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The Spare Tire

  • Now for a long time Israel was without the true God, without a teaching priest, and without law. But when in their distress they turned to Yahweh, the God of Israel, and sought him, he was found by them. 2 Chronicles 15:3 WEB

    We were happily driving towards our destination when I felt the car gradually getting lower on one side, and then the steering became sluggish. I pulled over to the side of the road, got out, and sure enough we had a flat tire. It was the first time that I had thought of the spare tire in a long time. It is one of those things that you tend to forget about until you need it. Fortunately the spare was fine and soon I had it changed and we were on the road again.

    Israel would backslide away from God and then when in distress, turn back to Him and cry. God would forgive them and once things began to go well for them, they would slide away again. Sometimes when things are going well for us, we tend to forget about God. We treat Him like a spare tire that is there when we need Him, but mostly forget about Him.

    Jesus said, 'Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven' (Matthew 7:21). Many will profess to know Jesus but will not submit to His leadership and one day He will separate the sheep from the goats (Matthew 25:33).

    Today counts. Don't just pray to the Lord when you are in distress. Involve Him in your life every day and build that close relationship, especially when things are going well for you. When you have ignored Him for three years, He may still answer you, but you rob yourself of the greatest experience available on earth by treating God Almighty like your spare tire.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for a wonderful day. Speak to me and through me today Lord, and inspire me onto better things. Make what is important to You, important to me. I want a closer relationship with You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: 'For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.' (Matthew 18:20) If you are in need of prayer, please do send your requests to our private prayer network, where we and the prayer team join together for you! RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton You are way more better than spare tire.....I want to be closer to you daily.... under your wings! You are Amazing Awesome God, Thank you.....Praise to you!
February 22, 2018
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Taiye Fashu
Taiye Fashu

Am one of them despite knowing we all are nothing without God, so sorry Lord have mercy

February 22, 2018
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

Pastor Dion,
Thank you for sharing such wisdom. I have been guilty of doing this more times than I know. I didn't forget about God, because every morning I thank Him for letting me wake up and I talk to Him many times a day, but I just can't seem to just sit down and read the Bible for long periods of time. However,I can sit for hours reading online about Jesus.

Praise God for always waiting for me to come back to Him.

 

 

 

February 22, 2018
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for a wonderful day. Speak to me and through me today Lord, and inspire me onto better things. Make what is important to You, important to me. I want a closer relationship with You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen thank you

February 22, 2018
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Thank you LORD, this brings to mind the kindness and the forgiveness of JESUS. Glory be to GOD!. Good job Pastor. Thank you

February 22, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, without you Father I am nothing. Forgive me when I fall short in pleasing you.

February 22, 2018
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Yes Father Lord....I need a closer and deeper relationship with you!

 

February 22, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

February 22, 2018
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Maria Mesia
Maria Mesia

Bless you all

February 22, 2018
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen:) thank you so much for this always wonderful word! If I can just keep pressing on to the high calling of God in Jesus, only then am I ok. :). And your wonderful devotional here, always faithfully steers me in the right direction!! Every morning!! Thank you so much!

February 22, 2018
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Amen!

February 22, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Yes, I always want a closer relationship to God. Amen.

February 22, 2018
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for a wonderful day. Speak to me and through me today Lord, and inspire me onto better things. Make what is important to You, important to me. I want a closer relationship with You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

February 22, 2018
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez

This hit so close to home today.Thank you GOD.

February 22, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Thank you Jesus.we love and worship you.You are wonderful.

February 22, 2018
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Faith Oglesby
Faith Oglesby

I want a closer relationship with God on a daily basis. I thank Him/Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit for their love not just for myself, but for all persons.

February 22, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Oh Father,I've always trusted You and wait for Your grace. Lead me and I always follow,in Jesus name I pray. Amen 

Thank you Pastor for the devotional.

February 22, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Yes Lord please walk with me every day amen 

February 22, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord 

February 22, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Our God is so great, not a spare tire, but my all in all, praise His Holy Name!!!

February 22, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen 

February 22, 2018
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen pastor

February 22, 2018
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Heavenly Father I thank You for a wonderful day. Speak to me and through me today Lord, and inspire me onto better things. Make what is important to You, important to me. I want a closer relationship with You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

 

Thank you Pastor for todays devotion. <3

February 22, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You for a wonderful day. Speak to me and through me today Lord, and inspire me onto better things. Make what is important to You, important to me. I want a closer relationship with You, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

February 23, 2018
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen!

February 24, 2018