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Schooling

  • For as the rain comes down and the snow from the sky, and doesn't return there, but waters the earth, and makes it grow and bud, and gives seed to the sower and bread to the eater; so is my word that goes out of my mouth: it will not return to me void, but it will accomplish that which I please, and it will prosper in the thing I sent it to do. Isaiah 55:10'11 WEB.

    When I was about twenty years old, the Lord spoke to me through a prophet of His and told me I would be in the ministry one day. He said the Lord wanted me to prepare myself. I received the same word at least three times through three different people. I was excited, so I started attending a nearby bible college at night after work.

    Eventually, I graduated and got ordained, but found every door in ministry supernaturally closed. If I did get invited to speak at a church, they would usually cancel it the night before. I ended up working at various day jobs for the next twenty years. But I spent most of my time working with computers, networking, programming, and server technology.

    As the years passed by, I forgot about the ministry altogether and focused on our computer business. I had many excuses as to why the Lord never chose to use me. Perhaps I had misunderstood Him or sinned one too many times. I had undoubtedly given Him enough reasons to change His mind. Long after I had forgotten what the Lord had told me, He suddenly pushed me into the ministry like livestock through a loading chute.

    Twenty years had passed, and then within a week, I suddenly found myself as a pastor. Now I use the skills that I learned in my past for the Lord. Even though I had graduated from bible college, He was not done with my schooling.

    What the Lord has told you will come to pass, and you can build your life on it. The things that you are doing today are preparing you for tomorrow. There is no way we could do the things we do here today without the experience He gave me while working in technology.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I know that You have a plan for my life. Please reveal it to me in a way that I understand. Help me get in tune with You and give me a clear vision. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    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 presence 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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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Thank you for this daily devotional Pastor Dion! Lord help me to get clear understanding and clear understanding of your plan and thank you for being there and loving me and keeping me strong in Jesus’s name I pray, Amen
December 17, 2020
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask this, Amen.

December 17, 2020
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Thank You Father for Your Blessings

December 17, 2020
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for all my many blessings I love you

December 17, 2020
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

December 17, 2020
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Heavenly Father,  Thank You for Your blessings and all your mercy and grace. I could not go through life without You. Amen

December 17, 2020
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Keyana Mallory
Keyana Mallory

Amen. #TeamJesusChrist

December 17, 2020
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Have A Bless Day Everyone 

December 17, 2020
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Pastor Dion for all the daily devotionals.They surely inspire and guide us.God is awesome. Amen 

December 17, 2020
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

I always looked at myself as a wife, mother and grandmother and work hard at keeping the family together. The Lord has my back and I know it. But to the Lord I'm his  child and I know that He loves me. Thank you Jesus for giving me the strength and grace to accept you, love you and set examples of you. Amen

December 17, 2020
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

December 17, 2020
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

December 17, 2020
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thank you for the words this morning, Pastor Dion!  Lord, help me get in tune with You and give me a clear vision. AMEN!

December 17, 2020
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, Your love for us as well as Your blessings and grace has keeps us from falling in distress. I thank You for all the strength You have given us, we love You. In Jesus Christ name we pray, Amen. You are our rock. 

I thank the Lord for having you and Sylvia leading us through your devotionals, reminders and testimonies. God bless you both, Amen. 

December 17, 2020
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

December 17, 2020
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes amen Lord 

December 17, 2020
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen, Pastor! What a timeline, to be told by the Lord and then wait on Him, as He is preparing you for what He has planned for you, to be his instrument in reaching out to so many all over the United States and elsewhere! What an example for all of us to just trust him and wait on Him to accomplish His plan, to count our blessings that He includes us in His mighty plans, praise His holy name!

December 19, 2020