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Time in a Bottle

  • 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

    For the vision is for an appointed time. In other words, God has marked it on His calendar, and every hour that passes brings us closer to it. When the proper amount of time has elapsed, then the vision will come to pass.

    When I was young, the Lord spoke to me and told me that one day, in His appointed time, that I would 'pioneer' new things in ministry, and that it would not always be easy for I would be clearing the path for others. At first, I was really excited and expected it to come soon. I worked in the day, went through Bible college at night, tried to make myself ready. Then I waited, and waited.

    Time passed by, lots and lots of time, and when it did not happen, I eventually got on with my life. Over twenty years passed by as I worked daily in the computer field and various other jobs along the way. I forgot about ministry altogether thinking that I had either missed God, or somehow wrecked His plans for me.

    Life happened. I learned and forgot. I lost and found. In the span of one year I lost my Dad, divorced, and had my computer business burn to the ground during an insurance lapse.

    When I had graduated from Bible college years before, I felt that I knew lot about the Bible and had something to say. After those years in the desert, I felt completely empty, like I knew nothing, and the last place on earth that I needed to be was in ministry.

    That is when it happened. He squeezed us out of the computer business and after months without work, the week that we were packing to move out of our house, a door opened in ministry. A local company put up an ad like 'Wanted: A creative arts pastor with strong computer skills. Must be able to maintain websites, perform video editing, and put together teachings.'

    Well, we were hungry and I did have that Theology degree that I had never done anything with, so I contacted them and told them I had graduated Bible college, I was ordained, had owned a computer business for twenty years, and have built a hundred websites. It almost sounded strange saying it, but God had prepared me for this, and now it was time.

    Suddenly what I had long given up on, I was now living. There were times when I thought that He had forgotten about me, but all that time He was preparing me. When the time came, His word came to pass, and we are only at the beginning. The simple, but true stories that I share here each day, are the things that I learned along the way.

    When the Lord puts a dream in your heart, hang on to it. There may be a span of time between the beginning and the fulfillment, but if you continue on with Him, and keep a positive attitude, it will come to pass. Don't get frustrated and take your anger out at God because you feel it is delayed. The things that you are living today prepare you for what is coming tomorrow. You will probably find out that what you are living, is simply part of the way.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father help me see the big picture. Speak to me in a simple way that I understand. Open my mind to understand Your word and light a fire in my heart to seek Your face like never before, 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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Maria Mesia
Maria Mesia Amen
Nov 2
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father help me see the big picture. Speak to me in a simple way that I understand. Open my mind to understand Your word and light a fire in my heart to seek Your face like never before, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. Oh Lord, hear my prayers. Thank you. Good morning everyone. Have a blessed day and weekend.

Nov 2
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

Nov 2
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

Nov 2
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Father, you say in your word that the words you speak will not come back void. You are dependable, please help us be.

Nov 2
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen

Nov 2
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father help me see the big picture. Speak to me in a simple way that I understand. Open my mind to understand Your word and light a fire in my heart to seek Your face like never before, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.... Lord forgive me please... I asked for you to guide my day, then ran ahead of you and hurt my coworkers feelings with my frustrated words.... I have no excuses and ask for your grace and mercy here... Please stop my harsh words to others and help me be the kind hearted helpful person you want me to be, let me see the bigger picture and lesson I need to learn from this unfortunate moment. Speak to me and guide me in a way I can fully understand and follow. Mend my friends' heart and allow her to forgive my abrasive words to move forward into better communication and understanding. Thank you Amen

Nov 2
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Suzy Romaine
Suzy Romaine

Thank you for this word Pastor Dion. What the Lord does through your ministry is truly inspirational. God is good!! 

Nov 2
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Nov 2
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez

Aman

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Nov 2
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Father, open my mind to Your word and will. Amen.

Nov 2
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Thank you God for always being there for us.We love you. Amen 

Nov 2
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Rhonda Jones
Rhonda Jones

PTL.  God is so awesome 

Nov 2
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen Help me see Lord and to understand!

Nov 2
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!!

Nov 2
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father in Heaven, lead me to where You want me to be. I need You to help me to understand what You are telling me. Let it be Your way not mine,in Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

Thank you Pastor for this eye opening moment. 

Nov 2
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

I felt angry at God today. Thank you for reminding me to be patient. Forgive me God. Amen. 

Nov 2
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen.

Nov 2
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LaDonne Lenzini
LaDonne Lenzini

I am so happy that you didn't give up Pastor Dion, I look forward to your emails everyday! Thank you Lord for Pastor Dion Todd! 

Nov 2
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

me too

 

Nov 5
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amazing encouraging testimony Pastor....

Thanks and Stay Blessed!

Nov 5