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It Happened Suddenly

  • I have declared the former things from of old; yes, they went forth out of my mouth, and I shown them: suddenly I did them, and they happened. Isaiah 48:3 WEB

    There was a time in our life when our business started failing and our income got less, and less, and then stopped. As the bills started piling up, we tried everything, but nothing seemed to help. We gave more, prayed more, fasted more, served more, tried to find any job possible and then as the last straw, we prepared to move out of our home.

    After months of this, I no longer had the energy or will power to pray anymore. One morning during the week we were preparing to move, I went into my prayer room and just sat there, mostly contemplating how much I would miss it. The Lord spoke to me that morning, and within twenty-four hours our life had completely changed for the better. That is how I became a pastor.

    God closed the old out and brought in something new. It hurt to see the old go and I wanted to keep it, but the new was so much better. God moves suddenly at what we often think is the very last minute. It is not to Him. He knew the day that the transition would take place and He was right on time. Our fear and worry were for nothing.

    God knows where you are and He has the day marked on His calendar when your circumstance will suddenly change. So dont give up yet. We dont know the day or the hour, but the Father does and He will not be late, nor early. To us the change comes suddenly.

    Prayer: Father, I thank You for all that You have done for me. I yield to You for You can see the end from the beginning, where I cannot see what the next hour holds. You see where I am, and what I need today. I pray that You guide me into all that You have prepared for me, in Jesus name.

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Valerie  King
Valerie King Amen! 
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Gm, Pastor Todd, Love it an on time message to my Spirit
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Amen amen. 
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen.Lord I surrender all to you,and place into your hands the things I can not change,and do.Knowing that your timing is perfect. :Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know,: says The Lord.Jeremiah33:3.
July 15, 2015
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Valerie Fields
Valerie Fields AMEN AMEN!!!!  Thank you for this ON TIME message Pastor Dion!  I have been praying for a new job and after going on 4 interviews with no reply...I felt much like you...I had no energy to pray anymore.  I felt so unworthy!  Well GOD has opened up 2 more doors. I have a job interview today and one on tomorrow! I am confident that I am going to get the one on tomorrow as it is just what I have been praying for with more money than I have been asking for as well as more money than what I am making now!!  I thank you LORD in advance for the VICTORY!!!
July 15, 2015
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Debra lynn Hubbard
Debra lynn Hubbard Amen... Thank you pastor for that much needed word.... Thank you Lord...for your grace to just hold on and wait...
July 15, 2015
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Chikela  Cruse
Chikela Cruse Amen. This Fits My Situation Perfectly!
July 15, 2015
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Cybil Smith
Cybil Smith I've posted before about my troubles with letting go of the past and low self-esteem. Lately the two have been attacking me at the same time and honestly I had lost all hope of moving from this defeated mentality but thank God for Refreshing Hope because on my worst days your testimonials remind me that God will make a way
July 15, 2015
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Mercedes Gomez
Mercedes Gomez Thank you that you are an on time God. Wow much needed. Waiting for the job to come. Spending what I have on bills. Funds depleting saying God where are you and trying to hold on. This tells me not to waver in well doing and trust God. Father forgive me for my lack of faith. 
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Kimberly Dublin
Kimberly Dublin Its hard but God is able.  After losing 2 substantial accounts I don't have enoug to pay my bills, but GOD!  First time for everything. I decided I am just going to trust God even when I do not see him or know how its going to work out, but Ibelieve.  I.B.I.G.  I believe in God.  Thanks for this devotional.  I am not alone and that's comforting to know as sometimes I feel like I am the only one.  Though, when I look at my blessings, I am some humbled and grateful to be counted to suffer with Christ.   
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Socorro Rivera
Socorro Rivera Amen... Thank you:)
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson No truer words were ever spoken!!  Thank you for the blessing LORD, without you none of this matters!!!  You are the shining light in my life and I am so blessed by your son Jesus Christ!!!  Amen!!!  Amen!!!  Amen!!!
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Carol Policastro
Carol Policastro Thank you, AMEN!
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Keeba Souto
Keeba Souto I have been seeing the word SUDDENLY a lot lately. Thank you Pastor for Dion for this word this morning. I am patiently awaiting my SUDDENLY. Have a blessed day.
July 15, 2015
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Keeba Souto
Keeba Souto Kimberly  Our God is so faithful. He brought you this far.... He won't leave you now. Watch God show up and out on your behalf. Have a blessed day
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Yvette Cantrell
Yvette Cantrell HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH!!!!!!! God Bless You, Pastor Dion. Shared experiences Are Definitely therapeutic. Thank you. 
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Keeba Souto
Keeba Souto Mercedes  You are right! What a on time message! Praying for your SUDDENLY. May it be everything you have been praying and waiting for.
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Angela Williams
Angela Williams Thank you Jesus. Thank you Jesus. My God thank you 
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Angela Williams
Angela Williams TThank you Pastor Todd for sharing your experience.With us It's just help me alot this morning God is and on Time God never late.
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Melchorita Fahey
Melchorita Fahey Amen! And thank You Father God for all that You have done for me. And thank you Pastor for sharing your story. God bless!
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Arnetia Hutcherson
Arnetia Hutcherson Received in the name of JESUS! God bless the word of GOD! 
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Deleted Member Amen, I am so glad to know that my future is in God's Hand, He knows the end and He is never late. He is always right on time.
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Deleted Member Amen, we must have an open heart to receive and faith to believe. 
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katrina harrell
katrina harrell Amen
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Deleted Member Amen, God will be right on time.
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Kimberly Dublin
Kimberly Dublin Suddenly and NOW!  Yes Lord!
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Deleted Member Amen. He is right on time.
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Deleted Member A beautiful testimony. Jesus will take care of your needs. 
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Deleted Member Jesus will be on time for you. He never fails us. Jesus loves you so much.
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Deleted Member Amen, Cybil I pray over you this morning asking for Jesus to send you strength and comfort, knowing that you are a child of the King, He loves you and you were made in His image and He wants you to feel good about yourself and forget about the past, because you are His child and He will never forsake you. He wants you to be happy and blessed, so in the Name of Jesus I pray joy and peace and a sweet calmness of His Spirit to flow over you today like a breath of fresh air. Jesus loves you.
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Kimberly Dublin
Kimberly Dublin So inspiring to see faith-filled, praises, prayers and testimonies.  I don't mind waiting on you LORD!  I know who holds the future and because he lives I can face today...Not tomorrow..Just one day at a time sweet Jesus. OOO Glory Hallelujah!!! I feel the Holy Spirit moving....Glory!  Glory!  Thank you Lord!!!!!
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Deleted Member Amen, because in our waiting we draw closer to Him and He will be right on time for you and He will never forsake His children.
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Deleted Member Amen, I come to agreement in prayer with you that you will get this amazing job. That Jesus will open the door for you that needs to be open and close the ones that need to be shut. He will not forsake you and He will be an on time God for you. (Praying for you)
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Deleted Member Amen, what a wonderful way to feel, to surrender our all to Jesus, knowing all is in His hands and His timing will be perfect. God bless you.
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Deleted Member Amen and Praise The Lord, He is moving in our lives and He will be right on time. He is an amazing and loving God.
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Yes He is
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Amen I Agree in Jesus name
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield I notice how sudden changes happened in my  life, too.I react the same way: Initially, I get depressed, stay in my room, mumbling short prayers. Then, I bounce back with renewed strength! The longest I succumbed to depression was one month in 2010--the absolute worst time of my life, when my house went into foreclosure.That one month seemed like years!
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Cynthia Nortey
Cynthia Nortey I Can Face tomorrow because my Redeemer lives.
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady I have experienced His winds of change. When the bottom dropped out He rescued me and planted my feet upon a different path. He never failed to provide!
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Patty Martin
Patty Martin Thank you, Pastor Dion for sharing your story.  In my life, I've spent countless hours in worry but each and every time, the problems passed.  Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our troubles that we are wasting the life that God blessed us with.  I remind myself daily to give my worries to Him who loves me.  He will either take care of the problem or show me how to work through it.  The most important thing is to trust God and have faith that He is in control.
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Michael Griffin
Michael Griffin Awesome devotion, Pastor Todd. I remember giving up myself, only to have God show me something that I hadn't thought of. Everything changed!!! He is more than wonderful and right on time!!!
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Michael Griffin
Michael Griffin Amen, Cynthia!!! Hallelujah!
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Michael Griffin
Michael Griffin Just when we think that all is lost...He shows us the way! His way!!!
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Michael Griffin
Michael Griffin He always is!! We have to remember that it's in His time, not ours! Glory to God!!!
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio God for your ways are higher and your thoughts are higher, and sometimes we dont understand your ways, but in you I trust, thank you Heavenly Father in Jesus name♡
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lisa baker
lisa baker He has worked this way in me on a certain issue I was having, and now I live in peace with what He has done..
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Deleted Member Amen, we just have to trust Him and He will always be on time for His children. He loves us so much.
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Deleted Member Amen, beautifully said. Thank you for sharing. 
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Deleted Member Even in the toughest storms, He will always bring us through. He will guide and direct our paths, He wants us to give Him out faith and trust in Him with all our hearts. He loves us so much. He will never leave us or forsake us. God is good.
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli AMEN!!!
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Awesome job pastor Todd God Bless u!
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Barbara Duvall
Barbara Duvall I really  enjoy  refreshing hope so much   It is such a blessing. Thank you  Pastor Dion 
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle Thank you so much for this message, I needed to hear that! What a blessing to be part of "Refreshing Hope"!!!  May the LORD richly bless you and your entire family,  your ministry, meet your needs and increase your outreach!
July 15, 2015
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Barbara Mango
Barbara Mango I love the devotionals of "Refreshing Hope" because they do just that, they refresh my mood with a sense of hope. It's my daily shot in the arm, and I thank you for the inspirational and faith-strengthening messages you share. May God bless you and fill your life with the joy and hope that only He can bring.
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Vicki Stone
Vicki Stone The Glory of God is all around us, His Mighty hand will carry us through every storm and at the end of our journey, we will see Jesus face to face. Praise be to God, Blessed be His Name Forever and Ever, A MEN. :)
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker So very true!! God knows what we need and just when we need it. And always, in His timeline.  God is Great, God is good and in my life to stay.  Amen!
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Clement Brina
Clement Brina GOD works in a mysterious ways. Father God bestow upon me the gift of miracle and healing. In Jesus Name..Amen
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles We all need a little more faith now and then! Praying God blesses you beyond measure with faith and abundant provisions in life :) Stay blessed 
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  Jesus, take the wheel!
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Marcia Yamashiro
Marcia Yamashiro Amém ... It's so great to realize that nothing is suddenly to our God ... everything is done on His perfect time and ... our needs it's not suprises to Him!!  Thank you Jesus!!
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Rhonda Teem
Rhonda Teem You know, all of these devotionals (I see them as messages from Papa) are very  special to me (as I know for others as well). But, there are messages that come that really strike that cord in me. This is one of them. And, Ya know I started giggling out loud, by muhhself lol when you said " God moves suddenly at what we often think is the very last minute". I have said for sooo long that God always answers at the last minute. This message really helps. So I thank God AND Pastor Dion for this devotional. :)
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler And an added AMEN!!  To this prayer Amen!  Great story yet example for us all.  Neat how God uses the lessons of yours/us to help others.  It truly grows our faith!  Encouragement I believe is on of "God's" names!
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Nancy Cavataio
Nancy Cavataio What a beautiful testimony! Pastor I felt your pain in the second paragraph and it got to me. God really is faithful if we truly wait on Him.
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Sandra Fields
Sandra Fields I agree with you, they sometimes feel like a good cold drink of water on a hot summers day. May God Bless you and them as well. 
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the message!
August 12, 2015