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The Lone Ranger

  • Be sober and self-controlled. Be watchful. Your adversary the devil, walks around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Withstand him steadfast in your faith, knowing that your brothers who are in the world are undergoing the same sufferings. 1 Peter 5:8 WEB

    When a pack of lions hunt water buffalo, they follow the herd and watch it a while. They will try and pick off a straggler that is off on its own, or separate one from the rest of the herd. They are not interested in a fight. They are looking for an easy meal. The lions do not dare confront the entire herd because they would be trampled to death. There is strength and protection in numbers.

    Our enemy walks about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. As a Christian, this means that the lone ranger becomes a lonely stranger, and a prime choice for the enemies lunch. Be sure that you have Christian friends in your life. You need people who will pray with you, help protect you from attacks, encourage you, add happiness and strength. People who are still there when the others are gone.

    Fellowship with one another is important. During some very dark times in our life, we had friends that prayed for us every day, when I no longer had the strength to. Their prayers pulled me through, and eventually I got back on my feet.

    Try to get involved in activities with other Christians. If you are able, start serving at a local church, join a life group, attend a Bible study, intercessory prayer, soon you will have many friends. If you have no church to go to, then participate in our online church here at www.refreshinghope.org. Make some friends. Know that our adversary seeks out those walking alone, and he loves an easy target.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please help me to find my place in the body of Christ. Put the people in my life that should be there. Bring encouragement and hope back to my life and guide me to where I need to be, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen to Yahuah and His Will.

September 16, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

September 16, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

The one thing I would add to this is the the enemy does not play fair. He will find your weakness if you have one.

September 16, 2017
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Ted Muilenburg
Ted Muilenburg

You are so right Jim!  He cheats and makes the ugly pretty!

September 16, 2017
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Ted Muilenburg
Ted Muilenburg

This is so true - fellowship and friendship in Christ create strength and a guard.   Thanks for the reminder - I miss regular attendance at church.

September 16, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

So agree....we need other Christians!  We go to a second gathering of church we are in this Sunday night.  Most difficult is a truck driver's schedule. Also the church is not close. We have one car. I try to stay with scripture,deotions, conversations thru out day with Jesus...Play Christian radio.  Christians on Facebook.  Thank the Lord for RHM too!  My resolve in peace is that Jesus knows and loves me.  He gets what is the way we have hopedand prayed for fellowship.  I may look like a lone Buffalo to the Devil but Jesus is my best friend, hiding place, tower to run to.My Bright Morning Star! My concentration is different since post concussion syndrome that happened in 2011 but I said to the Lord that I will make your Bible first to concentrate on in book category. And it remains that way still! I love Jesus...my heart is His!

September 16, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!!!

September 16, 2017
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

I love this church!! 

September 16, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!!!!

September 16, 2017
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Kim Dalton
Kim Dalton

This is a great devotion, Pastor!! VERY pertinent to me at this time...

September 16, 2017
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Matthew  Materazzi
Matthew Materazzi

Amen

September 16, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Amen, glory be to God.

September 16, 2017
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Amen♡

September 16, 2017
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Sandra Rhodes
Sandra Rhodes

I really understand that , but every time I reach out to make friends people run they other way ! I had both cancer and a deceased child , and in seems to me people avoid that like the plague !

September 16, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

You have us the RHM family.  You will always be in our prayers.

September 16, 2017
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Sandra Rhodes
Sandra Rhodes

Thanks Deng

September 18, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

I am not alone.  I have JESUS CHRIST as my friend, my companion.  When I start to get lonely, all I do is to talk to GOD like talking to a friend.  and HE is there for me giving me the assurance that I am with Him and Him in me and that I am not alone. HE brings me peace and joy.  I watch and always be a part of Christian services on the TV if I can not go to church and listen to Christian songs.  and I am happy to be a prat of the RHM family.

September 16, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

September 16, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father please help me to find my place in the body of Christ. Put the people in my life that should be there. Bring encouragement and hope back to my life and guide me to where I need to be, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

 

 

Thank You Pastor Dion. :-)

September 16, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord 

September 16, 2017
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Linda Kovacs
Linda Kovacs

AMEN !

September 16, 2017
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Siciliaedited: September 17, 2017

Truth I am the lonly depressed one that the evil one Is trying to destroy. I feel pity for myself and it makes me feel despicable. I think of others worse off than me who have more faith than I do. I'm trying hard but I guess not hard enough. I have no friends and the only church I listen to is Refreshing Hope. You always say what I need to hear. But then it's back to the same old way. I need prayers for true friends who are there to the end. I'm tired of being physically sick and sad that I'm alone. I need to learn humility trust and faith. The bible study is fantastic but I didnt find the test. It feels like finally I'll be able to understand the Word of God.  Please pray for God to cleanse me and keep me in the light. Help me to find the right people who belong in my life. I appreciate you your devotionals bible study music everything you put into this church. May God bless and protect us all Thank you for your prayers! Truly Rose Sicilia Amen 

September 17, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Lord, I pray that you please comfort Rose, that you fill her with Your peace, that You strengthen her, and help her see true friends at RHM, and that you also bring friends who can come to her home, in the name of Jesus, amen!

Rose, we love you <3! Also, here is the link to the quizzes, though there should be links in the first paragraph and at the very bottom of each Bible Study post :): http://www.refreshinghope.org/quizzes

September 17, 2017
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Thanking you Sylvia for your prayers for me much appreciated love Rose Sicilia xoxo 

September 17, 2017
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen❤

September 17, 2017