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God Is Good

  • Without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to him, for he who comes to God must believe that he exists, and that he is a rewarder of those who seek him. Hebrews 11:6 WEB

    "God is great, God is good, let us thank Him for our food. By His hands we all are fed, give us Lord our daily bread, Amen." We used to pray this at school every morning when I was in the first grade. Still, somehow it is difficult for those words to sink in, 'God is good.' We often say the words, but that is not what we believe in our heart.

    Growing up in the south, it was very easy to believe that God was mean, and apparently very angry, of that I was certain. All the thunder storms and lightning bolts were called 'the Lord's work.' Still all of the prayers, blessings and scripture verses that we read spoke of a loving God out there, One that cared about us. 'For God so loved the world.'

    It took a long time for me to reconcile that, but I later found that He is the One that cares, so much more than we know. When we catch only a small, but real, glimpse of how much He cares for us, it becomes life changing. You will never view Him the same way.

    Hebrews 11:6 states that in order to please God: 1) You must believe that He exists, and 2) that He rewards those who seek Him. Many of us believe that He exists, but to please Him, we must also believe that He rewards those who seek Him, and believe me, He does!

    If you have ever heard yourself say, 'God never does anything for me' then you are not believing part two. Jesus told us: 'But seek first God's Kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things will be given to you as well' (Matthew 6:31). Jesus is not a liar.

    I find that when I just keep my focus on God, that He takes care of us. I try to set apart a few minutes each morning to pray, read, and listen and I find that it shapes the course of my day. Sure I pray small prayers throughout the day, but it is usually too noisy or busy to hear anything once I have started to work.

    God is good, and He does reward those that intentionally seek Him. As you seek Him, He will reward you, usually in that order. Believe that God will reward you today because you have been seeking Him. 'You shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me with all your heart' (Jeremiah 29:13).

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I seek Your face today and I want You to be the focus of my life. Please guide me today into all that You have for me and give me the grace to face it with boldness. I choose You Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Happy Father's Day! We pray blessings to each of you as we celebrate our earthly fathers and commemorate the fathers we have lost. Most of all, we celebrate with all of you, the infinite love of our heavenly Father! Have a blessed day, everyone!


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Amen......,
June 17, 2018
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Stacie Chambers-Franklin
Stacie Chambers-Franklin

Hallelujah! I give You praise, Father, because You know that I needed this reminder...this encouragement today. I wish You a Happy Father’s Day, Heavenly Father. Thank You for choosing me even when I rejected Your love. Thank You for pursuing me with a reckless love when I didn’t know love and didn’t feel wanted. You amaze me every single day with Your new mercies, Your grace, and Your loving kindness. I am in awe of You. I owe it all to You. I love You. May You be glorified today throughout the earth! Amen. 

P.S. - Happy Father’s Day, Pastor Dion and to the rest of my brothers in the RHM family. 

June 17, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Thank You,God bless 

June 17, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

June 17, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

June 17, 2018
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Randy Patterson
Randy Patterson

Amen!!!

June 17, 2018
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Gail Sellu
Gail Selluedited: June 17, 2018

Prayer: Heavenly Father I seek Your face today and I want You to be the focus of my life. Please guide me today into all that You have for me and give me the grace to face it with boldness. I choose You Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. Lord you gave my mom her wings yesterday and she is now with you. Lord have mercy on her soul. Father continue to bless my family and I with your grace and mercy, I thank you Father God. Happy Father's Day to you Pastor Dion and all of the Father's and those who have nurtured and/or live and cared for a child.

June 17, 2018
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Amen sister!

June 17, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

God bless 

June 17, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Sorry for the loss of your mom. I pray for peace and comfort for you and your family. Amen.

June 17, 2018
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

GOD BLESS YOUR MOTHER'S SOUL GAIL.  praying for GOD'S comfort for you and your family.

June 17, 2018
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Pastor you on Fire for the LORD today.  This brought tears to my eyes. Thank you GOD! Thank you GOD for your Goodness! Thank you for Accepting me into your Family LORD. Without you Father GOD, I am nothing. I would not know how to live today without you Father GOD. Your Grace and tender Mercy has saved my life. LORD Thank you for the Goodness of GOD!

June 17, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Blessings to all,our God is awesome.Happy Father's Day.

June 17, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father in Heaven, thank You for all Your blessings and care You have provided me.  I believe in You and will always praise Your Holy Name, in Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Thank you Pastor for this devotional, and wishing you and all fathers a blessed day.

June 17, 2018
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen

June 17, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank you Heavenly Father for all You have given me! I do believe You and seek to know You every day. I am so grateful for your love, forgiveness and blessings! Amen.

June 17, 2018
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Happy Father's Day!

June 17, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen

June 17, 2018
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

PRAISE AND GIVE THANKS TO OUR LORD GOD ALMIGHTY  OUR FATHER the FATHER OF ALL CREATIONS.  HAPPY FATHERS DAY FATHER GOD.  TO GOD BE THE GLORY

June 17, 2018
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Thank You Lord, for being so good to me! Please guide me, help me do beter at my current job or lead me to a new one that I can do better at and earn more money so I can support myself and my animals and have a home.  Help do Your will,Lord. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

June 17, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I seek Your face today and I want You to be the focus of my life. Please guide me today into all that You have for me and give me the grace to face it with boldness. I choose You Lord, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

June 18, 2018
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Yes Lord. 

June 18, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

June 18, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen, Pastor Dion! Thank you dear Heavenly Father for all the earthly fathers standing in the gap as they are sincerely trying to be a godly influence, leader and teacher to their children, being a spiritual leader in their homes and provider! Thank you for Your everlasting faithfulness! We praise Your holy name in the name of Jesus, Amen!

June 18, 2018