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One Step at a Time

  • By faith, Abraham, when he was called, obeyed to go out to the place which he was to receive for an inheritance. He went out, not knowing where he went. By faith, he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a land not his own, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise. Hebrews 11:8 WEB

    The Lord told Abram to leave his father's house and country and travel to a land that He would show him in Genesis chapter 12. After this it simply says, "So Abram went as the Lord had told him." What a step of faith it was for Abram to leave his country and his family, without even knowing where he was going.

    At this point God had not done anything for Abram yet, except to tell him to leave his home. Yet he stayed positive, completely convinced that God was able to do what He had told him. Abram did not have to leave his country at all if he had chosen not to. He made a choice to do what God told him and now we read about Abraham, the father of nations. If Abram had chosen not to go, God would have used someone else and we might be reading about someone named Mathias, the father of nations.

    Only the first step of God's plan was revealed to Abram: 'leave this place.' Then after Abram obeyed, God gave him the next step. He walked with God one step at a time, often not understanding why or where. When God tested Abram by asking him to sacrifice Issac, do you think that he wondered why? I would have. Abram was successful in life because He trusted God. That is the essence of faith.

    Many times in my life I did not understand what the Lord was doing or why. I just had to take that next step and trust that the problem was going to work itself out, and it did, time after time after time. If you hold onto what God has told you and walk through the doors that He opens for you, things will work out. Though it is a narrow path lined with thorns, He has cleared the way in front of you. So stop looking to the left or the right, and focus on Jesus. Trust Him and do not let fear and unbelief hold you back. You do not have to understand where this is going or why, because He does.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for taking care of me. I know that You can see the big picture while I am limited to just today. Please draw my heart to You Lord and let me know You in a deeper way, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." (2 Chron 7:14). If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for taking care of me. I know that You can see the big picture while I am limited to just today. Please draw my heart to You Lord and let me know You in a deeper way, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Father I am truly in awe of how well you provide! I know I've been whiny and crabby about some of our challenges in life but I am really thankful you see through that to the grateful heart I really have... I felt fear of homelessness and you made sure we had shelter, I felt fear of no transportation and you gave us ways to get around until you blessed us with our own truck again, I've felt loss of family and friends through this all and you made sure I had new friends who showed me more love and support than many of my life long friends ever could/would. I've been humbled, and lifted, and cared for in ways that only you Lord, Father, could have provided. Thank you for never leaving me and always holding us through the tuff spots and in the happy moments too. Please bless abundantly and without measure, those that have stepped up to your call to lend a hand and help others in their time of need. Please give us the means  and the heart to "Pay it forward" and help others as you call us to as well. Give my husband and I listening ears and a heart that follows only you. Thank you for each and every day you gift us with. In Jesus name ~ Amen

January 18, 2018
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Amen , Thank you Jesus! 

January 18, 2018
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

January 18, 2018
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen!

 

January 18, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I noticed this happened to me too today.

 

January 18, 2018
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

Thanks Perry. Yea, we have an issue with the blog posting but being invisible at the moment. If you have a link, you can view it. Editing and resaving it seems to fix it. There are several things "wrong" at the moment as usual with a major upgrade. I have a running list of bugs here in front of me and work on them one at a time, so thanks for keeping an eye out and letting us know when you find something.

January 18, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

January 18, 2018
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Amen! One step at a time in faith!

 

January 18, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for your love and guidance.I love and worship you.Thanks Paster for the devotional. Amen 

January 18, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen, In Exodus 23:29 God told the Nation of Israel that he would not give them the promise land in just one year  in order that they could hold the land. If God moved in our time, we probably could not handle it. Let patients have it's perfect work in you! 

January 18, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Yes perfect devotional for me today, thank You Pastor Dion!

January 18, 2018
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Kimberly Dublin
Kimberly Dublin

Thank you for the enlightening word Pastor Dion.  God bless you.  

January 18, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen  for my daily  bread God is great  so very glad it was up and fix every one have a blessed day  Linda Clark 

January 18, 2018
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Liza Mena
Liza Mena

Wow, I was just praying for God’s will in my decision of going back to school and he had showed me Genesis 12:1 as a word that I should go to school. Then I read today’s devotional and there it is, Genesis 12:1...... confirmation!

January 18, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, thank you Lord for Your confirmation <3!

January 18, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Thank You Father for Your protection and blessings, lead me to the way You want me to go. Talk to me oh Lord,in Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

January 18, 2018
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Victor Lozano Jr
Victor Lozano Jr

It is the essence of faith that we must trust God even when unbelief tries to hold us back! Please pray for me and my wife that He shows us favor. Psalm 75:6&7

January 18, 2018
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

Amazing. Prayed for God to reveal steps for me on my journey and to grow closer to him. I love the answer and confirmations He has sent to me through you, Pastor Dion. May He bless you and keep you. 

Rebecca 

January 18, 2018
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Barbara Neahring
Barbara Neahring

Thank you!

January 18, 2018
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Kathy Kingery
Kathy Kingery

Amen!

January 18, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

January 18, 2018
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen! ❤ 

January 18, 2018
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you so much for this and every devotional you send out they really speak to my heart! What you all do for others at RHM is so inspiring thanks again from the bottom of my heart!

January 18, 2018
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Linda Kovacs
Linda Kovacs

AMEN :)

January 18, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You for taking care of me. I know that You can see the big picture while I am limited to just today. Please draw my heart to You Lord and let me know You in a deeper way, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

January 19, 2018
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Heavenly Father I thank You for taking care of me. I know that You can see the big picture while I am limited to just today. Please draw my heart to You Lord and let me know You in a deeper way, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

 

Learn to take one day at a time. When it get tough take one hour at a time. <3

 

Thanks Pastor Dion for you devotions. :-)

January 19, 2018