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The Roller Coaster

  • After many days the word of the LORD came to Elijah, in the third year, saying, 'Go, show yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain upon the earth.' 1Kings 18:1 ESV

    I remember some friends once got me on a roller coaster. We waited for everyone to board and then it started slowly climbing up and up the rails. After a pretty long wait, it crossed the crest of the hill and the real ride began. It was pretty boring until it started and then oh my'hang on!

    Elijah waited for three years, just waiting, waiting, and then waiting some more. But when the Lord spoke this scripture to him, within hours, he had a showdown with 950 false prophets, caused fire to come down from heaven, executed the false prophets, turned Israel back to the Lord, caused it to rain when it had not for three years, and then outran a chariot back to town. I think he had crossed the top of the hill and was hanging on for dear life at that point.

    Don't give up on God during the hill climb. When His plan finally comes together it can move very quickly and you can be racing just to stay up with Him. The roller coaster climbs the hill slowly but when God says it is now time, hang on for the ride to come.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for being there for me. Though it comes slow, I know that it is coming and that You have plans for me. Guide me and teach me along the way, in the name of Jesus I pray.

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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen Lord!

Jan 6
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Lisa Moran
Lisa Moran

Pastor Dion and Sylvia,

 

i pray God blesses you both and RFH ministries beyond anything you could have thought or imagined! You both have been so faithful and I am grateful for every devotion you send. They are always so timely and speak to the very thing I am dealing with. 

My journey with God has been faith building since I was a little girl and I have been waiting for his perfect timing to open doors that have been shut for many years. 

I apprecuaye continued prayers for God to direct our steps into the purpose and plan he has for me and my family. 

 

God Bless You!

Jan 6
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Aww, thank you so much much, Lisa, and praying for you <3! (((HUGS)))

Jan 6
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen, even so, come Lord Jesus.

Jan 6
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen. 

Jan 6
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! There are so many who teach that God is speaking every day, we just are not listenong. I have heard the voice I think that Elija heard, and according to this verse, it did not happen every day. Let God be in charge, He knows exactly what He is doing, and what His plan is for your life.

Jan 6
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

I’m waiting on you dear God to straighten out the paths of my grandchildren JJ and Martin, Jayme and her babies. Willy with school. Im waiting in faith. Hallelujah. Amen. 

Jan 6
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Joining in prayer for your family, Mari <3!

Jan 6
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,praise God.

Jan 6
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Jan 6
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

 Amen!

Jan 6
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen! I trust Your plan Father. 

Jan 6
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen, living in Faith.

Jan 6
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez

Amen

 

Jan 6
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Danvie McLaughlin
Danvie McLaughlin

Amen

Jan 6
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father, I've always trusted You and will wait when time comes for me. Listen to my prayers and help me to walk with You and follow Your designs. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. 

Thank you Pastor for your word, God bless you. 

Jan 6
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

I know it is coming.  In trust you Jesus.  Guide me along the way.  Thank you Pastor for a wonderful devotional.  May the Lord bless you and Sylvia always. Amen

Jan 6
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jan 6
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Chris Decker
Chris Decker

Amen !

Jan 6
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jan 6
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen Lord, we are still waiting and ready for the ride

Jan 7
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

MOST PEOPLE ARE ON A ROLLER COASTER,  GOING TO CHURCH IS BOARING BUT WHEN THINGS GO WRONG, THEY CALL ON THE LORD FOR HELP.

Jan 7