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The Jigsaw Puzzle

  • For it is precept on precept, precept on precept; line on line, line on line; here a little, there a little. Isaiah 28:10 WEB

    With little pieces of the jigsaw puzzle scattered all over the table, we began to try and assemble it. This one was seriously difficult because someone had mistakenly mixed a couple of other puzzles together in the same box, and now there were pieces that did not belong there at all. Fortunately we had a picture to go by, and eventually it started to take shape. When finally complete, it was beautiful.

    God sees the bigger picture of your life, while you cannot. He knows what pieces to keep, and what needs to be removed. After walking with Him a while, your life will begin to take shape, and when complete, it will become something beautiful.

    Work with God and allow Him to separate you from the things that do not belong in your life. He will not separate you from your friends, or the things that you love and want to keep around like lust, or greed. You have to hate it, guard against it, and separate yourself from it. If He delivered you from something that you love, you would just return to it.

    We have a free will to choose what God we serve just as Joshua and the Israelites (Joshua 24:15). Calling Jesus Lord only gives Him a title, it is doing what He says that makes Him your Lord.

    Also, do not get ahead of God and begin to throw out things that He intends to keep. Just work at His pace. You do not need to understand everything right now, He does, and that is enough. It is one piece at a time and one day at a time. It is line upon line, here a little, there a little, eventually this thousand piece puzzle will begin to make sense.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I choose You today. Please help me get in tune with Your plan for my life and change what You will. Guide me and help me make the right decisions. Teach me and make Your path clear to me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Happy Sunday! The RHM Live weekend service is happening today at 10am EST! We will be continuing our online Bible Study with Chapter Five of the Book of Acts. To find out more or join us this morning, go to this page: RHM Live


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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Lord, You gave my life and it is Yours. Le t Your Will be done, but please, I beg of You, please take away the pain in my body lately, especially this stomach pain. You know how much work takes out of me, but I cannot relax and recharge with this pain draining me further.  Please heal what is caasing it, take the pain away so I can sleep, relax and eat without fear. Thank you Lord. Amen.

April 22, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Lord, I lift up Mary Pat to you and pray that you please bless her with a complete healing of this stomach issue, that you show her all that she may need to do, and what she should and shouldn't eat, and bring Your grace and divine restoration to the rest, in the name of Jesus, amen!

April 22, 2018
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen

April 23, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Mary Pat, I am not sure how this will happen, but healing is coming soon. God is up to something so new and He will see this thing through!

April 22, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Sending prayers for a complete healing Mary Pat. Amen.

April 22, 2018
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Mary Pat, you are in my prayers and I prayed for you when I saw this. I will keep praying for a complete healing for Jesus, to keep his hands in the midst of what's going on. Jesus, place your hands I ask you pease and remove all Mary Pat's pain. I pray in Jesus, name, Amen and Amen <3

April 23, 2018
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen

April 23, 2018
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Thank you all so much! After I posted this my stomach pain stopped, Praise God, but the back pain that had accompanied it was still there. It finally improved enough for me to sleep, and I was much better the next day. The Lord is so wonderful and so are you all for praying for me. ((hugs))

April 23, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Glad it is improving at least, sis, love you and will continue praying (L)!

April 24, 2018
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Thank you sis! <3

April 24, 2018
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen :) thank you 

 

April 22, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Guide us Lord amen. 

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

Guide us Jesus for your will.We love you. Amen 

April 22, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! This is just how God changes us!  

April 22, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Guide me to Your will for my life. Thank You Father, Amen.

April 22, 2018
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen

April 22, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Guide me to your will Father and help me!

April 22, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Happy Sunday  everyone praise 

April 22, 2018
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Amen. Guide me, order my steps, my words in your name Father. Thank you, in Jesus name I pray. Good morning and Happy Blessed Sunday to all☺️

April 22, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

 Dear Father, clean me and show me the path You want me to walk. Lead me and take out the things that don't belong in me, in Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

April 22, 2018
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

April 22, 2018
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Ted Buczek
Ted Buczek

Right now I could use some prayers--I have cut out non believers in my life and have returned to church and a mens group. I have struggled with not feeling good enough after my divorce proceedings almost 5 years ago.

April 22, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

You are making good choices, Ted, cutting ties with non-believers, returning to a good bible-believing church, a men's group (is it a men's bible study?), being part of Refreshing Hope, and asking for prayers! Please know that you are in my prayers, the Lord is with you every step of the way, you may not feel it at times, but I can assure you, He is!      Lord God, I lift up Ted to you, please fill all of his needs according to your will, goodness, mercy and grace. Please give him the peace that passes all understanding and let him feal your presence, in Jesus name I ask and pray, Amen!

April 22, 2018
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen

April 23, 2018
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

I just want to encourage you that it going to get better. God is right there with you in your struggles He say that he will never forsake or leave you just believe in your heart and soul.

April 22, 2018
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Ted, you did the right I had to remove my family/sibblings from my life and I love them so much. They're what I call toxic peple they don't bring you up the bring you down. They don't care for you they only care what they can get from you. Jesus, I pray for Ted, who broke all chains to start to have wonderful feelings what he did to save his soul. To walk with Jesus, I pray that you give him so much lo ve and peace in his life likenever before. Let him feel like he's reborn into a new life with all hthe new people that walk into his life because they're children of God too. I pray in Jesus, name. Amen <3 Peace, I pray for you and a new life of love. Amen :-)

April 23, 2018
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen

April 23, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

All I'm asking is for one step at a time and one day at a time with You, my Lord!

April 22, 2018
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen 

April 22, 2018
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Heavenly Father I choose You today. Please help me get in tune with Your plan for my life and change what You will. Guide me and help me make the right decisions. Teach me and make Your path clear to me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

 

 

Thank you Pastor for all your daily devotions. :-) Thankful & Blessed <3

April 23, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I choose You today. Please help me get in tune with Your plan for my life and change what You will. Guide me and help me make the right decisions. Teach me and make Your path clear to me, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

April 23, 2018
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

April 23, 2018
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Thanks for this message Pastor Todd!

 

April 23, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

April 25, 2018