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The Appointed Time

  • For the vision is yet for the appointed time, and it hurries toward the end, and won't prove false. Though it takes time, wait for it; because it will surely come. It won't delay. Habakkuk 2:3 WEB

    Over twenty years ago the Lord gave me a word that I would be a pioneer of new things in ministry and to prepare myself. I was excited and told some friends, but they just gave me a dumb look and asked if I seriously believed that. Looking back on it, I guess it would have been hard to believe. I was no one, with no education, and from a long family line that did not even attend church. We did own a dust-covered Bible that no one read, and almost everything they told me was in it, was not. Most of what I knew turned out to be the traditions of men and personal preferences.

    I later went back to school and earned a degree in theology, but instead of Him putting me into ministry, I worked on computers for the next twenty years. I became skilled at it and owned my own business. Then suddenly that door shut, the business tanked, and the week that we were preparing to move out of our home, I ended up in ministry as a pastor. Now we find ourselves building an online church using the computer skills that I learned along the way, and we are beginning to do new things in ministry.

    God rarely calls the qualified, but He qualifies the one that He calls. God's voice brings faith with it, and your friends who did not receive the word will not understand, but that will not matter or change your course. The word is for you alone, and those around you may never understand. Jesus' family did not understand Him either. He said 'A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and among his own relatives, and in his own house' Mark 6:4.

    When God calls you to do something, He will also give you the faith to complete it. If you feel that He has not yet called you, then volunteer like Isaiah (Isaiah 6:8). Here I am! Send me! Don't give up during the training or when it does not happen overnight. No one can stop God's plan for you, except you.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please make the vision clear and me steadfast. Help me to hold on to Your word and give me the grace to get through this. My life is Yours, in the the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Happy Sunday! Thank you for all your patience and prayers as we get through the effects of Hurricane Florence. Our power came back last night at 8pm. If you are receiving this devotional, that means that the power stayed up through the night! We so appreciate all your support and encouragement during this time, and please continue to pray for all those who have been affected by the storm, and the workers who continue to go out each day to make repairs. Thank you and God bless!


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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen!

Good to know you are all safe and praying for those affected!

September 16, 2018
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

In the name of JESUS we have the Victory! PRAISE be to GOD! Hold on and Hold out. Thank you Father GOD for being in the Storm with us. Through it all GOD brings us through.

September 16, 2018
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen! And thank the Gracious Adorable Good Lord that you are Ok and of course we will continue to pray. 

September 16, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help us get through this hurricane unscathed. Help everyone dear God. Amen. 

September 16, 2018
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen, Lord help us all.

September 16, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

September 16, 2018
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Ted Muilenburg
Ted Muilenburg

Praying for you and your team Pastor Dion - read you each morning as I turn my life over to HIM for care and direction.  HE has directed my life when I let HIM for 75 years - I Pray that HE will continue to use this senior as I seek HIS direction!   Live by your devotional daily!

September 16, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, brother, may He lead you into His best for your life!

September 16, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen ! 

September 16, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,prayers for everyone and Gods blessings.God is awesome.

September 16, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

That He is, brother, God bless!

September 16, 2018
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen! Glad to you have you back up and running Pastor Dion! :)

September 16, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Thank you so much, brother, glad to see ya :)!

September 16, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen! Thnak You Father for protecting  RHM, Pastor Dion and Sylvia through this hurricane!

September 16, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Lynn, thank you so much for your prayers <3!

September 16, 2018
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

Amen!  So happy you are safe and well.  May God continue to protect and provide for you.

September 16, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Thank you very much for your prayers, Roseanne :)!

September 16, 2018
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Barbara Miramon
Barbara Miramon

Your words were spot on today Pastor!

September 16, 2018
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!

September 16, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardleedited: September 16, 2018

Amen and Amen! Thank you Pastor Dion for this message! It is easy to say: "I'm here Lord, send me" Isaiah 6:8, but to step out in faith into unknown territory, is another thing. And we can only do it with complete surrender to the Lord's will for our lives, as we humble ourselves before the Lord! I thank the Lord that He took notice of insignificant me, and that He is still molding me, being a work in progress!

Cont'd prayers for you, dear Pastor Dion and Sylvia, and everyone else! Thank you Lord for hearing our prayers asking for continued protection and guidance for every one in harms way! We praise Your holy name, in the name of Jesus Christ we ask and pray, Amen!

September 16, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Thank you so much, Liesel <3!

September 16, 2018
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Thank Father Yahweh that y'all are both safe, Dion and Sylvia.

September 16, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Thank you so much for your prayers, Richard <3!

September 16, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, You know I have things I want to do. I will keep waiting because is Your time not mine,in Jesus name I pray. Amen 

Stay safe,be careful. 

September 16, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, brother!

September 16, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord, amen

September 16, 2018
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

September 16, 2018
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Thank You Lord for all you do in my life. Please speak to me in a way I understand, and lead me inot waht You have for me. Please show me what You want me to do in my life.  In Jesus' name, Amen.

September 16, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! God has His own way of ding things and man rarly understands clearly!

September 16, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Jim! How is everything looking at your place?

September 16, 2018
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen our calling does not begin until our Master has made us ready to walk it out, it's all about timing, His perfect timing, not ours.

September 16, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

So true, Carol <3!

September 16, 2018
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

WE PRAISE AND THANK YOU LORD GOD ALMIGHTY FOR YOU ARE ALL SAFE. The Phillipines has been devastated too with a strong thyphoon at the same time with US. PRAISE THE LORD FOR GOD LORD LOVES ALL HIS PEOPLE SO MUCH

September 16, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

September 17, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father please make the vision clear and me steadfast. Help me to hold on to Your word and give me the grace to get through this. My life is Yours, in the the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

September 17, 2018
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Praise God for all He has done for you both and RHM!!   The Word you speak here surely is your story.  God is faithful!

September 18, 2018