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This Thing is From Me

  • Yahweh says, 'You shall not go up, nor fight against your brothers! Every man return to his house; for this thing is of me.' So they listened to Yahweh's words, and returned from going against Jeroboam. 2 Chronicles 11:4 WEB

    When Solomon the son of King David passed away, his son Rehoboam became the king of Israel. Then a servant of Solomon named Jeroboam, led a rebellion that divided the kingdom of Israel into two parts. The southern kingdom, or kingdom of Judah, was made from the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, and they stayed loyal to the line of David. The other ten tribes became known as the northern kingdom of Israel, or the kingdom of Samaria.

    When Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, gathered his army together and planned to reunite the kingdom, the Lord spoke through a prophet named Shemaiah and told them to go home for 'This thing is from Me.' This had to appear like the worst possible thing that could have happened, but it was all a part of God's plan and He had prophesied earlier through Ahijah in 1 Kings 11:29. It was no accident that the rebellion split the nation. It came straight from the Lord.

    Once I was a supervisor at what was a high paying job at the time. I worked really hard and was the model employee, but when I began fasting and praying to get closer to the Lord, suddenly I was called to the office and laid off. The guy that they put in my place was illiterate and could not even fill out the reports properly.

    I was confused, I felt wronged and hurt, but after praying about it a while, I knew: 'This thing is from Me.' I walked through a rough patch, led some people to the Lord along the way, and then He put me in my own business. In the end it was far better, but God had to remove something first, along with some of my pride. It was not pretty, but it was from Him.

    Though it is hard to understand why bad things happen to good people, you have to remember that God loves you, and that He is in control of your life. So do not panic when bad things happen. Even satan had to get permission from God before he could attack Job (Job 1:10). If you are trying to be obedient to the Lord, nothing will come on you that He does not allow, and in the end it will work out for good. Don't give up when your promotion goes the other way like mine did. For there is something better around the corner.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for the times that I don't get my way, for You are smarter than me. I want what You have. Share Your vision with me and let Your desires, become my desires. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Happy Monday! The highlighted group of the week is FAAD - Fight Against Anxiety & Depression, a support group concentrating on the positives rather than the negatives in our lives. God provides us a choice to be Happy and to live a Joyful life. Our members provides uplifting messages to help you find the happiness and joy Jesus taught us to live, by living a more positive life and seeking God''s guidance, Anxiety and Depression can be diminished. ALSO, the Creation Photographers fun theme for the week is "Reminiscing Days Gone By", based on John 14:26! As always, you are free to post anything else that inspires you, too! For links to all of these areas and more, please see the Announcements at the top of our home page here: Announcements}


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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

December 11, 2017
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Leslie McLea
Leslie McLea

This was Awesome ! 

December 11, 2017
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

Yes, it was.

December 11, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord 

December 11, 2017
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

December 11, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for the times that I don't get my way, for You are smarter than me. I want what You have. Share Your vision with me and let Your desires, become my desires. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen Thank you

December 11, 2017
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

Pastor Dion, Thank you for your "Right on time, again " devotion. I have been going through some things lately and really needed to hear from GOD. I prayed before logging in and when I read the title, I knew HE was listening to me. Maybe you be very blessed today..

Rebecca 

 

 

 

December 11, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

December 11, 2017
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Thank you for your testimony Pastor Dion! Just yesterday I felt "wronged and hurt" . I knew God was and is with me so that knowledge helped me thru. I'm looking forward to that better something around the corner!! :)

December 11, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Please God fix attitudes and end this ordeal. Amen. 

December 11, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen!

December 11, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Share Your vision with me Father, Amen.

December 11, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Amen. 

December 11, 2017
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Thank You, Lord, for the reminder, and thank you for a word in season, Pastor Dion!

December 11, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen!

December 11, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen when Abba Father slams a door it is because He has a far better plan.

December 11, 2017
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

amen 

December 11, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, You know me inside out and always waiting for Your desire for me. Help me to understand what You really want from me, in Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

December 11, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for being so wonderful.I have been through this in my life.Believe and you shall receive was what I say.I recieved his Grace and I'm so thankful.I love and worship him . Thank you Paster for the daily devotional.God bless you all. Amen.

 

December 11, 2017
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Debbie Bible
Debbie Bible

When my daughter told me she was pregnant with my grandson, I thought it was the worst thing that could have happened to our family. Grandson lives with us now, is 9, and is a GREAT joy to my husband and me. He's better medicine than any chemo I have ever taken. I thank God for making all things work out for good.

December 11, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

December 11, 2017
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Madalyn Myers
Madalyn Myers

As I read this devotional I remembered that at one point I was so angry when I lost custody of my three children. I would think why am I the only one in my family that this has happened to. One day I sat and realized that I don't have a home of my own to put my children in. I have been living with my family for 10 years. My other siblings and cousins were able to get married and raise their family. In spite of the hurt I have not seen my children in six years. My aunt who keeps them don't let them call me either. In some way I know God has a plan, even though I'm not sure what it is, I know that there is a reason. I have been working part time and I live with family. Prayfully One day I can get my own home, get married to my fiance and get my children in my life. Sometimes I write letters to God and put them in my bible. So I am not angry but sometimes I am hurt because I did not get to raise my children.

December 11, 2017
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen!! I believe He has control and will lead me forward. My God is stronger!!

December 11, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You for the times that I don't get my way, for You are smarter than me. I want what You have. Share Your vision with me and let Your desires, become my desires. In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

December 12, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

 Heavenly Father I thank You for the times that I don't get my way, for You are smarter than me. I want what You have. Share Your vision with me and let Your desires, become my desires. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. I pray this prayer over me. Amen <3

 

Thank you Pastor Dion. :-)

December 12, 2017