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Making up for Lost Time

  • For you will bless the righteous. Yahweh, you will surround him with favor as with a shield. Psalm 5:12 WEB.

    Once while at church on a Sunday night, the pastor's wife came over to me and said that she felt the Lord wanted me to get my GED (high school equivalency degree). I had left high school early to join the workforce like the rest of my brothers. I knew the Lord was speaking through her, so I told her I would look into it.

    Monday morning, I went to the Adult Education Center in Conway, SC. I prayed all the way there. The parking lot was full of cars, but there was one slot open by the door when I arrived. I went inside and explained that I had been out of school for a long time, but I wanted to get my GED. They said they would test me, teach me the subjects that I lacked, prepare me for the test, and I should have it within six months to one year.

    Tuesday morning, I went back and took the pre-test. Once more, I prayed all the way there, and there was a parking spot available by the front door. The test seemed easier than I was expecting. I was braced for much worse. Each day I prayed for His grace and mercy to do what I had to do.

    Wednesday morning, I went back for the test results to see what I needed to work on. There was a parking spot open by the front door. The staff greeted me with a strange look and asked, "How long have you been studying?" I told them, "I hadn't. I decided to do it two days ago." They were amazed and said that I had scored in the high 90s and didn't need to improve on any subjects to prepare for the test.

    The woman helping me said, "It's a shame you didn't come last month because they only hold these tests twice a year, and the next one is this Saturday. But you have to sign up for them a month in advance." Then she decided to call them up and discuss it. They asked for my test scores. She faxed my tests over to them. They found they had a cancellation and approved me to take the test on Saturday.

    Saturday morning, I showed up at the test location in Georgetown, SC. I prayed all the way there, and there was a parking space open near the front door. I went in and took the eight-hour test. How far is the earth from the moon? I hadn't a clue' got it right! I was one of the first to finish the test, and when I returned to church on Sunday morning, I had completed my G.E.D. from start to finish in one week. After that, the Lord had me start Bible college. He had plans bigger than mine, and though I had wrecked them, He gave me the divine favor to correct them, and He expedited a tedious process for me.

    Do you ever feel like you will never make up for those years you lost? That you wrecked His plan for you? God's divine favor can make up for lost time and enable you to rocket past the normal progression. When His word comes to us, it brings the power to complete the task given.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that you help me correct the mistakes in my life. Please help me move forward and make up for the lost time. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: For those following the Creation Photography weekly challenges, here is this week's theme from group leader, Dianna Wyles: 2 Samuel 12:3 "but the poor man had nothing but one little ewe lamb, which he had bought. And he brought it up, and it grew up with him and with his children. It used to eat of his morsel and drink from his cup and lie in his arms, and it was like a daughter to him." ~ Our next fun-loving theme will be 'Our Furry and Feathered Friends" (one of my favorite themes). Our themes are wide open for creative interpretation so have fun and get creative. I want to see your furry, feathered, scaled, shelled, even fishy friends. Did I miss any? You get the idea We also encourage you to post anything else that inspires you as well. Have a phenomenal week y'all, in full confidence of the knowledge that in HIS hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind, and that is something to be joyful about isn't it? God bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen,
May 24
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, I pray that you help me correct the mistakes in my life. Please help me move forward and make up for the lost time. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!
May 24
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen. 

May 24
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

May 24
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Monica Slaughter
Monica Slaughter

Making up for the lost time is right where  I am in my life. I needed to read this. I am 51 and just entering into nursing and desire to bridge over to become an MD - which seems so fast fetch. I know the Lord is calling me to it- however, I'm kicking myself for allowing bad decisions on my part to have kept me from pursuing it sooner. But like the scripture in Psalms 5:12 “For you, Lord, bless the righteous one; you surround him with favor like a shield.”
‭‭Your testimony gives me hope in Jesus Christ our Savior!!

 Thank You!!!

May 24
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Monica, praying for the Lord's strength and blessing over your path to an MD!

May 24
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: May 24

Amen.  Heavenly Father, Thank You for each blessing.  My time spent with You is most precious.  AMEN

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David Krull
David Krull

Yes Lord. I still want to serve You.

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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Praise you Jesus,Amen 

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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen, Thank You Father for Your favor and grace!

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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Please Lord God help me make up for bad choices and bad decisions in the past of my life. In Lord Jesus name I ask You, Amen.

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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen ,In Jesus Christ name , I pray ! 

 Family in Crhist ,God Bless all. !

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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen!!

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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

You, Lord, bring the power. Thank you! Find me obedient. Amen

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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I have lost my time in things not worthy, help me to clean my mistakes and lead me to what You have for me in Your will. Help me to move forward and make it up for my lost time, in Jesus Christ name I pray. Amen. 

Awesome devotional to follow Pastor, God bless you both, Amen. 

 

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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

 Amen! Help me Lord Jesus!

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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

I love you God Amen 

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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! This is an awesome story. God is able and He is good!!

 

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