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A Carrot on a Stick

  • Samson said to his father, 'Get her for me, for she pleases me well.' But his father and his mother didn't know that it was of Yahweh; for he sought an occasion against the Philistines. Now at that time the Philistines ruled over Israel. Judges 14:3 WEB

    Samson the Hebrew wanted to marry a Philistine woman and it upset his parents terribly. 'What on earth is wrong with that kid?' his parents must have thought. Yet this desire was given to him by the Lord. The 'She pleases me well' that Samson felt for her came directly from the Lord. Samson's destiny was down this path, and he was drawn to it just like a horse can be led by a carrot on a stick. His parents did not understand his passion, or his desire because it was not their calling. The Lord was leading Samson into his destiny while he thought that he was following his own path, making his own decisions.

    When I was growing up, I had such a strong desire to work with computers, even though I grew up on a farm and we did not own one. It seemed so impossible that I did not even pray about it, and no one that I knew even shared an interest in them. But that desire never left, and eventually I began to gather computer parts here and there. They would somehow find their way to me and soon I had a motherboard, some memory, a floppy drive, and a power supply. So I built my own computer that was housed in a cardboard box for a casing, with a slot cut in the front for disks. It was only a flashing cursor where you could type commands, but I was so fascinated by it.

    Fast forward twenty years and I find myself spreading the gospel over the Internet, using computers that we built. It was no accident; I was led here for such a time as this. When I was young, the Lord told me that I would be in ministry, but His ways are not our ways. The technology was not even available yet, but He was preparing me the whole time, and we are witnessing the beginning of something new.

    That nagging desire that you have that will not go away may very well be from the Lord, and will one day be used for His purpose in a more distinct way. He respects our free will, but He will often lead us with something that we desire, just like He did with Samson. Like us, you may one day look back and find that what you considered a hobby, came directly from Him and will be used in a great way.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for guiding my steps. Please lead me into all that You have for me and help me see past the parts that I don't understand. Fulfill Your will in my life and put me where You want me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people" (Ephesians 6:18). 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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Maria Mesia
Maria Mesia Wouw, pastor Dion Todd, your post made me think on God's intervention in our lifes in ways that we cannot see He is the one hand behind it.
Aug 23
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Yes..... your will be done.......Amen Thank you Jehovah for all you do for us all!
Aug 23
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen,

Aug 23
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen

Aug 23
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Aug 23
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father!

Aug 23
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Keep us in your favor dear God. Protect and guide our lives. Raise God. In the name of Jesus Amen 

Aug 23
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen! Lead us father and we will follow!

Aug 23
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

 

Aug 23
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Aug 23
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen, praise Jesus from whom all blessings flow.

Aug 23
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Aug 23
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen!!

Aug 23
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Your will be done, Amen. Thank you Pastor Dion for this message!

Aug 23
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

Aug 23
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen

Aug 23
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

For God will will be forefield in jesus name amen 

Aug 23
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

Aug 23
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father I thank You for all You have done in my life, You know everything I have thought of doing and waiting for Your designs. That Your will be fulfilled in me according to Your Holy command, in Jesus name I pray. Amen, praises be to You oh Lord. 

Great message Pastor, God bless you. 

Aug 23
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Aug 23
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen !!!  All I can say is that the Lord God Almighty works in mysterious ways, if we let Him take charge of our lives, praise His holy name forever more !!!

Aug 23
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

Aug 28