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The Promise Keeper

  • For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. Romans 11:29 WEB

    I know a dad that once bought his son a car because he had taken a turn for the better. Not very long after this, his son got a DUI with the car and the dad took it back and sold it. I don't blame the dad and may have done the same, but often our gifts are more of a bonus or a reward than an actual gift.

    Many times when we give gifts to someone, it is based on their behavior or performance. If we can take it back, then it's not really a gift, and it was never truly theirs to begin with.

    God does not take back His love, His gifts, or His calling of us no matter what we do. It is not based on our performance, or our behavior, though we should try and live right. He did not call us, or give us the gifts in our life because we were good. It is because He is good, and He is faithful to keep His promises.

    I have had a calling on my life since I was young. God told me to prepare myself because one day I would be in the ministry, and I would be a teacher of His word. This was over twenty-five years ago when I was in my late teens.

    After years of preparing for ministry, attending Bible college after work, getting a degree, studying, praying, fasting, there was a train wreck right in the middle of it. I went through a long drawn out divorce and it got really ugly, but I knew when I started contemplating ending it all, that it was time for change.

    I resolved to just make the best of what was left of my life and forgot about ministry altogether. One day while in prayer this verse came to mind and I heard: 'What I have told you, I will do.' I was pretty sure that I had ruined God's plan for me, but I just put it on the shelf and waited to see what would happen.

    In time I was herded into ministry like cattle through a loading chute. Now here I am writing this and looking back through a string of unplanned jobs, it appears that He equipped and trained me for this along the way. Like Joseph, the things that I went through only brought me closer to His goal.

    No matter what you have done in your life, the same gifts, the same calling, the same love, is still there. It is only dormant. Don't distance yourself from God because you think that you messed it up. When God gives us something, it comes with no strings attached, and He does not take it back. When your life is submitted to Him, the things that you are going through will only bring you closer to His goal.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for all that You do for me. My life has taken unexpected twists and turns, but here I am Lord, ready to serve You as best I can. Take me, use me, speak to me and through me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Obioma Ukegbu
Obioma Ukegbu

Pastor I am really blessed by this message. I am right away in this situation now. I need prayer for God to restore me back to my helps ministry. I did not go to Australia when it was obvious He was the person sending me in the year 2000. I had passed through rigorious tests of corrections for 17yrs since then. He has spoken to restore and send me  back after years of pleading for mercy. I really need help and encouragement Sir. God bless you

August 18, 2017
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Tracy Carroll
Tracy Carroll

Prayer said for you...

August 18, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Praying with you for His guidance and perfect will, brother!

August 18, 2017
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

praying for you........

August 19, 2017
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

August 18, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!  God's gifts are true Blessings!  Thank you Father in Heave for the gifts you give every day and especially for your most precious Son Jesus!!

August 18, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

August 18, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen my Lord. 

August 18, 2017
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Ted Muilenburg
Ted Muilenburg

Dion the words that jump

out at me in this devotion are "resolved to just make the best of what was left of my life"

you made an intentional decision and then faithfully trusted GOD to do his loving magic and work on you- a life changing intentional choice- i or we can make every day as we talk to him - thank you brother and friend!  Hope all here can see fit to make hat decision I try to every morning as I look at just this day!

August 18, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Well said, brother <3!

August 18, 2017
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Linda Cella
Linda Cella

Amen

August 18, 2017
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Nichole Richardson
Nichole Richardson

Amen!

Thank you Lord for your patience and forgiveness through my spiritual journey...

August 18, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for all that You do for me. My life has taken unexpected twists and turns, but here I am Lord, ready to serve You as best I can. Take me, use me, speak to me and through me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen... Admittedly my life is full of unexpectedness... twists and turns are just another day for me right now... each day is new with hopefulness and yet... we are in a waiting place and holding onto faith that this last twist of fate means something better on the not so distant horizon since it was a very clear shut door. It wasn't God's will and so we try to accept this fact and wait for what is his will and timing... Here I am Lord... Trying to discern... trying to listen... trying to wait... ready to serve as best I can. Please help my weakness and keep my faith strong. We know your blessings are already here and given freely, put us in that recieving mind-set and align us with your plans for a better future in you. In Jesus name Amen >>Thank you Pastor Great timing as always <3

August 18, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Perry, the music you have been doing with Dion has been amazing! We are so blessed to have y'all's friendship <3!

August 18, 2017
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

Twice broken in divorce married to abusive men have caused me often to give into the temptation of shame.   This I know is NOT from God, but from the demons of the evil one.  God says I love you,  I forgive you, your sins are forgiven on the cros, rejoice young daughter and enter into the kingdom of a God.  Rejoice for I and I alone have saved you!!

August 18, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Michelle, you have no cause for shame there <3!

August 18, 2017
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

There is no condemnation in Christ Jesus. Father God sees us through Him. May God bless you with His peace and joy beyond human comprehension.........

August 19, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for all that you have done for my wife and I.We truly appreciate your wonderful love.Please keep us strong for you. Amen 

August 18, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

August 18, 2017
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

Amen

August 18, 2017
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Danvie McLaughlin
Danvie McLaughlin

Thank you Heavenly Father Amen.

 

August 18, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen!

August 18, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Thank You Lord for all the benefits I have received from You. Praise the Lord,,amen.

August 18, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Thank you dear Heavenly Father for your precious gift of salvation and all the many other gifts & provisions, your faithfulness & longsuffering despite of my sinful nature which I'll fight with your help unto the day, when you call me home. I know that I do not deserve any rewards because of who I am, and it is only for your grace and mercy that I can lift up my voice and call you Father! It was Your Arm, as it says in "Isaiah", that brought salvation unto me! You took on flesh and suffered and died for me and the rest of the entire world! What can I do in return, but to love you, worship and follow you! I praise your Holy Name and pray in the Holy Name of Jesus Christ, my Lord, Amen!  

August 18, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

 

August 18, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

August 18, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!!

August 18, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You for all that You do for me. My life has taken unexpected twists and turns, but here I am Lord, ready to serve You as best I can. Take me, use me, speak to me and through me, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

August 19, 2017
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

I've been battered,but not broken. I have been lost,and have been found. I have weathered storms in my life,and have been rescued. I have faced death and watched him have his way with the unfortunate,the old and the innocent. I have wandered and been led home. Thank you my Lord and Shepard,Jesus Christ.........Thank you Holy Spirit for inspiring me to say this...

August 19, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for all that You do for me. My life has taken unexpected twists and turns, but here I am Lord, ready to serve You as best I can. Take me, use me, speak to me and through me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

 

Thank you for you devotions, Pastor Dion. :-)

August 20, 2017
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Myrna Gonzalez
Myrna Gonzalez

Amen !!!

August 21, 2017