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Your Testimony

  • Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. 1 Peter 4:12 ESV

    I have a testimony that I share sometimes where the Lord gave me a horrible job in a plant polishing brass and sweeping the floor. Within a year, I was the manager and everyone that worked there was saved. When I went to church, I filled my entire row with guests. The pastor loved me. If I had not lost my previous job I would not have this testimony.

    Unless a test comes, there is no testimony. Testimony, witness, a matter of fact, are things that come from our experience. These are the things you can stand on when the going gets tough. Things that you hear from others help, but the things that you have lived are your testimony and will help you, and others.

    When you look at what Jesus has already brought you through, you know that He will bring you through this as well. Just as David killed the lion, the bear and was now ready for Goliath, the Lord will turn your test into a testimony. The things that you now suffer will work out for your own good in due time.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I know that You are with me and will bring me through whatever I face. I pray that You have Your way in my life today and draw my heart to You, in the name of Jesus.

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

A soldier never knows his strength until tested in battle.

November 13, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I know that You are with me and will bring me through whatever I face. I pray that You have Your way in my life today and draw my heart to You, in the name of Jesus. Father, you have drawn my heart to you for all my life, you've brought us through many hardships so I know you will carry us through the rest and will lead us into your victory, prosperity, and grace once again. Thank you for the people and support in our lives and all the love you send each day. In Jesus name Amen... Thank you Pastor, God bless

November 13, 2017
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Amen. I have a Testimony.

November 13, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord, help me through this.

November 13, 2017
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David Makanjuola
David Makanjuola

I claim this in Jesus name... My test shall turn to a Testimony in Jesus name

November 13, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

November 13, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Thank you God for all you do!

November 13, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen, Father, Thank you for the testimony, sometimes the tests are hard!

November 13, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Good Morning--- So many times I think, boy this is gonna be a duzey when I beat, win over a situation! Amen!!

November 13, 2017
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Stacie Chambers-Franklin
Stacie Chambers-Franklin

Amen.

November 13, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank you Pastor Dion, I needed this message today!

November 13, 2017
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Stacie Chambers-Franklin
Stacie Chambers-Franklin

Amen.

November 13, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen 

November 13, 2017
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Yes Pastor....no test no testimony!

Thanks for yours which inspires and encourages us all.

Say Blessed!

November 13, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, I trust in You and I ask You to help me to fulfill Your will according to Your designs. In the name of Jesus I pray,Amen.

November 13, 2017
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Oh thank you God for this word today! I intended on reading my devotion from Refreshing Hope  as soon as I sat down at my computer today. I knew the word given would be an answer to current life questions and it was. I even thought before I sat down that this test will turn into a testimony. Thank you Pastor Dion for being a vessal to God's calling and furnishing hope to me 

 

November 13, 2017
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

This is a great message to think about as we go through those tests and trials! Thanks, Pastor Dion!

November 13, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen !

November 13, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

November 13, 2017
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Madalyn Myers
Madalyn Myers

This is good. When I was 18 years old, I am now 36. I went to a party with a friend, and someone at the party poured PCP in my drink. I was really messed up in the head. I hallucinate one-day during that time and I tried to commit suicide. I took a steak knife from the kitchen and I slit my wrist and I stabbed myself 12 times. The drug was so strong that I was out of mind and wanted to end my life. I spent 5 weeks in the hospital. My mom told me after I recovered that I had a testimony to tell. I often asked God Why me. I was hanging around the wrong crowd. I wrote a book two years ago called Maddy's I am Here the Memoirs of Madalyn. In my book I talk about the incident. My mom told me when she was living that I would tell the whole world what happened to me. My mom was right. I tell that story in my book. I believe like my mom said that, that is a testimony to help someone else. Even though my life was hard I am still here in the land of living. I believe that God can do anything. He saved me, and I am alive to tell my story. May God bless you all and Thank You for praying for me.

November 13, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Thankful that the Lord has helped you through that, Madalyn, what an ordeal ;(!

November 15, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen!

November 13, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, I know that You are with me and will bring me through whatever I face. I pray that You have Your way in my life today and draw my heart to You, in the Name of Jesus.  Amen.

November 14, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Amen

November 14, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Heavenly Father, I know that You are with me and will bring me through whatever I face. I pray that You have Your way in my life today and draw my heart to You, in the name of Jesus. Amen <3

 

Pastor Dion, thank you for your daily devotion. :-)

November 14, 2017
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen

November 19, 2017
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Chantelle D.
Chantelle D.

Hi everyone...I need support and prayers. I have been subscribed to the ministry emails since 2012-13 before the name changed to Refreshing Hope. Its at this time that I feel like this is something that I have had that I have oftentime overlooked and need to pay more attention to, so I will begin doing that. I am in a winter and sowing season I feel like in my life and appreciate fellowship and prayer I'm pretty isolated. Thank you.

November 28, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Hi Chantelle, thank you for connecting with us :)! Praying with you and for you <3!

November 28, 2017