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The Wonderful You

  • Which commandment is the greatest of all? Jesus answered, 'The greatest is, 'Hear, Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one: you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the first commandment. The second is like this, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these. Mark 12:28 WEB

    When they asked Jesus what the greatest commandment was, He told them: 'Love God, and Love others.' This is first and foremost, but after that, be yourself. Some of the greatest people that I know are uniquely themselves. They try and be no one else, and they resist trying to fit into a Christian template that someone else created in their minds. Love God, love others, and be who He created you to be.

    God created you with your personality, characteristics, skills, likes and dislikes, wants and desires. He crafted you with His loving hands to be who you are. You are not a mistake. Do not throw your uniqueness away by trying to be someone else. You can be a mediocre them, or a wonderful you.

    I love electronics, always have. I also love the word of God and when I was young, I wanted to be in the ministry. When I tried to follow the path of others, I was like a fish out of water and every door was closed.

    Most of the people that I went to Bible college with were proud to not own a computer then. People associated it with the mark of the beast, and they had no vision of it being used for good. I tried to give my pastor one and he said something like: 'Ive heard bad things about those machines.' People tried to make me feel ashamed of owning one.

    I was on the other side of the spectrum, and my desk is commonly covered with broken computers. Macs, Linux, Windows, I use all three every day to do what we do here. Accompanied by Virtual machines, iPads, Androids, Chrome books, and a Raspberry Pi or two. The side is usually off of my computer, and it has a couple of hard drives hanging out of it.

    When the Lord finally pushed us into ministry, it became an online church, and that fits who we are. I am no longer a fish out of water, and my peers would feel out of place if they were forced to be me. We are all created differently to fulfill a purpose that others cannot. So be yourself, and it is never too late for you to get started.

    No matter what you have done, you can be forgiven. No matter how bad you have broken it, it can be repaired. No matter how far away that you have drifted, He is waiting for your return. God loves you and He still has a plan for your life. Do not look down on yourself because you do not fit inside of a mold that someone else created. Their clothes were never meant to fit you.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please lead me into all that You have for me. Help me find the place that I belong. Put Your desires in my heart, speak to me, and through me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need." (Hebrews 4:16) If you are in need of prayer, please feel free always to send your requests to our prayer network, where we and the team will be honored to lift you up! Here is the link: RHM Prayer Network


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Kenney Denney
Kenney Denney

Dion,

 

I have read your devotional for a long time. I have never written back to you. I want to express my appreciation for your passion for Christ. Your devotional are so practical and full of wisdom. Thank you for your ministry. Your devotional always encourage me. God is using you in ways you don’t even know. Thank you for being available to our Savior!

 

Kenney Denney

November 17, 2017
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Amen!

 

November 17, 2017
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

Thank you for reading Kenny and taking a moment to let us know. May you be blessed  :)

November 17, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

I agree! Amen. <3

November 17, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen 

i agree with Mr. Kenney Denney. Thank you for your heart touching devotionals. 

November 17, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

I tryed to be what others thought I should be for years. When God finally called me into His kingdom, I found the peace I had been serching for. I could finally be me. I tryed to fit that religious mold so hard, it allmost took my life. Thank you Father for the freedom!

November 17, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Hum great teaching! It makes all the sense!! When I was suffereing returning from over seas, I noticed all the sugestions for me! All that! I chose too move far away and let Me come out! It was great!! Thanks!!

November 17, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

November 17, 2017
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Thank you so much for this!! Even as a child, I remember people trying to make me fit into the mold they felt a little girl should be, and it wasn'r who I was or am.Very thankful it wasn't my parents doing that! Perfect timing, since once again, I don't quite fit in with most of the people in my training class at my new job.  It's a good reminder for me. 

November 17, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Beautifully said Pastor Dion! Thank you for the reminder. Amen

November 17, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen. <3

November 17, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

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

Thank you Jesus for your love. Amen 

November 17, 2017
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Truth Amen 

November 17, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Thank You Father for helping me to find my place, forgive me and lead me. In Jesus name I pray,Amen.

November 17, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord 

November 17, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!

November 17, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

I totally agree with Kenney Denney! Pastor Dion, you are such a blessing to me and so many others! Your online ministry was badly needed and truly filled the gap! There are so many out there that have no means or transportation to go to a good & bible-believing church and ministry, and here you are meeting so many needs! I've been touched again and again by your inspired messages and devotions! May the Lord, our Lord richly bless you and Sylvia for your selfless service!!!

November 17, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

I agree with, Liesel. <3 God bles both Pastor and Sylvia. I thank you both for all you do for RHM family. Amen!

November 17, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

 Heavenly Father please lead me into all that You have for me. Help me find the place that I belong. Put Your desires in my heart, speak to me, and through me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

 

 

Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion. :-)

November 17, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father please lead me into all that You have for me. Help me find the place that I belong. Put Your desires in my heart, speak to me, and through me, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

November 18, 2017
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

Thank you all for taking a moment to let us know what the devotional means to you. Be blessed!

November 18, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

November 18, 2017
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Madalyn Myers
Madalyn Myers

Thank You Pastor Dion for that great Devotional. I work in a retail store for women clothes. I sometimes talk to my coworkers and and a lot of them have their parents come to the store. A part of me would feel sad sometimes because both of my parents are deceased. I have not seen my children in 6 years. I don't feel like a mother due to the distance of not seeing my kids. I feel that God does things for a reason. Sometimes I don't understand but I know that he knows best. I am learning to love myself again so that I can be happy again. 

November 18, 2017
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

And happy you will be Madalyn. God knows your heart's desires and He will give you much more than you ask for. He loves you just as all of us do! Stay blessed!

 

November 19, 2017
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Yes dear Lord....show me my role, take me to the place you have set aside for me and lead me I pray!

Amen!

 

November 19, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Thank you so much...in midst of family from here to there states.  I know it should be enjoyable..yet ..,I want to climb inside me and be comfortable.  I have been reading devotions,  seeking Christian songs I love to save on my cell and truly trying to find my way to be with Jesus  and dwell.  Routine is changed I realize just for now and all will soon pass. This is a one on one walk with Jesus.  I chose to lay in bed to find space and solitude with the Lord.  When bathroom is empty I hope to take shower....

November 21, 2017