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  • Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he was making a work on the wheels. When the vessel that he made of the clay was marred in the hand of the potter, he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it. Then the word of Yahweh came to me, saying, House of Israel, can't I do with you as this potter?" Jeremiah 18:3'6 WEB.

    When I was young, I followed an old family tradition of dropping out of school early and getting a job in construction. By seventeen, I was married with a house and a car and a child on the way. I was trying to pay all the bills that come with a new family. Which was tough for a laborer digging foundations with a shovel to earn the minimum wage.

    My Dad was on his own at thirteen, so I was actually a late bloomer by his standard. I didn't know anyone in my family who had ever finished high school. You weren't expected to then. Both of my brothers had dropped out, one in the fifth grade and the other in the eighth. I honestly don't remember hearing the word "college" until I was in my twenties.

    One Sunday night at church, the Lord spoke to me and urged me to go back to school. The word came through the pastor's wife, who simply put her hand on my shoulder and said: "Dion, the Lord wants you to get your GED." Her words had an impact. I felt them and knew instantly it was the Lord speaking to me through her. So I took it seriously and told her that I would look into it.

    Monday morning, I went to the adult education center in Conway, South Carolina, to see what it would take to finish school. Even though the parking lot was full of cars, one spot was open right by the entrance. I went inside, and they saw that I had been out of school for a long time, over a decade. So they explained that I would need to take a pre-test, and then I could attend classes and learn the subjects I was weak on. The best-case scenario was that I would have my GED in about one year. This was during the 90s in the South, computers were rare, and all school work was still done with a pencil, paper, and books.

    Tuesday morning, I went back to take the pre-test, and I prayed all the way there. The parking spot in front of the door was again open for me. They sat me at a desk and gave me multiple tests throughout the morning. The answers seemed to come easily, and I breezed right through it. On

    Wednesday morning, I went back to go over my test results with them and get the books that I needed to start studying. If this is what the Lord wanted me to do, I planned to see it through. Once again, my parking spot in front of the door was open for me.

    When I walked in, a group of teachers was gathered together to discuss some papers. One of them looked at me and said, "There he is!" Then she cocked her head to one side and asked, "How long have you been studying?" I told her that I had just decided to start on Sunday night.

    She said, "Well, you did excellently! You needed a 70 to pass, and you scored a 97. I believe that you are ready to take the test. It's too bad that you didn't come a few weeks earlier. The GED test is only given in this part of the state every six months. It's going to be held in Georgetown this Saturday, but the state law requires you to sign up a month in advance."

    She paused a moment, then said, "Let me call them." She called someone, found out they had a cancelation and then faxed my test scores. When the call was over, she smiled at me and said, "You got in!" She was so happy she hugged me.

    Saturday morning, I drove to Georgetown, about 40 miles away, to take the eight-hour test. I prayed all the way there. Again there was a parking spot open for me near the door. The examination had questions like, "How far is the sun from the earth?" I didn't have a clue, so I prayed for a moment and wrote down whatever came to mind. It was right! I was one of the first to finish.

    Sunday morning, when I returned to the church, I had my GED. I had completed the entire process in one week from start to finish. Then I went on to graduate from Bible college and become ordained. It was totally the Holy Spirit reshaping my life. He was the driver. I was the co-pilot, and I was just along for the ride. I was just having a great time enjoying the Lord, but He was busy working in the background and setting things in motion that would shape my future. He opened the doors, and I stepped through them. I took the tests, but He gave me the answers.

    It doesn't matter if you were brought up as nothing. When you submit your life to God and follow His guidance, He will begin to put your life back together and make it meaningful. God can reshape you on His potter's wheel (Jeremiah 18:1). He can fix what is broken. Just because that is the way that it has always been doesn't mean that is the way that it will always be. When He adopts you into His family, He may break all your old family traditions.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I want all that You have for me. Please break me out of my tiny box, and change my way of thinking. Open the right doors for me. Teach me what I need to know. Lead me, and I will follow You. 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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19 comments
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah! Love your testimony Pastor Dion! It’s amazing how Lord Jehovah can shape your life……❤️
December 19, 2021
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Wesley Cox
Wesley Cox

What an awesome testimony, God is good all the time. I love how He works with us on our own personal level. He is personal, because each of us matter to Him. 

December 19, 2021
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, God is Awesome

December 19, 2021
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen.

December 19, 2021
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Heavenly Father, I Thank You for saving me and the Blessings You provide. You are my everything. Amen

December 19, 2021
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Wonderful testimony Pastor Dion.God bless you. Amen 

December 19, 2021
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Hallelujah,  what an amazing testimony Pastor Dion. I pray and what God to always change me to what he wants me to be..and at no matter our age. Thank you Lord for loving us so much and wanting always the best for your children.  Amen 

December 19, 2021
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

I am grateful for the potters wheel. thank you Pastor Dion.

 

December 19, 2021
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen God Is Good All The Time Good Morning Everyone Have A Bless Sunday 

December 19, 2021
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Thank You Heavenly Father for all You do for us, I humbly ask You to  place me in the potter's wheel and collect all my broken pieces and make me whole as I follow Your will. In Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. I trust in Your designs Lord. 

Great devotional reminder and testimony Pastor, God bless you and Sylvia, Amen. 

December 19, 2021
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen, teach me what I need to know to accomplish Your will in my life!

December 19, 2021
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

December 19, 2021
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Chris Dibbern
Chris Dibbern

Amen! I found this one very encouraging.

December 19, 2021
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord!

December 19, 2021
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord Jesus, lead me and I will follow you 

December 19, 2021
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

December 19, 2021
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

December 20, 2021
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen

December 20, 2021
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Yeshua's name I ask this, Amen. 

December 21, 2021