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Promotion Comes From the Lord

  • For neither from the east, nor from the west, nor yet from the south, comes exaltation. But God is the judge. He puts down one, and lifts up another. Psalm 75:6-7 WEB.

    During a personal time of revival in my life, I began to fast and pray hard for the Lord to remove anything holding me back from being closer to Him. I was thinking spiritually, but it turns out that the Lord is a bit more practical than I thought at the time. I was a foreman with a maintenance company and had to work twelve-hour shifts over the weekend when the plant was closed. Being I worked from 7 AM until 7 PM on Sunday, I couldn't attend church.

    Within two weeks of praying this, I was called to the office and laid off. Now I was free to go to church, but I found myself in the unemployment line. I couldn't find a job anywhere! I enrolled in bible college at night and was listening to an audio Bible during the day. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It made my seminary work a breeze, for the answers just popped back in my memory when I needed them.

    I prayed, "Lord, put me where You want me to be, but let me be able to listen to Your word!" I was thinking that a Christian book store would be great. Looking back on it, I should have mentioned that. He waited until the last day of my unemployment benefits. When I could no longer pay the bills, and I had to do something quickly. That day I received a call from a temp service that I had applied at a while back.

    They had an opening at a factory running a brass polishing machine. I went to meet them, and the first thing the manager said was, "Are you ready to start? Bring something to listen to because it can be pretty boring in here." I felt the Holy Spirit whisper, "This is what you asked for." So I said, "Yep."

    My salary went from $17 per hour to $6, and I came home black as smut every day. They never promoted anyone there. If you started in a position, that is where you stayed. Many of the people didn't like me because I was "different." They partied all the time, came in with hangovers, and openly did drugs. While I was praying in the Spirit and listening to the bible with headphones.

    I didn't do anything special. I just prayed a lot, worked hard, and then it all happened so quickly. Within three months, the foreman quit, and I was promoted to his position with a raise. Within six months, the manager was fired, and I was promoted to his job with another raise. The Lord turned the whole place around. A mini-revival broke out. People got saved, and when I went to church, I would fill my entire row with guests. We played the bible over the intercom all day so we all could hear it because everyone there was a Christian. Jesus is contagious.

    Can you be promoted right where you are, even if your boss dislikes you? Absolutely! The Lord may just give you their job. No one on the Earth can hold you back from what God has in store for you, except you.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please put me where you want me to be, and give me the promotions You want me to have. Help me become the very best version of myself. I submit my life to You! In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths." (Prov. 3:5-6) ~ If you are in need of prayer, 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!!! Thank you for all you do for us......because WE are nothing without you and WE NEED YOU! ❤️
May 21
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

May 21
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father I Thank You for being in my life

May 21
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen and Amen!! Thank you Lord Jesus.

May 21
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Heavenly Father, Thank You for guiding me. Your will be done as it is in Heaven. Amen

May 21
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God my tears can't be held back when I think of your blessings in our lives. Take care of my Grandchildren dear God. Amen 

May 21
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

May 21
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

In jesus name amen 

May 21
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen,our God is awesome. 

May 21
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for always being there for me I love you

May 21
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

May 21
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

I submit my life to You, Lord. Amen

May 21
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen , Glory to God !  Today , I have the first dose of covid -19 . prayers  please , thanks !!! 

May 21
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Your will be done in my life, Amen!

May 21
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I trust in Your divine power, lead me to be where You want me to be and have the provision You think I deserve. In Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. 

Great devotional testimony Pastor, God bless you both, Amen. 

May 21
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord 

May 21
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen

 

May 21
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Cristy Herzberg
Cristy Herzberg

Please help me become the best version of myself Lord - Amen

May 21
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

May 21
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

May 22
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen!

 

May 22
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Frances Osayi
Frances Osayi

Amen.

God bless you 

May 22