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  • Moses said to Yahweh, "O Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before now, nor since you have spoken to your servant; for I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue." Yahweh said to him, "Who made man's mouth? Or who makes one mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Isn't it I, Yahweh? Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth, and teach you what you shall speak." Moses said, "Oh, Lord, please send someone else." Exodus 4:10-13 WEB.

    Moses was now eighty years old and living a quiet life near Mount Horeb. He had settled down with a wife, children, and a dull but steady job as a shepherd. His life was not what he had thought it would be while growing up in Egyptian royalty, but it wasn't bad. During this time, Moses became great at herding sheep and protecting them.

    Then the day came when Moses' training was complete. The Lord appeared to him in a burning bush, and his destiny began. By then, Moses didn't want to go. If he had gotten his way, he would have probably died a simple shepherd at Mount Horeb. But God had other plans for him, and Moses soon became the most powerful person that has lived on earth, besides Jesus. Moses thought the dream of delivering his people from the Egyptians was long dead, but it hadn't even started. He told the Lord to send someone else, but He wouldn't take no for an answer.

    If the Lord had answered my prayers concerning my own life, then I would not be here writing this today. Over twenty-five years ago, the Lord told me that I would be in ministry in His "appointed" time and to begin to prepare myself for it. So I went through bible college, earned a degree, got ordained. However, after graduating, every single door in ministry seemed sealed off.

    I worked various jobs to get by and ended up working with computers for the next twenty years. The Lord eventually put me in my own computer business, and I learned to build websites, servers, and firewalls. I forgot about those dreams of ministry. I figured that I had missed Him, or maybe let Him down one too many times. Then one day, our computer business dried up. No amount of praying, giving, fasting, or begging seemed to make a difference. All doors closed, and I could not find a job anywhere. The week finally came when we were packing to move out of our home, for we could no longer pay the bills. I had a vision on Tuesday, and by Friday, I was working as a pastor in full-time ministry.

    Now I use those computer skills that I learned along the way for the Lord in ministry. We operate an online church and reach people worldwide, bringing live interactive church services to the disabled and those who have no church. I share the testimonies that I lived while walking with God in the workplace. It was what God had prepared me for all along. Yet, by the time it came about, I just wanted Him to send someone else. I had long given up on that dream.

    God often has better plans for us than we do for ourselves. Our view is too narrow and too short to see the whole picture. When things are not going how you want them to, know that God is working out something so much better than you had in mind. Keep the faith. Trust God. Keep putting one foot in front of the other one. When you stumble, get back up. It is not over for when one door closes, another opens. Also, don't give up on the dream before it begins.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I know that You have a plan for me. Please help me find the place where I belong. Guide me into all that You have for me and help me make the right choices along the way. Give me a clear vision for my life and help me to focus on the right things. 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 Praise the Lord Hallelujah! Thank you for all you do Lord Father! ❤️
Jan 21
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Jan 21
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen!

Jan 21
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Narciso Salas
Narciso Salas

I don't know, but I can relate to just a out every article here. Today about Moses, it's something that I have often compared my life events to. I am an ordained minister, yet I don't practice. I know God pulled me out of a life of sin and degradation for a reason, I am sure of that reason yet I have not been put in place yet. I'm not stressing that.  I am 17 years clean and sober yet I realize that I have been on the potters wheel all my life...thank you my Lord, Jesus Christ.

Jan 21
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jan 21
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Thank you Heavenly Father for being with me on life's journey. I could not do this without You.  Amen

Jan 21
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Thank you God for your blessings. Increase my knowledge and wisdom. Help me when I get tired. In the name of Jesus Amen 

Jan 21
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Jan 21
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Amen, thank you Jesus! 

Jan 21
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for always looking for what's best for your children, you are Awesome!

Jan 21
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father, I know that You have a plan for me. Please help me find the place where I belong. Guide me into all that You have for me and help me make the right choices along the way. Give me a clear vision for my life and help me to focus on the right things. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

Jan 21
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for all our blessings.We love and worship you.You are awesome. Amen 

Jan 21
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Jan 21
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank you for all You have done in my life, I know that You are working to mold me as You wants me to be. That my choices be with a clear vision to find the right direction to serve You. In the name of Your Son Jesus Christ I pray, Amen. Thank You Lord. 

As always, God bless you both for all you do for us, Amen. 

Jan 21
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen... thank you Lord Jesus!!

Jan 21
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thanks for reinforcing God's perspective on time and readiness, Pastor Dion! A timely prayer as I prepare for second semester classes! Lord, help me to focus on the right things. AMEN

Jan 21
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Thank you once again for this awesome devotion. I look forward to reading these every morning!!

 

Jan 21
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen 

Jan 21
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Frances Osayi
Frances Osayi

Amen

Jan 22
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Keyana Mallory
Keyana Mallory

In Jesus Christ name I pray! Amen!!!! :)

Jan 22
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

Jan 24