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    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...
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    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. ...
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    Behold, I will do a new thing. It springs out now. Don't you know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19 WEBA wealthy friend of mine once picked up his daughter's car to take it in for an oil change while she was at work. He stayed gone a really long tim...
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  • Now, behold, the cry of the children of Israel has come to me. Moreover I have seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them. Come now therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh, that you may bring forth my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt. Moses said to God, 'Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?' He said, 'Certainly I will be with you.' Exodus 3:9 WEB

    When Moses was a young man, he dreamed of delivering his people from their slavery in Egypt. Once when he saw one of his people being beaten by an Egyptian, he killed the man doing it and hid him in the sand (Exodus 2:12). When Pharaoh found out, he sought to kill Moses.

    So Moses had to flee from the land of Egypt. He went and lived with Jethro, a priest of Midian, married his daughter Zipporah, and tended sheep for forty years in the wilderness. The dream of helping his people slowly faded away. When Moses was eighty years old, God appeared to him in a burning bush and told him to return to Egypt, but Moses started making excuses:

    - Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh (Exodus 3:11).

    - They will not believe me (4:1).

    - I am not a good speaker (4:10).

    - Please send someone else (4:13).

    Moses had become just another humble shepherd and thought that he was all washed up, but God saw that Moses had just become usable and that Moses was just getting warmed up. It is not who you are, but Who it is that sends you. He often hides His people away until they become ready to use.

    In my own life, I graduated Bible college when I was young, ready to take the world for Jesus, but only met frustration and closed doors. For twenty years I worked various jobs, and long after I had given up on ever being in ministry, when it never even crossed my mind anymore, He pushed us into the ministry.

    I had no desire anymore to minister. I felt like I was empty and knew absolutely nothing. I was content to carry on just as I was and planned to continue working in our computer business until the end. But then He closed every other door, we began to starve, and now here I am writing this. Like Moses, I learned that He can be persuasive.

    So when you begin to feel that you are too tired, or too old, or too busy, and the dream that once burned hot within you is now cold and dead. There is still hope. Sometimes God ages us and lets that selfish ambition die before He will use us. Instead of going in your own strength, you will do it in His power. Instead of being washed up, you just might be warmed up.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank you for bringing me this far. I pray that you stir my spirit once again. Revive me Lord. Make me a fire for You. Help me to walk in Your strength and not my own, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Mark Duell
Mark Duell

Amen. This devotional definitely was meant for me. Amazing how great Gods timing is. Thank you Pastor Todd.

November 5, 2016
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Gene Zackerman
Gene Zackerman

So true in my own life...

November 5, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen. God god is never late , he does everything in his own time 

November 5, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

thank you  lord  for   teaching me  it is  alrite  to be  loved  and  give  love   hallelujah   amen

 

November 5, 2016
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Jackie Henson
Jackie Henson

Great devotional Pastor Dion. it was very inspiring.

November 5, 2016
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Jeffrey Smith
Jeffrey Smith

Awesome. Praise God. that is so encouraging Pastor Dion.

November 5, 2016
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Sheri Buckner
Sheri Buckner

Thank you so much for letting GOD use you, Pastor Dion. You have no idea how this ministered to me this morning. I was just talking to God last night after our Bible study, and pouring out my heart to him, and here you come this morning confirming that GOD CAN and WILL still revive some things in my life ... that it's not too late. Again, thank you for letting GOD use you, and GOD BLESS YOU!!!

November 5, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

Thank you everyone for reading!

November 5, 2016
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank you for that encouragement! I needed to know that this isn't the end and in God's strength and will I can go on!

November 5, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen, In my life God waited many years before He brought me into ministry. He knew when I would be ready and He had a plan to use me in His perfect timing. I don't know what other plans He has for me yet, but I do know if I let Him He will use me wherever and whichever way He can. I have but to yield and go when he says, "Come"

November 5, 2016
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Nancy Cavataio
Nancy Cavataio

Wonderful devotional, as usual :) Thank you for such inspiring words.

November 5, 2016
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Wow... I was praying this morning for the Lord to help me not see myself as a failure. Guess I got my answer! 

November 5, 2016
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Monje Mellie
Monje Mellie

Amen and amen ... 

November 5, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus. 

November 5, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

November 5, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen  Thank you Pastor Dion for your devotion today. :-)

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank you for bringing me this far. I pray that you stir my spirit once again. Revive me Lord. Make me a fire for You. Help me to walk in Your strength and not my own, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

November 5, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Thank you Pastor Dion. Another inspirational devotional which spoke to my heart today. There is still hope that God will use me in the years to come which is so comforting. I pray your prayer in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

November 5, 2016
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen! This was meant for me today. There is a dream God gave me long ago that I thought was dead. Lately He's been giving me nudges and gentle reminders...your devotional today is confirmation! Thank you. Now I need a lot of prayer :) :)

November 5, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Heavenly Father, I thank You for bringing me this far. I pray that You stir my spirit once again. Revive me Lord. Make me a fire for You. Help me to walk in Your strength and not my own, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

November 6, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Makes sense, thank you

November 7, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.Thank you Pastor Dion,for this devotion.Words of encouragement.

November 18, 2016