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When the Grace is Gone

  • Jacob saw the expression on Laban's face, and, behold, it was not toward him as before. Yahweh said to Jacob, "Return to the land of your fathers, and to your relatives, and I will be with you." Genesis 31:2'3 WEB.

    Things were beginning to be difficult for Jacob at his workplace. The Lord had certainly put him there in the beginning, and Jacob had prospered and became wealthy. At the start, his father-in-law Laban had always treated him with favor. Now there was strife, distrust, and a growing distance between them.

    It was well-founded, for Laban had changed Jacob's wages ten times (Genesis 31:7). Yet, each time Laban tried to pay Jacob less, God would reverse the expected outcome, and Jacob would grow even wealthier. Finally, the day came when the Lord told Jacob, "Return home, and I will be with you."

    I have been in a workplace where I knew without a shadow of doubt that God had put me there. At first, it was very easy and graceful, but eventually, the grace lifted, and it became difficult. There was a growing distrust, and each change that came was always for the worse for me. In time, the Lord told me to leave through a series of seven dreams, even though at the time I had nowhere else to go. It took a leap of faith, but the Lord didn't open the next door for me until I left that one. This I have learned:

    "When the grace is gone, it's time to move on."

    Sometimes when it becomes time to move, God will allow things to become increasingly difficult, and then a door opens where we should go. It can all flow so naturally, but it's God behind the scenes moving people to where they need to be. Yet not every difficult situation is to be left, for some of the worst I've had to endure. So don't forget to pray for direction.

    There were three points in this story: 1) Jacob had gotten uncomfortable. 2) He was able to leave. 3) He felt that he heard the Lord say go.

    Anytime you have to make a big decision, pray, and listen for the Lord's voice. Jesus said, "My sheep hear My voice." So ask the Lord to make it an easy decision for you and to close the doors that you should stay out of. Change brings new and exciting things and is necessary for us to move forward. For if you don't change direction, you will end up exactly where you are headed. So be sure it's where you want to go.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for all You have done for me. I want You to be a part of my life and to guide me. Please speak to me in a way that I understand and give me direction. Help me make Godly decisions today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: This morning, we will be hosting our RHM Live Online church service. This is a special time of worship, prayer, fellowship and an inspiring message. All are welcome! Here is the link to join: RHM Live


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Thank you for today devotional and reminder to always put God Jehovah first when making decisions with everything in life! We are God’s children and Thank you for all you do and providing for me in Jesus’s name I pray ❤️
July 25, 2021
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

July 25, 2021
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God help me feel comfortable and outgoing. It's a struggle for me. In the name of Jesus Amen 

July 25, 2021
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father guide me where I need to be,  I trust in You only.

July 25, 2021
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

So true, Pastor Dion! I've also found I need to wait on the Lord for His direction. For a "get busy" person, that's another discipline to learn! Lord, help me make Godly decisions today. Amen

July 25, 2021
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Father Please Help Me To Make The Right decisions When It Comes To My Life Good Morning Everyone Have A Bless Day 

July 25, 2021
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

AMEN. Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your guidance and direction. I could not do this on my own. AMEN

July 25, 2021
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you for your direction Father

July 25, 2021
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Heavenly Father please help us to make the right decisions. Thank you for all our blessings. Amen 

July 25, 2021
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

July 25, 2021
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

July 25, 2021
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You for all the blessings You have given us, please lead us to where You want us to be. Speak to us in words we can understand and follow Your will and help us to make the right decisions on this day and forward. In Jesus Christ name we pray, Amen. 

Great devotional reminder Pastor, thank you and Sylvia as always. God bless you both, Amen. 

July 25, 2021
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I pray I will make Godly decision and follow Your will, Amen!

July 25, 2021
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Lord, I need your guidance, guide my always! Amen!

July 25, 2021
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord 

July 25, 2021
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

July 25, 2021
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

July 26, 2021
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Silvina Potter
Silvina Potter

love this! Thank you...Just what I needed to read today Pastor...

 

How marvelous and awesome is our God!

 

God continue to bless you both and this wonderful ministry...

July 28, 2021