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And God Laughed

  • Though I walk in the middle of trouble, you will revive me. You will stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies. Your right hand will save me. Yahweh will fulfill that which concerns me; your loving kindness, Yahweh, endures forever. Don't forsake the works of your own hands. Psalm 138:7 WEB

    They say that if you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans. While this sounds strange, I have found it often to be so painfully true. It is not 'our' plans and purpose that the Lord fulfills, it is His. When our plans and purpose align themselves with His, they work out gracefully as intended.

    Often we dream too small and His plans are bigger than that. Sometimes its because He has something better right around the corner and He does not want us to settle for something mediocre now. Other times we just need to get in 'tune' with Him and what He is doing today. Take a risk and pray 'Lord, make what is important to You, important to me.' When His plans become our plans, then our life becomes amazing.

    I never planned to be a pastor. Over twenty five years ago He told me that one day, I would be in the ministry and to begin to prepare myself. So I thought what anyone else would have thought: 'Go through Bible college, get a degree, get ordained, and then you will preach in a church somewhere.'

    So I did all of that, except the last step. When I got out of seminary, every single door in ministry was closed. I began to work on computers and was soon pushed into my own computer business full time. I spent the next twenty years working on computers and networks, until we hit a time when that suddenly dried completely up.

    The week that we were packing to move out of our home, a job as a pastor opened up. A couple of years later, we began to build an online church using the skills that I had learned along the way. Now we are connecting people to Jesus right where they are, all over the world.

    His plan for preparing me included more than I had originally thought, and His vision for ministry was outside of the normal box. He is the Boss, I just try and do what He says. The Lord knows what He is doing in all of this. The best that we can do is to get in step with Him and what He is doing on the earth today. Don't worry about others are doing as that may not be what He has for you. Let's just make sure that our plans, align with His plans.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I ask that You make what is important to You, important to me. Share Your thoughts with me and fulfill Your plans in my life. Don't forsake the work of Your hands, but remember me today. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: For those traveling this week for Thanksgiving, we pray that God blesses you with traveling mercies and with His protection! If you would like to request prayer for any reason, here is the link: RHM Prayer Network


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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Oh yes Lord, amen 

November 21, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

November 21, 2017
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumaredited: November 21, 2017

Yes Father Lord.....let your plans be mine and let your will done in my life! Amen!

Pastor your life is such an amazing and encouraging testimony to all of us! My prayers Sylvia and you be blessed even more powerfully as you minster to us for His coming kingdom!

 

November 21, 2017
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thank you, Pastor Dion, for this timely prayer this morning. Lord, make what is important to You foremost in my life today!

November 21, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father I ask that You make what is important to You, important to me! Amen.

November 21, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen everyday I ask His Holy Spirit to lead me, because if I try to lead alone I miss divine appointments and my plans for the day do not line up with His plans for my day.

November 21, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Thank You Father for Your constant blessings, make my wants according to Your will not mine. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

November 21, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Thank you Father in Heaven for your Son Jesus and the compassion, love and peace you bring!  Happy Thanksgiving to All!  May you and your loved ones be Blessed!

November 21, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

November 21, 2017
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Albert Chau
Albert Chau

He didn’t speak until he was four and didn’t read until he was seven. He was subsequently expelled from school and was not admitted to any university due to his poor grades and failed entrance exam. So, he was supposely to be drafted into army, but God has other plan for him. Guess who that is? He is Albert Einstein, the greatest physicist of 20th century.

November 21, 2017
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Kee Moon Chang
Kee Moon Chang

Amen!

Don't forsake the work of Your own hands, but remember me today.

November 21, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen, so be it!

November 21, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

 Heavenly Father I ask that You make what is important to You, important to me. Share Your thoughts with me and fulfill Your plans in my life. Don't forsake the work of Your hands, but remember me today. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

 

 

Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devition. :-)

November 21, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I ask that You make what is important to You, important to me. Share Your thoughts with me and fulfill Your plans in my life. Don't forsake the work of Your hands, but remember me today. In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

November 22, 2017