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Relax

  • Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6 ESV

    Laying in bed and unable to sleep, another night passed by. So concerned about the next day, that I could not seem to end the current one. Yet when the following day arrived, everything took care of itself. Day after day, year after year, decade after decade, the pattern continues. Worry is for nothing, anxiety accomplishes nothing, and when the problem arrives, so does God's provision.

    Stop striving to make something happen too soon, or in your own strength. When the time comes, it will be unstoppable and so easy that you will say, 'How can it be?'. I have worked at things so hard in my life that I became frustrated and gave up, then watched it come to pass without having to lifting a finger to help. Even my 'giving up' did not stop God's promises from coming to pass in my life. It is He who is faithful, not me.

    Relax, stop striving, stop worrying and being so anxious about the future. Submit yourself to God, put Him first, delight in the Lord and all of these things will take care of themselves in the proper time. He cares for you and He gave you the dream that you carry inside. Relax, take it one step at a time. Love Him and let Him bring it to pass.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I wait on You. I know that you have not forgotten me and I trust that You will take care of me, in the name of Jesus I pray.

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Celestina Ndunda
Celestina Ndunda

Thanking God for His timing is the best. It sometimes feels like it will never happen and just when am about to give up, God comes through. Thank you Pastor for today's Devotional. How i pray for patience as i continue waiting upon the Lord. God bless you Past. Dion and your entire family.

March 11, 2017
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Christie Smith
Christie Smith

Amen

March 11, 2017
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Christie Smith
Christie Smith

This is so beautifully wriiten.  God makes the impossible, possible and is into every detail.  If you are like me who has a chemical imbalance and is prone to think the worse, lay it at His feet and in His time it will work itself out so that He get's the credit.  Thank you for this wonderful reminder to those that get "Off Track" at times.  Blessings to you. :)

March 11, 2017
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Rebekah Floyd
Rebekah Floyd

Indeed gods timing is the best timing and we should consistently cast our cares on him. Thankyou for this message!

March 11, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

God never forgets me and is my supreme protector!!  Amen!!

March 11, 2017
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Tracy Carroll
Tracy Carroll

Boy Oh Boy!!  How I needed this today! Thank you Pastor!  God bless  <3

March 11, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmannedited: March 11, 2017

 Amen

March 11, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Hum interesting! Sure I recall times like this! Also the times I had much Faith and Hope mixed in there! I also found the extra power that is in Faith filled ansiety or what ever!! The power of God is imeasurable! Priase His holy name-all day hey!!

March 11, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Hmmm... faith-filled anxiety. I get it. It's kind of how I'm feeling now. Or maybe the better word is "expectation"! I agree! 

March 11, 2017
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Lisa Moran
Lisa Moran

Amen! Such a timely much needed word. I love RHM

March 11, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

I love, love, love, love, love this devo!!! Glory to God! Thank you so much for the encouragement, Pastor Dion! Blessings to you and Sylvia! 

March 11, 2017
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Amen, thank you Lord!

March 11, 2017
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Albert Chau
Albert Chau

Lord, please help us live in a faith-filled and trusting life in You instead of worrying and afraid of what might come our way.

March 11, 2017
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Pete Gauthier
Pete Gauthier

 This is so true. When things do begin to happen, it is natural, unforced/with ease. When God opens doors, expect more than you can ask or think.

March 11, 2017
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

March 11, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

 Amen! Boy is this a needed word for the body of Christ, Jesus has already paid the price for us and He has a plan. Lord, let your plan be seen by our eyes!

March 11, 2017
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

Such a confirmation!!! Thank you!!!!

March 11, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen when I am feeling anxious about circumstances in my family members lives, I ask the Holy Spirit to be my advocate for them and then recite back this verse saying Jesus you said,

Matthew 11:28-29 King James Version (KJV)

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

I thank  Jesus for givng me rest and then

I ask that the Holy Spirit takes control of my thoughts and that I have only good pure thoughts and dreams.

It never fails to bring me peace.

 

March 11, 2017
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

Beautiful 

March 11, 2017
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Gina Blakey
Gina Blakey

So encouraging ... thank you. 

March 11, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Thank you Pastor for the much needed encouragement.

March 11, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

So right on! I want to live my life in peace, and give God room to work in my life and others lives.

March 11, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Perfect message for me!!! Thank you Father God for speaking through Pastor Dion!

March 11, 2017
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Karen Robertson
Karen Robertson

Great message, Pastor Dion!!!!

March 11, 2017
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Marie Fletcher
Marie Fletcher

Thank you for sharing such comforting words.

March 11, 2017
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Lesa M. Merrill
Lesa M. Merrill

Oh, my! These are words I need to hear right now. So much going on in my life:  sale of home; not having a clue where to live now; unstable jobs; very rocky relationship......    Your devotion today, Pastor Dion, provides a lot of comfort. Thank you. 

March 11, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Prayer: Heavenly Father, I wait on You. I know that you have not forgotten me and I trust that You will take care of me, in the name of Jesus I pray. YES! Amen <3 Thank you  
March 11, 2017
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen!!  God has this!! He has bigger plans for us than we could ever think up!! Give it to God! I trust He will see us through!  Amen.

March 11, 2017
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Nichole Richardson
Nichole Richardson

Amen!

Thank you Father that your timing is perfect each and every time!

March 11, 2017
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Margie Miller
Margie Miller

God is merciful and so love. I trust God to heal my heart. Thank you Dion for uplifting message. 

March 11, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!          Thank you Pastor Dion for your devotion today. 

 

Holy Spirit, help me to keep myself relaxed to get threw all I need to. Thank You! Amen. <3

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I wait on You. I know that you have not forgotten me and I trust that You will take care of me, in the name of Jesus I pray. Amen. <3

March 11, 2017
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen ♡

March 11, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

"Worry is for nothing, anxiety accomplishes nothing, and when the problem arrives, so does our LORD GOD's provision"  I love this qoute from you Pastor.  Give thanks, praise the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY for great is HIS love towards us.

March 11, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, I wait on you. I know that you have not forgotten me I trust that you will take care of me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

March 11, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Amen. Don't worry, be happy....Love God because He cares for you...

March 11, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Good morning!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Lord, Help me to walk by faith and to trust you to give me the right words and how to say them.  Be glorified in me.  In Jesus' Name.  Amen.

March 12, 2017
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Maureen Germain
Maureen Germain

AMEN! THIS IS SO ME, WORRYING ALL THE TIME, YOU ARE SO RIGHT PASTOR!! THANK YOU AND AMEN! 

March 12, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen my Lord. 

March 12, 2017
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Marcia Lament
Marcia Lament

This is perfect Thank you Pastor Dion:  Amen

March 12, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Soo true.  We are in midst of state of emergency for this Northeaster Snow storm.  Started half hour ago.  1 1/2 feet they say with bad winds etc.  My husband is driving home fr Maine now.  My bk is bad & snow piles up against door.  Appreciate your prayers over it all and my neighbors.  Thank you!

March 13, 2017