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Making up for Lost Time

  • For you bless the righteous, O LORD; you cover him with favor as with a shield. Psalm 5:12 ESV

    Once while at church on a Sunday night, the pastor's wife said that she felt the Lord wanted me to get my G.E.D. as I had left school early to join the work force. I told her that I would look into it and Monday morning I went to the Adult Education Center. I went in and explained that I had been out of school a long time. They said would test me, teach me the subjects that I lacked, prepare me for the test and I should have it within six months to one year.

    Tuesday I went back and took the pre-test. The test seemed easier than I was expecting; I was braced for much worse. I went back Wednesday for the test results to see what I needed to work on. The staff greeted me with a strange look and asked, 'Have you been studying for this?' I told them no, I had decided to do it two days ago. They were surprised and told me that I did not need improvement on any subject.

    The staff then said it is a shame that you did not come last month as they only hold tests twice a year and the next one is this Saturday, but you have to sign up for it one month in advance. She said, 'let me call them', and ended up faxing my test and scores over to them. They had a cancellation and she got me approved for the test on Saturday.

    Saturday, I showed up at the test location and took the test. How far is the earth from the moon? Hadn't a clue' got it right! I was one of the first to finish the test and when I returned to church on Sunday I had completed my G.E.D. from start to finish in one week. After that the Lord had me start Bible college. He had plans bigger than mine, and though I had wrecked them, He gave me divine favor to correct it.

    Do you ever feel like you will never make up for those years that you lost? That you wrecked His plan for you? God's divine favor can make up for lost time and rocket past the normal.

    Prayer: Father, I pray that you help me correct the mistakes in my life. Help me move forward and make up for the lost time, in the name of Jesus.

    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 Forgive us all Lord! For we are nothing without you Jehovah! We need you! ❤️
December 1, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Praise God. Amen. 

December 1, 2018
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Wow!! Praise the Lord!!

 

December 1, 2018
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Yada (Wendy)
Yada (Wendy)

God is pretty funny, you got their* answers "right"... do they even understand the questions? lol <3 ... how far does the bible say the aertz is from the younger maertz? :) <3 #inthebeginning #thegospelofGod <3 <3 <3

December 1, 2018
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Amen. Good morning Pastor Dion, Thus is awesomness, Congratulations!!  God is truly amazing.

December 1, 2018
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen!

December 1, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

December 1, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! God does not need your help, He needs your faithfulness.

December 1, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen

December 1, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen

December 1, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,been through this type situation.God had plans for my retirement and it all came together by his glory.God is totally awesome.

December 1, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

This devotional was for me today, thank you Pastor Dion!

December 1, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, You know me more than I know myself and I need You to help me recuperate my lost time in life. Lead me and I will follow,You know my desires in life to fulfill that I want to do in Your name. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. 

Thank you Pastor, God bless you.

December 1, 2018
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

I love this devotional.  However, Your last sentence, do you ever feel like you will never make up for those years that you lost?  That you wrecked His plan for you?  ABSOLUTELY.  I am 76 years old, I keep praying that the Lord will still be able to use me in some way.  I do feel I have the gift of encouragement, or that might just be my thinking.  I will just keep trying to have a closer relationship with our Lord and let Him know "I AM HERE."  Thank you, as always, Pastor Dion and dear Sylvia.

December 1, 2018
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Amen Forgive me Lord! 

December 1, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

December 1, 2018
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

December 2, 2018
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

IN MY YOUNGER YEARS, I WAS A C.N.T.  , YOUNGER MEANING IN MY 50'S TWO YEARS BEFORE I HAD MY G.E.D. I MADE ALL D'S AND I A. BUT THEY PASSED ME. JUST BECAUSE I TOLD THEM ,I WANTED TO HELP SICK PEOPLE GET BETTER, SO THEY SENT ME TO A TRAINING SCHOOL TO LEARN TO BE A NURSE, I HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT GOD WANTED ME TO HELP PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T FEEL RIGHT, BECAUSE SOMEDAY I WOULD BE IN THE SAME WAY, PRAISE GOD IT GAVE ME A CHANCE TO TALK TO THEM ABOUT GOD, I LOVE THE LORD AND I'M NOT ASHAME TO TELL ANYONE

December 2, 2018