Recent Blog Entries

  • 18 hours ago
    Posted by Dion Todd
    Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brothers, and they hated him all the more. He said to them, 'Please hear this dream which I have dreamed: for, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and behold, my sheaf arose and also stood upright; and behold, your sheaves came around, and bowe...
  • RHM Devotional: Climbing God's Mountain from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfi...
  • Nov 18
    Posted by Dion Todd
    He took a towel, and wrapped a towel around his waist. Then he poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. Then he came to Simon Peter. He said to him, 'Lord, do you wash my feet?' Jesus answered him, 'You don't kno...
View All




Wonder and Amazement

  • Wonder & Amazement from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo.

    Transcript: 

    Today I am going to be talking about: “Wonder and Amazement”. I hope that we have all had times in our lives where God did something great, and we just stood in awe of Him. If not then you haven’t seen nothing yet, for that is when life gets exciting.

    After the breakthrough, then time passes and we can fall into a rut if we not careful. It can quickly become the same old thing, and God can become like a nice guest chair in the living room. Very nice, but rarely used. We grow stale spiritually.

    I want to read this from Acts chapter 3:

    Acts 3:1–10 (NKJV) — Now Peter and John went up together to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms from those who entered the temple; who, seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked for alms.  

    And fixing his eyes on him, with John, Peter said, “Look at us.” So he gave them his attention, expecting to receive something from them. Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.”  

    And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. So he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them—walking, leaping, and praising God. And all the people saw him walking and praising God.  Then they knew that it was he who sat begging alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple; and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

    They were all filled with wonder and amazement. See wonder and amazement invites the very presence of God into your life. It charged the atmosphere, and their faith. The apostles continued to roll in miracles one after another after this. You will see more and more as long as you have that precious hunger. It all starts with a breakthrough. Too often we stop after we have a breakthrough and then rest on our laurels, when that is the time to press in and keep it going. 

    God loves doing miracles for those that take notice, those that believe. Do not think that they are for everybody, or that miracles will just fall into your lap. The Bible records that Jesus “marveled” twice, just do a quick search for: “He Marveled”. Once was in Matthew 8:10 when He was impressed with the centurions faith. The other time is in Mark 6:6 when in His hometown, He was impressed with their lack of faith. One attitude brought healing and miracles. The other attitude drove Jesus away and He went somewhere else. What is the atmosphere in your home like? Belief, or unbelief. 

    In the Old Testament, Israel did this repeatedly. They had a pattern of seeking God, getting a breakthrough, then forgetting about Him a while. Then things fell apart again, and then they started seeking Him again.

    Judges 8:33–34 (NKJV) — So it was, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the children of Israel again played the harlot with the Baals, and made Baal-Berith their god. Thus the children of Israel did not remember the LORD their God, who had delivered them from the hands of all their enemies on every side;
     
    Basically baal is a god of materialism. As soon as the Israelites had their breakthrough under Gideon, their enemies defeated, they forgot about God Almighty and started chasing other things. Do you think they would have more breakthroughs, or would they start going back into what God had delivered them out of?

    What I am trying to say is that when we start to have breakthrough, that is the time to press in, not back off and rest. And when we are not having breakthrough and walking with no hope of change, then we need stir ourselves up and remember what He has already done in our lives in the past. He can do it again. God is not dead. But if you want to see Him move in your life, then get excited about Him, charge the atmosphere with His presence. Put on some good praise and worship. Remember that He is the Awesome God of heaven. 


    Psalm 77:11–14 (NKJV) — I will remember the works of the LORD; Surely I will remember Your wonders of old. I will also meditate on all Your work, And talk of Your deeds. Your way, O God, is in the sanctuary; Who is so great a God as our God? You are the God who does wonders; You have declared Your strength among the peoples.

    When David returned home and found that his village had been burned and their families all carried off. His men were so upset that they wanted to stone him. 1 Samuel 30:6 tells us that David strengthened himself in the Lord his God, and then he went and recovered all. Sometimes we need to pull ourselves together, get up, and start again. Too many times we just wallow and give up.   

    As I was praying this morning, I heard this pretty clear and it is a word for all of us, including me: If you want to see more of what I have done for you in the past, then remember it, and expect it. That is who I am. I am the Wonder Working God. Do not forget it. Become excited about Me once again, and I will open doors for you that no man can shut. 


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

 

Social Sharing

7 comments
  • 1
David & Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for healing my granddaughters heart,that is amazement.You are magnificent,wonderful and awesome. Amen.

August 13, 2017
  • 1
Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Great message, have to hear it again right now.

August 13, 2017
  • 1
Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

I find it so amazing that you said remeber the things that God has already done.  That is exactly what is happening with me, I have returned to Grace Tabernacle even though it is not called by that name right now. Last week I was invited by Judy Johnson to pray for her sister's back. {Mrs. Mackelviene, I think is how you spell it} Today, her husband Bobby came to see me where I was seated and told me how God had healed her back when I had prayed for her and that she has not had the pain ever sense. That showed me the AWE that you are talking about. I say; "God you are awesome!

August 13, 2017
  • 1
Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardleedited: August 13, 2017

Yes, our Lord is a GOD of Wonder and Amazement, and we can expect Him to do more and more for us, because He is our Heavenly Father! And in the meantime, we should be busy doing what He expects us to do, and then be still, remember His goodness and mercy, pray and wait on Him!

Praise the Lord for He is good!!!

August 13, 2017
  • 1
Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen and thank you Jesus!

August 13, 2017
  • 1
Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Thank you Lord. I haven't forgotten the amazing things you've done in my life and I expect You to continue with more amazing happenings. Nothing is impossible with You... Amen

August 14, 2017
  • 1
Chris Decker
Chris Decker

I watched this on Saturday sometimes I am so busy I am just like Lord if want me watch Refreshing Hope just remind me that day well at EXACTALLY 4pm the Lord told me to turn it on also the first song Pastor Dion sang was already running through my head.I definaly needed that word it's hard to press in at times for a breakthrough when we are traveling through storms of lifes trials but I know it's something the Lord been telling me to keep pushing through even though it's hard and sometimes I feel alot times I got lead on my feet trying to push through these heavy storms of life.

August 15, 2017