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    Yahweh called Samuel again the third time. He arose and went to Eli and said, "Here I am; for you called me." Eli perceived that Yahweh had called the child. Therefore Eli said to Samuel, "Go, lie down. It shall be, if he calls you, that you shall say, 'Speak, Yahweh; for your servant hears.' " So S...
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Looking Back

  • Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness Luke 4:1 WEB.

    I would not be here if I had not first been there. So many times in our life, we can look back and say those words. Where we were when we met our spouse, and how narrow a time frame that it was. When we had to take a job we did not like. Only to find that it was a stepping stone for something better. Or that it provided the skills we would need later.

    These things are not mere coincidences. God has a plan and purpose for those that follow Him. Jesus was led by the Spirit to where He needed to be. So was Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, David, Jonah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Peter, Paul, and many others in the Bible.

    We are commanded to walk in the Spirit, to keep in step with the Spirit (Galatians 5:25). Paul wrote: "But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you won't fulfill the lust of the flesh" (Galatians 5:16). Note that the word "fulfill" means: "To complete, execute, accomplish, perform, finish." It does not mean you will never have a wrong thought or desire. But that you will not follow through with them. You push them out of your mind and continue on.

    God taught me many of the skills I use today in places I did not want to be. Many of my stories come out of enduring hardship. But I wouldn't be here today without having first been there. They become a part of your path. Only by looking back can you connect the dots that brought you to where you are now.

    Once after being laid off from work, I thought it would be great to work in a Christian book store surrounded by other believers. That would be so nice, I thought to myself, to work in a Christian environment like that. Instead, He put me in the darkest, dirtiest job I ever had. In a hole-in-the-wall place that no one had ever heard of. Among the worst sinners I had ever met.

    It was a time of solitude. I polished brass at a buffing machine and listened to the Bible all day with headphones. I prayed in the Spirit most of the day and fasted a lot. It was mind-numbing work, but listening to the Bible gave me a lot to think about and caused the day to go by faster.

    I grew closer and closer to the Lord, and it became the most anointed time of my life. So far. Miracles began to happen around me. People started being saved without me, hardly saying a word. Soon I was surrounded by other believers. God had turned where I was into a Christian environment. He thinks differently than we do, but you can trust Him to do things right.

    If God has brought you this far and done all He has for you in the past, why not trust Him to take care of you today? He will let you be in the right place at the right time. You are not going to miss anything He has reserved for you. The hard things are just a part of our path. Though a road may have bumps, it will still get you to where you are going as long as you keep moving forward. So stay the course, chin up. Your life still has a purpose and where you are is no accident.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for bringing me this far. I choose to believe that You have a plan and a purpose for me being where I am. Please fulfill Your will in my life and guide me to where I need to be. 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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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Praise God for this encouragement!!

Sep 7
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Sep 7
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

Sep 7
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

Sep 7
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: Sep 7

AMEN. Heavenly Father, Thank You for being with me.  I could not do this without You.  AMEN

Sep 7
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

God is good, all the time. Thank you, Lord. Amen!

Sep 7
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David  Earlywine
David Earlywine

Amen 

Sep 7
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Thank you Pastor Dion, even though I am getting up in years, God still has a plan and a purpose for me, where I am. I needed to hear this.

Sep 7
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

Sometimes the only "skill" needed is to live our lives as representatives of Christ. I try to reflect Jesus throughout the day,  so that others take notice and want what I have.

Sep 7
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes Amen!

Sep 7
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen...need this teaching today 

Sep 7
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Sep 7
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Amen! Lord, fulfill Your will in my life.

Sep 7
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David Krull
David Krulledited: Sep 7

Amen. Your timing is perfect. My time is in Your hands Father. Help me bea good witness to those I communicate with. Lead me beside the still waters... bring peace i into my marriage. I bind up every selfish word and action and cast it into pit of hell. I thank you for my wife and lay her at the foot of the cross. Bless our marriage in Jesus Christ Name. 

Sep 7
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord. 

Sep 7
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Sep 7
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

Sep 7
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

Sep 7
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Guide me my God Amen 

Sep 8
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! Praise to our God and Savior!!!!

Sep 10
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard

AMAZING THE THINGS AND MIRACLES THE LORD HAS DONE IN MY LIFE...SOME OF THEM MIGHT SEEM LIKE FICTION ! TRUTHFULLY I THOUGHT I WAS DAYDREAMING, NOT SO, IT WAS REAL... ANYWAY, I'M SO THANKFUL HOW THE LORD SHOWS UP... HE DOES HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR...TODAY MY FRIEND SUE AND I WERE AT WALMART TO RETURN A DOG CAGE. MY GREAT DANE/BOXER MIX KEEPS BREAKING OUT, DISTROYING MY KITCHIN. I PAID $25.00 IT WAS MARKED THAT. THE CAGE WAS $98+ THE SUPPORVISOR SAID IT WAS THERE FAULT SO THEY HAD TO HONOR MY PURCHASE. PRAISE GOD ! THANK GOD FOR HIS FAVOR...

XO

SHARON

Sep 10