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    Posted by Dion Todd
    Simon Peter said to them, 'I'm going fishing.' They told him, 'We are also coming with you.' They immediately went out, and entered into the boat. That night, they caught nothing. But when day had already come, Jesus stood on the beach, yet the disciples didn't know that it was Jesus. John 21:3 WEBP...
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  • Jan 13
    Posted by Dion Todd
    RHM Devotional: Life or Death from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to talk about life or death, in the Spirit. God is the Giver of life, and He breathed the breath of life into Adam in the beginning. His Spirit brings a freshness, a revitalization, freedom, an excitement, It giv...
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A Second Wind

  • Even the youths faint and get weary, and the young men utterly fall; but those who wait for Yahweh will renew their strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles. They will run, and not be weary. They will walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:30 WEB

    I sat in the corner of my prayer room and wondered how I got here, too exhausted to pray anymore. Out of work while the bills piled up around us, there was not much in the natural to be happy about. I thought why even bother, months of praying with my face to the carpet has come to nothing. Now that we were packing to move from our home, I felt abandoned and alone.

    As I sat there in silence, suddenly I had a vision. It was like a dream but I was wide awake. I was standing in a boxing ring putting on gloves. The Lord was behind me, outside of the ring and He said, 'You're not alone for I am in your corner and I have prepared you for this day, now get in there and fight!' I came out of my prayer room with a renewed hope and at peace. I told my wife that it was going to be ok, I don't know how, but it will because one word from God changes everything.

    By the end of the week I had the greatest job ever: I became a pastor. Also a friend suddenly stepped in and paid all of our bills for the month. When all of my strength was gone, He refreshed me, He gave me hope. Young men may fall exhausted, but those who wait (hope) in the Lord shall renew their strength. The fight is not over and you are not out of the game yet. Get back up and go another round.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for being there for me. Please cover me with Your presence today. I need You Lord more than ever before. I want to walk with You, talk with You, and to know You in a special way. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese

Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!

January 5, 2017
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Yvette York
Yvette York

This devotion this morning has made me feel a little better Thank you Amen 

January 5, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

January 5, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen. 

January 5, 2017
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

amen

 

January 5, 2017
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Fraser Keys
Fraser Keys

Amen thank you for your message Pastor Dion!

January 5, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Verry encouraging message! God never waste anything, and He is a believable God, I want to believe that He always knows what is best for me, no matter what my cercumstances are. I serve a big God.

And after I have suffered a little while, You, my God of all grace who called me to Your eternal glory in Christ, will Yourself,perfect, confirm, strengthen, and establish me, To You my God be deminion forever and ever.

January 5, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

January 5, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

January 5, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen! Through life when I feel like I cannot go on, He refreshes me.

January 5, 2017
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Martin Snyder
Martin Snyder

Thanks. One of my other favorites: Ephesians 6:13-...Please remain standing.

January 5, 2017
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Martin Snyder
Martin Snyder

When I read your fun Bible fact of the day (Almonds and Pistachios are the only nuts mentioned in the bible.), the thought went through my mind that the closer you examine the characters between the front cover of the Bible and the back cover of the Bible, the more it looks like a can of mixed nuts.

January 5, 2017
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Peggy Linkous
Peggy Linkous

Dion,This message hit home today,it sounded as though you were talking to me,and I needed some encouragement and you came through and supplied it for me through our father Jesus Christ. Amen

Thanks.

January 5, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Great message, it gives me hope. I  know God is handling my cares and can take of me and my circumstances. I just have to have faith and patience. 

January 5, 2017
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Doug Campbell
Doug Campbell

Thank you for this! I am learning so much from you and these daily messages. 

January 5, 2017
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you for all you do! 

January 5, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Pastor Dion Thank you for this encouraging and hopeful message. (Do not give up. Have faith, God is with you always.) We all go through difficult times and get to the point where we want to give up. Your message gives us hope. Thank you. I pray your prayer. Amen.

January 5, 2017
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.edited: January 5, 2017

Weeping may endure for the night but joy cometh in the morning.

 

January 5, 2017
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.Thank you Heavenly Father for your timing is always perfect,and your faithfulness is never ending.Help us always to keep focused on you when things don't seem to be going right,and help us to wait and where we lack faith to be strengthened in those areas.In The Name of Jesus Christ I pray. Thank you Pastor for this devotion and prayer.

January 5, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Dion, No matter how many times I hear this story, it still gives me hope! I must confess though, the waiting is the hardest part sometimes!

January 5, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

January 5, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus. 

January 5, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, I thank you for being there for me. Please cover me with your presence today. I need you Lord more than ever before. I want to walk with you, talk with you, and to know you in a special way. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

January 5, 2017
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen

January 5, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝edited: January 6, 2017

Amen!   Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion. :-)

 

We need our faith to always keep growing and push on. Amen. <3

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for being there for me. Please cover me with Your presence today. I need You Lord more than ever before. I want to walk with You, talk with You, and to know You in a special way. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

January 5, 2017
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen to the power of prayer!!

January 5, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, I thank You for being there for me. Please cover me with Your presence today. I need You Lord more than ever before. I want to walk with You, talk with You, and to know You in a special way. In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

January 6, 2017
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Amen!

January 6, 2017