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The Mercedes

  • Behold, I will do a new thing. It springs out now. Don't you know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19 WEB

    A wealthy friend of mine once picked up his daughter's car to take it in for an oil change while she was at work. He stayed gone a really long time and she began to be anxious and worry about them both. Eventually, he returned driving a new Mercedes that he had bought her. The new car was much better than her old one and her anxiety was all for nothing.

    Change is something that makes us uncomfortable and we often resist it, but in order for the new to come to pass, the old has to pass away. If you want a better car, or a better job, usually the old one has to go first. We would like the change to happen at once, like trading our car in for another on the same day, or starting another job on Monday.

    In my experience though, God will clear out the old first, and then bring in the new. This can be scary and will test your trust while you are living it, but when it is done it will all make sense. Later, when you are looking back on it, you will see that it could not have been planned any better.

    Many times I have wondered 'Well, what am I going to do now?' but He managed to take care of me and eventually the next door would open up. What you have lost, is not gone. It is being upgraded by your Father. Be thankful that He is taking care of it.

    Prayer: Father, I thank You for remembering me today. I need You more than ever. Straighten out my thinking, speak to me and through me, and put me where I need to be. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning! Pastor Dion has created a new Bible quiz to complement his study of Luke, Chapter 5. To find the quiz and the link to the study, just go to the "Quizzes" link on the site menu. Have a blessed day!

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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome Amen
April 30, 2016
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Samantha Greer
Samantha Greer This was the answer to my prayer just minutes ago. Thank you Lord for hearing me. Father, I thank You for remembering me today. I need You more than ever. Straighten out my thinking, speak to me and through me, and put me where I need to be. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!
April 30, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen.
April 30, 2016
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Shalita Whiteside
Shalita Whiteside Amen.I needed this word  
April 30, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan             Good Morning Breathren!!!!!!!!!!!  Hum God id good- never changing!! As a Man- I am many things in mams eye- but I worry lil about that!! I Pray for Man and all He is- and isn't! Our problem, is His fallen!! Look at Gods world!! If He was with him, this would be Paradise!!!         O'B Nam 70-71
April 30, 2016
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Norman Glaze Sr
Norman Glaze Sr Amen.
April 30, 2016
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Heide Garner
Heide Garner every day pray God thankyou baby grow in him for  know change is not something wanted I was that mother as  me family restaunt thankful did not have four . thankful now Emily school do things go field trips volunterr  at school  realized spoke to soon thankful some school year and that cold outside when baby born  yes maybe  sound selfish   I learn  stage very long for me  to embrace the change will be good .
April 30, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen, change can be good.
April 30, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen! Thank you! I am trying to have that patience! I know God has good plans and that perfect job will happen! God's got the wheel! Pastor's Prayer: Father, I thank You for remembering me today. I need You more than ever. Straighten out my thinking, speak to me and through me, and put me where I need to be. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
April 30, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen.
April 30, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza There is a door open up for you from our LORD GOD my friend. It is the best job ever coming from HIM. "Just put your trust in the LORD OUR GOD with all your heart and lean not in your own understanding but in all your ways and circumstances acknowledge HIM and HE will make your path straight".  Proverb 3:5-6 (my favorite verse).
April 30, 2016
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Jeffrey Smith
Jeffrey Smith Amen!!Love this! I had the same revelation yesterday Pastor Dion. I felt the Lord say, you can't have a resurrection without the death of something. blessings. 
April 30, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen!
April 30, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Amen
April 30, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt This is so true, God does know what He is doing. When He tells me not to worry about tomorrow, because today has enough probln. He does not say that today will not have any problems! I love that He wants us to live today in peace, but to do that I have to give Him my worries for today, and trust Him with them. I am wasting my time and Gods when I worry about things that have never happened. I want to keep believing that He can do a much better job with my life than I can.
April 30, 2016
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Kath Paro
Kath Paro Dion~ I can't get this to connect with me right now.  Right now I am praising God my Higher Power for keeping me from defying my husband and not following his lead in our marriage.  I was going to do what I darn well thought was right, God stepped in and said I don't think so!  He was teaching me, learn your boundaries girl, you tread where you shouldn't at times.  Help from a distance, it doesn't always have to be face to face.  Drop the ego and pride, this has nothing to do with it, do it without expecting anything in return!  What a conversation I've had with Him this mornings!  I guess I did connect with your message sir, this was a change in me.  From seeking praise for me, do it because it is what Jesus would do because it was the right thing to do, not expecting glory.  Thank you Dion.
April 30, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen! I agree with you.
April 30, 2016
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez Amen.Lord speak to me please .
April 30, 2016
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JoAnna Spence Anderson
JoAnna Spence Anderson Perfect for me this morning! God is ALWAYS on time ♡
April 30, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! This is so true. Ten yrs ago when the bottom dropped out of our online business we were living next door to where we are now. We didnt have a clue what we were going to do. We had no idea how we would be able to pay our bills and keep a roof over our heads. That is when my husband was approached by the President of the Board of the condominiums next door to be a live in Building Superintendent. I knew it was God doing this as Jim had no experience in this field. Jim turned the man down though and I was sure it was a bad mistake. We continued to go downhill for another year and saw two building Superintendents come and go next door. Then another man who was different from the one who had originally approached Jim, the new Board President came over and asked my Jim to take the job. Then he disclosed it came with an one bedromm apt utilities included and a monthly salary. Well Jim could not turn him down. To make a long story short we have been here now for 8 yrs and Jim's salary has increased to triple what he first made here. It has given me time to write and publish 4 books and spend a lot more time doing work for the Lord. God is so good!
April 30, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza For GOD BE THE GLORY
April 30, 2016
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Kealtis "Key" Austin
Kealtis "Key" Austin Father God, I come into agreement with this prayer.  I also thank you Pastor for the devotional today, just to affirm what God is doing in my life.  I felt that my prayers were going no higher than the ceiling and that I just wasn't making a difference in anyone's life, especially my own.  I'm believing in Him to truly bless me with opened doors and changes in my life.  Since our relationship has become stronger, and He knows all of my need, I know He will provide.  In Jesus Name.
April 30, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Amen
April 30, 2016
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese You are speaking right into my situation. Thank you so much. I have a job at college that depresses me to go back to in July. I have enjoyed working these few months teaching in a high school. After one month they have been like family to me. But it is ending and I am quite sad. Layoffs at the school. In desperation I applied to a teaching job at the college but did not get it after the interview. Just want to teach. That is all. Not sure where to go from here. Trying to apply for term jobs. Everyone says to be a substitute teacher. But it is casual on call work and for me as a single mom, if would be stressful to make ends meet.it seems to be the only way to get a teaching  job. Unknown is happening to me. Asking for prayer anoit this. Want to avoid depression and EA job which causes me depression. Teaching is where my heart is.
April 30, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Prayers for you Sylvia.  There is door open up for you from our LORD GOD.  It is the best job ever coming from HIM. Just put your trust in the LORD OUR GOD with all your heart and lean not in your own understanding but in all your ways and circumstances acknowledge HIM and HE will make your path straight.  Proverb 3:5-6 (my favorite verse).
April 30, 2016
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Amen thank you pastor
April 30, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!!  Alleluia!! Amen!!
April 30, 2016
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Joseph Krell
Joseph Krell You got that right! I always thought, it is human nature to buck change even though the change is in our best interest. Help me Lord to see it in your will rather then mine! Be blessed as you are a blessing!
April 30, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza "Many times I have wondered 'Well, what am I going to do now?' but He managed to take care of me and eventually the next door would open up. What you have lost, is not gone. It is being upgraded by your Father. Be thankful that He is taking care of it". Love this qoute from you Pastor.  It penetrates to my heart as we are not to lost Hope and Faith for HIS provisions and care are so abundant.
April 30, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen! Yes Lord I thank you for remembering me today. I NEED YOU MORE THAN EVER!! STRAIGHTEN OUT MY THINKING, speak to me and through me, and put me where I need to be. In the name of JESUS CHRIST I pray AMEN!!
April 30, 2016
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David Healey
David Healey That is a wonderful article and a lesson for me, as I have just lost my job that I loved dearly; so, I need to trust and have faith, and listen to what God is telling me. Thank you and God bless all at R.H.M. David
April 30, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝ Amen!! Thank you pastor Dion, I see a lot of me threw my life in your devotion. I've always had problems with change and it would cause problems that I didn't need. I really try to work hard with change today it's got a little better but still working on it. Thank You!!! :-)
April 30, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord Thank you for this message Pastor Dion. You are so right. Our God cares for us so deeply and brings us through the sad and bad into the bright and new. It can be scary but God only wants the best for us so we need to be brave,have faith and take that first step...
April 30, 2016
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Dorene Glaze
Dorene Glaze good message  
April 30, 2016
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello This message is right on time with my life and the constant change in it. God has removed many people and things from my life over the course of it but for some reason I'm still here. Why, only God knows and His reasons for. I've seen too many people die as well as being at too many funerals and carrying caskets. I stopped asking God, WHY because I've learned from Him that the answer doesn't matter,but it's what He's teaching me at the time and what I'm learning through it all that matters. The only answer I have is that He has taught me to trust Him no matter what storm I face in life. It's been a series of hard lessons but i've got to believe He's taking me where I need to be and creating in me the character and bond with Him that I need. Praise God for His ways are true,Amen!
April 30, 2016
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Ian Woolley
Ian Woolley Needed to read this! Right now I feel a little uneasy as I feel change is happening or about to happen in my work and personal life.
May 1, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  He Makes a way out of no way!
May 1, 2016
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Phynedra Franklin
Phynedra Franklin Amen 
May 1, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen.Thank you Pastor for sharing Gods word of encouragement and the pray.
May 3, 2016