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How to Feed a Possum

  • Therefore, I tell you, don't be anxious for your life: what you will eat, or what you will drink; nor yet for your body, what you will wear. Isn't life more than food, and the body more than clothing? See the birds of the sky, that they don't sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns. Your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren't you of much more value than they? Matthew 6:25'26 WEB.

    Painstakingly I hand rubbed four chicken breasts with olive oil, seasoned them carefully, and pre-heated the grill to sear them. Then I slow cooked them over the flame, turning them back and forth on the grill until golden brown. After this, I placed my culinary creation on a plate, but as I turned and opened the door, three of them fell on the porch!

    I wasn't too happy about this, but I took the three that dropped out to the edge of the woods by our home, and we split the last one between us. The next morning they were all gone. A possum and a stray dog had enjoyed a feast together. God had given them a banquet, and He'd had me prepare it for them, gourmet style.

    God takes care of the entire universe. If He will take care of a possum and a stray dog, how much more will He take care of you? So many times, we get caught up in fear of what may come tomorrow, but God took care of you yesterday because you are here reading this.

    We often panic because we don't believe God will take care of us. Instead, we trust temporary things that can easily vanish or be taken from us, as Laban did (Genesis 31:30). Yet, when trouble comes, so will the solution. When the need arises, so will the provision. You give your children what they need when the proper time comes. So does God.

    Jesus told us, "But seek first God's Kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well" (Matthew 6:33). This verse means: "Ally yourself with God." We are not to be distracted by material needs. Our needs will be provided as long as we work with God and do His will. It's a leap of faith, and it requires us to trust Him.

    God sees where you are today, and He understands. While we worry and agonize, He is busy preparing something good for us. It's beautiful when God turns the tide, and we find that all of our worry and fear was for nothing. I have put my trust in God. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? (Psalm 56:11).

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You so much for providing for me. You know what I am facing here better than I do. My help comes from the Lord, and my eyes are on You. Please guide me and help me get involved in what You are doing on the earth today. I want to ally with You, Lord. 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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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

March 31, 2022
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen.

March 31, 2022
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

March 31, 2022
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Im trusting in you Jesus!! What can man do to me. Amen 

March 31, 2022
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Amen!

March 31, 2022
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: March 31, 2022

AMEN.  Heavenly Father,  My Faith and Trust is in the Lord. Thank You for all blessings. AMEN

March 31, 2022
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord.

March 31, 2022
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Crystal Redditt
Crystal Redditt

Yes Lord in Jesus name amen!!

March 31, 2022
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

March 31, 2022
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen yes Father my trust and faith are in you and you alone,

March 31, 2022
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Thank You Father For All Of Your Blessing Good Morning Everyone 

March 31, 2022
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen! I needed to be reminded of this!

March 31, 2022
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Jose Simo
Jose Simoedited: March 31, 2022

Thank You Heavenly Father for all You have done in my life and I believe that You will always be my best provider, while I pray for those in need use me to follow Your desig In,Jesus Christ name  I pray .Amen. Praise Your Holy name forever. 

Thank you Pastor and Sylvia, you are so awesome. God bless you both. Amen. 

March 31, 2022
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Jim Worobe
Jim Worobe

This is so true.  In 2013 I lost a job, a home, and my self-esteem.  My family, my wife and daughter our little dog and a big cat, had no where to live. I worried about everything.  

We had a motorhome that everyone told me to get rid of because is was an expense we didn't need - but I refused.  Turned out it might have been one of the better decisions I made at the time.

I found this devotional series and every morning I was uplifted by the message Pastor Dion gave. Each time I felt like giving up, I was given His word that was exactly pertinent to the situation. Pastor Dion seemed to be talking to me. 

God impressed one of our church families to give us a place to park the motorhome and we lived in a fruit orchard at tne end of a row of peaches for 22 months. 

He gave my wife a volunteer position in the church with the food pantry and while she helped feed over 100 families a week in the community, God gave us food to eat as well.

When unemployment had run out, and I still had not found a job, He gave me a job working in a cemetary. Not my dream job, but just having a job boosted my spirit.

Throughout all of this, I learned the importance of returning to God what is his. Whenever I gave my tithe, as pitiful as it was at times, we received special blessings of food or gasoline or clothing.

Things have gotten much better. It was a season of my life that I needed to have - to be humbled - so that I could do what I do now.  

God knows what I need.  I take what I am given with thanks and I have not been in need since.  

The two things I learned from that experience are humility and the absolute importance of tithing. 

 

March 31, 2022
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Amen! Thanks for sharing this beautiful testimony, Jim ❤️

March 31, 2022
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

PRAISE THE LORD. Thanks for sharing your story.  TO GOD BE THE GLORY

March 31, 2022
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Janet Sorensen
Janet Sorensen

Thanks for sharing!

April 2, 2022
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David  Earlywine
David Earlywine

Amen 

March 31, 2022
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Lord, thank You so much for providing for me. You know what I am facing here better than I do. Give me Your eyes and understanding. Thank you. In Jesus' name, Amen

March 31, 2022
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen and amen Lord Jesus!

March 31, 2022
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Thank you God for getting us through some trying times Amen 

March 31, 2022
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonardedited: April 1, 2022

IF IT WASN'T FOR THE LORD GOD, JESUS &THE HOLY SPIRIT TAKING CARE OF ME, I'D BE LOST. PRAISE GOD FOR THIER PRESANCE IN MY LIFE. IT'S AMAZING ALL THE THINGS THEY DO. PRAISE GOD FOR EVERYONE PRAYING FOR EACH OTHER. I'M SO GLAD THAT GOD IS REALLY USING DION & SLYVIA TO GIVE US GODS WORD, AND THIER TESTAMONIES TO REFLECT ON.

XO

SHARON

April 1, 2022
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David Krull
David Krull

Help me seek You first Lord, in everything I do.

April 1, 2022
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

April 1, 2022