Recent Blog Entries

  • 12 hours ago
    Posted by Dion Todd
    RHM Devotional: Climbing God's Mountain from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfi...
  • 20 hours ago
    Posted by Dion Todd
    He took a towel, and wrapped a towel around his waist. Then he poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. Then he came to Simon Peter. He said to him, 'Lord, do you wash my feet?' Jesus answered him, 'You don't kno...
  • Sat at 3:01 AM
    Posted by Dion Todd
    You have ravished my heart, my sister, my bride. You have ravished my heart with one of your eyes, With one chain of your neck. How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much better is your love than wine! The fragrance of your perfumes than all manner of spices! Song 4:9 WEBIt is refresh...
View All




When The Wind Blows

  • He said, 'Come!' Peter stepped down from the boat, and walked on the waters to come to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was strong, he was afraid, and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, 'Lord, save me!' Immediately Jesus stretched out his hand, took hold of him, and said to him, 'You of little faith, why did you doubt?' Matthew 14:29 WEB

    As Peter walked across the surface of the water, the wind began to blow stronger, fear came over him, and he began to panic. Then the water beneath his feet started to soften, and he began to sink into the sea. Before this moment, Peter had cheerfully been walking across the top of the water, leaving all the other disciples behind in the boat. Now as he was sinking in panic, he cried out: "Lord, save me!" and Jesus reached out and took hold of him. When they got back into the boat, Jesus asked Peter one question: "Why did you doubt?"

    Peter had stepped out in faith to come to the Lord Jesus, and it was all working just the way that it should. But of course, when on the edge of a major breakthrough, a life changing event, the wind began to blow furiously in opposition to him and his faith wavered. Peter began to doubt that the Lord wanted him to do this at all. 'What was I thinking? This is crazy! What am I doing here? I can't do this! I am going to drown!' All these thoughts rushed through his mind gathering momentum, and that is when Peter began to sink. Even though his faith failed him, Jesus was there to catch him.

    Fear is a spirit, and it will try and turn you back from what the Lord has for you. Fear is the guardian of the good stuff, and you will have to get past it to obtain it. Scripture tells us:

    'For God didn't give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control' (2 Timothy 1:7).

    When you step out in faith, and are on the edge of a major breakthrough, it seems that all hell will break loose against you. Don't give up. Don't give into panic. Only believe. God's plan for you has not changed and He is still calling you to come forth. God is always calling us into our future, and if we could do it ourselves, then we wouldn't need Him. 'I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me' (Philippians 4:13). That includes whatever you are facing today.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You this day for giving me the opportunity to serve You. Please forgive me for being fearful and listening to the voice of the enemy. If You are for me, who can stand against me? What was I thinking to doubt You, the Almighty God, Creator of Heaven and Earth? Fill my life with Your presence, strengthen me, and let me see the world through Your eyes, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning, ladies it's Thankful Thursday at our "Ladies in Distress" group! You are all welcome to share how God has bless you this week (this is a private group, so if you have any trouble joining, just post a note somewhere on the website and we will help :))! Ladies in Distress


    > You can subscribe to our daily devotional here <



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

 

Social Sharing

30 comments
  • 0
Debi Burton
Debi Burton Amen
May 3
  • 2
Brenda F
Brenda F

Thank you Pastor Dion! Have a blessed day.

May 3
  • 2
Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen!

 

May 3
  • 2
Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!!

May 3
  • 3
Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Dear Lord, as I enter this day, I look to you for strength, guidance, compassion and love.  Thank you for ALWAYS being by my side guiding me and keeping me every so close.  In Jesus name I pray to you, Amen!!

May 3
  • 2
Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

May 3
  • 2
Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

May 3
  • 2
Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen!

May 3
  • 3
Gail Sellu
Gail Selluedited: May 3

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You this day for giving me the opportunity to serve You. Please forgive me for being fearful and listening to the voice of the enemy. If You are for me, who can stand against me? What was I thinking to doubt You, the Almighty God, Creator of Heaven and Earth? Fill my life with Your presence, strengthen me, and let me see the world through Your eyes, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. The wind is blowing in my direction. Lord help me to stand strong in faith and  your word. Give me strength and courage to say and do what is right. Thank you.

May 3
  • 1
Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen and amen, sister <3!

May 4
  • 2
David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for this wonderful day.Please give us strength for your will.Please bless our family and keep them safe. Amen 

May 3
  • 1
Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

This devotional really speaks to me today!! Thank you Pastor Dion :)

May 3
  • 1
Barbara Neahring
Barbara Neahring

Thank you!

May 3
  • 1
Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Praise our Lord and savior praise God for his love God bless you  all in Jesus name amen 

May 3
  • 1
Carol Pady
Carol Padyedited: May 3

Fear is the greatest weapon that satan brings against us, we have victory over fear when we realize that we are a child of the Living God! If God is for us what can stand against? When fear comes knocking, start praising Him, He is our rock, our strong tower, our refuge, our strength, our hope, our protector, our redeemer, our savior and our FRIEND! When you fully walk in these things, fear has no grip on you anymore, it may still try to enter, but your faith will crush it and you will have victory over the enemy, you will learn to not just walk on the water, but to dance on it!

May 3
  • 1
Beth Hubbard
Beth Hubbard

Thank you for your beautiful words.  Please pray that fear will release its grip on me.  Pray that my mustard seed of faith would grow and the enemy would retreat.  Pray for victory over my situation.  I desperately want to dance on water.

May 3
  • 1
Carol Pady
Carol Pady

I will pray that Abba Father anoints you with His Shalom, ( perfect, completeness and peace)

 

God bless you Beth ((hugs))

May 3
  • 1
Beth Hubbard
Beth Hubbard

Thank you! I am so very grateful to have this new group of online Christian friends to connect and pray with. I asked God for help and He lead me here.

May 3
  • 1
Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Lord, I lift up Beth to you and pray that you please bless her with deliverance from the spirit of fear, that you fill her with Your Holy Spirit, that you bring her Your wisdom and increase her hearing of Your voice, and bring her Your wisdom for all that she needs to do, in the name of Jesus, amen!

May 4
  • 1
Cherise Mcenerney
Cherise Mcenerney

Thank you so much again, Pastor Dion. I know that the Lord brings people into your life to guide you, support you, remind you of all the blessings of the Lord, and I belive with all of my heart that you, and everyone here are just that, a Godsend to me. This devotional was a message I really needed to hear, and God Bless you for this and all of your devotionals because they very truly start and get me through my days. I wish everyone a truly blessed and beautiful day, and as the Lord says, let us all rejoice and be glad in it. <3

May 3
  • 1
Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father, I know there has been times I become doubtful  of things. Protect me from the snares of the devil and guide me, in Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

Thank you Pastor for  this devotional. 

May 3
  • 1
Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Amen

May 3
  • 1
Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen!  "Ephesians 6: 10-20" Satan will use his schemes and poisonous darts of doubts & fears to attack us as long as we let him. However, He who is within us is ultimately stronger!! He conquered death and the evil one! He is our strength and shield, all we have to do is to keep our eyes on Jesus, our Lord, to make doubt and fear disappear, and put on the full armor that He has given to us for our protection!!!   Lord God, please help me to always keep my eyes on you, and not be distracted by anything, in the name of Jesus I ask and pray, Amen!

May 3
  • 1
Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Liesel, in Him, we can overcome all that the enemy uses to work against us!

May 4
  • 1
Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Amen 

May 3
  • 1
Linda Kovacs
Linda Kovacs

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE FILMING OF THE LEFT BEHIND 2 MOVIE :)

May 3
  • 1
Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks, Pastor Todd!  This was very timely, helpful and encouraging for me today!  Heavenly Father, I thank You this day for giving me the opportunity to serve You. Please forgive me for being fearful and listening to the voice of the enemy. If You are for me, who can stand against me? What was I thinking to doubt You, the Almighty God, Creator of Heaven and Earth? Fill my life with Your presence, strengthen me, and let me see the world through Your eyes, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

May 4
  • 1
Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, brother, joining in this prayer <3!

May 4
  • 1
Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!!!

May 4
  • 1
Kevin Moore
Kevin Moore

Amen Abba father X

May 4