wanted to tell them no, but felt that I should at least go and try. I prayed all the way there. 'Lord, I can't do this without You! Come with me.' When I walked into the office, I was scared and clueless. I found the owner standing near a filing cabinet and we discussed the problem. As I listened to him, I noticed a box with blinking lights (a hub) on top of the cabinet and began to inspect it. When I touched one of the wires on the back, a new light came on. When I let go, the light went out. That was the problem and in a few minutes, I had it fixed.

    They thought that I was a genius. Though I had never seen a computer network before, I had walked straight to the problem, repaired it and was gone in ten minutes. They were my client for the next fifteen years. You could say that it was a coincidence, but this happened every day for the first year of business. God put me into things way over my head, then used my hands to fix them. After the first year, He did less and I had to do more, yet He was always there when I needed Him.

    God wants to be a part of your life. He wants to help you and push you into greater things. Yes, it will be scary and the water is deep out there, but when Peter walked on the water, Jesus did not let him sink. This scripture is still relevant today, and if you will trust Him, God will make you ten times better.

    Prayer: Father, open the doors for me that I need in order to go to the next level. Come with me today! I cannot do this without You, in the name of Jesus.

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Father, open the doors for me that I need in order to go to the next level. Come with me today! I cannot do this without You, in the name of Jesus. Amen <3 Thank you

March 22, 2017
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

March 22, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

AMEN my Lord Jesus, amen. 

March 22, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

March 22, 2017
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Amen, thank you Lord for loving and blessing me!

March 22, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

March 22, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Yes Lord open the doors to where You want me to go! Amen. 

March 22, 2017
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Madalyn Myers
Madalyn Myers

I feel that my new job as a manager at a clothing store is a blessing. When I went in to apply I had never been a manager before. But since I was a key holder at my last job The store manager said that is like a manager. There is so much to learn at my job. I am starting to remember things now that I am not training. I was so scared at first but God has bless me to be more confident in my position. I am grateful for the opportunity to have this job. It seems as if my last job help prepare me for this position. God knew but I did not know that this job would be available for me. Even though I am a little scared still God has blessed me to have the courage to go to work. I am grateful for the opportunity 

March 22, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Amen!

March 22, 2017
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

Amen, God Bless you and Congratulations!!

March 22, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

TO GOD BE THE GLORY !!!

March 22, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

It is God working through us to do His will! God has amazing plans for my life.

March 22, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Wow! Beautiful! I experienced this too... as a Worship Leader, as a Mom, as an Associate Program Chair (Asst. Mgr.), etc. God always, always, always showed up. I would be shaking inside, scared out of my mind, but I would put one foot in front of the other, and I would say to myself, "Do it scared! Just do it scared! Courage in the face of fear!" It was SUPER difficult but I did it; and God be glorified because He gave me the ability each and every time to accomplish the task! So I can absolutely relate, Pastor Dion.  

March 22, 2017
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Evan Force
Evan Force

Thank you for today's devotion!  It is exactly what I need at this point in time.

March 22, 2017
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Linda Goodlow
Linda Goodlow

Amen!!! Yes Lord.

March 22, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Give thanks and praise our LORD GOD for His love, mercy and faithfulness endures forever.

March 22, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!          Thanks Pastor Dion for todays devotion. :-)

 

Prayer: Father, open the doors for me that I need in order to go to the next level. Come with me today! I cannot do this without You, in the name of Jesus. Amen. <3

March 22, 2017
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Cherry Baldwin
Cherry Baldwinedited: March 22, 2017

Awesome.God will leave you speechless.Nothing better then walking out on faith.Thats exactly what im doing now

March 22, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Amen. Come with me Lord. I can't do this without You....

March 22, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer,Father, open the doors for me that I need in order to go to the next level. Come with me today! I cannot do this without you, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

March 22, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Believe it!!

March 22, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  This is right on time!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Father, open the doors for me that I need in order to go to the next level. Come with me today! I cannot do this without You, in the Name of Jesus.  Amen.  

 

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March 23, 2017
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

That is great Ticardo! If you like, we could add you to the authors page here at Refreshing Hope. Also keep in mind our addiction support group - I see that you work with chemical dependency. Just FYI! Have a blessed day.

March 23, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Ticardo, thank you so much for sharing! I will message you with more details on what Dion mentioned :)

March 23, 2017
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen!

March 27, 2017