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A Box Of Chocolates

  • The Spirit said to Philip, "Go near, and join yourself to this chariot." Philip ran to him, and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, "Do you understand what you are reading?" He said, "How can I, unless someone explains it to me?" He begged Philip to come up and sit with him. Acts 8:29'31 WEB.

    I played music with a local band, and they had booked a bar for the weekend. I needed the money to help pay my way through Bible college, so I often played music until four in the morning. I had prayed with my pastor about quitting, but the Lord had told us, "No. Not yet." On Sunday mornings, it would often be daylight when I got home. So I would just take a shower and go to church, for I played in the praise team there as well.

    One night, about two in the morning, I stood in the parking lot of a bar and preached one of the best sermons on salvation I had ever heard. It wasn't mine but was given to me at that moment. Conviction fell on the people that heard it. One started shaking, and I led him to the Lord soon after.

    The Holy Spirit had descended on me in the middle of a song, and a scripture came to mind. Then a man off to my right caught my attention. It was like he was spotlighted, and I knew the scripture was for him, but he was drinking. So I told the Lord, "When break time comes, I am going out to my car. If you want me to share this scripture with him, then send him to me."

    When break time came around, everyone headed to the bar for a drink. I went out to my car and opened my Bible to the scripture the Lord had given me. Soon there was a tap on the window. It was the man, and he started asking me questions about God. So I started reading him the scripture, and it became a sermon. He gave his heart to the Lord.

    The excitement that Phillip lived still happens to those who listen and are willing. When you get serious about serving the Lord Jesus Christ, your life will become like a box of chocolates. You never know what you will get, but you can bet it's going to be good.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please give me divine encounters. Help me live my life to the fullest and become the person you created me to be. I want more of You in my life. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: For those following the Creation Photography weekly challenges, here is this week's theme from group leader, Dianna Wyles: Psalm 19:1-2 "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge." ~ 'Looking to the Heavens' will be our next fun-filled theme and, as always, are wide open for creative interpretation! You are also encouraged to post anything else that inspires you as well. My photos today reflect some of the beauty I see when looking to the heavens. I can't wait to see what you see! Have a wonder-filled week y'all ~ God bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen,
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

Jan 11
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Lord, I want more of you in my life. Praying for the Holy Spirit to descend on me to lead others to you.  Amen!

Jan 11
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Heavenly Father please let our lives be for you and your glory. Amen 

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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen.  Heavenly Father, Thank You for the strength YOU bless me with. I could not do this without you. Amen

Jan 11
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen ,Glory to  God ! I was Hungry for more ...!!!

              God  Bless , Pastor Dion. God bless everyone.!!!

Jan 11
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord, more of you!

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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen and Amen!!

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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen show me father and I will go 

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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thank you, Lord, for Your prompting. Find me prepared and willing! Amen

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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Give me unwavering faith dear God Amen 

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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Yeshua's name I ask this, Amen. 

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Robert Hayes
Robert Hayes

My wife and I have been writing a story each Christmas for 35 years.  The title to the last story was "Divine Appointments". Your devotional "A Box of Chocolates" dovetails perfectly with our story! As you said, "When you get serious about serving the Lord Jesus Christ, your life will become like a box of chocolates. You never know what you will get, but you can bet it's going to be good." We need to take full advantage God's Divine Appointments! A great devotional - thank you!.

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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Praise the Lord! That is such an amazing story.

 

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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

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