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  • Then David gave to Solomon his son the plans for the porch of the temple, for its houses, for its treasuries, for its upper rooms, for its inner rooms, for the place of the mercy seat; and the plans of all that he had by the Spirit, 1 Chronicles 28:11 WEB

    David gave Solomon all the plans for the new temple that he was to build, but all of those plans were originally given to David by the Holy Spirit. Even though Solomon was the wisest man that ever lived, his great wisdom was given to him by God, and wisdom is still available to God's people today if we will trust Him.

    A long time ago, before there was Google, before cell phones, when the DOS or UNIX command line was the standard computer interface, the Lord began 'inviting' me to work on computers for others. It was not intentional, I was just trying to get through seminary and had no plans of working in the computer field. I loved electronics, but I felt that it was beyond my capability because I did not have the education, nor the skills needed for that.

    He would cause people to call me and if I would just agree to go, He would always give me the ability to fix the problem. Strangers would somehow get my phone number and call me with 'Please come! You are our last hope!' It was always scary because He pushed me into increasingly deeper things, with no one to turn to for advice but Him.

    One day an accountant's office called me to come look at their customer database. One of the computers on the network had crashed with the database open and it had corrupted some of the tables. I had very little experience with DOS networks, or really any network at that time.

    This database was very valuable to them as it contained the tax returns of hundreds of clients over the last few years, and they had no backup. I did not even want to go, but they said that they had no one else to call. I wanted to say 'No' but I felt the Lord saying 'Go.' So I went.

    It was around a 40 minute drive and I prayed all the way there: 'Lord I can't do this without You.' They walked me to the server and with butterflies in my stomach, I began to try some things. The office gathered around and began watching me, and then suddenly I knew what to do. After a few commands, I had successfully repaired the database and they were back to work. They were my client for the next fifteen years.

    The Lord added clients like that one by one and soon I was taking care of accountants offices, banks, lawyers, insurance companies, doctors offices, as long as I would go, He would go with me and make me successful. This continued on until He pushed me into ministry. That was His original plan, but I needed to be prepared first.

    You do not have to walk alone today. There is a wisdom beyond the natural that is within your reach. When you are faced with things that you do not know how to do, turn to God, pray, listen. Many times the answer will come. You are not alone while He is on the throne.

    Prayer: Father, send me the Comforter that You promised, Your precious Holy Spirit. Walk with me and talk with me today, help me to recognize when You are speaking. I want more of You in my life, 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, send me the Comforter that You promised, Your precious Holy Spirit. Walk with me and talk with me today, help me to recognize when You are speaking. I want more of You in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
May 13, 2016
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Becky  Hines
Becky Hines Amen amen!
May 13, 2016
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez Amen.  
May 13, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Amen
May 13, 2016
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Trish Hicks
Trish Hicks perfect message. Thank you Pastor Dion.
May 13, 2016
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Eric Rodriguez
Eric Rodriguez   A  M  E  N   .     .    .    .   
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann I need your help God. Straighten my daughter Larisas life out and my Grandson Jimmy. Amen. Thank u for all of your blessings. Amen. 
May 13, 2016
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Becky  Hines
Becky Hines Praying for them my friend, I'm praying the same for my daughter Elizabeth. Amen. 
May 13, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I will pray for Elizabeth.
May 13, 2016
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Becky  Hines
Becky Hines Thank you my dear friend. 
May 15, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt In Gods timing, He will be faithful.
May 13, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Yes Lord let me always recognize the comforters voice and presence,  I thank you Lord for your Holy Spirit. Amen ❤ 
May 13, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen,
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy Thank you
May 13, 2016
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Juanita Johnson
Juanita Johnson Thank you for your awesome testimony and God bless you.
May 13, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen Pastor Dion. When we are fearful of the task that lies ahead, we need to turn to Abba Father for help to perform it. Satan whispers to us, you can't do that, you will mess everything up, but God says to us you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you, nothing is imposssible with God. Then when we heed God's voice we find that His Word is always true, and no matter what task lies before us, He will enable us to succeed if we are trusting in Him to help us.
May 13, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt AMEN! It is through Gods power that we work out our faith.
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I do believe that God has given us every thing that we need to serve Him. The Holy Spirit will bring the wisdom to our minds when we need it. God has gifted each one of us for His glory. I just need to learn to listen to the Holy Spirit to guide me and then act on that wisdom. Thank You, God for teaching me all things. I know I need to be in Your word for You to speek to me in my heart. Thank you pastor dion for this devotion!
May 13, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke Amen
May 13, 2016
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Amen pastor Dion what a great way to  live your life believing solely that no matter what happens in life God is with his children completely! Thank you for sharing some of yourself with us! Gods blessings 
May 13, 2016
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli AMEN!!
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield I loved this story and I love the Lord for all He's done!
May 13, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen!
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Amen. 
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝ Amen!!! Thank you Pastor Dion for your daily devotions. I always enjoy reading them as part of my prayer time with the Lord. I will keep praying that my faith keeps growing stronger every day. I am getting better everyday and starting to feel it step by step. I'm talking a break on my dropping after 4 years my doctor said i'm at low doses and my mind and body need a break. I'm just going to give it to God and have faith that everything is for the good. Amen. <3 
May 13, 2016