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Happy Endings

  • So Yahweh blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand female donkeys. He had also seven sons and three daughters. Job 42:12 WEB

    Job was a very wealthy man who went through a terrible trial, but when it was over and Job had prayed for his friends, all that he had lost was returned double. In chapter one of the book of Job, he owned seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen and five hundred donkeys. In chapter forty, he had exactly twice this amount. Though his first group of children were now with the Lord, he was blessed with seven more sons, and three more beautiful daughters, which doubled the number of his children as well.

    You cannot judge a book by reading a single page in the middle of it. During one year of my life, my business burned to the ground during an insurance lapse, my Dad passed away, I went through a divorce, and I had to start my life over with just my clothes. Now the Lord has restored what I lost, with better. I thank God for getting me through those dark times.

    No matter what you are going through, God still has the same good plan for you that He had the moment that you were born. When you are restored, it will be better than before. The later part of your life can be better than the beginning. God has seen every tear, and He knows the pain that you have been through. So be encouraged because this storm will pass, and the Son will shine once again on your life. The ending can be better than the beginning.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for taking care of me. Though I do not understand many things, I choose to trust You. I know that You will take care of me and I am so thankful. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning! The Creation Photographers fun theme for the week is "In the Eye of the Storm", based on Psalm 107:29! As always, you are free to post anything else that inspires you, too! ALSO, the latest Bible Study covering Luke Chapter Eighteen is now available! For links to these areas and more, please see the Announcements at the top of our home page here: Announcements


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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord 

January 15, 2018
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Sheila White
Sheila White

Thank you.  I really needed that message today. I woke up this morning feeling down.  Feeling like it was too late for me.  I am 58 years old.  My husband recently moved into his sister's home that he inherited.  He has been lying and cheating on me all of the 37 years that we have been married.  He has siblings whom he controls and enables him.  I felt like I was up against an army throughout our marriage. To top it off, my daughter, Phoebe, is experiencing twitching throughout body.  She is going to see a neurologist soon.  Please pray for her.  There are so many other things that I can't mention.  My sister was murdered by her husband and my niece was murdered, so I started a non-profit organization on preventing violence and abuse against females.  I have had numerous speaking enagements.  Everytime I get excited about it, I get a lot of regrets because of the way I let my husband treat me.  I never could understand why he acted the way he did.  I got an ephiphany when I recently read an article on traits of a narcissist.  He has all of the traits. I don't want to live like this anymore. I sometimes wondered where God was all of those times that he cheated.  It is hard to see him moving on with his life as if nothing is wrong.  However, I do not want a husband who devalues me every chance he gets.  Thank you reminding me that like with Job, God's plan for my life are good.  I am not too old.  He will give me beauty for my ashes.  Thank you for your words of encouragement Pastor Todd. 

 

January 15, 2018
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Tracy Carroll
Tracy Carroll

Sheila, I'm praying for your daughter & you as well.  Pastor Dion is right, it's never too late  :o)   God bless you to the fullest!!!    (((hugs)))

January 15, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

May God bless you with his love.

January 15, 2018
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

I’m praying for you and your daughter.  May God hold you in the palm of his hand today and comfort you.  

January 15, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Lord, I lift up Sheila and her daughter to you, and pray that you please protect them, that you heal her daughter of this condition, that you lead them into all that you have for them, that you gide Sheila into the ministry You have for her, and provide for all that is needed, in the name of Jesus, amen <3!

January 15, 2018
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

When I left my emotionally abusive husband in Texas, God gave me this scripture that my ending will be better than my beginning and I took that step of faith, and now here I am with a great husband who works hard and caters to me and we have a beautiful daughter as well! I thank God every day that he gave me beauty for ashes!! I pray God gives you the strength to take that next step of faith wherever He leads you.

January 15, 2018
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

ABBA Father I pray that the doctors will find the twitching issues that Phoebe has. But more importantly father that you wrap your arms around your child Sheila,  Lord allow her to feel your warm and love, in Jesus name I pray.  

January 15, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I pray for healing of body, mind and spirit for you and your daughter. I know God has a good plan for your life. It is never too late. Amen.

January 15, 2018
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Gwen Brewer
Gwen Brewer

Sheila, I am praying for you and your daughter but please know that God is not mocked what so ever a man soweth that shall he reap. Every man shall be be paid according to his actions. Be encouraged and pray for him because our Lord Tells us thats what we should do and watch God deliver you from your pain.

January 15, 2018
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Always praise and give thanks to our LORD GOD ALMIGHTY in all your circumastances.  Do not be afraid.You will get through this for GOD is with and in you, what can man do to you. Praying for the healing of Phoebe.

January 15, 2018
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen :)

January 15, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

January 15, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Yes God. Amen

January 15, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Thank you Paster .Gods blessings to everyone. Amen 

January 15, 2018
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

Though I do not understand many things, I choose to trust You.

Amen, amen.

January 15, 2018
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

I hear all that! From the perspective of "Christain" we can see and understand this! Carnal Man would certainly laugh at it I suppose! Share this with them, and see what happens!!

January 15, 2018
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Amen,  thank you Jesus! 

January 15, 2018
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Norma Fuentes
Norma Fuentes

Thank you! One more time. Happy endings massage touch me one more time. I am going true so many problems in my life. I lost my job Agust 11 2017 since the day I apply for so many jobs and I have interviews and ends there. I pray God for a new job and for my kids! Thank you for the massage I feels God spoke to me today!!!

January 15, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Lord, please guide Norma, open Your doors to the right job, and show her all that she needs to do to stay on Your path, and access Your provision, in the name of Jesus, amen <3!

January 15, 2018
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

January 15, 2018
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Gwen Brewer
Gwen Brewer

Pastor Todd the message of hope and encouragement was right on time, I have been in a season of trails and even though it don't feel good I know that all things work together for the good of them that love the lord. 

January 15, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Gwen, praying for you, sister <3!

January 15, 2018
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

I would rather have a terrible day with Jesus, than a wonderful day without Him.

January 15, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clarkedited: January 15, 2018

PRAISE God  for l always  need his love

January 15, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father, I thank You for been so good to me a sinner. Forgive me for all my trespasses  and lead me where You want me to be. In Jesus name I pray,Amen .

Thank you Pastor for this devotional.

 

January 15, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen

January 15, 2018
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

Thanks for sharing. Great encouragement; Expecting the latter part of my life to be the best!

Rebecca 

January 15, 2018
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Megan Fenske
Megan Fenske

Amen!

January 15, 2018
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton

Amen

January 15, 2018
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Amen!!!

January 15, 2018
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Patty Wooley
Patty Wooley

I’m crying right now reading this- ty for sharing as I have felt for a long time that I will never have again what the Locust have eaten. Perhaps I shall be restored after all- I have so very many talents that are lying fallow because I don’t have the finances to launch myself...

Im going to start sending my tithe to you, Padtor. I like you.

January 15, 2018
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Barbara Neahring
Barbara Neahring

Thank you for sharing.   Wonderful message !

January 15, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

January 15, 2018
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Linda Kovacs
Linda Kovacs

"Heavenly Father, I thank You for taking care of me. Though I do not understand many things, I choose to trust You. I know that You will take care of me and I am so thankful. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray."  AMEN  :)

January 15, 2018
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Pray so...we are having a struggle in our marriage at this moment.  Hope to find a counselor.  Very hard.  Pray we find a counselor that works in ADD field.  Thank you

January 16, 2018
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

Prayed for you Cheryl

January 16, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Continuing to pray for you, Cheryl <3!

January 16, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, I thank You for taking care of me. Though I do not understand many things, I choose to trust You. I know that You will take care of me and I am so thankful. In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

January 16, 2018
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Layla Shea
Layla Shea

I love this message, thanks Pastor Todd once again!  

January 16, 2018
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen

January 18, 2018
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

 

 

 

 Heavenly Father, I thank You for taking care of me. Though I do not understand many things, I choose to trust You. I know that You will take care of me and I am so thankful. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

 

 

Thank you pastor Dion for you daily devotion. :-)

 

 

 

 

 

January 19, 2018