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Time to Shine

  • Saul said to David, You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth. David said to Saul, Your servant was keeping his father's sheep; and when there came a lion, or a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock, I went out after him, and struck him, and delivered it out of his mouth; and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and struck him, and killed him. Your servant struck both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God. 1 Samuel 17:34'36 WEB

    The day that David walked out on the battlefield to meet the giant Goliath was not his first time fighting something big and scary. God had been preparing David for years while he was tending sheep in a common, everyday, typical job. Shepherding was a job that none of his brothers wanted to do. Out of the eight sons, David was the only one tending sheep on the day that Samuel came to visit them. Some of his brothers were soldiers in the Israelite army (1Samuel 17:17).

    While protecting those sheep, David learned to kill lions and bears, now there was a giant in front of him. It did not happen by accident. God had trained David for this day, now it was his time to shine. David did not start out facing giants, he started by tending sheep. God prepares you for his work ahead of time, sometimes using the most mundane things. Most of the time, we don't even know that we are in training.

    I spent twenty years working on computer networks, mail servers, web servers, and the supporting infrastructure. Now I use the things that I learned along the way to build an online church here at Refreshing Hope Ministries. God is efficient and He wastes nothing. He will use the things that He has placed in your life to further His kingdom.

    The common, everyday tasks that you deal with daily is always preparing you for something bigger. The skills that you develop in the natural can be used by Him. So do your best at whatever He has given you today, and when the time comes, you will be ready for the promotion just like David.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You let me see my life through Your eyes for a change. Show me how I can make a difference and let me experience divine encounters in my life. Teach me, train me, use me Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer" (Psalm 17:6) If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton It is amazing how God prepare each of us.... God Jehovah is so good and loving! Thank you for preparing Pastor Dion with the amazing online church. ❤️ Praise the Lord, Hallelujah!!!
October 12, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Our God is indeed awesome and so good <3!

October 12, 2018
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Patty Seckar
Patty Seckar It doesn't matter what your age is, you can always be a blessing to someone and honor our God!!
October 13, 2018
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Amen, Hallelujah......!❤️
October 14, 2018
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

October 12, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

October 12, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Always remember, nothing is hidden from God and He can use it at His discression. 

October 12, 2018
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen Lord!

October 12, 2018
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

October 12, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help me dear God. Amen. 

October 12, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Praise God!

October 12, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Use us as your will God.Let our lives be for your glory.We love and worship you. Amen 

October 12, 2018
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You let me see my life through Your eyes for a change. Show me how I can make a difference and let me experience divine encounters in my life. Teach me, train me, use me Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen Thank you

October 12, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Dianna, joining in your prayer <3!

October 12, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

October 12, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen! Thank you for that message Pastor Dion :)

October 12, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father in Heaven help me to get the wisdom to understand Your  message. Train me as You wish that when trouble arrive I can have You as my shield. In Jesus name I pray ,Amen. 

October 12, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father in Heaven, thank You for You blessings. Help me to have the wisdom to understand Your message. Give me the strength to confront the enemy, in Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

October 12, 2018
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

O my gosh , this was definitely for me today ,  thank you Pastor I loved todays  devotional 

 

October 12, 2018
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

O my gosh I loved todays devotional, it was definitely for me.  Thank you Pastor

October 12, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

October 12, 2018
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

At my age I wonder if there is still something I can do to further God's kingdom.  I just pray that whatever it is that I will do the very best I can to be pleasing to my Lord.  Thank you Lord for helping me do whatever needs to be done each day. In Jesus name. Amen Thank you Pastor Dion.

October 12, 2018
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

I needed this word from the Lord today, contemplating my current job and wether or not to search for another. I stepped through this open door that Yahweh provided and there can be no turning back. Only straight forward. His will be done in my life and in me.........

October 12, 2018
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

This message is so true and such a blessing. You are a very annointed man of God! May God bless your life and your ministry always!

 

October 13, 2018
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You let me see my life through Your eyes for a change. Show me how I can make a difference and let me experience divine encounters in my life. Teach me, train me, use me Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. Lord, hear my prayers.

October 14, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, I pray that You let me see my life through Your eyes for a change. Show me how I can make a difference and let me experience divine encounters in my life. Teach me, train me, use me Lord, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

October 19, 2018