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    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...
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  • Then Elijah said to the people, 'I, even I only, am left as a prophet of Yahweh; but Baal's prophets are four hundred fifty men. Let them therefore give us two bulls; and let them choose one bull for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on the wood, and put no fire under; and I will dress the other bull, and lay it on the wood, and put no fire under it. You call on the name of your god, and I will call on Yahweh's name. The God who answers by fire, let him be God.' All the people answered, 'What you say is good.' 1 Kings 18:22 WEB

    Early in the morning, one man of God, four-hundred-fifty prophets of baal, and four-hundred prophets of asherah went up Mount Carmel to settle the age old question of 'Who is God.' It had become a 'gray area' and the people had been chasing after baal for prosperity and materialism. They also worshiped asherah as the god of sex and fertility. In those days, Israel was serving a lot of 'gods' but that afternoon, the Almighty God answered by fire and Elijah the Prophet walked away alone while the others were broken, defeated, disappointed, and dead.

    Today, we are faced with the same type of choice. It is easy to say that we follow the Almighty God, but do we chase baal and asherah as diligently as they did? The Lord wants you to have money, but He does not want money to have you. The 'love of money' is a root of evil. Also, it has nothing to do with the amount of money that you have. A beggar can be consumed by the 'love' of money just as much as a billionaire. In the same sense, a man can 'lust' after a woman, and not actually have relations with her.

    Jesus is the answer, and He is the One with all the answers. Do not put the love of money, and the pursuit of happiness before your time with Him. Those things have their place, and if you seek the Lord first each day, then all these things will be added to you anyway. The less that you care about them, the more of it you that will probably have. He wants your heart and to be first in your life, just as your spouse would want to be. Once He has control of your heart, the rest of you will follow.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I choose You today and I want You to be a priority in my life. Bring things into balance, teach me what I need to know, help me focus on the right things. Lead me and I will follow. Speak and I will listen. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer" (Psalm 17:6) If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord.... for we all need you.....to continue guiding us and leading us to whatever your plans are for us all to serve you! Thank you, in Jesus’ name.....Amen
Sep 5
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen, Lord keep me.

Sep 5
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

Sep 5
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

Sep 5
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen! Yes You Are First Lord!

Sep 5
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Sep 5
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

As a self employed, business owner, single mother supporting three children money is constantly on my mind. I worry, “what if”. I have large amounts of debt, I have a bankruptcy attorney in waiting, watching my finances to see if I, or when, or can I even file bankruptcy. Last night my area flooded and then I worry will my basement flood?  Should I buy a back up pump sump?  Who can save me from my life?

 Thanks be to God Jesus Christ is my savior and God as my father is my husband who takes care of the widow as a divorced women respondent, I consider myself one.  Yes God is my sole source of joy, support and encouragement. There are days though when the pressures of life weigh me down and the wall of doubt barracides me against hope. During those moments I cannot see and am behind the vale of faith blinded!! I ask for your prayers brothers and sisters to help pray I can remove my doubt and walk in faith, hope and reassurance!  Thank you. 

Sep 5
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

God bless you and your children.Keep up the faith and reley on God for help.

Sep 5
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Lord, please bless Michelle with Your wisdom, discernment, grace, and provision to lead her family in all ways, including these financial burdens. Please guide her every step, help her to hear Your voice, and show her all that is needed to raise her children in Your ways, in the name of Jesus, amen!

Sep 5
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Cast all your worries and anxiety to our LORD GOD ALMIGHTY.  HE WILL TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING . HE IS IN CONTROL AND GOD LOVES YOU SO MUCH.  WE WILL ALWAYS PRAISE AND THANK YOU LORD GOD ALMIGHTY IN ALL OUR CIRCUMSTANCES.

Sep 5
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Bill Digiglio
Bill Digiglio

Amen...Put the Lord first and all things will work out.. maybe not the way you wanted it to but it will.

Sep 5
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! There is so much truth in this one! Thank You Father for who You are! 

Sep 5
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Yes God we put you first in our lives.We love and worship you. Amen 

Sep 5
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Dear God help me with these responsibilities. Amen

Sep 5
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen

Sep 5
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I choose You today and I want You to be a priority in my life. Bring things into balance, teach me what I need to know, help me focus on the right things. Lead me and I will follow. Speak and I will listen. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen ~Thank you

Sep 5
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thank you, Pastor Dion. I join you in this prayer this morning! Heavenly Father I choose You today and I want You to be a priority in my life. Bring things into balance, teach me what I need to know, help me focus on the right things. Lead me and I will follow. Speak and I will listen. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

Sep 5
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I chose You Jesus. Help me to keep in balance. Amen.

Sep 5
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father!

Sep 5
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Barbara Neahring
Barbara Neahring

Thank you! 

Sep 5
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father You know what I need and my desires. Help me to focus  more on You than them and wait for Your will to come. In Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

Sep 5
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

Sep 5
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Amen

Sep 5
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardleedited: Sep 5

Amen and Amen! May this be my prayer as well, Pastor Dion, thank you so much for your timely devotions, messages and prayers! You are truly a man of God, and I thank the Holy Spirit for directing me to "Refreshing Hope"!

"More and more of you dearest Jesus, and less and less of me!"

Sep 5
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Sep 5
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I choose You today and I want You to be a priority in my life. Bring things into balance, teach me what I need to know, help me focus on the right things. Lead me and I will follow. Speak and I will listen. In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. 

Sep 6