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Worst Day Ever

  • Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spoke and said to Daniel, Your God whom you serve continually, he will deliver you. A stone was brought, and laid on the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet of his lords; that nothing might be changed concerning Daniel. Daniel 6:16'17 WEB.

    After serving God faithfully, Daniel was thrown into a stinking hole in the ground, full of hungry lions. The half-starved lions were eyeing him and each other, saying, "What's on the menu this afternoon?" Daniel must have sat at the bottom of that lion's den and thought: "REALLY? This was the plan? What's up with that?"

    I thank God Daniel's story does not end there. This difficult test was the beginning of a season of promotion for Daniel. The lions did not touch him, and after getting out, he prospered under the king and had great respect. The king now knew that God was with Daniel, and he sought his counsel. As a bonus, Daniel's enemies were tossed into the den and eaten, so he did not have to worry about them conspiring against him anymore.

    There have been times when I have found myself in a similar stinking hole in the ground, right after trying my very hardest to draw close to the Lord. I could fast and pray for a few weeks and suddenly get laid off from work. I would think, "What's up with that?" Yet each time, it worked out for my good. The Lord sometimes has to remove something to give you better or bring change.

    At one point, in stark contrast, I lost the best job that I had so far as a supervisor and soon had to work at the worst position that I ever had, at one-third of the pay. I was praying and fasting a lot of the time, and I knew that God was in control of my life. I was submitted to Him, and whatever He wanted, I wanted. I also knew that He was testing me, for it was so obvious. The job was so bad that it was funny at times, and people did their drugs unabashedly. As I looked around me, this scripture kept ringing out:

    "And whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord, and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ" (Colossians 3:23'24).

    So I made the job into a game and set out to be the best worker they had ever seen in the worst work environment I had ever seen. I was the first to arrive, and I worked late. I kept my work area immaculate. I swept the floors and picked up trash. I picked up people without a ride and brought them to work. Soon I found myself the manager. Then that door suddenly closed, and the Lord pushed me into my own computer business. It was a strange path to promotion.

    What you consider the "worst thing that could happen" maybe your path to favor and promotion. So work heartily wherever you find yourself just as if you were working directly for the Lord, and you will be rewarded. Smile, God is the real boss.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You so much for all You are doing in my life. I know that You control what happens to me, for I have given my life to You. Please help me focus on what matters and cover me with Your presence today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen and Amen!
May 4
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, I thank You so much for all You are doing in my life. I know that You control what happens to me, for I have given my life to You. Please help me focus on what matters and cover me with Your presence today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️
May 4
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Makeysha Perkins
Makeysha Perkins By the stripes Diana is healed in the name of Jesus.Amen and Amen
May 4
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord.

May 4
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

May 4
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Narciso Salas
Narciso Salas

Amen.

I am asking everyone to pray for me and my wife. Diana had a CT scan and 4 different spots showed up on her lungs. One of them was spotted about to years ago and has grown from 12×16 mm to 12×24 mm, Diana is my love and my life. One of these blemishes is on a lymph node. We will know more after we see a specialist,  hopefully soon. Please pray for us.

May 4
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Praying for Diana, God bless her.

May 4
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Narciso Salas
Narciso Salas

Thank you, God bless you.

May 5
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Praying for healing, that God will cleanse Diana's lungs of those spots. In Lord Yeshua's name I ask, Amen. 

May 4
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Narciso Salas
Narciso Salas

Thank you, God bless you. 

May 5
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonardedited: May 5

IN THE NAME OF JESUS I BIND UP ALL SPOTS AND THOUGHTS OF CANCER AND CAST THEM INTO A DRY HOLE NEVER TO COME BACK TO DIANA AGAIN. PSALMS 46:10 BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD.   AMEN !

May 4
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Narciso Salas
Narciso Salas

Amen!! Thank you, God bless you. 

May 5
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I pray these spots are nothing and Diana is well and healed. Amen!

May 4
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Narciso Salas
Narciso Salas

God bless you, thank you. 

May 5
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

The Lord Almighty hear our prayers for Diana for her healing, God is a magnificent God and He love us.

May 4
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Narciso Salas
Narciso Salas

God bless you, thank you. 

May 5
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

PRAYERS ARE HEAVEN BOUND. MAY OUR LORD GIVE YOU PEACE.

 

May 4
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Narciso Salas
Narciso Salas

Thank you, God bless you. 

May 5
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Prayers sent

May 4
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Narciso Salas
Narciso Salas

Thank you, God bless you. 

May 5
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David Krull
David Krull

Standing in agreement...praying the Healing Blood of Jesus Christ over her..

May 5
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Narciso Salas
Narciso Salas

God bless you.

May 6
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Craig  Mondello
Craig Mondello

In the name of Yeshua, sickness be gone, amen.

May 5
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Narciso Salas
Narciso Salas

Amen, thank you.

May 6
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

May 4
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

May 4
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

May 4
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen. More of You today Jesus and less of me.

May 4
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

May 4
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonardedited: May 4

WORST DAY EVER, WOULD BE WITH OUT HIS PRESENCE.

XO

SHARON

May 4
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Amen, Sharon! So thankful!

May 4
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen 

May 4
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

May 4
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father

May 4
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Christine Scalise
Christine Scalise

Pastor Dion,

Thank you so much for this amazingly, timely word of encouragement. You couldn't possibly know the battle I have been facing lately with my work situation, but God knew. I threw my hands in the air this morning and just cried 'Lord, help'.

He is in complete control. Amen. 

God bless, Christine

May 4
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen,thank you Jesus Christ for all our blessings.

May 4
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

May 4
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

 Amen ,God Bless everyone .!praying for Diana !

 

May 4
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Cindy Holcomb
Cindy Holcomb

Amen

May 4
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen! Your will be done in my life!

May 4
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Heavenly Father I thank You for being there for me, providing and protecting me from the snares of the enemy, show me the way of how to be closer to You and do what is for me to do. Thank You for Your blessings Lord, I pray this in the name of Your Son Jesus Christ, Amen. 

Powerful devotional Pastor, God bless you and Sylvia, Amen. 

May 4
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Lord, please help me focus on what matters. Find me listening and obedient. In Jesus' name, Amen

May 4
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

PRAISE THE LORD.  GOD IS GOOD AND FAITHFUL AND HE IS OUR REAL BOSS.  THE BOSS OF ALL MANKIND. HALLELUJAH 

May 4
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen!!!



May 4
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Thank you Lord Jesus!

May 4
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Thank you God Amen

May 5
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

May 5