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Distant Memories

  • The world is passing away with its lusts, but he who does God's will remains forever. 1 John 2:17 WEB

    Standing in the parking lot, I felt like a fish out of water. Panic, fear, abandonment, hatred, and a few other strong emotions rolled over me as I watched her car drive away. It was my first day of school and I was dumped off in the parking lot at Kingston Elementary. Six years old, completely lost, knowing no one, and starting in the first grade. I had lived my whole life up to that point barefoot on a farm.

    This particular stepmother had kept me out of kindergarten the year before because it was too much trouble. They would probably have kept me out of school altogether if not for the truant officer, but that morning she drove me to school, pushed me out of the car, and drove away.

    Eventually a teacher found me wandering around and helped me get to the right class. Each day became easier and soon I enjoyed school. Now that first day is only a distant memory and something bad, turned out to be something good.

    There are many things in my past that were traumatic or seemed like the end of the world while they were happening, but now they are only a memory. All of the troubles and trials that we go through in this life are temporary and they will pass.

    Be encouraged today because even if the world passes away, to those with eternal life, it will just be a memory. None of it is the end for us, not even death. We will spend eternity with the Lord Jesus, making more memories. So keep a positive attitude and trust God to work it out for the best. Don't let a fearful situation get the best of you, for this too will soon pass.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father my eyes are on You. Walk with me today and let me know that You are there. Send me the Comforter like You promised for I need You more than ever, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Happy Sunday! For those in regions who observe Daylight Savings time, don''''t forget that today is the day to "fall back" :). ALSO, for those interested in music, whether playing, writing, or just listening, our wonderful RHM family member, Perry, has agreed to help Pastor Dion by taking over leadership of "Make a Joyful Noise" group! Perry is a longtime musician who helps us with our music during the RHM Live services, and we are grateful for his help with this group, too! If you would like to check out this group and to enjoy or learn more about music, here is the link to join: Make a Joyful Noise group:


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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Jesus....Please take away my fears and keep the past in the past.Please let me live for today and you take of the future. Amen 

November 5, 2017
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Christie Smith
Christie Smith

Amen

November 5, 2017
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Christie Smith
Christie Smith

Thank you for sharing your story with us as painful as those times were.  God indeed has lifted us out of the Muck & Mire and is Forever Faithfull.  Those of us that have had a painful past need these reminders and I feel blessed to hear and also share our stories Boldly.  Blessings to you Pastor Dion.

November 5, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Our past no matter how tramatic it was, does not determine our fate!  God ALWAYS has a plan for you and me.  Yes I too suffered many traumas and I carried such deep resentment as I grew older; however the Lord put some wonderful people in my life along the way and for that, I am truly grateful and I thank him everyday!  Thank you Father in Heaven for your Mercy, Love, Compassion but most of all for your most Precious Son Jesus, who continues to carry me through!  Amen!!

November 5, 2017
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Praise God!

 

November 5, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

November 5, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father, I know there have been trouble times in my life but I always trusted in You. Lead me and I follow. In Jesus name I pray Amen. Thank you Pastor Dion for your story.

November 5, 2017
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Oh dear Pastor.....what a testimony you are to us all. Gone through so much and now leading so many to Him! Spreading His love, compassion and peace around. Encouraging us with your daily dose of inspiring messages. Bringing us His word and my prayer His abundant grace n blessing shower upon you and Sylvia as you work towards the extension of His coming kingdom. God Bless!

November 5, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Awesome message! Yes this will pass and be but a memory. Thank You Lord for always getting me through the tough times, Amen

November 5, 2017
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen

November 5, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen, yes all things work out for good for all who believe in and trust the Lord, our God, with all their hearts and souls!

May the Lord bless you, dear Pastor, especailly today !!! The Lord loves you so much and so do we, the RHM family !!!

November 5, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

November 5, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus, amen 

November 5, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father my eyes are on You. Walk with me today and let me know that You are there. Send me the Comforter like You promised for I need You more than ever, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

 

 

Thank you Pastor for todays devorion. Blessings. :-)

November 5, 2017
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Mary  Ann
Mary Ann

 Pastor, I don't know how to shut it off and shut off all the tragic things that have happened in my life. I have prayed and prayed but they are there. Every single one of them. Y'all know I've been in bed since 2003,bad,very bad back,bad surgery, at night is when the enemy attacks me, I call it "head rushing", but,I pray and pray,try to pray them away,but,here they come. I even built an invisible shelf and put them there,but, they keep tumbling down one at a time,soon here they all are. I pray for someone to talk to and let this all out,before this self breaks. I've had a very tragic life,I was saved at 10 and my life just kept snow balling since then. I wish I had someone I could trust and not judge me,you know,I know it was the enemy,I understand that such that very young age. Just,someone help me to build acwall around me that the enemy can not get through. I built a wall once and turned it over to God,and,more tragic started happening. I know the enemy attacks us at our weakest point,my daughter was my weakest point and I had to protect her, her whole life..when I took my hands off so she could "live her life,", bam, 3rd most ,single,brutalist murder of " all" the 80's,but,she was not shot,her and,I had a fight on the phone. Anyhow,I voice, " I forgive everyone that's ever done anything to to everyone,but,that little nudgey I get in the back of my mind says," unuhhh!". So,it goes. Boy,did this fit me perfect. I told PPL on FB," One time through life,make good memories that one time through. Amen.. No,second chances,memories is all we can take with us,make good everlasting ones. God Bless,this isn't "Sundowners Disease, lol,or Ol' Timers,it's me with my warbonnet and my armour on fighting our old nemesis, the old one from long ago. Good night.. Love y'all ,n, God Bless each and every one of you. I

November 5, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father my eyes are on You. Walk with me today and let me know that You are there. Send me the Comforter like You promised for I need You more than ever, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

November 6, 2017
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen!

November 7, 2017