Recent Blog Entries

  • Wed at 3:01 AM
    Posted by Dion Todd
    Then he began to denounce the cities in which most of his mighty works had been done, because they didn't repent. 'Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon which were done in you, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. Bu...
  • Tue at 3:01 AM
    Posted by Dion Todd
    The God who made the world and all things in it, he, being Lord of heaven and earth, doesn't dwell in temples made with hands, neither is he served by men's hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he himself gives to all life and breath, and all things. Acts 17:24 WEBWhen I was growing up, we us...
  • Dec 9
    Posted by Dion Todd
    RHM Devotional: Heroes and Monsters from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to talk about the potential of being a Hero, or a Monster, that exists inside each one of us. We get to choose. Once when Jesus was preaching from a boat, He told a parable about a man that sowed wheat in H...
View All




Finishing the Job

  • being confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6 WEB

    It was late Saturday night and we were both exhausted. A simple job that should have taken us a couple of hours, had now taken a couple of days, but we had chosen to honor the price that we had originally quoted them. That is one of the perks of being self-employed. As the night wore on, it was just us, God, and a lot of hard work for they soon left us the keys to the office, and went home.

    Sometimes doing the right thing hurts. That job cost us twice as much as we planned and took five times as long to complete, but we did it because it was the right thing to do. We are to do unto others, as we would have them do unto us.

    You can measure someone's character, by what it takes for them to bail out of a commitment. Make your decisions intentionally, say what you mean, and mean what you say. Our God is not flippant in His decisions, and He does not waver. Jesus endured the cross for the joy that was set before Him (Hebrews 12:2). Sometimes we have to do the same.

    God who began a good work in you, will see it completely through to the end. Even when the cost is double, when it takes twice as long as planned, when things didn't turn out as expected, when it is just you, God, and a lot of hard work: He will still complete the job.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for all that You do for me. Please give me grace to complete the things that I have promised. Help me grow in character and always honor my word. Help me reflect Your presence on this earth, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Thank you all so much for your wonderful birthday greetings yesterday! Y''all bless us more than you can ever know!

    > You can subscribe to our daily devotional here <



Tip: You must be logged into the website to leave comments.

 

Social Sharing

30 comments
  • 1
Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

July 17, 2017
  • 1
Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

July 17, 2017
  • 1
Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Amen!

July 17, 2017
  • 1
Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Amen❤

July 17, 2017
  • 1
Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Amen

July 17, 2017
  • 1
Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

July 17, 2017
  • 1
Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

July 17, 2017
  • 2
Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

Happy Be-later Birthday!!  I'm glad you were blessed on your day!! Thank you for the devotional. I love it.  It's part of my routine most days. It's the first thing I look at when I awake. I love your writing content and style, hope, love and most of all truth!!  Thank you lord for using pastor dion and for his yes to you.  Help me to again say yes again to you today with joy. Remove my depression and despondency and help me find my joy in the midst of my storm.  Amen. 

July 17, 2017
  • 1
Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez

Amen

July 17, 2017
  • 1
Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Amen! I thank God that He finishes what He starts in me. It is all about His work, I pray that I will always let Him work in my life.

July 17, 2017
  • 1
David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Yes ,we are blessed because we serve our risen Savior.He is so awesome.I love and adore him.Jesus Christ my Master. Amen 

July 17, 2017
  • 1
Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen, He will give me everything I need to get through this daily grind.

July 17, 2017
  • 1
Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Lord for giving me grace and strength to complete Your will for my life. Amen.

July 17, 2017
  • 1
Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez

Amen.

July 17, 2017
  • 1
Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

I just want to share with everyone. My life has changed so much in just the last week. A lot of it has to do with a new friend, Mary, who God has brought into my life, as well as my oldest desr friend, Debbie, who moved away a little over a year ago. Debbie has always helped me keep my eyes on JESUS During my good and roughest times in my life, even from afar. I have been praying for another Christian friend who lives close to me. Mary is the one  God has brought to me. She was like me, and while she is blessed with many friendships, she needed me because she just needed that "special one". I have been so blessed in so many different ways just in the last week. She invited me to her church Wednesday. I went and knew this is where I belong. I also went Sunday and it was a confirmation for me. I have found the place I have been searching for in my walk with GOD. While I will miss the people at my other church, I needed to make a change. I still hope to do Ladies Bible study and volunteer when able and maybe Mary will join me because I really enjoy them and it will keep me in touch with the ladies I have come to love. I hope it is okay in God's eyes to go two places. I want to grow more spirituality and absorb all I can, just like RHM. Pastor Dion and all my groups here have been such a big part of my life for several years now. You all have got me through many times of despair as well as joy, pad for that I thank you all. You will always be my first devotion of each day. I am in such a good place in my life now, better than a long time since my accident in December 2011. I would like to make even more friends here, so I invite anyone who feels the same and look forward to new friend requests because I think we can all learn more and share more about JESUS. May you all have a very blessed day. Rebecca Adkins

July 17, 2017
  • 1
Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

That is wonderful news, Rebecca, praise God :)! As for friends, feel free to also invite anyone you'd like to get to know better <3! (((HUGS)))

July 17, 2017
  • 1
Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Your qoute, " I hope it is okay in God's eyes to go two places".  You can go to all places, any where, any time, any day to worship and praise our LORD GOD ALMIGHTY.  You will be blessed with more friends like Mary. GOD LOVES YOU SO MUCH

July 17, 2017
  • 1
Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

Thank for your encouraging words, Deng. I feel guilty sometimes for leaving my other church. I just wasn't getting the messages I need at this time in my life. No one has even reached out to me from there, so I think it is a confirmation that God put me there. I am loving it, and everyone really makes me feel like I belong. Mary and I have really been getting closer each day.

July 26, 2017
  • 1
Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

That is a great blessing!  What a gift.  I have a friend long time but yrs go by and she is 85.  I use to drive for various health reasons I don't. One day.  Fibromyalgia, arthritis and soon a knee anyway, a lady came by about a week ago.  She visited a neighbor of ours & then came to see our Bassettes.  We talked a bit till then she was in the door.  Yet she lives close to an hour away.  I just thanked God.  Will see what time will show if she is the one.  Not a Christian though.  Artist of different types of painting.  One good cherished friend I ask Lord. Thank you Lord for what You will do!

July 17, 2017
  • 1
Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

Cheryl, It really is a wonderful blessng. We all need that one special friend who is closer and can be there for each other;even if we can just vent our frustrations, as well as sharing testimonies.I am not the type of person to talk on the phone much, except with Debbie, but Mary and I talked for over three hours the other night. It was after  1a.m. I will pray for God to put that SPECIAL ONE FRIEND in your life.

July 26, 2017
  • 1
Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Hallelujah!! Glory be to God!!

July 17, 2017
  • 1
Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen pastor and Happy Birthday a day late!

 

July 17, 2017
  • 2
Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

I like...say what you mean and mean what you say but don't say it meanly

July 17, 2017
  • 1
Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Ha, I like how you put that, Cheryl :)!

July 17, 2017
  • 1
Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝edited: July 17, 2017

Cheryl, I was taught that saying by a nurse that I use to see in my twenties. I was seen her too in the past seven years. She's used that saying with me in my twenties and still today. I've been saying that saying in my head since my early twenties. Oh boy so when I say what I mean and mean what I say. Sometimes it's not to pretty toward bad things that happen in my life. I also use it for good advise for many I love in my life too. I too like they way you said it Cherly. <3 "Say what you mean and mean what you say." Bobbie Fox!! <3

July 17, 2017
  • 1
Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father I thank you for all that you do for me. Please give me the Grace to complete the things that I have promised. Help me grow in character and always honor my word. Help me reflect your presence on this Earth, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

July 17, 2017
  • 1
Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for all that You do for me. Please give me grace to complete the things that I have promised. Help me grow in character and always honor my word. Help me reflect Your presence on this earth, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

 

Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion. :-)

July 17, 2017
  • 1
Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus. 

July 17, 2017
  • 1
Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You for all that You do for me. Please give me grace to complete the things that I have promised. Help me grow in character and always honor my word. Help me reflect Your presence on this earth, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

July 18, 2017
  • 1
Virginia Turner
Virginia Turner

Good morning Dion, and God Bless you and Sylvia.  Your encouraging messages for the last couple of days is such a peaceful blessing for me and many others.  God is so good!!  I love the Lord very much.  This will never change!!!  In His time, blessing will come!!!  Hang in there!!!  

July 18, 2017