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Sabotage

  • They will fight against you, but they will not prevail against you; for I am with you, says Yahweh, to rescue you. Jeremiah 1:19 WEB

    Things were finally going well in our computer business. We had one particularly large client with multiple locations that took up all the time that we could give them. For the first time in forever, we could work all that we wanted, and they loved us. We even had our own keys to the buildings and alarm codes.

    They also knew that we were ordained, and the manager and employees would often ask us to pray for them or their families while we were there. We would anoint them with oil right there at their desks, the Holy Spirit would settle on them, and soon they would be in tears.

    Then one night I had a dream that I was driving a dump truck that belonged to them with their logo on the door. I was pulling a long trailer with a backhoe on it. Someone had sabotaged the trailer and had loosened the chains that held the backhoe on it, so when I turned a corner, it ran off the trailer and into a building. In the dream, the people there all started blaming me for it and pointing at me like it was my fault.

    Right after this dream came, we lost that client. We learned later that the company had brought in a new manager, and their younger brother did computer work like us. In order to get the company to give their work to their brother, the manger lied about us to the owner and started breaking things, and blaming it on us. They sabotaged our work and convinced the owner to bring in their brother to fix it. That worked for them for one year, then God spoke to us again.

    My wife had a dream that I called her from this company's office and that I was there working on their computers. When the owner called us the following week, I was expecting it, because God had again shown us what was coming. The manager had been caught in some very bad things, was fired, and escorted to the door. They had us come back in to do forensics, recover their deleted files, and re-secure their network. God saw what was happening in our life and He warned us to prepare us for it. He cared about what happened in our business because we included Him in it daily.

    Know that when you are wronged, God sees it, and in due time He will make it right. Don't stoop to their level, keep a positive attitude, keep praying, and treat others like you would like to be treated. God is not a distant presence in the universe that is too high and mighty to be bothered with the small problems of your life. If you will invite Him to be a part of it, He will. We must continue our relationship with God, apart from our circumstances.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for being there for me. I know that I am not alone for You are by my side. Please be a part of every area of my life and help me become the best version of myself, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presences and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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Lisa Coleman
Lisa Coleman

Hello Pastor, I tried accessing Ladies in Distress but got a message saying I do not have permission to do so.

Oct 31
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Hi Lisa :)! You are now in the group, welcome :)!

Oct 31
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Tim Sickmeyer
Tim Sickmeyer

This is so timely.  It is also timeless as this devotion speaks truth on situations that occur time and time again.  Two things that I take away from this are two things I have to be reminded of.  Inquire of the Lord and wait upon his timing and guidance.  Just had a situation where another person and I had been given access to use the same property for the same endeavor.  I called the man in hopes to work out a compromise.  He wasn't interested.  I then said that it wasn't worth fighting about and that I would go elsewhere and leave the choice spot to him.  It hurt me the way his attitude was and I have had some hard feelings toward him.  The Holy Spirit just used this devotion to slap me upside the head and tell me He's got this.  Something better is coming.  Thank you and Thank you Jesus!

Oct 31
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

We are not alone. Thank you dear God. Amen

Oct 31
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Amen!!!

God is so Good!!!

Oct 31
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Thank You Lord for who You are!

Oct 31
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Yes, I know that after all is said and done, God knows the truth. My this is a perfect devotional for today, as always Pastor Dion. Thank you. God Bless

Oct 31
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen.. Thank you Lord for making everything right to this day after twelve years.

Oct 31
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen,praise God from whom all blessings flow.

Oct 31
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen! oh how timely this message is! I was just talking with Father God about this when I was working last night at my current job. He hears and He knows all to well what we struggle with. Praise Him!

Oct 31
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Father for fighting my battles and always being with me! Amen.

Oct 31
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!

Oct 31
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen! Praise the Lord! 

Oct 31
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father I thank You for all the work You have done on me, I recognize You as my Savior and protector. That Your grace be in me to do the best in everything I do and reflect on  others Your love and care for all of us, in Jesus name I pray. Amen. The Lord is always at my side. 

Thank you Pastor for this great devotional, God bless you. 

Oct 31
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Oct 31
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

What a timely coincidence! I'm struggling with the betrayal of my sister and my uncle; dreading the mere thought of facing them in court...I just read Romans 12 14-21, telling me I should not repay evil for evil. And now I see this devotional.

I don't believe in coincidences. However, I DO believe in the Holy Spirit and am convinced Gosd is sending me a message today.

Thank you, Pastor Dion.

Oct 31
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Oct 31
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen!!!!!!!

Oct 31
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Sheri Buckner
Sheri Buckner

Thank you for this excellent word, Pastor Todd, and the reminder that God sees all, and in due season, God will right the injustices done to us. 

Oct 31
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen!

Oct 31
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

AMEN

Nov 3