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Slow Train Coming

  • Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they quickly brought him out of the pit. And when he had shaved himself and changed his clothes, he came in before Pharaoh. Genesis 41:14 ESV

    Joseph had been in prison for over two years, and had been sold as a slave by his brothers years before that. Now he was standing before the pharaoh of Egypt and being given his signet ring. Suddenly, he was the second-in-command of the most powerful nation on earth. Prison in the morning, Ruler of Egypt in the evening. His dream had seemed to take forever, but it had now arrived.

    This day was part of God's plan for Joseph and had taken between thirteen to twenty years to come to pass. It was intricate in detail and there were many layers and characters involved in making this happen. Israel was saved during an intense famine. Joseph learned management skills. He was humbled and became a broken man that God could use. There was over a decade of Joseph feeling forgotten, but suddenly his dream came to pass.

    God's plans are intricate, deep, and all the pieces have to line up. It may see like nothing is happening, but that can change in an instant. Keep on doing what you are supposed to do. Don't neglect your part of the plan and be sure to work with Him. God's plan for you may take time, but it will arrive right on schedule.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You stir me, wake me, give me a fresh fire and cause me to live Your perfect plan for my life. Move the things that need to be moved and open the doors that need to be opened. In the name of Jesus I pray.

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen! Great message.Thank you.
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Mark Duell
Mark Duell Amen. This was a great follow up of yesterdays devotional. Thank you Pastor.
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke Amen, I'm waiting on the Lord. Thank you Pastor Todd
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome thank you Lord for waking me today amen
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Kay Rushin
Kay Rushin Amen, waiting can produce trust, and a subimisson to him,  he knows what we need!
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Stephanie Thomas
Stephanie Thomas Amen!! I receive this in the name of Jesus!!
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Phoebe Tillman
Phoebe Tillman Amen!  I hate to be so blunt but I have to be...Please pray for me, I need financial peace but feel so unworthy to ask!  Thanks
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Abba Father I bring Phoebe before You asking for Your Divine provision of the necessary resources to provide for her every need. I ask for Your Divine intervention in removal of her debt. In Jesus name I pray amen. 
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd Financial stress is very difficult, but as we discipline ourselves, prepare our fields for rain, God will help us out of it. When we began to handle our finances more intentionally, God began to bless us. We intentionally set aside a tithe for His work, then a giving fund for those in need (Alms), and then we pay our bills and obligations. Since we started this pattern, we have been richly blessed in so many ways. The math does not add up, but it always works out because money comes from unexpected places. Also we find that the Dave Ramsey course is the best christian finance course that I have ever came across. If you get the chance to take it, do so. I wish that I had 25 years ago. I pray that the Lord will guide you, teach you what you need to know, and provide for your every need in the name of Jesus Christ. 
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Deleted Member Prayers going up for you. God bless you. 
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Joey Smith
Joey Smith Amen, thank you Pastor Dion for the wonderful words of the Lord. It is truly a blessing to be able to start the day with words from the Lord.
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Eric Rodriguez
Eric Rodriguez A  M  E  N  .  .  .  .  
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Lord have your way..Amen!
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Amen. 
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Diane Casey
Diane Casey Thank you for this devotional, i am inspired and encouraged. I said the prayer at the end for myself.  We (my church family) have been without a place of worship for almost a year. We attend another church together until God bless us with a place. So this word is encouraging knowing that God has a plan. May God continue to bless you and keep you!
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I do want to do Gods will, in His timing. I want the best way to serve. I want to be ready all the time so I will know without a doubt when those door's open.
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy Thank you so much for the teaching and for being my minister! I thank God for you and for giving me answers to prayers !! I just cried  with joy yesterday after I read the devotional! I praise God for sending you to me and you don't know how long I've prayed for something and, with the word, my fears were disspelled and I was filled with hope and expectancy!! Thank you Pastor Dion for being obediant and for sharing the word!!
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd Thank you Audry. There is nothing like a timely word from the Lord to put tears of joy on your face.
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Albert Chau
Albert Chau Dear Lord, take away my foolish desires, and let me find life by walking with you. Amen.
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Kelly Koralewski
Kelly Koralewski Bless you Pastor Dion and thank you Jesus for giving us Pastor Dion. Your messages are what I need every morning and I thank the Lord for you. I read about your struggles in life and how it was God's plan to bring you to where you are now. What a beautiful lesson for us readers! Although I can feel the pain in your words of your situation at the time, praise Jesus that you were an obiedient son and submitted to Him so that He could work out this wonderful plan for your life and to pass on these stories of inspiration to us readers so that we may also grow in the Lord too. Thank you for being a wonderful son and minister to our hearts!
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! 
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd Thank you Kelly!
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say rejoice. In the midst of a long term  trial, turning to God and giving Him praise for all things, can give us the strength to prevail and His peace which passeth all understanding. Singing a song of praise through our suffering can bring our heart contentment and joy. When it is hardest to do these things is when we need to do them the most.
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Amen
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor This is perfect for my life right now! 
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Tyler Velau
Tyler Velau Amen. Another great story, Pastor Todd, and one many can identify with. Blessings to you.
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord Thank you for this message. It's hard waiting, but good to know God's plan will happen in His perfect time. God Bless you and your family and your ministry. It gives me hope for the future.  
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Deleted Member Amen, Jesus is always right on time. 
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  Wait on God!
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen.Thank you Heavenly Father for providing us with all our needs,and watching over us.Thank you that you go before us  each day,,help us to be willing to do your will. In Jesus name. 
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Melchorita Fahey
Melchorita Fahey Amen!
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