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Time in a Bottle

  • For the vision is yet for the appointed time, and it hurries toward the end, and won't prove false. Though it takes time, wait for it; because it will surely come. It won't delay. Habakkuk 2:3 WEB.

    "For the vision is yet for the appointed time." In other words, God has marked the day on His calendar, and every hour that passes brings us closer to it. When the proper amount of time has elapsed, the vision will become a reality.

    When I was young, the Lord spoke to me through a prophet and told me to prepare myself, for one day, in His appointed time, I would "pioneer" new things in ministry. It wouldn't always be easy, for I would be a pathfinder clearing the way for others. At first, I was excited and expected it to come soon. I worked during the day, went through Bible college at night, and tried to prepare myself. Then I waited and waited and waited some more.

    Time passed, lots and lots of time, and eventually, I got on with my life. Twenty-five years passed by as I worked daily in the computer field and various other jobs along the way. I forgot about ministry altogether, thinking that I had missed God or somehow wrecked His plans for me, perhaps one sin too many.

    Life happened. I learned and forgot. I lost and found. In the span of one year, I lost my Dad, got divorced, and had my computer business burn to the ground during an insurance lapse.

    When I had graduated from Bible college years before, I felt that I knew a lot about the Bible and had something to say. After those years in the desert, I felt empty, like I knew nothing, and the last place on earth that I needed to be was in ministry. I was pretty broken. That's when He decided I was ready.

    The Lord squeezed us out of the computer business, and after months without work, the week that we were packing to move out of our house, a door opened for us. A local ministry put up an ad like, "Wanted: A creative arts pastor with strong computer skills. Must be able to maintain websites, perform video editing, put together teachings, etc..."

    We were hungry, and I still had that theology degree I had never done anything with. So I contacted them and told them I had graduated from Bible college. I was ordained, owned a computer business for twenty years, and have built a hundred websites. It almost sounded strange, but God had prepared me for this job, and now it was time to get to work.

    Suddenly what I had long given up on, I was now living. There were times when I thought He had forgotten about me, but He was preparing me during that time. When the proper time came, His word came to pass, and we are only at the beginning. The simple, but true stories I share here each day, are the things that I learned along the way.

    When the Lord puts a dream in your heart, hang on to it. There may be a span of time between the beginning and the fulfillment, but it will come to pass if you continue with Him and keep a positive attitude. Don't get frustrated and take your anger out on God because you feel it is delayed. The things you live today prepare you for what is coming tomorrow. You will probably find out that what you are doing is simply part of the way.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me see the big picture. Please speak to me in a simple way that I understand. Open my mind to understand Your word and light a fire in my heart to seek Your face like never before. 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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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck AMEN, I know your timing is perfect for me. Help me to keep my head held high and a positive attitude, Thank you Father !
April 21, 2022
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, help me see the big picture. Please speak to me in a simple way that I understand. Open my mind to understand Your word and light a fire in my heart to seek Your face like never before. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!
April 21, 2022
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, I invite You to be a part of my life today. Please walk with me, talk with me, share Your desires with me, and I will share with You. I want more of You, but I need Your help. Speak to me in a way that I understand. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!
April 22, 2022
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

April 21, 2022
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Narciso Salas
Narciso Salas

Amen

April 21, 2022
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord.

April 21, 2022
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David Krull
David Krull

Awesome testimony pastor.

Praise God for His grace and His faithfulness. Lord I need a fresh vision for my life. Restore unto me the joy of my salvation. Heal me so I can serve You again. In Jesus Name.

April 21, 2022
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

April 21, 2022
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes Please Amen!

April 21, 2022
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen 

April 21, 2022
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen  , Yes Lord .!!!

April 21, 2022
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: April 21, 2022

AMEN.  Heavenly Father.  Your timing is perfect for me.  Teach me, guide me as only You can. AMEN

April 21, 2022
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

April 21, 2022
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Bill Guthrie
Bill Guthrie

Amen. Thank You. 

April 21, 2022
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

April 21, 2022
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I pray to hear Your voice and follow Your will, Amen.

April 21, 2022
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

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

April 21, 2022
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen Thank you Lord for the plans you have for me and my sons, I know they are for good to prosper us in a time when it seems like Hell is breaking loose around us, our Faith, trust and Hope is in you Lord and you have NEVER let us down' Thank you Father God for bringing RHM into our lives.

April 21, 2022
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonardedited: April 29, 2022

HIS TIMING NOT MINE...STILL NEED HIS HEALING TOUCH !  HE HAS TAUGHT ME MANY SKILLS. SO GLAD HE DID...JUST WANT MY JOY OF LIVING TO COME BACK...LOVE YOU ALL.

XO

SHARON

 

April 21, 2022
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thank you, Pastor Dion, for this reminder of God's timing. Lord, light a fire in my heart to seek Your face and walk in You will. Thank you. Amen

April 21, 2022
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

I thank You Father for the blessings You have provided us, talking to us  in a way we understand and follow Your will in our lives. I pray this in the Lord's Jesus name, Amen. 

Awesome devotional Pastor, God bless you both, Amen. 

April 21, 2022
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

April 21, 2022
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

April 21, 2022
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David  Earlywine
David Earlywine

Amen wonderful Jesus.

April 21, 2022
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Cristy Herzberg
Cristy Herzberg

 I Love this so much!

April 21, 2022
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Dear God let good things happen for my Grandchildren. JJ Jayme Marty Willy. I love them so much. Amen 

April 22, 2022
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Thank you once again for this message. I look forward to reading these each day and they always inspire and uplift me!!

 

April 22, 2022