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  • Make an ark of gopher wood. You shall make rooms in the ark, and shall seal it inside and outside with pitch. This is how you shall make it. The length of the ark will be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits. Genesis 6:14 WEB

    Noah had a driving passion that no one else understood. He could see beyond the curve. To those walking by, he must have appeared crazy. It had never rained on the earth before, a mist came up from the ground and watered the plants (Genesis 2:6). Yet here was a man building a huge ship in his yard.

    Noah was different from everyone else. He had a calling on his life. God had told him to build an ark, and he was going to do it, though in the natural it made absolutely no sense at all. Day after day Noah worked on this ark and the years went by with nothing to mention but sore muscles and splinters. Then the final day arrived and the first rain drop fell. That is when everything changed and the people no longer thought that Noah was crazy.

    What God had promised was not forgotten, or wrong, or mistaken, but patiently waiting for the proper time to arrive. In Noah's life, everyone else turned out to be wrong and what Noah believed, turned out to be right. In the end, only eight souls were saved on the earth: Noah, his wife, his sons, and their wives. Noah did his part, the part that God had told him to do, and God took care of the rest. It took hard work and patience to see it through.

    When you don't fit in and they don't understand you, know that you are not the first. When they don't allow you into their circle because you are different, it is ok. Sometimes what the Lord calls you to do will appear crazy to those around you and they will not understand it. Noah's peers did not help him with his project. Do not let this rejection stop you from doing what God has called you to do. Do your part each day and let God take care of the rest. Stay the course, and keep on building.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please guide me into all that You have for me. Reveal the gifts that You have placed in my life and teach me to use them better. Adjust my focus and straighten my walk. Reveal my mission here in a clearer way, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Happy Sunday! Just a reminder that the RHM Live Sunday service will be taking place this morning at 11am EST. Pastor Dion will begin a three-part series on the foundations of Faith, Hope and Love. We hope that you will join us! ALSO, the Healthy Living group has started an event this month called "Peace in Troubled Times". Unchecked stress, anger and fear can all have negative effects on our health. This event is about prayer, encouragement, scriptures, testimonies and information on keeping our peace. All are invited to join!

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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

i  thank you  lord  for  the  dream you have  given  me  thank  you  lord  amen

 

October 2, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Thank you Daddy God for this timely reminder, you always know what I need and what is best❣Amen❤

October 2, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen Pastor Dion, Abba Father put a dream in my heart and I will hold on to it forever.

October 2, 2016
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Jackie Henson
Jackie Henson

 Where do I go to log into the service?

October 2, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Jackie here is the link :): http://www.refreshinghope.org/pages/live

October 2, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Once you are there, you will need to click the Play link on the blue screen below the chat box :)

October 2, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

That said, the service started an hour ago, so your time zone may be off :)

October 2, 2016
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

This is so perfect! Was debating about praying for exactly this afte the service today, but had other things that I needed prayer for and didn't want to ask too much.   I know the Lord has something forme, I know He has said "something new" and I want to do what I needed to do to get started so He can guide me.  But not sure what exactly to do.  I have felt  He was saying to keep doing what I'm doing but I still feel like I should be focused on task, on gift and I'm not and don't know what to focus on.  Thank you for this encouraging Word today Pastor Dion!

October 2, 2016
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen GREAT devotional!!! thank you pastor Todd

October 2, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

October 2, 2016
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Madalyn Myers
Madalyn Myers

Thank You Pastor Dion for this great Devotional and prayer. I find the Devotionals very inspirational and I can relate to them. 

October 2, 2016
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Heide Garner
Heide Garner

thankyou  for great devonal.

 

 

 

October 2, 2016
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander

Awesome message

October 2, 2016
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard

Yes, True...   :)

October 2, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord Jesus, I'm waiting sometimes patiently, and sometimes impatiently. 

October 2, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williamsedited: October 3, 2016

Amen.  Praise God!  Good morning!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Heavenly Father, please guide me into all that You have for me. Reveal the gifts that You have placed in my life and teach me to use them better. Adjust my focus and straighten my walk. Reveal my mission here in a clearer way, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

October 3, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

I think over a dream & can't see as any...thanks!…

October 3, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!! Thank you Pastor Dion for your devotion. :-)  I really like this and I claim prayer over my husband, chikdren and myself. Amen

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, please guide me into all that You have for me. Reveal the gifts that You have placed in my life and teach me to use them better. Adjust my focus and straighten my walk. Reveal my mission here in a clearer way, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen Thank You, Father. <3

October 3, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, sister!

October 3, 2016