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  • We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 WEB

    It was time to get a better internet package for the ministry, so we went to the service provider's office, signed in and sat down, but no one called us. I looked at the clock as they called the next person, and even though we had signed in before them, they were now going in ahead of us.

    It was annoying to be skipped over as we waited for customer service and after this happened a couple of times, I was ready to do some professional level whining and complaining. For some reason they had skipped over us and continued down the sign in sheet. I felt cheated.

    Eventually, one of the upper management came to help them catch up with the queue, called us in and waited on us personally. I was surprised because I had gone to school with her and we had been friends long ago.

    Someone else had already told us that the top speed business package would cost us around $300 a month, so we were going to get something more in the middle. However, my friend who was helping us said that they were allowed to give a ministry the residential rate of $99 for the top tier and still have all the same service and benefits.

    They saved us from making a mistake, gave us a much better package, and saved us a good bit of money at the same time, about a third of what we would have paid. It turns out that it could not have worked out better, but we had to wait for it.

    Have you ever been inconvenienced only to find out that it worked out for the best? There are people that met their spouse while waiting in a slow line at the grocery store. Had they not been stuck waiting in the line they would have walked right past each other.

    Know today that the delays, setbacks, and disappointments that you face will end up working out for your own good. The things that look bad, scary, and the things that make you nervous, will work out for the best in the end. When God makes you wait, It is for a reason, and He always has something better in store.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for this wonderful day. I am thankful to be here, right where I am, and I know that You have good plans for me. I choose to delight in You today and I know that the bad things are going to work out for good, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.edited: August 22, 2017

Amen,  let us wait (serve) with hope, faith,  patience, and in love.

August 22, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

I can tell every one that this is a true statement. It took two years of praying before God introduced me to my wife. I had been in two failed mariages, I did not think I would ever meet someone like her. I thought I had messed that up for good. My wife and I have been together now for over 19 years. The only time we seem to disagree, is when our children are involved. I have found that waiting on God turns out so much better. In 1989, I made a decision to turn my will and my life over to a power greater than myself. Each time I try to take it back, I find out how wrong things can go. I am learning to just let God be God!  

August 22, 2017
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Amen, Jim -- the Lord keeps bringing this lesson back for me to learn. God is in control with the best plan!

August 22, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Almighty Father in Heaven, your Blessings are such a wonderful gift.  Thank you for ALWAYS being with me and even if I am frustrated and do not understand what is going on, I continue to pray and say to myself, "Let Go, Let God", he ALWAYS has my best interest at heart.  Thank You!!  Amen!!

August 22, 2017
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Amen.  Thank you for the conformation. All Praise and Glory to GOD.

August 22, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Hum ran into this many times!! First the suffering-with Him, than the Glory because of Him... testemonies-there created!!

 

August 22, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

August 22, 2017
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Nichole Richardson
Nichole Richardson

Amen! God's timing is always perfect!

August 22, 2017
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Chris Decker
Chris Decker

Amen not the most patient person or trusting person.Help me Lord to trust you in the waiting room even when the waiting room I feel I wanna push through and past it and your trying to teach me a lesson in that room that requires faith and patience.

August 22, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank you Pastor Dion for this message. And to all that leave their comments here, they teach me as well.

August 22, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen, my waiting serves a purpose that I may not always realize.

August 22, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, make us deserful of your Grace and lead us though this path You have selected for us,Amen.

August 22, 2017
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Debbie Bible
Debbie Bible

Encouraging and uplifting. Thanks!

August 22, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembrezaedited: August 22, 2017

"When God makes you wait, It is for a reason, and He always has something better in store." I love this phrase from you Pastor .  Psalm 37:7 Be still before the  LORD GOD and wait patiently for HIM.  Psalm 37:4  Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart.

August 22, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

August 22, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen! Lord God Almighty, please give me patience to wait on you and your direction, in the Name of Jesus Crhist I ask and pray!

August 22, 2017
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Yes! Amen!!

August 23, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for this wonderful day. I am thankful to be here, right where I am, and I know that You have good plans for me. I choose to delight in You today and I know that the bad things are going to work out for good, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

 

I love how this worked out in the end. It was well worth the wait and you got what you came for. Amen. :-)

 

Thanks Pastor Dion. :-)

August 23, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You for this wonderful day. I am thankful to be here, right where I am, and I know that You have good plans for me. I choose to delight in You today and I know that the bad things are going to work out for good, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

August 23, 2017
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen our Lord knows what is best for us always!

August 23, 2017