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Hairy Pastors

  • But you, when you pray, enter into your inner room, and having shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. In praying, don't use vain repetitions, as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard for their much speaking. Matthew 6:6 WEB

    My friend had no idea that the answer to his prayer was waiting for him just inside of the church door. I went to seminary with this brother who was praying for a wife. One night he poured out his heart to God and he prayed:

    'Lord I'm lonely, I just want someone to hug me, to kiss me, to tell me that they love me.'

    When he went to church that Sunday, the big hairy pastor met him at the door and hugged him, kissed him on the cheek, and told him that he loved him. My friend told me later that at that moment he thought: 'I need to be more specific in my prayers.'

    The Lord had given him exactly what he had prayed for, but it was not delivered in the package that he had envisioned. He adjusted his prayers to include a wife, and soon a lovely young woman joined that church. They hit it right off and today they are married. His prayers were answered, both of them.

    When you pray, tell the Lord exactly what you mean and be specific. It is a personal relationship that we have with Him. Don't assume that He already knows it, and because of that it will happen. God knows everything, but everything doesn't happen. You have a part in this, and you actually need to pray the words. That is why it is called praying.

    Many times I have prayed something very specific and saw God go even beyond it in detail. You are not scaring Him, for He is not just creative, He is the Creator. Yes He knows our needs before we ask Him, but I still saw the brother in this story being kissed by the pastor.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for hearing my prayers, and I am going to be more specific. Please build my faith and teach me what I need to know, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Happy Friday! If you have not gotten started yet with our interactive Bible Study, it is never too late! To help you get started, we have set up a page that will let you catch up more easily, with the sections laid out in order. Here it is and if you have any questions, please let us know: RHM Bible Study


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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for hearing my prayers, and I am going to be more specific. Please build my faith and teach me what I need to know, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

 

 

Thank you Pastor Dion. :-)

October 27, 2017
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Thank you Pastor :)  Thank you dear Lord :) Amen

October 27, 2017
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Thank you Pastor for the laugh, this morning. This is Awesome. I will start praying more detailed prayers. So funny.

October 27, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Please God answer my prayers. Amen

October 27, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord 

October 27, 2017
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Ha ha....good one Pastor! Thanks!

 

October 27, 2017
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Lol, Amen!

October 27, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen to this one, I have found that specific prayers bring specific things. Can an Apple be found on an Orange tree?

October 27, 2017
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Stacie Chambers-Franklin
Stacie Chambers-Franklin

That’s good!

October 27, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for hearing my prayers, and I am going to be more specific. Please build my faith and teach me what I need to know, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen Thank you

October 27, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

October 27, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Jesus please give me wisdom,understanding and knowledge. Amen 

October 27, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

This message brought a smile to my face! I will pray more specifically for my desires! Thank You Lord for answering my prayers and most of all for Your will. Thank you Pastor Dion for this devotion. Amen

October 27, 2017
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Stacie Chambers-Franklin
Stacie Chambers-Franklin

Great Word!! Lol @ the hairy pastor’s hug and kiss. God has such an awesome sense of humor!!!  :-)

October 27, 2017
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Karen Robertson
Karen Robertson

Thank you, Pastor Dion!  I truly needed this guidance today!  I will definitely be more aware of how I pray!  Sometimes I feel that I really don't know how to pray!  But this will be such a help!

October 27, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father,You know the desires of my heart and what I want to do with Your blessings. Hear my prayers in the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.

October 27, 2017
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen! Yes Lord, help me to be more specific!!!❤

October 27, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

October 27, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen!

October 27, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You for hearing my prayers, and I am going to be more specific. Please build my faith and teach me what I need to know, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

October 28, 2017