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Worst Day Ever

  • Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spoke and said to Daniel, Your God whom you serve continually, he will deliver you. A stone was brought, and laid on the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet of his lords; that nothing might be changed concerning Daniel. Daniel 6:16 WEB

    After serving God faithfully, Daniel ended up being 'what's on the menu' when he was thrown into a stinking hole in the ground, full of hungry lions. I believe that Daniel sat at the bottom of that Lion's Den, with the starving lions eyeing him hungrily and thought: 'REALLY? This was the plan? What's up with that?'

    Thank God his story does not end there. It turned out that it was a promotion for Daniel. The lions did not touch him, and after getting out he prospered under the king and had great respect. As a bonus, his enemies were tossed in and eaten so he did not have to worry about them anymore.

    There have been times in my life when I have found myself in a stinking hole in the ground, right after trying my hardest to live right. Pray and fast for a few weeks, and then suddenly get laid off from work. What's up with that? In the end, every single time it worked out for my good.

    At one point in stark contrast, I lost the best job that I had so far as a supervisor, and soon had to work at the worst job that I ever had, at one third of the pay. I was praying and fasting a lot of the time and I knew that God was in control of my life. I was submitted to Him and whatever He wanted, I wanted. I also knew that He was testing me, for it was so obvious, and the job was so bad that it was funny at times. This scripture kept ringing out to me:

    'And whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord, and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ' (Colossians 3:23'24).

    So I made it into a game and set out to be the best worker that they had ever seen. My work area was immaculate. I swept the floors. I showed up early, stayed late, and soon I found myself the manager. Then that door suddenly closed and the Lord pushed me into my own business. It was a strange path of promotion.

    It just may be that what you think is the 'worst thing that could possibly happen to you' is indeed your path to favor and promotion. Work heartily just as you were working directly for the Lord, and you will be rewarded. Smile, God is the real boss.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You so much for all that You are doing in my life. I know that You are in control of what happens to me for I have given my life to You. Help me focus on what matters and cover me with Your presence today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." (2 Chron 7:14). 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 Yes, your will will be done!!......just lead the way Lord! Thank you
November 14, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

November 14, 2018
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

November 14, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Dear God thank you for our blessings. Please fix it all. Praise God. Amen. 

November 14, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father!

November 14, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen Heavenly Father,our life is for you.We love and worship you.

November 14, 2018
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen

November 14, 2018
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen and Amen!

Love the prayer....straight what I wud pray from  my heart. Thanks Pastor!

November 14, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Yes lord walk with me! Amen 

November 14, 2018
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

November 14, 2018
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

November 14, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Your will be done Father, Amen.

November 14, 2018
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Amen! Lord, I know that You are in control of what happens to me for I have given my life to You. Help me focus on what matters and cover me with Your presence today. Thank you for this encouragement this morning!

 

November 14, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Cathy, joining in your prayer <3!

November 14, 2018
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!!

November 14, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Walk with me Father, I know You will give me what is best for me. Help me to follow Your designs,Your encouragement I need today and always. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. 

Thank You Pastor for this devotional. 

November 14, 2018
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Crystal Michelle Green
Crystal Michelle Green

Amen, Lord!  We just have to trust Him completely!

November 14, 2018
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Madalyn Myers
Madalyn Myers

This message was right on time. I was told by the salon manager that my scores in my commission pay was very low. I have been working.at the salon 6 months. The company wants us to make 50 percent commission rather than to pay us hourly. These past few months I have been helping the manager stock shelves and answer phones when I'm not busy doing hair. I have been doing work that the receptionist supposed to do because I have not build up a clientele. I pray everyday, I take medication for bipolar disorder, and I go to my doctors appointments. I thought to myself I'm trying to do the best that I can. I pass out sales flyers when I'm not busy. My anxiety make me nervous and some days I'm scared to talk to people. I really have not been very happy with the job but I have to earn money. I'm trying to figure if maybe I should find another job or stay at this job.

 

November 14, 2018
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

Thank you Pastor Dion for putting into words exactly what I want to say.

November 14, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

November 14, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen! Yes, it is the Lord God most high that we have to answer to, not seeking man's recognition and reward!

November 14, 2018
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen

November 15, 2018
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You so much for all that You are doing in my life. I know that You are in control of what happens to me for I have given my life to You. Help me focus on what matters and cover me with Your presence today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. Thank you Pastor.

November 16, 2018
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

EVERY ONE HAS  A BAD HAIR DAY BUT IN TURN ,IT'S ONLY A TEST FROM GOD, HE LOVES US AND WANTS US TO PROSPER. PRAISE THE LORD FOR GIVING US A SECOND CHANCE

November 16, 2018
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Yes, I decided to work for the Lord years ago when I left a well known company.  Bulked at by many there who thought I wasn't making the right decision.  In time I worked in a ministery, that then led to another & to another.  Always provided for.  God was good and still is good even after I could work no longer. Pray to be a blessing in some way.  He accepts me even now when I see me as Paul said in Romans 7:15....I see me in a change of life as my husband and I are in retirement.  With changes that are big there is stress trying to go with a new way financially.  The Lord is near as my faith in Him Holy believes.  Before the road straightens out there are some bumpy places we go through together. Yet He is the designer of the road and one day at a time and we will settle in as time does bring new insights as we travel along.  Grateful to the Lord that He is in charge ...Not me!  Amen

November 18, 2018