Recent Blog Entries

  • 4 hours ago
    Posted by Dion Todd
    Now after the death of Moses the servant of Yahweh, Yahweh spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' servant, saying, 'Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go across this Jordan, you, and all these people, to the land which I am giving to them, even to the children of Israel. I have given you...
  • May 19
    Posted by Dion Todd
    Fear Not from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to talk about fear, and the importance of pressing on even though we are afraid. When God calls you to do something, often fear is the first guardian that will be sent to stop you from accomplishing it. The Apostle Paul wrote to Timo...
  • May 19
    Posted by Dion Todd
    But you, when you pray, enter into your inner room, and having shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. In praying, don't use vain repetitions, as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard for their much speaking. ...
View All




Crowing Roosters

  • After a little while again those who stood by said to Peter, 'You truly are one of them, for you are a Galilean, and your speech shows it.' But he began to curse, and to swear, 'I don't know this man of whom you speak!' The rooster crowed the second time. Peter remembered the word, how that Jesus said to him, 'Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times.' When he thought about that, he wept. Mark 14:70 WEB

    After walking closely with the Lord Jesus for over three years, Peter denied that he even knew Jesus three times in one night. Earlier that evening, Jesus had even told Peter this would happen, but he would not hear it. As Peter lied to the people in fear, Jesus looked right at him (Luke 22:61) and Peter went out and wept bitterly.

    Looking back over the mistakes in his life, Peter probably regretted this moment above them all. He was one of the closest companions of Jesus and part of the inner circle. Now he had denied that he even knew Jesus three times. But his story does not end there. Peter got up, and followed the Lord again and his greatest days happened after this incident. He could not change the past, but he would make the best of his future.

    Everyone falls, but not everyone gets back up. The Lord knew what Peter was going to do and He told him about it before it happened. Jesus loved him anyway. The Lord knows our weaknesses and our frailties. He knows that we will fail sometimes. It is important that you get back up. Though the righteous may fall seven times, they rise again (Proverbs 24:16).

    When you stumble, tell God you are sorry and try it again. Do not give up. Do not throw in the towel. We all fall down. Be the one who gets up and fulfill the Lord's plan for your life. Do it now. No one can change the past, and fortunately His plan for you is not behind you, it is always ahead of you. Stop looking behind you at the things that you cannot change, and begin to make the best of what is left, like Peter did.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please lead me into all that you have for me. Help me become the one that you want me to be. Draw my focus away from my past, and toward you, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

Tip: You must be logged into the website to leave comments.

 

Social Sharing

27 comments
  • 2
David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father, please lead me into all that you have for me. Help me become the one that you want me to be. Draw my focus away from my past, and toward you, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen! I have fallen so many times and probably fail God daily... Thanking him for his grace and mercy each day to try again!  Thank you Pastor! God bless

September 19, 2016
  • 1
Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Dianna, joining in your prayer <3!

September 19, 2016
  • 2
Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen! God knew we would fail and that is why He gave us His Holy Spirit. We cannot do anything well without the Holy Spirit. We must live in the day and not in the past. We must not worry about tomorrow but only today. The things we do today are important. Have we had Bible study? Have we prayed and thanked God for the gift of another day. Have we asked Him to lead us through this day? This is what matters, not the past, unless there is unrepented sin.

September 19, 2016
  • 1
Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Carol <3!

September 19, 2016
  • 1
Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

amen

September 19, 2016
  • 2
Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen. 

September 19, 2016
  • 2
Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

thank  you  father  for  forgiving  me  and  giveing  me  a  new  day  hallelujah  amen

 

September 19, 2016
  • 3
Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Thank you Father for wiping the slate clean and giving me a new day to accomplish the works you have for me!  May I be worthy to kneel before you when I see you and Jesus in full Glory!!  Amen!!

September 19, 2016
  • 2
Laura B. Martinez
Laura B. Martinez

Amen.

September 19, 2016
  • 2
Eric Rodriguez
Eric Rodriguez

Thanks Be To   G  O  D    .  .  .  .  .  .

September 19, 2016
  • 2
Wesley Cox
Wesley Cox

I think this message was specifically for me. I was so distraught with myself...and then the light shines through the darkness and took away my self loathing with this devotional. Thank you past of Dion, for listening to God's direction, which was written without knowing the specifics of my own circumstance, yet this message has paralleled the conviction and guilt in my heart. Thank you for that taste of hope, which has lifted me.

September 19, 2016
  • 1
Dion Todd
Dion Todd

A word from the Holy Spirit is timeless. That is why the Bible, the inspired Word of God speaks to us like a living book. Thank you for reading!

September 19, 2016
  • 2
Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen. 

September 19, 2016
  • 2
Kimberly Dublin
Kimberly Dublin

Amen/  Thank you for the word!

 

September 19, 2016
  • 1
Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

"For a saint is just a sinner who fell down,

and got up..." ~ Donnie McClurkin

 

September 19, 2016
  • 1
Sandy Lancaster
Sandy Lancaster

Spoken with wisdom n well said. 

 

 

September 19, 2016
  • 1
Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Thank you so much for this, Pastor Dion! This is something I really need to hear! 

September 19, 2016
  • 1
Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Amen♡

September 19, 2016
  • 1
Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Your mercy is always new in the morning.  ALMIGHTY FATHER thankyou for forgiving me when I fail you.  Thank you for lifting me up and HOLY SPIRIT please be with my son and me and in us and help us to discern all the plans you have for us.  For thy will be done ALMIGHTY FATHER.  Me and my son will always love you, trust you, and praise you with all our hearts.  We will glorify you HOLY NAME forever more. Thank you so much for loving us unconditionally.  In the name of our LORD JESUS CHRIST I pray.  Amen

September 19, 2016
  • 1
Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Thank you, Lord for your love, merch & forgiveness!

September 19, 2016
  • 1
Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!! Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion. I prayed you prayer and I claim it over me in Jesus, name. Amen. <3

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, please lead me into all that you have for me. Help me become the one that you want me to be. Draw my focus away from my past, and toward you, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.Amen and Amen!

September 19, 2016
  • 1
Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Draw my focus away from my past, and toward you, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen. 

September 19, 2016
  • 1
Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen!  

September 19, 2016
  • 1
Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you Pastor Todd!   Heavenly Father, please lead me into all that you have for me. Help me become the one that you want me to be. Draw my focus away from my past, and toward you, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.

September 20, 2016
  • 1
Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen

September 20, 2016
  • 1
Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

This touched my heart Pastor Dion.Thank you..... Heavenly Father, please lead me into all that you have for me. Help me become the one that you want me to be. Draw my focus away from my past and toward you, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

September 21, 2016
  • 1
Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.

September 22, 2016