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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 King David, passed away, his son Rehoboam became the king of Israel. Soon afterward, a servant of Solomon named Jeroboam led a rebellion that divided the kingdom of Israel into two parts. The southern kingdom, or kingdom of Judah, was formed from the tribes of Judah and Benjamin. They stayed loyal to the family line of David and Solomon. The remaining ten tribes became known as the northern kingdom of Israel or Samaria.

    Rehoboam, Solomon's son, gathered his army together and planned to reunite the kingdom into one. However, the Lord spoke through a prophet named Shemaiah and told them to go home, "for this thing is from Me." This had to appear like the worst possible thing to have happened to Israel, but it was all part of God's plan. He had prophesied it earlier through Ahijah in 1 Kings 11:29. It was no accident that the rebellion split the nation. It came straight from the Lord.

    For several years, I worked for an international construction company. It was a high-paying job for the area at the time. I tried hard to be a model employee, and soon I became a supervisor. I couldn't attend church at the time, for I worked a twelve-hour shift every Saturday and Sunday. Yet, I was thirsty for the word of God, so I listened to the bible with one earbud in my ear all day. I began fasting and praying for the Lord to remove anything from my life that was holding me back from being closer to Him. Within two weeks, they called me to the office and laid me off.

    I was confused. I felt wronged and hurt. Yet, after praying about it for a while, I knew: "This thing is from Me." I walked through a rough patch and spent some time standing in the unemployment line, but I got to lead some people to the Lord along the way. Then after a transition, He put me in my own computer business. In the end, it was far better, but God had to remove something first, along with some of my pride. It wasn't pretty, but it was undoubtedly from Him.

    Though it's hard to understand why bad things happen to good people, you have to remember that God loves you and He is in control of your life. So don't panic when bad things happen. Even satan had to get permission from God before he could attack Job (Job 1:10). If you are trying to be obedient to the Lord, nothing will happen to you that He does not allow. In the end, it will work out for good. So please don't give up when your promotion goes the other way like mine did, for something better is coming around the corner.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for the times that I don't get my way. You are more intelligent than me, and I want what You have in store for me. Please share Your vision with me and let Your desires become my desires. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: Ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presence and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, I thank You for the times that I don't get my way. You are more intelligent than me, and I want what You have in store for me. Please share Your vision with me and let Your desires become my desires. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️
January 12, 2023
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord. 

January 12, 2023
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

January 12, 2023
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen ❣️

January 12, 2023
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

In Jesus Name Amen.

January 12, 2023
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen 

January 12, 2023
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Excellent teaching, Pastor.

Lord, you are my rock. Amen!

January 12, 2023
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

AMEN.  Heavenly Father, I trust Your plan. If God brings me to it, God will see me through it.  AMEN

January 12, 2023
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Father I Want What You Want Good Morning Everyone 

January 12, 2023
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Father knows best.... Amen 

January 12, 2023
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God guide my way Amen 

January 12, 2023
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

January 12, 2023
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Yes, Your will be done in my life, Amen!

January 12, 2023
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen !

January 12, 2023
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen I want what you want Father put me where I can best serve you in Jesus'name I pray amen 

January 12, 2023
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen Lord

January 12, 2023
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

January 12, 2023
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Marilyn Salter
Marilyn Salter

I am blessed to be able to talk with people while I work. I have found that I have been an instrument of the Lord and others have been for me. I am forever thankful for these times. May God show all of us where we can best be used by Him.

January 13, 2023
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

January 13, 2023