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Promotion Comes From the Lord

  • For neither from the east, nor from the west, nor yet from the south, comes exaltation. But God is the judge. He puts down one, and lifts up another. Psalm 75:6-7 WEB.

    During a personal time of revival in my life, I began to fast and pray hard for the Lord to remove anything holding me back from being closer to Him. I was thinking spiritually, but it turns out that the Lord is a bit more practical than I thought at the time. I was a foreman with a maintenance company and had to work twelve-hour shifts over the weekend when the plant was closed. Being I worked from 7 AM until 7 PM on Sunday, I couldn't attend church.

    Within two weeks of praying this, I was called to the office and laid off. Now I was free to go to church, but I found myself standing in the unemployment line. I couldn't find a job anywhere! I enrolled in bible college at night and listened to an audio Bible during the day. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It made my seminary work a breeze, for the answers popped back into my memory when I needed them.

    I prayed, "Lord, put me where You want me to be, but let me be able to listen to Your word!" I thought that a Christian bookstore would be great. Looking back on it, I should have mentioned that. He waited until the last day of my unemployment benefits. When I could no longer pay the bills, I had to do something quickly. That day I received a call from a temp service I had applied to a while back.

    They had an opening at a factory running a brass polishing machine. I went to meet them, and the first thing the manager said was, "Are you ready to start? Bring something to listen to because it can be pretty boring in here." I felt the Holy Spirit whisper, "This is what you asked for." So I said, "Yep."

    My salary went from $17 per hour to $6, and I came home black as smut every day. They never promoted anyone there. If you started in a position, that is where you stayed. Many of the people didn't like me because I was "different." They partied all the time, came in with hangovers, and openly did drugs. At the same time, I was praying in the Spirit and listening to the bible with headphones.

    I didn't do anything special. I just prayed a lot, worked hard, and then it all happened so quickly. Within three months, the foreman quit, and I was promoted to his position with a raise. Within six months, the manager was fired, and I was promoted to his job with another raise. The Lord turned the whole place around. A mini-revival broke out. People got saved, and when I went to church, I would fill my entire row with guests. We played the bible over the intercom all day so we all could hear it because everyone there was a Christian. Jesus is contagious.

    Can you be promoted right where you are, even if your boss dislikes you? Absolutely! The Lord may just give you their job. No one on Earth can hold you back from what God has in store for you, except you.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please put me where you want me to be, and give me the promotions You want me to have. Help me become the very best version of myself. I submit my life to You! 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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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, please put me where you want me to be, and give me the promotions You want me to have. Help me become the very best version of myself. I submit my life to You! In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️
February 23, 2023
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord. 

February 23, 2023
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

February 23, 2023
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

February 23, 2023
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

February 23, 2023
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

In Jesus Name Amen.

February 23, 2023
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen,  Yes Lord Jesus 

February 23, 2023
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen,

February 23, 2023
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

AMEN.. Heavenly Father,  If God brings me to it God will see me through it.  AMEN

February 23, 2023
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

February 23, 2023
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen. Use me Father how You want. I pray Your will be done in my life. Forgive my sins and heal me....strengthen me. Encourage me. Direct mt steps. Speak to me clearly in Jesus Christ Name.

February 23, 2023
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

February 23, 2023
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Thank You Holy Spirit and pastor Dion I needed this reminder. I am nearing the end of my work man's compensation pay the end of next month. It will be exactly a year after the shoulder surgery on my right shoulder in which the doctor said it would take at least that amount of time to recover. I haven't been released yet from my orthopedic doctor to be able to work yet. I have another appointment next month and I'll see if he thinks I should return to work. I need to work to pay rent and bills.My wife works too,but she won't be able to bear the financial burden on her own. Also,I need to be cleared by the doctor to get my commercial driver's license reinstated. I've had my uncertainties about my situation and I've prayed about this. I humblely ask anyone who will to pray for me,please do so. I do trust God for all the solutions to problems and to meet our needs. He has come through so many times before. Thanks and may God bless in advance. 

February 23, 2023
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Dear Father, please bless Richard with a full healing of his shoulder and a return to his job. I pray for finances to meet all his needs. Please give him wisdom, guidance and favor in performing his job. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

February 23, 2023
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Thank you Lynn. May God bless you as well. 

February 24, 2023
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Praying with you brother 

February 23, 2023
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Thank you Scott. May God bless you as well. 

February 24, 2023
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Your very welcome Richard 

February 25, 2023
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

February 23, 2023
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Your will be done in my life, Amen! Thank you Pastor for sharing this, it really encourages me :)

February 23, 2023
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen and Amen! Beautiful testimony pastor Dion 

February 23, 2023
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

February 23, 2023