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  • Therefore there was wrath on him, and on Judah and Jerusalem. Notwithstanding Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that Yahweh's wrath didn't come on them in the days of Hezekiah. 2 Chronicles 32:25 WEB

    Hezekiah once again humbled himself and spared his city from destruction. The Lord had given him very great possessions, and he struggled each day to retain his humility (2 Chronicles 32:27). Not long after this, the Babylonians visited him and his pride returned again as he showed them all of his treasures and storehouses that he had built. Later, they returned to loot it all for themselves, and they destroyed his beautiful city. Pride goes before destruction (Proverbs 16:18).

    Many times in my life, the Lord has given me opportunities to humble myself. He would give me jobs that no one else wanted, allow others to wrong me, or simply withhold the appreciation that I thought I so deserved. At other times, I have dealt with a sin or bad attitude, only to have it show up again later. Just like Hezekiah, when things start going well, it is easy to drift back to where you used to be.

    Sin crouches at the door but you must rule over it (Genesis 4:7). Sins like pride are especially hard to keep behind you, but really it is just whatever sin that you are weak to that is the most difficult one for you. Even though you know better, you just cannot seem to help it. For some it is greed or the love of money, for others, it may be lust or pornography.

    The enemy will try to use anything that breaks your fellowship with the Lord as a wedge. I was raised as white trash so when the Lord raises me up, my head tends to swell. As long as I stay focused on Him, He will faithfully deflate it for me. I can tell so many stories where the Lord put me in a humbling situation right before He would use me as His messenger.

    You can never finally say, 'I have dealt with _____ for the last time' because it will try and return when you least expect it. Stay on guard against anything that you have been weak to in the past. What you feed will grow; what you starve will die. So don't open that door to the past again, for you know who is there.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I pray that You strengthen me, and make me steady. I want to serve You the rest of my days and make a difference while on the earth. Teach me to hear when You are speaking, and to recognize Your voice. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle Love you too, Diane, my dear sweet sister <3
Feb 18
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Amen
Feb 18
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Mark Duell
Mark Duell

Amen and amen.

Feb 16
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Faith Oglesby
Faith Oglesby

Amen. Thanking the Lord for another day of life and for this devotional.

Feb 16
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Oh yes Lord, amen. 

Feb 16
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

Feb 16
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Larry Brock
Larry Brock

Pastor Dion, thank you for this Devotional. It is my inspiration every morning to start my day. I thank the Lord for directing me to refreshing hope.

Feb 16
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen!

Feb 16
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,please keep us strong Jesus. Amen 

Feb 16
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen. Help me to resist temptations Father.

Feb 16
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen praise God  for his love God bless you all 

Feb 16
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Gail Sellu
Gail Selluedited: Feb 16

Prayer: Heavenly Father I pray that You strengthen me, and make me steady. I want to serve You the rest of my days and make a difference while on the earth. Teach me to hear when You are speaking, and to recognize Your voice. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen

Feb 16
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Feb 16
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Oh Dear Father, speak to me a sinner and give me the opportunity to hear Your voice. In Jesus name I pray,Amen. 

Thank you Pastor for this devotional. 

Feb 16
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

Thank you Pastor Dion!!  Your words are truth and life. 

Feb 16
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen 

Feb 16
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Dear Heavenly Father, there are some sins that keep on haunting me again and again, especially, when I'm on top of the mountain and had a victory in my life, then pride set in or my mouth runs away quickly and hastily saying something instead of remaining silent. Please help my to be strong by the power of Thy mighty spirit, and equip me in the way that I should go. Please hear my prayer, in the holy name of Jesus, amen!

Feb 16
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

I agree and pray this over me for it hasppens to me to at times. I pray in Jesus, name. Amen <3 Liesel, I always call if flipping at the lip. I say oh boy I did it again. Love You, My sweet sister. <3

Feb 16
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander

thank you Pastor Todd awesome true message

Feb 16
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez

Amen

Feb 16
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Heavenly Father I pray that You strengthen me, and make me steady. I want to serve You the rest of my days and make a difference while on the earth. Teach me to hear when You are speaking, and to recognize Your voice. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

 

Yes I srtuggle and feel powerless at times and then it all works for the good. Today I was going through my e-mail looking for todays devotion. I didn't see it and I have gmal so you have to delete some mail do get to the next page. I never had this problem before. I always get about thirty some e-mails. This week they've been topping up to 100 or more. I don't know what I filled out that could have gave my e-mail address out. I bought a new kindle never had one and I really like it just wonder if signing up for movies for my grandson and a few other things makes me get this much mail now. I thought something went wrong on RHM and had to ask Pastor. I went and was looking at my gmail account. I looked down and todays date was off the front page. I thought that's strange I always see the day befores date of some mail I didn't look at the day before. I started to delete I should have hit the unsubscribe on the ones that I deleted. I will start to check them out everyday now. The e-mails are getting to be to much I don't like clutter in my e-mail. Father, I pray that you strengthen me, and make me steady. That way I will have the strenght to know what's going on then be wise enough to take action and do what I need to. In Jesus, name I pray. Amen <3

 

Thank You Pastor Dion for todays devotion. Today's devotion reminded me that my e-mail is out of control and I need taake acrion to clean that problem up. :-)

Feb 16
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

 

Feb 18
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

AMEN PRAISE GOD FOR his love

Feb 18