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The Greatest Commandment

  • One of them, a lawyer, asked him a question, testing him. 'Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the law?' Jesus said to him, 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. A second likewise is this, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.' Matthew 22:35 WEB

    Many people that I talk with, or invite to a Church service, will not come because they feel that something is wrong in their life. They tell me that they want to get things fixed in their life first, and then they will come to Church. Of course decades pass by and the devil sees to it that those things will never be right in their life. It usually gets worse.

    The truth is, you will never make yourself good enough for God. That is the reason He sent His son Jesus to make a way for us. Now His door is wide open and He says 'Come just as you are and I will help you.' He took away the obstacles, and the excuses.

    There are said to be about 613 commandments in the Bible, but when Jesus was asked about the greatest commandments, He replied with only two: 'Love God' and 'Love your neighbor.' If you fully obeyed these two commandments, you would not have to worry about the others. It would eliminate stealing, adultery, murder, idols and so much more. Obeying just these two commandments would completely change the world that we live in.

    So let us stop being stalled on commandment 572 and just focus on getting the first two right! Sometimes we get so sidetracked that we miss the simplicity of the Gospel, the Good News. Come to God now, just as you are, and if He has a problem with you, His Holy Spirit will convict you one thing at a time. Then you will have the grace to change it and move on. Love God, love your neighbor, for those are the greatest commandments.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please fill me with Your love for others. Let me see them through Your eyes. You made each of us, and You don't make mistakes. I love You, please love through me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning all, Sylvia here :). Just wanted to mention that it''s Dion''s birthday today! If you''d like to post a birthday wish for him in the comments, I''m sure he''d be blessed :)!

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.edited: July 16, 2017

Happy Birthday Pastor Todd, may Yahuah continue to Bless and Keep you. Amen

I sent a card to you by email.

July 16, 2017
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Leslie McLea
Leslie McLea

I feel like I am in pretty good shape in keeping these two commandmants, to love God and to love  my neighbor ( who is my neighbor, thank about that for a moment) From the first moment I excepted the Lord back in Dec. of 1981 my whole life changed. I came out of a Cathloic Background, there was no such thing as this personal relationship with Jesus. It would not be untill I opend the Bible and began to read what Jesus really did for me, to read the graphic accounts of what He suffered on my behalf all so that I would have the choice to spend eternity with HIm. My heart sobbed that night when I read the torture he went through for me, He took the bullet meant for me, and I cried. To understand just how much He loved me, how much he wanted me to spend Eternity with him and to what lengths He would go thorugh so that I would be able to make that decision. Although God already chose me, He still gave me a choice, and I chose to except Him as My personal Saviour. I am in Love with Jesus and I owe Him my life, and my heart. To think on and reflect all that God put in place for me, for you is so increadable. I knew you before you were in your mothers womb, before I came inot exesistance, God loved me so much that He would set a plan in place to send His only son Jesus to set me free and to assure that I would be with Him in Heaven, there is no such love as this for me. 

Who is our neighbor? It is not  just Wilson over the fence , he/she are the people we meet in our lives on this walk. It is the downtrodden cashier at walmart, it is the person sitting in the waiting room at the doctors office, it is the woman who pulls into your apartment complex, just as you had pulled in, and has a problem with her car horn, not being able to shut it off. She is in her 70's and has a disabled husband in her car. She is looking for another place to live becasue of his illness. She has to sell her lovely home becasue he can not manage the stairs anymore. You and her catch eachothers glance, and she comes over to talk to you. To ask you about living in this complex, my honest thoughts, and we talk for 20 minutes. She cant get her car horn to shut off so she begins to walk out of the apartment complex as to walk down the street for help. I call to her and say dont go anywhere, and I knock on a male's apartment door, I know he is home, he comes to the door, and I tell him of this ladies issue, he comes out and goes with me to her car where her horn is still screaming, its hot, and her disabled husband waits helpless to help her in the car. The neighbor is well informed and she beems with delight and says thank you to my two angles. Her name was Joyce, and I would not see her again, but she was helped, and God knew she was going to need me. I drive by her old house weekly, and I think of her. It was such a brief encounter, but such a God encounter. Today, look past your neighbor next door to your neighbor who needs help as you go about your day today. 

Love God as He has loved you, and Love your neighbor as Jesus has and does, through you. 

July 16, 2017
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

Thank you for sharing, have a Blessed day.

July 16, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father please fill me with Your love for others. Let me see them through Your eyes. You made each of us, and You don't make mistakes. I love You, please love through me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen :-)

 

Let me see through your eyes as you want me to see through my eyes. 

God, don't make junk he made us his children to love and honor him all the days of our life. Amen.<3

 

Thank you Pastor for your time writing todays devotion. :-)  

Happy 50th. Birthday! :-)

July 16, 2017
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Amen. Well said Pastor.

July 16, 2017
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Vincent Barcia
Vincent Barcia

Happy Birthday Paster Dion I hope you have a great one.

 

July 16, 2017
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Beth Green
Beth Green

Happy Birthday Pastor!  May Gid give you a most blessed day!

 

Beth Green

July 16, 2017
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Tracy Carroll
Tracy Carroll

HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY Pastor Dion!!!!  I pray that you have a God filled day & one that's full of laughter & love!!!!!!!  Thank you for ALL of the daily devotionals & Words of wisdom each day  :o)  God bless you to the fullest!!!

July 16, 2017
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Lou Covie
Lou Covie

Happy Birthday Pastor Dion... Have a blessed and super terrific day... Thank you for being there for us and for the guidance you give us...

July 16, 2017
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Dion Todd
Dion Toddedited: July 16, 2017

Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes! I am a very blessed man with a great wife  :)

July 16, 2017
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Norine Moynihan
Norine Moynihan

Have a blessed birthday!!!!

July 16, 2017
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Winona Pyritz
Winona Pyritz

Happy Birthday, Pastor. You start my day with a Good Word. Thanks.

July 16, 2017
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Joe Brown
Joe Brown

Happy Birthday, Pastor Dion! May You be Blessed on Your special day!

July 16, 2017
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Liza Mena
Liza Mena

Happy Birthday! Blessings!

July 16, 2017
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Beth Coley
Beth Coley

Happy birthday

July 16, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I love You Lord! I love all my neighbors here on RHM! Happy Birthday to Pastor Dion and have a blessed Sunday all :)

July 16, 2017
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Marcia Diehl
Marcia Diehl

Happy Birthday!

 

July 16, 2017
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Meredith McLaughlin
Meredith McLaughlin

Happy birthday, Dion.   :-)

July 16, 2017
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Amen, in Jesus' name. Good morning and Happy Birthday Pastor Dion, enjoy your day! 

July 16, 2017
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Jennifer Tipsword
Jennifer Tipsword

Happy birthday Pastor Dion!!! I'm thankful for this ministry and your faithfulness. I pray abundant blessings for you and your family

July 16, 2017
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

Happy Birthday Pastor Diob.  Have a wonderful and blessed birthday and celebrate all week!

July 16, 2017
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Happy birthday Pastor,  and too many more to celebrate!  You and your ministry has been  a blessing.  Thank you and Thank you Jesus for bringing this ministry in my life. 

God is Good indeed!!! 

July 16, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Happy birthday Paster Dion,God loves you and so do we. Amen 

July 16, 2017
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Nanette McLane
Nanette McLane

Happy Birthday Dion!  I hope you have a great & wonderful day!!!

July 16, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Happy Birthday Dion, 50 years, wow that is half a centry. But it only the begining! May God blees all that you do!

July 16, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Happy Birthday Pastor Dion, wishing you a very blessed day filled with love. Thank you so much for what you do.

July 16, 2017
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Happy, Happy Birthday Pastor Dion!! God has used you in my life and I'm so thankful for you and Sylvia!! :D

 

July 16, 2017
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Teresa Bridges
Teresa Bridges

Happy Birthday, Pastor Dion from another July baby! :-) May your day be as blessed as you bless all of us! Much love to you!

July 16, 2017
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

Happy, blessed birthday, Pastor Dion! Thank you so much for your daily devotionals--I look forward to them and learn so much from your wisdom.May God continue to provide you and Sylvia with all you need to do His service!

July 16, 2017
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Blanca Merchan
Blanca Merchan

Happy Birthday Pastor Dion. You and your Ministry have been a Blessing to me.Thank YOU!

Abundant Blessings to you , Sylvia and all your loved ones.

July 16, 2017
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John Smith
John Smith

Happy Birthday Dion! 

July 16, 2017
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Angel Brooks
Angel Brooks

Happy Birthday

July 16, 2017
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Rev.Donald  L Mercer
Rev.Donald L Mercer

Gracias for your teachings via the WORD and have a Blessed Birthday on your 50th!

July 16, 2017
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Judy  Driggers
Judy Driggers

Happy Birthday, Dion! Thank you for blessing us with Refreshing Hope!

July 16, 2017
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Diann Verdery
Diann Verdery

Happy Happy Birthday!! Thank you for your ministry and your devotion to your readers.  God Bless you!

July 16, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Happy Birthday Rev. Dion!  May the blessings of Our Father in Heaven be filled with love, joy, peace and happiness always!!

July 16, 2017
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Beatrice &quot;Raye&quot; Huth
Beatrice "Raye" Huth

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PASTOR DION!  TO LIVING EACH DAY WITH AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE! Thank you for all that you provide in terms of reinforcement in our faith and hope to walk in his light.  Amen.

 

I recently was offered a full time job; right now I had strung 3 jobs together to create the same.  Thank you GOD for leading me in the right direction and the right time to move on.  May I continue to walk in GOD's light and guidance.  May I continue to bring GOD's message of hope and love, trust and faith to others in my path.  May I reach out to others to offer friendship and be available for every experience that comes my way through GOD.

July 16, 2017
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Andrea Dorsey-Dillon
Andrea Dorsey-Dillon

Happy Birthaday Pastor,

i pray you continued strength, peace and joy. Thank you for all that you do! 

July 16, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!! Happy Birthday!! Someone mentioned how old you are ,by the way my oldest son is five years younger than you. As you can see I am a lot older lol.

July 16, 2017
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Happy Birthday to you dear Pastor Dion

July 16, 2017
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James Worobe
James Worobe

Happy Birthday  Dion

July 16, 2017
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dolores landis
dolores landis

Happy Birthday Dion!  God Bless You!

July 16, 2017
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Paula Hatcher
Paula Hatcher

First of all, Have a super blessed birthday and celebrate all of your blessings!  Second, I love these scriptures, however I see that I have work to do and ask my Father for help, wisdom and strength to carry out the 1st and 2nd greates commandments.  In myself, I do not the capacity or knowledge to love as I should.  Plus, some are just easier to love than others! If I choose to love God with ALL my heart, soul and mind, then there is no room for distractions of this world, hatred, bitterness, gossip, critical attitudes, judgmental attitues, etc.  Because I am SO focused, full and content with loving my Father that is all that matters.  The goal is to stay there.  I see progress, but a LONG way to go.  Thanks for sharing this great word today!

Many blessings

 

July 16, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen 

July 16, 2017
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Gail Petersen
Gail Petersen

Happy birthday, Dion. Hope it's wonderful!

 

July 16, 2017
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Charisse English
Charisse English

Happy Birthday Pastor Dion!

July 16, 2017
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Iowa  Robinson
Iowa Robinson

Happy Birthday Pastor Dion! Love you!!

July 16, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Happy Birthday Pastor Dion. I hope you have an amazing day. Blessings.

 

July 16, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Happy Birthday Pastor Dion.  GOD BLESS YOU THE MOST

July 16, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father please fill me with your love for others. Let me see them through your eyes. You made each of us, and you don't make mistakes. I love you, please love through me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

July 16, 2017
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Tracy  Greene
Tracy Greene

Happiest and blessed birthday wishes Pastor Dion!  You are reaching the world for the Lord and I am proud to be a part of it!

July 17, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!   Heavenly Father please fill me with Your love for others. Let me see them through Your eyes. You made each of us, and You don't make mistakes. I love You, please love through me, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

July 17, 2017
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Bette Greer
Bette Greer

Happy Birthday Pastor Dion.  May our Heavenly Father continue to bless you and fill you with the wisdom of His Word 

July 17, 2017