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    Thank You from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to talk about the importance of being thankful. Jesus lived on Earth as our example, and He was so thankful and full of praise. No matter what you have been through, there are still some things that you can be thankful about. An imp...
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The Final Countdown

  • Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me; declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done; saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure; Isaiah 46:9 WEB

    During a sci-fi night at our house, we watched some heroes frantically trying to disarm a bomb that was quickly counting down to zero. 10, 9, 8, 7, it looked like certain death for our friends, but suddenly the timer stopped at one. Then I thought, 'Ah, it always stops at one!' All of the drama, fear, and panic was a waste of energy, though exciting while it was happening.

    We often wrestle with things like this in our mind, silently. Even while others are talking to us, we will be mulling over the pending disaster that we just know is coming and is right around the corner. God is the only one that sees your end from the beginning. He knows what is coming and how to prepare you for it.

    So many times in my life, I have worried about what was coming. I could see the timer counting down to the deadline and the closer that it got, the more nervous that I became. Every single time, God came through, and the timer never got to zero. If it did, then it turned out to be nothing.

    Once after being out of work for several months, when we could no longer pay the utilities, we were packing to move out of our home. On that Tuesday morning He spoke to me. By the end of the week I had the best job that I ever had, and someone suddenly stepped in and paid all of our bills for the month. Once again, the countdown never reached zero.

    That fear that we carry in the back of our mind, the one that will destroy everything that we know, is not gonna happen. Though it looks terrifying and there appears to be no way to avoid it, the timer will stop at one. It will never happen. It will not take place. God will defuse the entire situation. Don't give up yet, and don't trade your faith for fear, for He will come through.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I pray that you bring a peace over my mind today. Touch me with Your presence and let me know that I am not alone. I look to You for protection and provision. Please remember me today Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning! Today is "Thankful Thursday" at our "Ladies in Distress" women's group. We invite you to join in and share your gratitude for His presence and work in your life, which can happen in both the big and the little things :). For a link to this group and others, see the Announcements at the top of the home page: RHM Announcements


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Jonathan Holsinger
Jonathan Holsinger Amen Pastor! God Bless You!! Thank you for sharing.
April 5, 2018
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Quantella  Campbell
Quantella Campbell

Thank you God

April 5, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen, thank you Lord.

April 5, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrelledited: April 5, 2018

Amen! I was awakened this morning at 5:00. All I could think about was moving forward with this healing service. The enemy continues to wisper in my ear; "What if God does not show up?" Jesus said that He would be with us until the end of this age and that the Holy Spirit would be with us forever. I am not sure what will happen, but I am determined to find out! Please keep us in your prayers!

April 5, 2018
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Tracy Carroll
Tracy Carroll

Continuing to pray....... <3

April 5, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Lord, I pray You show up in a mighty way for Jim, Amen.

April 5, 2018
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Yes Jim and the Lord also said He has not given us a spirit of fear. But, one of power,love and a sound mind. Since the service is about compassion and healing of people truly in need of such. And,in thansgiving with praise and giving glory to God;I belive Holy Spirit WILL be there. For God's glory Amen!

April 5, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praying now!

April 6, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

I’m in a countdown and praying my wonderful God will see us through it and bring us to a brighter future. Amen. 

April 5, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Prayers for you. Amen.

April 5, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!!!

April 5, 2018
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Thank you Lord for this blessing!

April 5, 2018
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen!!

April 5, 2018
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Tracy Carroll
Tracy Carroll

Yes Lord, please bring Your peace over me. In the name of Jesus, Amen! <3

April 5, 2018
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father I pray that you bring a peace over my mind today. Touch me with Your presence and let me know that I am not alone. I look to You for protection and provision. Please remember me today Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray, Amen. Thank you Lord for your promise to never leave or forsake us.

April 5, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father I pray that you bring a peace over my mind today. Touch me with Your presence and let me know that I am not alone. I look to You for protection and provision. Please remember me today Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen! Love this, thank You Father!

April 5, 2018
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

 Amen! This message is timely and a confirmation/answer of what I asked of Father God this morning! I'm thanking Father,Son,Holy Spirit and you Pastor Dion for being the conduit for God's answer. Haleluhjah!

April 5, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,thank you God.Please be with my wife and I .We believe and love you.Thanks Paster.

April 5, 2018
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondelloedited: April 5, 2018

Isaiah 46:9-10 are such powerful verses! Praise you Father God!

April 5, 2018
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen the hardest thing to do is wait on the Lord, in our humanity we feel compelled to do something as time keeps ticking by, yet He is never late God is a God of perfection and when the time is perfect He answers. 

April 5, 2018
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Yes Carol I totally agree with you that God timing is never late amen.

April 5, 2018
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Debbie Stiner
Debbie Stiner

So needed these words of encouragement today.  Thank you God for all your blessings upon my family.  Thank you Dion for your devotional.  God Bless.  

April 5, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Amen Father, I know there are times when we fell so distressed by things that are affecting us. Be my guard to rescue me because You are always there,in Jesus name I pray.

April 5, 2018
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Barbara Neahring
Barbara Neahring

Thank you! 

April 5, 2018
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Really needed this today. Getting very discouraged with work , finances, and finding a place to live. 

April 5, 2018
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Hello Mary Pat I just want to encourage you to hang in there. God is behind the scene working and opening doors on your situation. Just remember whatever you are going through it too shall pass.

April 5, 2018
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Hello Good afternoon pastor Dion I really needed to hear this message because I am carrying a heavy burden. Which looks like there is no way out, but after reading this devotion about not to give up yet  really gives me hope. I know whatever the situation is God diffuse the  problem I believe and I am claiming it in Jesus name. No weapon that forms against me will proper. Please pray for me thank you. 

April 5, 2018
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you for another great devotional it's exactly what I needed to hear at exactly the right time! God is so awesome thank you Father!

April 5, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen !

April 5, 2018
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen! Alleluia! Amen!

April 5, 2018
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amenā¤

April 5, 2018
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Danvie McLaughlin
Danvie McLaughlin

Thank you Amen

April 5, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  "Heavenly Father I pray that you bring a peace over my mind today. Touch me with Your presence and let me know that I am not alone. I look to You for protection and provision. Please remember me today Lord, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen."

April 6, 2018
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Yes Pastor...I too hv experienced this. Comes to the last drop n then the showers!!

April 6, 2018
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Chris Decker
Chris Decker

Amen Pastor needed to hear this doing my taxes now and seems I gonna owe Uncle Sam money I don't have now so I can relate to that doomed fear but I am determined to trust God and not allow my fear to do something not honoring to God . 

April 7, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Lord, I lift up Chris to you and pray that you please have mercy on her, that you find a way for her to pay her debt without a long-term problem, and that you bring her Your wisdom to be able to live in Your victory, in the name of Jesus, amen!

April 7, 2018
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Chris Decker
Chris Decker

Thank you Sylvia :)

April 8, 2018