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Seasons Change

  • For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck up that which is planted; Ecclesiastes 3:1 WEB

    Springtime is so beautiful when all of nature is blooming, then comes summer and fall. Eventually winter comes and things begin to die. The weather is no longer pleasant and inviting as it once was, but all seasons are necessary in the circle of life. Everything has a season, and in our life, it is often much easier to begin something, than to end it.

    My wife and I once led an intercessory prayer team at church. It was great for quite a while, and the Holy Spirit was really there. In time however, we began to feel that the Lord wanted us to stop, rest, and go in another direction.

    At the time, we were taught that quitting something just shows that you are weak or lazy. So we shook off the feeling to stop as if it was from the devil, and tried to continue on as any committed christian would.

    After our restlessness became much worse, we asked for prayer from the church leadership, but we did not want them influenced by their natural senses. We had learned that leadership often supports you when stepping up, but it is rare when the leadership supports you when stepping down.

    It is hard for them to hear God objectively when: 'Who will take their place?' is flashing in their head like a neon sign. You may hear: 'You work in the nursery, and you should stay in the nursery, because that is God's will for you, and ours.'

    So we prayed about it some more and then wrote the question: 'Should we leave the prayer group?' on a piece of paper, folded it up, and brought that with us.

    Then we had the elders pray over the paper with us, without telling them the question written inside of it. One elder, who heard from the Lord regularly in prayer heard: 'Yes.' All the rest agreed, 'Yes.'

    When we opened the paper and they saw what was written, they were shocked, but we were free. He admitted that it was best that he did not know what the question was before because he could never have thought that was God's will for us.

    There are seasons in your life, and what was once the Lord's will for you, may not always be. Seasons change. Be open minded about what the Lord whispers to you in your prayer time, and rule nothing out. Sometimes you have to say no to the good, so you can say yes to the great.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father speak to me clearly and in a way that I understand about the things in my life that I need to change. I realize that none of us can do everything. So please help me focus my time and energy on what matters to You, 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 Amen
December 26, 2018
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Michele  Smart
Michele Smart

Listening to what is in my spirit during and after prayer seems to help me recognize the difference between the will of man and God’s will.  

December 26, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Well said, Michele <3!

December 26, 2018
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Stacie Chambers-Franklin
Stacie Chambers-Franklin

We need “love” buttons!!! LOVE this!!! <3 <3 <3

December 26, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

December 26, 2018
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!

December 26, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Help us Jesus to do as your will and take time to listen to you.We love and worship you. Amen 

December 26, 2018
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father speak to me clearly and in a way that I understand about the things in my life that I need to change. I realize that none of us can do everything. So please help me focus my time and energy on what matters to You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen ~ Thank you

December 26, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Yes lord l want your will not mine in my life help me in jesus name amen!

December 26, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen!

December 26, 2018
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Yes, amen.  Thank you for a wonderful devotional.  Yes Lord let whatever is important to you in my life be important to me.  Help me to understand where you want me to be and what you want me to do. In Jesus name. Amen

December 26, 2018
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Stacie Chambers-Franklin
Stacie Chambers-Franklin

“Sometimes you have to say no to the good, so you can say yes to the great.”

Yesssssss!!! Glory to God!!!

December 26, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Well put Pastor Dion!! I pray I always follow God's will for my life which sometimes means letting go when I don't want to. Amen.

December 26, 2018
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Paul Boore
Paul Boore

Praise the Lord for His guidance in our lives.  I pray that He will continue to provide a light unto my path, knowledge into my head, and wisdom into my heart as we continue to get our business set up and going.

Please pray for me to learn restraint as I am impatient to get going, as it has been over 1 1/2 years so far getting all the paperwork submitted (alot of that time was me learning what paperwork was required and then how to fill out the proper information.  While actions at the state level seemed to glide smoothly, it seems the IRS is trending on the slow side, thus holding us up in getting sizeable donations to purchase equipment (trucks, trailers, garage, etc) to get started serving the homeless.  I am also pursuing a Masters in Leadership specializing in nonprofit management.  Maybe God wants me to get more education on the "hows" prior to jumping into the deep end??? 

December 26, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Praying for you and your ministry, brother, may He open all of His doors and bless you with grace and favor!

December 26, 2018
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Paul Boore
Paul Boore

Thank you, Silvia!

December 26, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

I'm praising the Lord for your heart's desire, Paul, to serve the homeless!!! May He give you patience in the waiting process and meet all of your needs according to His riches, God bless you!

December 26, 2018
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Paul Boore
Paul Boore

Thank you Lisa.  It is all His work, not mine, so it will be done in His time, not mine.  I just need to learn patience...

December 26, 2018
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen! Thank you for this awesome devotional We needed to hear that today! Hope You All had a great time yesterday for Jesus birthday! Now on to the New Year, and a new season!

December 26, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, brother! Hope y'all had a wonderfully blessed day there :)!

December 26, 2018
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

We did Sylvia, it’s been kinda messed up this year getting together for multiple reasons, but yesterday was wonderful, having most of the kids and our precious Summer 3yr old granddaughter made it just so joyful! He restoreth my soul! We love y’all hope you had a wonderful Christmas ✝️

December 26, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Aww, so glad y'all were able to have a good time, Perry :)! We had a lovely time, too! We had a good visit with the family here, smoked a big brisket, and a honey ham :)! We love y'all, too, brother!

December 26, 2018
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

December 26, 2018
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Truth Amen ❤

December 26, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen! Thank you Pastor Dion for interpreting and bringing the word of the Lord to us, Pastor Dion! May I always live a purposeful life for the Lord, staying in His will, Amen!

December 26, 2018
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Rhonda Jones
Rhonda Jones

Amen.  Thank you for this message.  Going through some decisions with job.  Perfect timing for this message.  PTL

December 26, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen

December 26, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

December 26, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Open doors for my grandchildren dearest God. amen. 

December 26, 2018
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

TO EVERY THING THERE IS A SEASON ,AND A TIME TO EVERY PURPOSE UNDER THE HEAVEN, I MEMORISED THAT ONE WHEN I WAS 9, AND I STILL BELIEVE IT 

December 26, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, my sister <3!

December 27, 2018