Recent Blog Entries

  • Fri at 3:01 AM
    Posted by Dion Todd
    Samson said to his father, 'Get her for me, for she pleases me well.' But his father and his mother didn't know that it was of Yahweh; for he sought an occasion against the Philistines. Now at that time the Philistines ruled over Israel. Judges 14:3 WEBSamson the Hebrew wanted to marry a Philistine ...
  • Thu at 8:10 AM
    Posted by Dion Todd
    Bible Study, Acts Chapter 28 from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Transcript: Today we are going to study Acts chapter 28 verse by verse, and you can follow along in your own Bible if you like. I will be reading from the World English Bible because it is currently the only modern English tra...
  • Thu at 3:01 AM
    Posted by Dion Todd
    Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming close to him to hear him. The Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, 'This man welcomes sinners, and eats with them.' Luke 15:1 WEBEveryone knows that Jesus came to save the lost sinner, and they were all drawn to Him like a magnet, but the rel...
View All




The Road of Life

  • In times past, when Saul was king over us, it was you who led Israel out and in. Yahweh said to you, You shall be shepherd of my people Israel, and you shall be prince over Israel. So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a covenant with them in Hebron before Yahweh: and they anointed David king over Israel. David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years. 2 Samuel 5:2 WEB

    David was just a young boy when God had Samuel anoint him as king over Israel. David was probably between ten to fifteen years old when this happened (1 Samuel 16:13). It does not give an exact age, but he was so young that he was not even considered to be a contender when they lined up his seven brothers (1 Samuel 16:9). God passed over the first seven brothers, then chose David, who was the least of the least and was passed over by everyone else.

    When David was anointed with oil in the midst of his brothers, the Spirit of the Lord rushed upon him. From that day forth, David began to grow into his destiny. Difficult obstacles appeared and divine doors opened. David killed lions, bears, then giants (1 Samuel 17:36) and tens of thousands of philistines (1 Samuel 18:7). He played music for king Saul and became his armor bearer (1 Samuel 16:21). He loved and he lost (1 Samuel 18:19).

    At thirty years old, David actually became king. There was a gap of fifteen to twenty years between the promise, and the fulfillment. God used this time to refine David, train him, establish him in the eyes of the people, and thoroughly test his character. You could have randomly chosen a day from David's life and it would have looked pretty mundane, but when we read the book of highlights, it is exciting. His life was not an easy one, sometimes he defeated giants, sometimes he had to run from his family.

    The Lord told me when I was young that I would be in ministry one day, but I seemed to end up in everything except that. I was a mechanic, a painter, a carpenter, I worked with computers. It was twenty five years later that suddenly I was pushed into ministry. It had not been in my plans the day before it happened, and it caught me totally by surprise because I had long given up on that.

    We often want it all now and can't look past today, while God is looking at our entire life. It was a long road from the promise until the fulfillment. The day is coming when what the Lord has promised you, will be fulfilled. That thing that has always been in the back of your mind, that you have almost given up on, will yet come to pass. That day is still coming.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please help me be as faithful as You are. Lead me into all that You have for me. Help me to stand strong in the face of adversity. I put my trust in You. Have Your way in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning! The Creation Photographers fun theme for the week is "Reflections of the Father's Love", based on 1 John 4:7! As always, you are free to post anything else that inspires you, too! ALSO, the latest Bible Study covering part one of Luke Chapter Twenty-Three is now available! We did an update with the quiz, so if you have been having the "time out" issue, it should work properly now. If you have some time, please give it a try to make sure it is now working for you! For links to these areas and more, please see the Announcements at the top of our home page here: Announcements


    > You can subscribe to our daily devotional here <



Tip: You must be logged into the website to leave comments.

 

Social Sharing

24 comments
  • 1
Maureen Germain
Maureen Germain

Amen! Thank you for this Word. So true, I can be a bit impatient at times. God, help me with that! :) 

March 5, 2018
  • 1
Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

March 5, 2018
  • 1
Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

hAVE YOUR WAY IN OUR LIVES fATHER LORD WE PRAY. AMEN!

 

March 5, 2018
  • 1
Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Oh yes, amen Lord.

March 5, 2018
  • 1
Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

March 5, 2018
  • 1
Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen,

March 5, 2018
  • 1
Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God I’m waiting for that day to come. Please Lord. Amen. 

March 5, 2018
  • 1
Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

March 5, 2018
  • 1
Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father please help me be as faithful as You are. Lead me into all that You have for me. Help me to stand strong in the face of adversity. I put my trust in You. Have Your way in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray, Amen.

March 5, 2018
  • 1
Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen, Heavenly Father, please help me to be patient as I wait!

March 5, 2018
  • 1
Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen.

March 5, 2018
  • 1
David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Jesus,please help us to stay true and faithful.Keep a shield against Satan for us.We love and worship you. Amen 

March 5, 2018
  • 1
Barbara Neahring
Barbara Neahring

Thank you!

March 5, 2018
  • 1
Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I put my trust in You, Father. Lead me to Your will for my life. Amen.

March 5, 2018
  • 1
Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Oh Dear Father, You know everything about me. I wait on You and know You will hear my cry. In Jesus name,Amen .

Love this devotional ,thank You Pastor.

March 5, 2018
  • 1
Stacie Chambers-Franklin
Stacie Chambers-Franklin

Yesss!

March 5, 2018
  • 1
Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

March 5, 2018
  • 1
Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

This devotional helps me to understand why I'mGo not able to start the Homeless ministry as quickly as I had anticipated. God is opening other doors for me to pursue as I wait. Great message, Pastor Dion. 

March 5, 2018
  • 1
Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Thank you Pastor! This is one I really needed also. 

March 5, 2018
  • 1
Stacie Chambers-Franklin
Stacie Chambers-Franklin

So good! 

March 5, 2018
  • 1
Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Lord, please help me to patiently wait on you and your will for my life, in Jesus name I pray, Amen!

March 5, 2018
  • 1
Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

March 5, 2018
  • 1
Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father please help me be as faithful as You are. Lead me into all that You have for me. Help me to stand strong in the face of adversity. I put my trust in You. Have Your way in my life, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

March 6, 2018
  • 1
Linda Kovacs
Linda Kovacs

:)

March 10, 2018