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The Lord Listens

  • Yahweh spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying, 'How long shall I bear with this evil congregation that complain against me? I have heard the complaints of the children of Israel, which they complain against me. Tell them, 'As I live, says Yahweh, surely as you have spoken in my ears, so I will do to you. Num. 14:26 WEB

    Several times in my walk with the Lord, I have seen the idle things that I have spoken come to pass in my life. Sometimes very quickly, with either good or bad consequences, depending on the words that I spoke. This is an Old Testament scripture, but I can assure you that it is still valid today. The Lord, and others, listen to our conversation. Be careful of the words that you say, because someone may be listening.

    Once the church that we attended preached on giving so much that I began to feel nauseous. One morning they took five separate offerings. We decided after that time that when an offering was taken, we would decide an amount to give immediately, and the longer they talked about it, the less that it would be. At the ten minute mark, our gift would reach zero.

    About that time we sold a piece of property and had a large tithe from the sale of it. We were praying about where to give it. Finally we decided to just give it to our church, but I told Sylvia that morning: 'If they preach on giving this week, we will give it somewhere else.'

    We went to church that Sunday and they preached on healing. I smiled and began to write out a tithe check. Halfway through the healing sermon, the speaker suddenly paused, turned around, pulled out his wallet, looked at us and said: 'Sometimes you have to give it all.' Then he went into a heated twenty minute sermon on giving. I almost fell out of my chair laughing while tearing up the check.

    God listens to our conversation and He rescued us from a mistake. That day He had someone else in mind for our gift and it soon became apparent to us. We blessed some other ministries and people instead.

    Let the words that you speak be positive, encouraging, uplifting and not doom and gloom. Involve the Lord in your decisions, especially financial ones. Like a small rudder steers a ship, your tongue guides your life (James 3:4). Prophesy your bright future so that it will come to pass and do not speak curses over yourself and your family.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for the wonderful life that you have given me. I know that the plans that you have for me are good! With your help, today is going to be fun, simple, and easy. I am the one that You chose for this and with Your help I am going to be the best yet! In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

September 19, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

September 19, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

The Bible says that we have the power of life and death in our tounge, I guess we really should be careful with our words!

September 19, 2017
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

September 19, 2017
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Keith Yount
Keith Yount

Love this, especially  the prayer! Thanks brother Dion 

September 19, 2017
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

Forgive me father for the numerous times my words have not been congruent in love. Help me to guide my tongue and speak life into my relationships. 

September 19, 2017
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Paul  Wesolowski
Paul Wesolowski

Thank you Brother Dion, for making me aware of my mistakes. Lord , give me the knowledge, strength, courage and comittment, to do and say the positive things, to encourage others, and bring joy into people's lives, Amen 

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

Thank you Jesus for answering my prayers.Thank you Paster Dion for your daily devotional.Help me to hold my tounge and speak only for you Jesus. Amen 

September 19, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen! I have witnessed this truth in my own life this past week. I am striving to think and speak positive words.

September 19, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Amen! Words do matter, before they ever come out of my mouth God knows them. I pray that my heart will always be in the right place.

September 19, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen our words are powerful, so we must choose them carefully, making sure that they bring blessing and not cursing upon us and whoever may hear our words.

September 19, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, You know my needs and wants. Help and directions I need from you, in Your Holy Name I pray. Amen.

September 19, 2017
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Amen!

September 19, 2017
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Rev.Donald  L Mercer
Rev.Donald L Mercer

Ask the Lord each day to do his Will and perfect your character!

September 19, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord 

September 19, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

September 19, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen!

September 19, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Amen

September 20, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  This prayer is so perfect for where I am today!  Heavenly Father, thank you for the wonderful life that you have given me. I know that the plans that you have for me are good! With your help, today is going to be fun, simple, and easy. I am the one that You chose for this and with Your help I am going to be the best yet! In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

September 20, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wylesedited: September 20, 2017

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for the wonderful life that you have given me. I know that the plans that you have for me are good! With your help, today is going to be fun, simple, and easy. I am the one that You chose for this and with Your help I am going to be the best yet! In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen Thank you... probably I needed this :)

September 20, 2017
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Tyler Velau
Tyler Velau

As a man with a short fuse, I was wondering just how does one "temper their inner fire" especially when it flairs, even if that flair only lasts a moment? That is one issue that I've been struggling with for a long time. 

September 20, 2017
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen I needed this today!

September 20, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for the wonderful life that you have given me. I know that the plans that you have for me are good! With your help, today is going to be fun, simple, and easy. I am the one that You chose for this and with Your help I am going to be the best yet! In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

 

Pastor Dion Thank You!! 

September 22, 2017
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen! ❤

September 23, 2017