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The Sphere

  • When the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, she obtained favor in his sight; and the king held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand. So Esther came near, and touched the top of the scepter. Then the king asked her, 'What would you like, queen Esther? What is your request? It shall be given you even to the half of the kingdom.' Esther 5:2 WEB

    After fasting for three days, Esther risked her life and approached the king. In those days, it was a death sentence to enter the king's inner court without being invited, and unless the king had held out his golden scepter, Esther would have been executed. The king spared her life, and she approached him and made her request. By doing this, Esther saved her people from destruction. It was a divine appointment, and Esther alone was in a position to do it. There was no one else that could even approach the king, much less have influence with him.

    We all have a sphere of influence around us. There are people that you have access to right now, that no one else does. God has put me into various places in order to see one person there saved. Sometimes it was working in a dark, hole in the wall factory polishing brass. Sometimes it was while playing music in a smoky bar. It is not always pleasant for us when we find ourself in a bad place, but it is the divine purpose that we need to focus on, why He put us there, the big picture.

    Remember that Paul led the jailer and his family to Jesus while in prison (Acts 16:30). It was not an accident that Paul was there. Later he was shipwrecked on the island of Malta and led many of them to Jesus (Acts 28). God's wind blew Paul right where he needed to be, and broke his ship in half so they could stay a while. God will still place His servants where they need to be today with them crying the whole time: 'Why is this happening?'

    I have not always been successful at it, sometimes I would fall into murmuring and complaining about my circumstances. Instead of bringing inspiration to others, it brought confirmation to what they already believed: 'He is just another beaten down, powerless Christian.' Try and focus on the bright side for your life is not an accident, and you are not where you are by chance.

    Ask the Lord what you can do for Him. The sooner that you get in tune with God and get His job done, the sooner that you get to move on to the next stage. When you begin to lose sight of the big picture, zoom out, look around you and begin to see why God has placed you where you are. Our life is not an accident.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please help me get in tune with what You are doing here. Let me see my environment through Your eyes. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and give me a word in season for those around me. Help me see the big picture, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: May you all have a blessed and peaceful Good Friday! There will be victory, as we serve the One who is more infinitely more powerful than any virus!


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Yes indeed..... Praising the Lord Hallelujah! Fill me with your Holy Spirit ........ Thank you ❤️
Apr 10
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen

Apr 10
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

May you all have a blessed Passover weekend

Apr 10
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. A Blessed Good Friday to all. And blessed with a new day in God's grace. Amen

Apr 10
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen! Thanks be to God!

Apr 10
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Hallelujah Amen. Blessed weekend.  Let us all stay close to God and his Word. Help us Lord Jesus to be what you have us to be in your Mighty Name. Give us faith, wisdom and understanding. Amen 

Apr 10
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Craig  Mondello
Craig Mondello

Amen!

Apr 10
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Apr 10
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Apr 10
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

 

Apr 10
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Apr 10
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Judith B
Judith B

Amen

Apr 10
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen  praise God for all his love 

Apr 10
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen Here I am Lord ready willing and able use me to touch others who have been through what I have! in your name I pray.

Apr 10
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Craig  Mondello
Craig Mondello

Amen!

Apr 10
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Craig  Mondello
Craig Mondello

Keep our paths straight O'Lord. Where we are is where we need to be for your purpose at this time in the name of Jesus amen.

Apr 10
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Jesus,fill us with your Holly Spirit and let our lives be for you and your glory. Amen 

Apr 10
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Jesus for dying on the cross for us and saving us! We love you! Amen.

Apr 10
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thank you, Pastor Dion, for keeping our focus on the Lord in our lives. Praising God for His Son and His sacrifice! Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and give me a word in season for those around me. Amen

Apr 10
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Oh Heavenly Father thank You for leading us to You through Your Son Jesus and that Your Holy Spirit fill us with Your grace to see our surroundings and claim what You has placed in front of us, in the Holy Name of Your Son Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. Thank You Father for His sacrifice will not be in vain. 

Pastor and Sylvia, God bless you both for your leading. 

Apr 10
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name Amen!

Apr 10
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

A blessed Good Friday everyone. 
God keep us all safe Amen

Apr 10
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Apr 10
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Jennifer Green
Jennifer Green

Praise GOD! Hallelujah!!! Father God, fill me overflowing with Your Holy Spirit and give me a word in season for those around me. Open my eyes and show me what you are doing and who I am supposed to be reaching for You. In the name of Jesus Christ I humbly pray, AMEN

Apr 10
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name Amen! 

 

Apr 10
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen! Lord, I need You every hour, every second of each day!!!

Apr 10
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

Apr 18