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Peace of Mind

  • In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6 WEB

    Many saints and martyrs in the past have faced terrible trials and death with a peace in their hearts that no one could explain. Some sang hymns on the way to their execution, or even while being burned on a stake. They had access to the peace that surpasses all understanding.

    Today many of us do not have this peace, but it is still available for us. God has not changed His mind. There is still a peace that surpasses all understanding, and it is available through prayer. It is a supernatural peace where you do not understand, but you thoroughly know that it will be OK.

    My trials are minor in comparison, but major to me. So many times in my life, I have had to face a situation where I had no answers, but after praying for a few moments, I knew what to do. He taught me to lean on Him, especially in the workplace. When God shows up at church, it is hopefully expected. When He shows up in the workplace, it begins to shake things up.

    When things begin to overwhelm you, stop and pray. Make your requests known to God. Pray until the peace comes, and the stress leaves. Pour your heart out to God as you would your best friend and talk with Him throughout the day. Be yourself when praying and do not pretend to be too Holy, or speak in religious biblical terms to impress Him. He knows you far better than that. The best that you can do is to humbly acknowledge that you need Him to help you today. Pray about your needs, and then trust Him to come through.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You so much for taking care of me. Please give me the grace to face this day and make it fun, simple, and easy. Cover me with Your presence and fill me with Your peace, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

September 17, 2017
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Leslie McLea
Leslie McLea

Since I excepted the Lord back in  December of 1981, when my daughter was just a two months away from being one year old, I had no idea what to expect from that day when Jesus became a part of me. My life was rough before that day, my father was an alcholic with an explosive temper and my mother passive. I look back now at all I could have been in and the depths I could have been in it, but I see how even then God had His hand on me, knowing that one day I would be confronted with Him and have a choice to exept or reject Him. I remember, when my I was getting ready to give birth to my daughter February 3, 1981 , it was an emergency c-section, I was in labor for 24 hours before they made a decision on this route. You sign papers that say they are not responsiblie if you die etc. ( I was brought up Cathloic) While they rolled me down the hall to surgery, I remember the fear inside, I remember looking up and asking God to save the child and take my life if that is what was going to happen, that I had lived long enough, but give the child a chance. Well, little did I know at that time, when God saved us both from death, that had He answered my prayer, before I had come to exept him, I would have gone to hell, but my child would have lived. If he had taken my daughter, she would have been in heaven with him upon birth. But God had a plan for me and in just 10 months He knew I was going to be His. I remember reading in my Bible one night the description of how Jesus died, what he went through, and I remember weeping, and weeping at what He went through for me. I gave my heart to him all those years ago, and my commitment to him still stands even in my most frenzied state. I am a child of the King, His hand is always on me, He never leaves me, even though I may not always reconize that. I confess, I am a wery warrior, the battles I have faced then, continue to this day.  The jungle is thick on this path, I do not always see HIM, but when He shows me Himself, its almost like when He appeared to His diciples in the upper room after His death. Those times, are the times I must share Him and what He has done for me with you, or else I would just be complaining. When your life has been lived in the valley with not much on the mountain top experiences, and it becomes a long term life of challenges, most folks don't know what to do with you when you tell your story. But when you have the oppertunity to show God move on your behalf, your challenges take on a new light. God holds my life in HIs hands, I am engraved on His palms, he can not forget me when he opens his hands. I live or die by His words, I owe Him my life, and no matter what, my commitment to him still stands. I am still very weary from the battle front experience , Joy is not something that is seen much in my life, even though I know that Jesus is my Joy. I do my best to make my steps as easy and simple as possible but that takes just as much effort to work out. God knows me, inside and out, He knows what I am thinking and how and why I am thinking it. He knows well before I do what actions I will take under what circumstances. I do not know if I will ever learn to be content in all situtions, but if I can remember that HE is with me in all circumstances, then I will know everything will be alright. ( Right now, Asher is very sick and will need to be scene by a doctor tomorrow, I think it is a sinus infection) 

Please give me the grace to face this day and make it fun, simple, and easy.

September 17, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

I will keep on praying. Amen. 

September 17, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

The peace that God gives is real peace, not a peace that you make up, becaus it comes from God Himself!

September 17, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,pray without ceasing.Jesus is awesome.

September 17, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father, i pray and depend on you daily. My Faith gets me through. All thanks be to God

September 17, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simoedited: September 17, 2017

Lord, give me the opportunity to be humble and accept everything you have for me. AMEN. 

September 17, 2017
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Amen❤

September 17, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Anen!!

September 17, 2017
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

LORD GOD, I needed this today. GOD they got me up against the wall but I know you are right there up against that wall with me. It will be alright. Thank you LORD.

September 17, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

This past week has been a time of much spiritual growth and Christian outreach as we experienced an almost too perfect storm, as the NOAA Hurricane specialists and the local weather news reporters kept oohing and ahhing the perfect eye of Irma. My children were shuttered in well supplied, as well as Jim and I, yet we were all miles apart. As the seemingly endless  tornado warnings came for our area, which coverd a vast distance and effected all of us, as they spawned off our shoreline and moved inland. I sat in my leather chair in my livingroom with my feet up on the matching ottoman and I read my devotions and Jesus-centered Bible. I prayed while my children huddled in bathrooms from tornados, as text messages flooded my phone screen and I felt this overwhelming "peace that passes all understanding". As the over 100 mph winds raged outside and the eery howling went on for what seemed an eternity, (actually it was only about 12 hours.), I felt peace, I knew that I would see the storm pass and that my children and grandchildren were safe in Abba's hands. Now it is one week later and as I reflect upon this terrible storm, I see all the blessings, the mercy, the goodness of my Abba Father. My faith and my children's faith has grown so much, some more than others. It has grown so strong in me, it was very strong before, but now today it is so much more, that I can say nothing will prevail against it, my hope is secure and my faith and trust is secure, we are in my Father's hand and never will He let anything snatch us out of it! Never!

September 17, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Carol, He is good <3!

September 17, 2017
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen!

September 17, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Thank you, Pastor Dion!

Lord God, Almighty Heavenly father, please give me and our entire family your grace to face today and all the tomorrows and Your peace that passeth all understanding! In the most holy name of our Lord Jesus Christ I ask and pray, Amen!

September 17, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

September 17, 2017
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

This scripture was just for me as if you knew exactly what i asked for I am in awe everytime this happens what an awesome wonderful God we serve! Amen and Amen!

September 17, 2017
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Tyler Velau
Tyler Velau

Pastor Dion, you always impress me with your devotionals. I have not read one that I did not like or that did not speak to me in one way or another. I greatly appreciate these devotionals and how much work you put into them. 

September 17, 2017
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Matthew  Materazzi
Matthew Materazzi edited: September 17, 2017

Amen

September 17, 2017
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Linda Kovacs
Linda Kovacs

AMEN  :)

September 17, 2017
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen ❤

September 17, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You so much for taking care of me. Please give me the grace to face this day and make it fun, simple, and easy. Cover me with Your presence and fill me with Your peace, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. :-)

 

 

Thank you Pastor Dion for your daily devotion. :-)

September 18, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  I can really use this one Today!  Heavenly Father I thank You so much for taking care of me. Please give me the grace to face this day and make it fun, simple, and easy. Cover me with Your presence and fill me with Your peace, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

September 18, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen 

September 18, 2017
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Truth Amen Thank you Jesus !

September 18, 2017
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Tom Cartmell
Tom Cartmell

Well, it's happened again. Not getting the devotionals as of yesterday 9/18 Don't know why this keeps happening,is it something I'm doing. Please help and thank you. In advance. Sending love to all at RHM

September 19, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Hi Tom! No problem, I have re-subscribed you again :). As mentioned before, what is most likely happening is that you are forwarding the email to someone who doesn't want it. The only way to stop that is to find out who it is, or to stop forwarding them :). No worries here either way, it just takes a moment to re-subscribe you :)

September 20, 2017
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

Hi Tom, all that you have to do is click the "Subscribe" link at the bottom of the devotional to sign back up and that should fix it. Just FYI... Be blessed and thank you for reading!

September 20, 2017