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    RHM Devotional: The Chain of Command from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to talk about the chain of command in the Kingdom of God. When we began RHM, I was blown away by some of the prayer requests that we received. Many people confused God with Santa Claus. I remember one in p...
  • Dec 16
    Posted by Dion Todd
    David therefore departed there, and escaped to the cave of Adullam: and when his brothers and all his father's house heard it, they went down there to him. Everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was discontented, gathered themselves to him; and he became captain...
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Heart Medicine

  • A cheerful heart makes good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22 WEB

    Health tip: Don't worry. Be Happy. You can add years to your life, and health to your body by simply being joyful and happy. No one should be able to control your joy for it should come from the inside of you.

    People, places, and things can cause problems, but how you react to it is completely under your power. You can choose to turn the other cheek, or to become angry and turn theirs. Yes, we have a part to play in our life, and regardless of what people may tell you today, you are responsible for your own actions.

    There are so many attacks that come against us daily that it is easy to get discouraged. That is their purpose, but true happiness is not found in things, jobs, or success. It is not even in people. Your relationship with Jesus is what can bring an unshakable peace to your life.

    Paul said that he had learned to be content in whatever his circumstances were (Philippians 4:11). Whether he had been beaten, shipwrecked, or in prison, Paul was content. He wrote much of the New Testament from behind prison walls. If he had not been imprisoned, he may not have had the time to do so.

    Paul learned to detach his emotions from his circumstances and to be at peace. He focused on the invisible and the eternal (2 Corinthians 4:16). He found the will of God in every situation and kept close fellowship with Jesus. Nothing else was more important to him. We can behave the same way. The same grace and peace that Paul had then, is still available to us.

    The Joy of the Lord is your strength. Remember when you were first saved how you felt so light, so happy, filled with joy? That is what happens when you lay your burdens down at the cross. Too often we pick them back up again and the heaviness returns. Leave your baggage at the cross. Pray and let God worry about it.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please send me grace and peace for my life. Help me to see past the circumstances and to learn to detach my emotions from my situation. Give me strength and guide me today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning! Just a reminder that our RHM Live Saturday service is happening tonight at 4pm EST! We will be continuing our interactive Bible Study with Luke Chapter Seven. The Bible Study includes a detailed video teaching (which you can also read later) and we also provide an interactive you can take to test your knowledge during the week. To find out more or join us this afternoon, go to this page: RHM Live


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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen, amen, amen.

October 21, 2017
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Chris Decker
Chris Decker

Amen Pastor good message.

October 21, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father please send me grace and peace for my life. Help me to see past the circumstances and to learn to detach my emotions from my situation. Give me strength and guide me today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen! Thank you for carrying me through tough times Father, your grace has sheltered me and given my troubled heart rest in you. Thank you Pastor. God bless

October 21, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Dianna, praying for you and David <3! Any progress on a new vehicle?

October 21, 2017
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

October 21, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

I heard a pastor once say that God throws our sins in the sea of forgetfulness, the real problem is that we are such good scuba divers, we keep going and getting them back. Is that you?

October 21, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Hehe, Jim, that is a great way to put it :)!

October 21, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Jim, I heard the samething just a little different. I heard that God, takes our sins and drops them into the deepest part of the sea. :-) I see where your coming from diving in and bringing them back. The only thing is we would have to know where he dropped them and what sea. :-)

October 21, 2017
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

This is so true. Thank you. Pastor. While being mindful of others. Be mindful of yourself as well. GOD brings us new joys each and every day.

October 21, 2017
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

The joy of the Lord is my strength. I was praying that yesterday as I drove to work in deep grief over a friend that lost her life the day before from a drug overdose. She was 26 and had 2 babies. She was a beautiful and kind-hearted soul.  I focused on Jesus and thankfully I was busy enough at work to avoid any thoughtless conversation on how she died.

October 21, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

GOD BLESS HER SOUL.  Amen

October 21, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen! Thank you Pastor for helping me to remember this. Praying it will always stay in my heart.

October 21, 2017
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Lord, please help me today to do what I have to do. Help me get everything packed and ready in time to be moved, and calm the panic attacks. In Jesus' name I ask this, Amen.

October 21, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Praying for you, sis, you can do this <3!

October 21, 2017
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Blanca Merchan
Blanca Merchan

I second Sylvia's opinion. I know you can do it.Trust in God .He will give you what it takes. Praying for you.

October 21, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,thank you Jesus for Grace.

October 21, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear God, help me to be content and cover me with Your grace.Amen.

October 21, 2017
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumaredited: October 21, 2017

The joy of the Lord IS my strength for sure!

Thank you Pastor!

 

October 21, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

October 21, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus. 

October 21, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father please send me grace and peace for my life. Help me to see past the circumstances and to learn to detach my emotions from my situation. Give me strength and guide me today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

 

 

Father, please just help me to learn how to let go of worries and to not think about them again. When I do please hold me so I feel safe in your arms and the worries keep getting less of a worry. In Jesus, name. Amen. <3

 

Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion. :-)

October 21, 2017
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thanks much pastor Dion awesome words to live by,

 

October 21, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen! Thank you Pastor Dion!

October 21, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  An interesting prayer, but I'm a social worker, so I pray... Heavenly Father please send me grace and peace for my life. Help me to see past the circumstances and to learn to manage my emotions in a healthy way, despite my situation. Give me strength and guide me today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

October 22, 2017
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Truth Amen 

October 22, 2017
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen. Lately, I've been going through a lot of things that have robbed me of my joy. I desperately need the joy of the Lord right now. 

October 23, 2017