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The Special Place

  • Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where He prayed. Mark 1:34 NIV

    It was early in the morning as I walked into my little prayer room. After praying for a few minutes I sat in the quiet solitude, mostly wondering how we were going to pay the electric bill this month. Our business had been so slow and we were unsure where God was anymore, yet we still prayed, hoping things would change.

    That was the day that God spoke back. As I sat there I saw a vision of the Lord speaking to me, and He was excited and happy. He said, 'I have prepared you for this day, and you are going to prosper! Now get in there and fight!'. By the end of the week, our finances had turned completely around. This was not faith, or praying and believing. It was just a personal relationship.

    Would Jesus have performed all the miracles that 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. Even when times are bad, go to the special place.

    Prayer: Father, draw my heart to You and speak to me in a way that I understand. Please establish a clear line of communication between us and help me recognize when You are speaking, in the name of Jesus.

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Mark Duell
Mark Duell Amen. Help me to make more privite time alone with you Father.
December 17, 2015
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Yes please Jesus, I pray that in Your name.
December 17, 2015
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome amen
December 17, 2015
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Quiet time with the Lotd is time well spent!  Amen!!
December 17, 2015
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen! I believe God wants a very special relationship with us and this must include a quiet time with Him. Some times we have to wait patiently, and some times He showes Himself right away. I pray that I will trust, and believe that He is God,and He WILL meet all of my needs. This verse is so special to me, Marke 12:30, Love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. I don't have time to type it out, but also Psalm 62:1-2 & 3-8. This is where I draw my strength from.
December 17, 2015
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann Thanks for these encouraging words. Amen
December 17, 2015
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke Amen
December 17, 2015
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Christine Thompson
Christine Thompson Amen! 
December 17, 2015
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Belinda Lee
Belinda Lee God is awesome! I remember sitting in my bank parking  crying and on the phone with my mother in 2002. I had been laid off with 15 others. Monthly Salary from bring $3k to unemployment $1K. I had 2 mortgages, a vehicle, double bills....my properties were listed with a realtor friend. I had a gun collection and ammo I had been trying to sell since 1994.  Well..I was crying and asked mom why God had deserted me. My funds exhausted no financial help or job. The very next day a friend of my realtor knocked on my door and told me she was my Angel and God sent her to me to buy my guns and ammo. If son said all checked out we had a sale. God is AMAZING! 
December 17, 2015
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen!  I am praying ... and trying to listen! I am ready for the blessings I know God has for me:) Thank you Lord for all you do! Thank you Pastor! Pastor's Prayer: Father, draw my heart to You and speak to me in a way that I understand. Please establish a clear line of communication between us and help me recognize when You are speaking, in the name of Jesus. Amen!
December 17, 2015
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Norman Glaze Sr
Norman Glaze Sr Amen.
December 17, 2015
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Teresa Hyman
Teresa Hyman This is what i needed to hear today as I was sitting here wondering how I'm going to have to come up with a double payment to a finance company which i don't have the money for.  I take this as a sign that I am headed in the right direction. Thank you for your words today. Your friend, Terry
December 17, 2015
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Samantha Greer
Samantha Greer Amen. Thank you God that we are able to form a clear line of communication with you. He knows each of us personally and I treasure the special moments when He speaks to me. May God bless us all!
December 17, 2015
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Conchita Bowman
Conchita Bowman That is a good message be quite and listen!!!  I know with myself I have so many thoughts running through my mind I can't hear God if he was talking to me.  I need to shut up and be quite!!
December 17, 2015
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield Yes, God wants us to pray without ceasing! And we never know just when He will suddenly intervene!
December 17, 2015
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Solitude is the place where I hear His small still voice. He says trust Me I know what I am doing. You need to be still and know that I am God. Sometimes I hear Him say do this and other times I hear Him say do nothing. I hear Him best when I go to Him in prayer in a place of solitude, where nothing can distract me.  
December 17, 2015
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Retta Morgan
Retta Morgan Glory to God !!!
December 17, 2015
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor I'm definitely in that place where I don't know which way to turn, and don't see any doors opening. Need to find a place inside I feel I can sit and listen to the Lord...usually I do that best if I'm outdoors, but it's too cold for me to do that anymore! :)
December 17, 2015
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Amen!  What I fail to do and need to do is to start walking for exercise, that is when I do my best being alone with God and talking with him.   
December 17, 2015
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard Let me be still...Listen for Your Voice. Standing,Believing in Prayer that Your Word does not come back void. :) <3 Love You Lord, Thank You for Your Grace and Mercy.
December 17, 2015
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Amen!
December 17, 2015
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen!
December 17, 2015
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann thanx again pastor Todd another very timely devotional!!! you Rock lol
December 17, 2015
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Rob Clements
Rob Clements Amen. Slow to speak and quick to listen. Let me be more like you and less of me, everyday !!! Thx pastor Dion another great message. 
December 17, 2015
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen I needed your guidance many a time in my life Lord,and your help in other areas of my life.You have never let me down.With a thankful heart I Praise you Lord.Give me a hearing heart and the will to obey.In Jesus name I pray.In the stillness and the quiet speak to me Lord,and show me the way I should go.In Jesus name,I
December 17, 2015
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!
December 17, 2015
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  I need Thee, O I need Thee!  Every hour, I need Thee!
December 18, 2015
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Iris Parlin
Iris Parlin I wish I wouldn't get so discourage because I pray a lot and don't seem to find any answers. I pray for my sister in law and her husband too. They lost their daughter in an automobile accident eight years ago this coming January. Their daughter had two sons and their father hasn't allowed them to see their grand parts since. Now they both are in collage I just pray they will stop by and see them before it's too late. I keep thinking one day they will. I would like to ask you all to pray for the grandchildren to see the light before it's too late. Thank you in Jesus's name I pray.
December 18, 2015
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Iris Parlin
Iris Parlin I tied to edit the post a correct the part about the grandparents. I cannot seem to figure out how to edit anything . Sorry!!
December 18, 2015
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Amen TYL
December 18, 2015
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler I many years ago had a Good room.  Now it is kitchen table yet not always quiet.  I try to pray at the bed before leaving upstairs to go down.  You are blessed to have a room to close the door & close out the world.
December 19, 2015
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen. More of you in my life Lord Jesus,and less of other things in my life.It is my desire to have a closer walk with you each day of my life.This I pray in Jesus name.
December 21, 2015