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The Black Sheep

  • Out of that terrible travail of soul, he'll see that it's worth it and be glad he did it. Through what he experienced, my righteous one, my servant, will make many 'righteous ones,' as he himself carries the burden of their sins. Therefore I'll reward him extravagantly' the best of everything, the highest honors'Because he looked death in the face and didn't flinch, because he embraced the company of the lowest. He took on his own shoulders the sin of the many, he took up the cause of all the black sheep. Isaiah 53:11 ESV

    I grew up as the least of my family, who at the time was the least of another family. The youngest of thirteen kids and a stepchild on top of that. Every day, it was made clear that I did not belong there and never would.

    Have you ever felt like the black sheep in the family? Made some mistakes, or maybe like me, you are the mistake and never able to get free of it? After enough pain we become closed off to the world.

    Be encouraged. Jesus has friends in low places and He found me there. Jesus redeemed me, added me to His family and healed my heart. He took up the cause of troubled and hurting people and He will take your burden today if you will let Him.

    Remember, today is the first day of the rest of your life. What you have been in the past is gone and you decide who you will be from this day forward. Remember that if you are a black sheep, your brightest days are still ahead of you!

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I believe that You are there for me. When the world looks the other way, You still look my way. Help me to see the world through Your eyes, in the name of Jesus I pray.

    Note: Good morning, just a reminder that our Wednesday RHM Live worship service is happening tonight! This special time includes live music, a video teaching, as well as interactive prayer and fellowship in our RHM Live chatroom. All members are invited to join us at 7pm EST (we recommend that you arrive about 15 minutes beforehand for fellowship and to make sure the streaming is working for you). The page where it will happen is here: RHM Live Page


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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

AMEN. I'm definitely The Black Sheep of my family. 

December 13, 2017
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

I am so glad He did!!

December 13, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus, amen 

December 13, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen. Keep hope alive dear God. I’m waiting on your help. 

December 13, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jacksonedited: December 13, 2017

Amen!!  I can do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength, without you Lord I am nothing!!  Thank you God for your most Precious Loving Son, Jesus Christ!!

December 13, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

December 13, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Greater is he that is in me. Amen 

December 13, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen! Thank You Father for Your unconditional love and forgiveness.

December 13, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, thank You for protecting and leading me. Forgive my sins,in Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

December 13, 2017
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Praise the Lord 

December 13, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen! I went from a black sheep to a gray sheep to a white sheep. It took quite awhile but He cleansed me from all!

December 13, 2017
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen thank you

December 13, 2017
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

Oh how I can relate! I was always the crazy one, the sick one, the one who'd never marry or have my own family. I'm so glad I chose to believe God and not my earthly father! Thanks so much for today's devotion!

December 13, 2017
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen!

 

December 13, 2017
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Oh so very true...Amen and Thank you Lord..

December 13, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

December 13, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen! Thank you, Lord!

December 13, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝edited: December 13, 2017

 Heavenly Father, I believe that You are there for me. When the world looks the other way, You still look my way. Help me to see the world through Your eyes, in the name of Jesus I pray. Amen!

 

 

Jesus, let me see through your eyes what you want me to see with mine. Heal me and teach me what you want me to do in my life an to help others see you. I pray in Jesus, name. Amen <3

 

Thank you  Pastor Dion for todays devotion. <3

December 13, 2017
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

 I can relate. Most of my life I've felt like the black sheep,the outsider. In my family too,at school growing up and at different jobs through the years. I'm thankful though,that Father God chose for me to be in His family and called me unto Himself also. Thankful that the Lord Jesus is the way of adoption into God's family.

December 14, 2017
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Donna Trondson
Donna Trondson

Amen. I have always been treated as the black sheep in the family, but when someone is needed to help with any family need. I am the first one they call. When i have cleaned up the messes I am immedialtely pushed back out and criticized. I feel it is my duty, or that it's not Christian of me if I do not go. 

December 20, 2017