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Not on My Watch

  • Whatever you will ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you will ask anything in my name, I will do it. John 14:13'14 WEB.

    It was another cold, dreary morning at work. After several months of unemployment, I got a job polishing brass plumbing parts on a buffing wheel. When I had gotten laid off from my last job, I was a supervisor, but I longed to work in a Christian environment. When the job ended, I knew the Lord was directing my path, but then He put me in the darkest hole in the wall I had ever seen.

    My day started at 4 AM, and at night I worked my way through bible college. I listened to an audio Bible all day with headphones so I could do well on my tests. This particular morning, I was cold, miserable, and hungry from fasting. I felt like an outsider in the middle of this crowd. People cussed all day, openly did drugs, and shared them with each other. In the break room, they bragged about the affairs they had the night before. Everyone seemed angry all the time. Even the manager came to work every morning with a hangover and a bad attitude. It was not the Christian environment I had been looking forward to, but it was right where God placed me.

    About 5 AM in the morning, the guy working beside me was blasting death metal so loud that I could feel my shirt moving, and I couldn't even hear my Bible. Finally, I had all I could take of the depressing environment. Something in me snapped, and I heard myself suddenly say:

    "I claim this place in the name of Jesus Christ and declare it Holy ground!"

    It was like the Holy Spirit had spoken directly through me. I was surprised and wondered where that came from. You could not have heard me over the death metal, but the words had a stunning effect on the environment.

    In less than an hour, the guy with the death metal packed up his radio and quit. I never saw him again. Soon after this, they fired the manager and promoted me to his position. Everyone that stayed there gave their heart to Jesus and began to attend church together. We would join hands and have prayer before we started to work. When I went to church, I filled my entire row with visitors. Everyone began borrowing my Bible CDs until we just started playing it over the intercom all day. Scriptures were taped everywhere. "Miracle Finishing" had become a Christian environment.

    I cannot really explain this, but I experienced it. The Lord put me in a very dark place and then sparked a mini-revival. The Holy Spirit spoke words of faith through me, and it changed the environment in my workplace. There is a time to take a stand and say: "That's not happening. Not on my watch!"

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please guide me and teach me when to take a stand. Cause me to carry your fire and anointing into the places that I go. Lord, when they meet me, may they meet You. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah!
Oct 18
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: Oct 18

Amen. Pastor your test became a testimony. Thank you for sharing.  Amen

Oct 18
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen....God is awesome and amazing.Thank you God.

Oct 18
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I enjoy hearing this story Pastor Dion! God can change hearts and lives in just a matter of minutes! 

Oct 18
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Oct 18
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

A wonderful devotional. Sharing your personal moving experiences is appreciated. God is good all the time. Amen

Oct 18
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen   happy Sunday  everyone  in jesus name 

Oct 18
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Yes, Lord! Time for a revival! Please guide me and teach me when to take a stand. Amen!

Oct 18
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen, Power in the Holy Spirit!

 

Oct 18
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Amen!

 

Oct 18
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen!! Yes please Lord my prayer is that when people or animals meet me they hear and see you Jesus, in your Holy name I pray amen

Oct 18
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I need more of You in my life, help me to get tune to Your Holy words of wisdom. Lead me through this day to accomplish what You are asking me to do, help me Lord I need You. In Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. 

Great devotional testimony Pastor, thank you for sharing it with us. God bless you and Sylvia. 

Oct 18
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Have A Bless Day Everyone 

Oct 18
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen!!

Oct 18
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Oct 18
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Tone Griffey
Tone Griffey

Such a rhema word. Thank you for your passion and dedication. Thank you for sharing your experience so that we have hope to conquer ours!

Oct 18
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord 

Oct 18
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God fill me with confidence. In the name of Jesus Amen 

Oct 18
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Oct 19