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This Thing is From Me

  • Yahweh says, 'You shall not go up, nor fight against your brothers! Every man return to his house; for this thing is of me.' So they listened to Yahweh's words, and returned from going against Jeroboam. 2 Chronicles 11:4 WEB

    When Solomon the son of David passed away, his son Rehoboam became the king of Israel. A servant of Solomon named Jeroboam led a rebellion and it divided the kingdom of Israel into two parts. The southern kingdom, or kingdom of Judah, was made from the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, and they stayed loyal to the line of David. The other ten tribes became known as the northern kingdom of Israel, or the kingdom of Samaria.

    When Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, gathered his army together and planned to reunite the kingdom, the Lord told them to go home for 'This thing is from Me.' This had to appear like the worst possible thing that could have happened, but it was all a part of God's plan and He had prophesied it through Ahijah (1 Kings 11:29). It was no accident that the rebellion split the nation. It came straight from the Lord.

    Once I was a supervisor at what was a high paying job at the time. I worked really hard and as I was fasting and praying to get closer to the Lord. Suddenly I was called to the office and instead of being promoted, I was laid off. The guy that they kept in my place was illiterate and could not even fill out the reports. I was confused and felt wronged, but after praying about it I knew 'This thing is from Me.' I walked through a rough patch, but led some people to the Lord along the way, and then He put me in my own business. In the end it was better, but God had to remove something first, along with some of my pride.

    Though it is hard to understand at times why things happen, God loves you, and He is in control of your life. Do not panic when bad things happen. Even satan had to get permission from God to attack Job (Job 1:10). If you are trying to be obedient to the Lord, nothing will come on you that He does not allow, and in the end it will work out for good. Don't give up when a promotion seems to go the other way. There is something better around the corner.

    Prayer: Father, I thank You for the times that I don't get my way, for You are smarter than me. I want what You have. Share Your vision with me and let Your desires, become my desires. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard

Yes, It can become better... FAITH, TRUST IN THE LORD, NOT MAN. :)   <3

June 15, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen!

June 15, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

June 15, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen, don't worry about what man thinks. The only one that matters is our creator.

June 15, 2016
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Ruth Nyun
Ruth Nyun

Amen! God can turn the bad things into blessings.

June 15, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Exactly, Ruth! Also, Ruth, were you able to get back into the prayer page ok?

June 15, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen. 

June 15, 2016
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Retta Morgan
Retta Morgan

Amen 

Something just happened in my life six months ago 

I been sad and confused. I haven't giving up on God it's just that I don't understand the whole thing.  I know God has a plan and I just have to trust him at his word knowing all things are going to work for my good but it gets hard sometimes so please pray for me my desire is to please abba. Thank you pastor for this word of encouragement. Have a blessed day everyone.

June 15, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Praying with you

June 15, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Father, I lift up Retta to you and pray that you please grant her strength, peace and comfort. Please guide her out of this valley and let it all be used for Your good plans. I pray that you bless Retta and provide for her needs as she walks through this difficult journey, in the name of Jesus, amen <3.

June 15, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

I will be praying for you, Retta, keep trusting the God that is in control.

June 15, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

I am going through a struggle like you.  Don't give up for GOD loves you and HIS plans are way beeter than ours.  GOD BLESS YOU.

June 15, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Praying for you Retta

June 15, 2016
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Lisa Quillman
Lisa Quillman

Amen. Dear Precious Lord, give me the strength  i need. Wrap your loving arms around me today, and show me Your way. Thank you for showing me the path too this wonderful group of friends and ministry.. Love

Have a great day everyone.

June 15, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Praying with you, Lisa <3! May He bless you with a peaceful and joyous day!

June 15, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Amen, Lisa This is a great prayer, and I know that God will give you the strength that you need.

June 15, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

I too struggle everyday.  I pray and talked to our LORD GOD when I feel so down and the I would  feel better.

June 15, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Amen! God is good ALL the time! Thank you for this reminder that even a no from God is a better plan than we can imagine! Pastor's Prayer: Father, I thank You for the times that I don't get my way, for You are smarter than me. I want what You have. Share Your vision with me and let Your desires, become my desires. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

June 15, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Dianna <3!

June 15, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Amen, This is so true.

June 15, 2016
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Leslie McLea
Leslie McLea This Thing is From Me / 

Trusting God this morning as I prepare for my 10:30 interview as Switchboard Operator at the Health and Rehab center just down the street. I am as prepared as I know how to be. I have asked God for Favor and to put the words in my mouth what to say. and if this is the job he has chosen for me then I have asked for the windows and doors of heaven be opened for me. This is only my 3rd physical interview since October 2015. I had one phone interview. I know God is leading, and He has a plan, and in His timing. As there are two weeks left of unemplyment a lot hinges on what the Lord is going to do. I have no family I can move in with, we have no close friends that woudl take us in. But I am trying to hold those thoughts at bay as I wait on God to move on my behalf.  This thing is from me spoke very loudly to me this morning. Thank you for posting it. 

June 15, 2016
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Jackie Tipton
Jackie Tipton

Praying for you n God Bless you

June 15, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Praying with you, Leslie, may He bless you with favor, grace and His perfect will for you and Asher!

June 15, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Praying for Gods direction for you today.

June 15, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Trust the LORD GOD with all your heart Leslie.  For she will lead your path straight.  GOD is so good and faithful to HIS promises.

June 15, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen leslie I believe God wants the best for you.

June 15, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!  God Always knows what's best.  He sees the bigger picture and that's good enough for me!!

June 15, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Marisa <3!

June 15, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

AMEN!

June 15, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

June 15, 2016
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Heide Garner
Heide Garner

when first movred here  our family attend a all afraican american church wish go anther church my husband was in minster their some sermon hard bear  and joel preach on subjeect  think wouldn,t be recied at end  pastor herself had semon so uplifting encoraging we decide move on attend anther finally felt more home at new going to since december  well God way move better church tell Joel faith God church accpt us .

June 15, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Amen, God does know what is best.

June 15, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

amen

 

June 15, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen! Often the hardest trials become the biggest blessings. If we do not lose faith and keep seeking God and blindly trusting in Him, no matter what outward appearances may be, He brings us through to a glorious blessing. Then we understand why He closed certain doors or brought certain things upon us, nothing we experience is useless, it is all done for a reason. God's reasons our higher than our sheep minds can fathom, He truly works in mysterious ways!

June 15, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Carol, beautifully said!

June 15, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

AMEN! Carol, you are so right.

June 15, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

June 15, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen I agree. Perfectly said!!

June 15, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

AMEM! God does know what is best for us. Jerimiah 29:11, I do want to believe Him and trust Him with my life. (Belief in action is faith.)

June 15, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen, thank you Lord

June 15, 2016
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Monje Mellie
Monje Mellie

Amen and Amen , thank you Pastor it's inlighten my soul once again  To Godbe the Glory

June 15, 2016
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Phynedra Franklin
Phynedra Franklin

Amen Thank You Lord for Your Grace and being with me during my bumpy roads. Thanks Pastor Todd for this devotional today It reminds us of our ever present God is with us always.

June 15, 2016
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

A very hard lesson.

June 15, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Perfect prayer. Love it . There have been several times throughout my life where something didn't go my way, and though I might have been confused at the time why things didn't go my . I am not any longer. Because it is not my will but His. Thank you Jesus!!

June 15, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, brother, always tough when we're in it, but beautiful to look back on those times!

June 15, 2016
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen !

June 15, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Lord, Help me to know You better, to love You more, and to trust You completely.  In Jesus' Name.  Amen.

June 16, 2016
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Celestina Ndunda
Celestina Ndunda

I totally and fully agree with this prayer. May the will if God be done in my life as in Heaven. Amen

June 17, 2016
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen well said Pastor 

June 17, 2016
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli

Amen

June 17, 2016