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In The Same Boat

  • For there is no distinction, for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God; being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. Romans 3:22 WEB

    It is easy to become used to positions, titles, and levels in the workplace during our life and then carry those ideas over into the church. If we are not careful, we can become like the pharisee that stood on the corner and thanked God that he was not like other men (Luke 18:11). We can begin to feel that we earned our position, and our salvation.

    The disciples of Jesus often wondered who was the greatest among them, as we still do today in some circles. In Matthew 18:1 the disciples asked Jesus who was the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. In Mark 9:34 the disciples were arguing over who was the greatest among themselves. In Mark 10:37, James and John asked Jesus to be seated on His right hand, and on His left, and the rest of the disciples became angry with them. In John 13:3 Jesus rose and washed the disciples feet, because all of them were far too important to perform the task of a servant.

    We are all in the same boat here, and it is named grace. We are brothers, sisters, and peers. Jesus said that the least among us would be the greatest (Luke 9:48). Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 8:1 that knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. If anyone thinks that he knows anything, he doesn't yet know as he ought to know.

    We are floating in a sea of sin and if it were not for God's mercy, we would not even be on His boat. We would all drown in our sins just as the ones that missed the ark in Noah's day, for our own righteousness is as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6) and our accomplishments, as dung (Philippians 3:8). We are saved through the grace of God, a free gift, by believing in the Lord Jesus Christ.

    Be thankful today that God has given us the free gift of His grace. It costs nothing to be forgiven of everything that you have ever done wrong, but just like a true gift: We did not earn it. It is something given to us because the Giver is good, and He wanted to.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for the gift of salvation. Forgive me of foolish pride and keep me balanced in life. You are so awesome and so good to me, and I am truly grateful for all that You do. 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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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Heavenly Father I thank You for the gift of salvation. Forgive me of foolish pride and keep me balanced in life. You are so awesome and so good to me, and I am truly grateful for all that You do. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

 

Thank you Pastor for your daily devotions we are very blessed to have these to read daily. Amen. :-)

December 15, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Amen!

December 15, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen. 

December 15, 2017
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

Yes, Lord. Thank you for Pastor Dion, and all of Refreshing Hope Ministry. Always there for me for several years now. 

Rebecca 

December 15, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen, if it were not for the Grace of God, I would still be in that ditch!

December 15, 2017
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

So would I, I would still be in that ditch and turmoil.

Thank you, God

Rebecca 

December 15, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

December 15, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for the gift of salvation. Forgive me of foolish pride and keep me balanced in life. You are so awesome and so good to me, and I am truly grateful for all that You do. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

December 15, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Thank you Heavenly Father for Grace and Salvation.I love and worship you.You are awesome. Please bless everyone at RFM.Thanks to Paster Todd for the daily devotional. Amen 

 

December 15, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Amen!

 

December 15, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Thank you LORD Jesus for your free gift to me!!!

December 15, 2017
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

I am so thankful that God doesn’t hold my past against me. He waited , and when I was done being stupid welcomed me back.

Thank you Jesus, And Thank you Heavenly Father!!!

December 15, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank you Father for Your unmerited gift of salvation and mercy on me! May I pass that on to others. Amen.

December 15, 2017
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Thank you God for all your love in Jesus  name amen 

December 15, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father, thank You for all Your blessings and forgiving my sins. Your mercy is what have made me free,love You Lord. Amen. 

December 15, 2017
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Barbara Neahring
Barbara Neahring

Thank you.

December 15, 2017
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

AMEN 

December 15, 2017
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

Pastor Dion, Thank you for your wise words of wisdom every day.

Rebecca 

December 15, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen! Yes, Lord, my God, dear Heavenly Father, please help me with my vanity and foolish pride, what I used to be is no longer of importance! I surrender all the areas in my life that still have a stronghold on me. Thank you for Your precious gift of paying the price for me, thank you for Your unmerited grace and mercy - for my salvation! Please help me by the power of Thy mighty Spirit to overcome all the weaker areas in my life that hold me back! I also lift up all my loved ones far and near, all the ones around me, and all the ones I come in contact with on a daily basis that do not know you to be touched by Thy Mighty Holy Spirit, to be convicted that they may surrender their lives to You and accept You as their Savior! In the name of Jesus Christ I ask and pray, Amen!!!

December 15, 2017
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In  Jesus name So be it!

December 16, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

I thank the Lord for you, Pastor Dion, and your spirit-filled messages! May you be abundantly blessed as you touch and bless so many others! "Numbers 6:24-26"

December 15, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

December 15, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus 

December 15, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen !

December 15, 2017
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Thank you Father Lord,,,,

 

December 16, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You for the gift of salvation. Forgive me of foolish pride and keep me balanced in life. You are so awesome and so good to me, and I am truly grateful for all that You do. In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

December 16, 2017