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The Special Place

  • Early in the morning, while it was still dark, he rose up and went out, and departed into a deserted place, and prayed there. Simon and those who were with him searched for him. They found him and told him, "Everyone is looking for you." He said to them, "Let's go elsewhere into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because I came out for this reason." Mark 1:35-38 WEB.

    It was early morning when I walked into my little prayer room here. I rarely slept anymore. Our computer business had utterly dried up, and we had not had any work in several months. The pressure and stress on us were incredible. I could not find a job anywhere. It was a very dark time for me.

    The worst part was the silence. I usually try and walk close to the Lord, but this time it was different. When I prayed, I only heard crickets and bill collectors. We had come down to the last week in our home and were preparing to move out, for we could no longer pay the utility bills. I felt abandoned and alone. I tried to pray, but after no words came, I just sat in the quiet.

    That was the day that God spoke back. As I sat there, I saw a vision of me entering a boxing ring and putting on the gloves. It looked like I was alone from the back, but I could see the Lord standing behind me as the view panned around. He was standing outside the ring like a coach, and He said these words:

    He said, "You are not alone, for I am in your corner, and I have prepared you for this day. Now get in there and fight!"

    By the end of the week, I had a new job as a pastor. Then a friend stepped in and paid our bills for the month. This was not faith or praying and believing. It was not a "name it and claim it" scenario, for I had no idea what was coming. Not once in my life had I seen myself as a pastor, but He's the Boss. This is just an example of what having a personal relationship with God can add to your life. While we were busy seeking Him, He was silently lining things up in the background for us.

    Jesus rose early in the morning while it was still dark, and He went out to pray in a quiet place. During this time, He received instructions, strength, wisdom and made important decisions. He chose the twelve apostles in the morning after spending all night in prayer (Luke 6:12).

    Would Jesus have performed all the miracles He did if He had not taken the time to pray and listen? Would this have happened to me if I had not taken the time to pray and listen? Find that special place where you can be alone with the Lord and even when times are bad, go there and wait for direction.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please speak to my heart and help me recognize Your voice. Give me direction and help me focus on the right things today. Iin 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: Genesis 8:22 'As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.' ! Our next fun-loving theme will be 'Reflections of Summer' and is wide open for creative interpretation so have some fun and get creative. My photos today reflect a few of the beautiful creatures we had the pleasure of encountering yesterday, a reflection shot or two, plus, a picture of our Hailey bug. Enjoy your week y'all, God bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen.
June 7, 2022
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, please Lord Jesus, amen. 

June 7, 2022
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

June 7, 2022
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen.

June 7, 2022
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Prayer: Heavenly Father, please speak to my heart and help me recognize Your voice. Give me direction and help me focus on the right things today. Iin the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen

Pastor Dion, this is my prayer as well. Thank you.

June 7, 2022
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

June 7, 2022
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David  Earlywine
David Earlywine

Amen 

June 7, 2022
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

This is my prayer, Heavenly Father, please speak to my heart and help me recognize Your voice. Give me direction and help me focus on the right things today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

June 7, 2022
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

June 7, 2022
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for your faithfulness and for helping me in this life I love you 

June 7, 2022
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Heavenly Father speak to my heart and help me recognize your voice.  In Jesus Name I ask,  Amen 

June 7, 2022
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Time alone with God is precious, powerful time! Lord, give me direction and help me focus on Your things today. Amen

June 7, 2022
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

June 7, 2022
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

June 7, 2022
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen dear God. Praise the Lord

June 7, 2022
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

June 9, 2022
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen

June 10, 2022
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen. Thank you Jesus for putting before me this rental I'm looking at today. You know iv not had a home past two months and my plans were to drive to Calif for summer while seeking a rental here in Idaho. I want looking and this came to my attention, but have been praying for months about this. I pray Your favor be upon me w landlord and if it be Your will, she rents this to us. Workout all the details, including finances..

Urgent request please.. my wife fell two months ago and has concussion. She didn't get better and is in a ER in Georiga right now seeing g a Neurologist getting another cat scan. I pray for wisdom and knowledge for the doctor for diagnosis..treatment for Vera. Heal her sinus infection Father too. Your word says by Yourstripeswe are healed..I plead the Blood of Jesus over her.... reunite us quickly..

in Jesus Christ Name..Amen.

June 10, 2022
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! Thank you for this devotion!

 

June 13, 2022