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The Mercedes

  • Behold, I will do a new thing. It springs out now. Don't you know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19 WEB

    A wealthy friend of mine once picked up his daughter's car to take it in for an oil change while she was at work. He stayed gone a really long time, and she began to be anxious and to worry about them both. He eventually returned driving the new Mercedes that he had bought her. The new car was much better than her old one, and her anxiety during the interim was all for nothing. Her car was just being upgraded.

    Change is something that makes us uncomfortable and we often resist it, but in order for the new to come to pass, the old has to pass away. If you want a better car, or a better job, usually the old one has to go first. We would like the change to happen at once, like trading our car in for another on the same day, or starting another job on Monday.

    In my experience though, God will clear out the old first, and then bring in the new. This can be scary and it will test your trust while you are living through it, but when it is done it will all make sense. Later when you are looking back on it, you will see that it could not have been planned any better.

    Many times I have wondered 'Well, what am I going to do now?' but He managed to take care of me and eventually the next door would open up. What you have lost, is not gone. Think of it as being upgraded by your Father, and thank He for taking care of it.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You so much for remembering me today. I need You more than ever. Please straighten out my thinking, speak to me and through me, and put me where I need to be. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

May 18
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Pastor Thank you for the word.This was Pressed down and shaken. My GOD is Awesome!

May 18
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

I have had so much change in the past few years. I’ve faced my beloved husbands and my Moms deaths. Became Guardian of my Grandchildren and moved from my house of 40 years from NY to NC. I pray for God’s help incessantly. He’s been how I’ve persevered I’ve come to realize all this change is sad but my faith in God sustains me. Thank you God and thank you for these devotionals that give me hope. Amen. 

May 18
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen.

May 18
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!! A great message!!

May 18
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father I Praise Your Glorious Name!

May 18
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen, praise God.He is awesome.

May 18
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jacksonedited: May 18

This reading today is so true, I am a living witness as I struggled with a loss of a very great job and for 6 months I was so stressed and anxious and could not understand why me, why now and what was the point.  I prayed, cried, got angry and everyone kept telling me God has something far better for you; I thought that's easy for them to say as they still had a job; but, after 6 long months of waiting and being anxious/stressed, God came through and I was so elated that I realized that as many told me, it was a work in the progress and God was working behind the scene getting everything ready and it was in His time.  I am truly thankful and blessed and realize that He never forsakes His children, we must learn to trust and have faith for he only has our best interest at heart.  Thank you Father in Heaven for your love, compassion, understanding but most of all for the patience you showed me when I had serious doubt.  In Jesus most Precious Name I pray, Amen!!

May 18
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! While this message is very true, God is not Santa Clause. 

May 18
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Thats right, For One Santa Claus isn't real. God has givin me things I could never have gotten on my own. Faith is the difference

 

May 18
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen!!

May 18
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father I thank You so much for remembering me today. I need You more than ever. Please straighten out my thinking, speak to me and through me, and put me where I need to be. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen! Thank you for the reminder Pastor Dion :)

May 18
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Thank You oh Heavenly Father for all Your blessings in my path of life, help me to do the things I need to do in order to have the change You want in me. I am willing and always trust in You, In Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

God bless you Pastor, excellent message. 

May 18
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

May 18
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen! And Amen! God does love to upgrade his children, If we dont get in the way and roll with the changes ;)

May 18
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

May 18
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

 Please straighten out my thinking, speak to me and put me where I need to be.

In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

Amen

May 20
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Monica McBride
Monica McBride

Amen

May 30