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Time in a Bottle

  • For the vision is yet for the appointed time, and it hurries toward the end, and won't prove false. Though it takes time, wait for it; because it will surely come. It won't delay. Habakkuk 2:3 WEB

    For the vision is for an appointed time. In other words, God has marked the day on His calendar, and every hour that passes brings us closer to it. When the proper amount of time has elapsed, then the vision will come to pass.

    When I was young, the Lord spoke to me and told me to prepare myself, that one day, in His appointed time, I would 'pioneer' new things in ministry, and that it would not always be easy for I would be clearing the path for others. At first, I was really excited and expected it to come soon. I worked in the day, went through Bible college at night, tried to make myself ready. Then I waited, and waited.

    Time passed by, lots and lots of time, and eventually I got on with my life. Over twenty years passed by as I worked daily in the computer field and various other jobs along the way. I forgot about ministry altogether thinking that I had either missed God, or somehow wrecked His plans for me, perhaps one sin too many.

    Life happened. I learned and forgot. I lost and found. In the span of one year I lost my Dad, divorced, and had my computer business burn to the ground during an insurance lapse.

    When I had graduated from Bible college years before, I felt that I knew lot about the Bible and had something to say. After those years in the desert, I felt completely empty, like I knew nothing, and the last place on earth that I needed to be was in ministry. I was pretty broken.

    That is when it happened. He squeezed us out of the computer business and after months without work, the week that we were packing to move out of our house, a door opened in ministry. A local company put up an ad like 'Wanted: A creative arts pastor with strong computer skills. Must be able to maintain websites, perform video editing, and put together teachings etc''

    Well, we were hungry and I did have that Theology degree that I had never done anything with, so I contacted them and told them I had graduated Bible college, I was ordained, had owned a computer business for twenty years, and have built a hundred websites. It almost sounded strange saying it, but God had prepared me for this, and now it was time.

    Suddenly what I had long given up on, I was now living. There were times when I thought that He had forgotten about me, but all that time He was preparing me. When the time came, His word came to pass, and we are only at the beginning. The simple, but true stories that I share here each day, are the things that I learned along the way.

    When the Lord puts a dream in your heart, hang on to it. There may be a span of time between the beginning and the fulfillment, but if you continue on with Him, and keep a positive attitude, it will come to pass. Don't get frustrated and take your anger out at God because you feel it is delayed. The things that you are living today prepare you for what is coming tomorrow. You will probably find out that what you are living, is simply part of the way.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father help me see the big picture. Speak to me in a simple way that I understand. Please open my mind to understand Your word and light a fire in my heart to seek Your face like never before, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

    Note: "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." (2 Chron 7:14) ~ 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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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah!!!! Amazing how God plans your life out!
Jul 17
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander

Thank you Pastor Todd, messages are always on time

Jul 17
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes please Lord, amen

Jul 17
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen.  Your life stories are a real testimony as to God's timing. Thank you Pastor Dion for sharing them. And the Faith that God's timing is to be trusted. Amen

Jul 17
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

GOD You are my hope. Amen

Jul 17
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Carla Antunes
Carla Antunes

Amen!thank you pastor Dion I really need to hear this today

Jul 17
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Pastor Dion,God Bless.

Jul 17
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Jul 17
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Praise  God  for he is our  rock l always  walk with a prayer  in my heart   amen

Jul 17
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father I Thank You

Jul 17
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Pastor Dion, a perfect prayer for a sleepless night and an early rising to seek the Lord! Thank you for your faithfulness to our God!

Heavenly Father help me see the big picture. Speak to me in a simple way that I understand. Please open my mind to understand Your word and light a fire in my heart to seek Your face like never before, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. AMEN

Jul 17
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you pastor Dion for sharing your life with me as in doing so you and God help me with my life Thank you Father!!

Jul 17
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Jeff Walberg
Jeff Walberg

This one really hit home for me this morning Pastor ty

Jul 17
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Jul 17
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I humbly pray that You keep my fire burning, that Your love for me help me understand Your purpose and wait as long as You wants me to wait. Speak to me in a way I can understand and follow Your will, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray, Amen.

Awesome devotional testimony Pastor, God bless you and Sylvia. 

Jul 17
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name Amen. 

Jul 17
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!  Alleluia!!  Amen!!

Jul 17
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name Amen. Your will be done in my life Father Yahweh. 

Jul 17
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

Jul 17
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Bella Colliander
Bella Collianderedited: Jul 17

Yes, Heavenly Father, light a fire in my heart to seek Your face like never before.  Thank you Pastor for such encouragement through your lifes learnings.

 

Jul 17
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!!! As you share your life with us, Pastor Dion, we are growing and maturing! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Jul 17
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Thank you once again for this awesome devotion! God is leading you to lead His people!

Jul 17
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Jul 17
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jul 17