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The Weed Eater

  • Out of the same mouth comes blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. Does a spring send out from the same opening fresh and bitter water? Can a fig tree, my brothers, yield olives, or a vine figs? Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh water. James 3:10 WEB

    Out of the same mouth comes blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. Does a spring send out from the same opening fresh and bitter water? Can a fig tree, my brothers, yield olives, or a vine figs? Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh water. James 3:10-12 WEB

    Hot and tired, I pulled the starting rope on the weed eater for the fortieth time. Once again it sputtered, ran a second, and died. After being primed, choked, and pulled until I had blisters that had rose up and then busted, the stubborn little torture device still refused to run for more than a second at a time.

    As Esau with Jacob, I comforted myself with the thought of destroying it. Thoughts ran through my mind of bending it around a nearby tree. Though completely frustrated, I felt a tiny inkling to pray. I finally paused and simply said:

    'Lord Jesus, please help me with this.'

    With a deep breath, I pulled the start cord one more time. It started and ran perfectly. I finished cutting the grass without any more problems, wishing that I had prayed sooner. The help that we need is just a prayer away, but so many times we struggle on in our own strength.

    Be sure to involve God in your life today on every level. He cares about the little things that upset us. I have found that if it matters to you, it matters to Him. That does not mean that you will never have to endure something, but it does mean that you do not have to endure everything, if you will only take the time to ask. He helped me start the weed eater when I stopped and asked Him, but not before.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for being there for me. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I choose to put my trust in You. Remind me to call on You instead of becoming frustrated today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Happy Sunday! Thank you all for being part of Refreshing Hope Ministries. We pray you have a blessed and peaceful day! If you are in need of help though, please always feel welcome to post a prayer requests at our private prayer network. Here is the page: RHM Prayer Network


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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryanedited: November 19, 2017

Good story Pastor.. Me I would not go to a point of blisters!! Knowing Me-I would'nt have made it that far with a tool!! Diagnosed by the VA I have explosive personality Traits! Comes from a explosive father yep!! I told a Vet the other day about this! I can blow so quick often no real warnings!! But I have indicators when to step away!! I'm a winner thou!! Ya I go back into the situation to win!! Prayer hum I seemed to have missed that one! But I feel the Lord is in it no matter what-He is always with Me!

November 19, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Thank you Father in Heaven for the reminder that all I have to do is ask and leave it with you knowing you will take care of my needs Always!  Thank you for today for this day is a Blessing.  In Jesus name I pray, Amen!

November 19, 2017
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen, Lord in thee do I put my trust 

November 19, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

I can relate to such times.A lil pray asking for guidance and help makes life so much easier.Our God is totally awesome. Amen 

November 19, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Done this before.

November 19, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father, I trust in You. Help me be a messenger of Your love and a deliverer of the good news You have for us. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.  Pastor,thank you for this message,it touched me.

November 19, 2017
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Barbara Neahring
Barbara Neahring

Thank you❤️

November 19, 2017
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Barbara Neahring
Barbara Neahring

Happy Sunday to you as well. 

November 19, 2017
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Thank you for this reminder. Lord, please heal me. I've been sick for two weeks, since before I started my new job. I spent the last 24 hours in bed and my voice is gone. I really need to be well to do my job. Only have 2 more weeks of training left. Please take this illness away from me soon. In Jesus' name amen.

November 19, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Prayers sent for you Mary

November 19, 2017
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Thank you so much! 

November 20, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus 

November 19, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

November 19, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen Lord Jesus, I can do all things with you and through you, may Your Name be praises forever and ever, Amen!

November 19, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

November 19, 2017
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Phynedra Franklin
Phynedra Franklin

Amen awesome devotional Pastor Todd thanks for sharing God Bless You 

November 19, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Heavenly Father I thank You for being there for me. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I choose to put my trust in You. Remind me to call on You instead of becoming frustrated today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

 

Father, I ask that I will always stop and think to come to you first when in need. I pray that I don't forget to look to you before I go through a lot of problems. In Jesus, name. Amen <3

 

Thanks Pastor Dion for your faily drvotion. This is something that we all need to remember. I know that we don't always think fi pray first but let the thought come over us all to remember and put God, first and ask the Father. Amen <3

November 20, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!   Heavenly Father I thank You for being there for me. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I choose to put my trust in You. Remind me to call on You instead of becoming frustrated today, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

November 20, 2017
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Pablo Guevara-Acosta
Pablo Guevara-Acosta

SGood evening Pastor Todd,

Thank you for sharing the word of G-d, that's the best way to start every single day and it is also the best way to close and the end of the day after so many troubles, but like you say in today's devotional Philip 3:14 we can do all things through him who strengthens and empowers me in Christ.

 

December 12, 2017