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By My Spirit

  • Then he answered and spoke to me, saying, 'This is the word of Yahweh to Zerubbabel, saying, 'Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says Yahweh of Hosts.' Zechariah 4:6 WEB

    Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. After getting laid off from a great paying job as a foreman in a factory, I spent an humbling year polishing brass by hand at a buffing machine for one-third of the pay. My skin became green and black from the dust. The work was mind-numbingly boring, but I knew that God wanted me there. I stuck it out, I listened to the Bible all day, fasted about as much as I ate, and prayed for hours.

    At night, I worked on computers. It had become a passionate hobby and I had parts scattered everywhere that I had gathered, which I assembled in various configurations and then disassembled so I could do it again. I loved electronics and working with computers, but I had no education and had dropped out of high school. I could only dream about those that were lucky enough to work with computers every day for a living, but I never, ever dreamed that I would.

    My job at the brass plant ended when it merged with another company and I was not sure what I was going to do. One day I got a call from a business which had a network of twelve computers. Computer networks were rare then. Being completely self taught, I knew very little about them and this was well over my head.

    This was before the Internet came to homes, and before we carried cell phones. Most computer work was done from a command prompt or a custom written program on a monochrome screen, usually green or amber.

    While on the phone, the insurance company explained to me that they had purchased agency management software from an out-of-state business. Their technicians came down and installed the software a few years ago, but now one of the machines had stopped working. The company that had installed them had gone out of business and they didn't know who else to call. They had gotten my number from a friend.

    I listened to them and was about ready to say 'I can't help you' but then I felt more than heard, 'Go and I will go with you.' So I went.

    I prayed all the way to the location and when I arrived, they showed me the machine that was broken. There was a filing cabinet nearby and I rested my arm on it as we talked about the problem.

    As I was standing there with several people staring at me for answers, I had none and fear began welling up within me. I looked around and laid my hand on a small black box with a lot of flashing lights that was sitting on top of the filing cabinet. When I did, another light came on. I removed my hand and the light went off.

    That caught my attention, and looking closer I discovered that one of the network cables had a short in it. I could hold it just right and it worked, but if I let it go, it was broken. I fixed the cable and the malfunctioning computer worked fine.

    The people there thought that I was a genius as I had not been there ten minutes and had diagnosed and fixed the problem that had plagued them randomly for weeks. They were my client for the next fifteen years.

    God added client after client just like that and soon I had over fifty businesses that I was taking care of. Many would call with some impossible sounding problem that I had never dealt with. I would pray all the way there, and fix it in moments. It was truly a golden time when I could literally do no wrong. Sometimes just putting my hands on it fixed the problem. Yea, it sounds crazy, but I did it for years. The things that I could not even dream of doing, I was now living.

    Delight in the Lord. Step out today into whatever He gives you to do. It is not by your might, power or intellect that you will succeed in this life, but by His Holy Spirit. Just as David stepped out against Goliath and won, God will help you accomplish anything that He gives you to do. God doesn't always call the equipped, He equips those that He calls.

    Prayer: Father, I delight in You! Push me into deeper water and let me know that You are right there with me. Hold me tight and guide my every step. Let me be a conduit for Your power on this earth, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen! Thank you! Pastor's Prayer: Father, I delight in You! Push me into deeper water and let me know that You are right there with me. Hold me tight and guide my every step. Let me be a conduit for Your power on this earth, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
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Deleted Member Amen, may we all pray this beautiful prayer over our lives. God bless you.
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen. God guidence is always right.
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Deleted Member Amen and Amen.
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Amen my Lord Jesus. 
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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph Amen!! "Not by might or power but by your Spirit Lord"
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann I do not want to go any deeper please God. Please get me through these ordeals I am facing. Amen 
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Deleted Member Precious Jesus, I pray for Mari this morning and I pray and ask that You give her a divine touch upon whatever she is facing, please bring her through all that she is facing, we pray and believe for a special touch to her today in Jesus Name. Amen and Amen.
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt God is faithful and will see you through, faith is belief in action.
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Joey Smith
Joey Smith Amen, Thank you Pastor Dion for sahring this amazing story with us toda, as usual it is always a pleasure hearing inspirational words of the Lord to get the day started.
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Francesta Poaches
Francesta Poaches Thank you Lord for your saving Grace!
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Deleted Member Amen, Praise The Lord for His Saving Grace.
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome amen
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan Yes He is Migthty!!! When we let Him in, step aside miraculous things can happen!!!!!!!!!!
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Deleted Member Amen, what a beautiful way to say what Jesus will do for us, when we allow Him to. God bless you.
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen!
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor Thank you so much for this, Pastor Dion!  Sounds like an answer to something I've been praying about, though it still scares me to make the step.   
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Deleted Member God bless you, always remember where God Guides He Provides. God bless you on your new journey. Love, hugs and prayers are with you from all of us at RHM.
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt God will take this fear from you and will bless so much.
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Deleted Member Amen
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor Thank you. :) Still undecided and scared to take the step.  :(   
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Denise Holmes
Denise Holmes Amen!!!!! Step aside and let God work.
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Deleted Member Amen, I like that, Step aside and let God work. Awesome, thank you for sharing that with us. God bless you.
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Dorene Glaze
Dorene Glaze Amen
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Pastor Marty Pena
Pastor Marty Pena  Thank you Pastor Dion for this powerful message. Many Christians spent their entire lives and I mean entire lives trying to be God and doing things on their own. God will let them until they seek God to know that without His Spirit they cannot accomplish nothing. It is only By His Spirit as the Spirit leads as the word says in Zechariah 4:6. There is so much pride in this fallen world, that even Christians want to play God, instead of leading the Spirit of the Living God lead them. Only lace of the Word of God, which is a lack of God, which is the lack of prayer, which is lack of intimacy, which only leads to destruction and that is so very sad.   God bless you Pastor Dion, God bless everyone! This is the day that the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Let us all be sensitive to that small still voice so that we stop hitting walls and question why are prayers are not answered, or why we keep hitting dead ends. Adapt to all and pray for all no matter what. Pray for those that you know are not doing wrong instead of being so quick to judge. God's Spirit will not lead you with a prideful attitude, it does come before the fall and as much as it hurts God, you will fall and He will allow it, only because of His Amazing Love. Pastor Marty  
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Deleted Member Amen, a beautiful message. God bless you. Thank you for sharing this with us. 
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt So true, what a peace God gives when we yealt to Him.
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Linda Cella
Linda Cella Amen
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Deleted Member Amen, God is so good.
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Deleted Member Amen, may I grow deeper in Jesus than ever before and may His blessings and guidance help me to do the things He is calling me to do and not be afraid to step out into the deeper waters. God bless you.
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt AMEN! I agree with you.
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I have done several jobs, and served in the churches we have attended and was very busy doing what I know God wanted to do. God has changed my direction several times. It wasn't until my health was not good did I have real peace in my service to my Savior. I did feel lost for a while because every thing I was doing had to stop. I am an encourager and have the gift of mercy, so I now do what God has called me to do, be it on face book, or going to see the widows at our church, or where ever God directs me. I have to spend a lot of time in therapy for my health, and am around people that have a lot of pain, God has used me there. I praise God for these different seasons in my life. I am taking a day at a time, and pray thatthe Holy Spirit will guide me in my words and deeds. It is God that works in and through me. I know I can put my trust in Him.
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Deleted Member You are truly a blessing to so many and such a wonderful blessing to my heart and soul. God bless you and may your pain be lifted, as you go about doing what God has called you to do. Love, hugs and prayers. 
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Madalyn Myers
Madalyn Myers Over the years I worked as a Cosmetologist for ten years off and on. I really loved my job and could do it effortlessly, but for some reason I had to give up that position and I felt a little lost. I did not know what to do. I would doubt myself and feel a little sad that I lost my career. I went on for the last few years worried about what to do next. I just recently lost my father, his, car, and his home because I helped take care of my father for the last few years. I guess this is God's way of allowing me to start over. I want a new career, my own home, and car. So I just pray to get through the days. Today's devotional has helped me realize that maybe God has something better in store for me.
February 18, 2016
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Michele  Smart
Michele Smart Wow, so much loss and change all at once.  I'm sure it's very difficult but just take one step at a time.  Just getting started on doing something even if it's a tiny step will help get your power over your life back with God's help every step of the way.  Good luck to you!
February 18, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! 
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke Amen, when we walk and talk with God , He makes everything so simple , just trust him and He will take of every thing. In thee O Lord do I put my trust 
February 18, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen.Father I thank you ,that greater are you in me ,than he that is in the world.Lord I lay my life before you,and ask you ,to lead and guide me day by day.You are The Potter and I am the clay help me to be willing to let you have your way.In the name of Jesus I pray.
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen! 
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli AMEN!!!
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!
February 18, 2016
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Kath Paro
Kath Paro Amen!!!
February 18, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Lord, Use me for Your Glory!
February 19, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord Thank you for this message. Its always good to hear something personal that you can identify with and Pastor Dion you have some wonderful stories about your walk with God that are truely inspirational.Thank you for the reminder that God will equip us for the task whatever it may be. Thank you and have a great week.
February 22, 2016
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Melinda Garner
Melinda Garner Amen what a powerful testament praise the Lord for blessing you, thank you for sharing Glory to our Mighty, Awesome, Wonderful, Sweet, Powerful Lord we serve and loves us
February 28, 2016