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Work Gracefully

  • You see then that by works, a man is justified, and not only by faith. In the same way, wasn't Rahab the prostitute also justified by works, in that she received the messengers and sent them out another way? For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, even so faith apart from works is dead. James 2:24 WEB

    Growing up on a farm with two brothers and ten step-siblings, I got to see first-hand the differences between those who were pleasing to their parents, and those who were not. The parents could ask one child to do something and they would. This pleased the parents and sometimes there would be a reward for the child. The child and the parents were happy.

    Other children when simply asked to come home after work, would somehow land in jail instead. This seemed to hurt the parents, the child got no reward and they were all sad. The parents tended to love all of the children whether they obeyed their wishes or not, and they were all a part of the family, but there was joy and a reward for those that were obedient.

    God loves each of us and we should respond to that by doing good. When we do, there will be a reward. We gain joy, fulfillment, and self-worth by doing good, as well as the favor of God on our life. If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land (Isaiah 1:19). Who will eat the good of the land? The willing and the obedient.

    The love of God is free and you cannot earn it, but your life can be pleasing to Him, or not. Abel was pleasing to God, but his brother Cain was not (Genesis 4:4). Ask, Action, Reward: when God asks you to do something, and you take action, there will be a reward. You can't shuffle the order.

    We are saved by grace through faith, which is the unmerited favor of God (Ephesians 2:8), but good works should follow us for faith without works is dead (James 2:26). No amount of good works will get you to heaven without faith in Jesus, but He also said: 'Why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and not do the things which I say?' (Luke 6:46). We should believe in Jesus, but we should also do what He tells us.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for Your favor on my life. I am willing, give me the grace to be obedient as well. Lead me into all that You have for me on this earth and make what is important to You, important to me. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer" (Romans 12:12). 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 Thank you for this daily devotional! Yes, please help us to find our place in you!
September 22, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Father, please help each of us find our own place in you!

September 22, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God please find favor with JJ. Please Help him with his temperament. Amen

September 22, 2018
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Denise  Gaines
Denise Gaines

September 22, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

September 22, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Father for Your grace and favor! Amen.

September 22, 2018
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Please God make what is important to you important to us. Amen.We love and worship you.

September 22, 2018
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Years ago  and sometime after I believe that I received an reoccuring message from God to feed His children. I prayed every time I sensed this and asked, "How do You want me to feed your chldren?" "Father do You want me to feed them in the physical sense with food or in the spiritual sense as in your word and the gospel or both?" Also,"Which children are You talking about Father?""Your chidren Israel or the church or my own?" I never got an clear answer from our Father as of yet and feel like I've missed the mark so to speak or His appointed time for me to do so because of a season of rebelousness and disobedientness. Needing prayer and advice about this pastor Dion. I need a word from the Lord and clarity from Him  because I want to obey Him and do His will. Thanks and may Father Yahweh bless y'all.

September 22, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Lord, I lift up Richard to you and pray that Your bring Him peace, that You help him to hear Your voice, that You lead him in the direction You would have him go and that You show him to the depths of his heart that all things work for Your good, in the name of Jesus, amen!

September 22, 2018
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Yeshua's name so be it.

September 22, 2018
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Lord, speak to Richard in a clear, loud voice the instruction to feed Your children. He’s listening, Lord. Thank you. In Jesus’ name, Amen

September 22, 2018
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

September 22, 2018
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen.

September 22, 2018
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for Your favor on my life. I am willing, give me the grace to be obedient as well. Lead me into all that You have for me on this earth and make what is important to You, important to me. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.. Amen. Thank you Father. Thank you Pastor Dion.

September 22, 2018
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen!

September 22, 2018
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen

September 22, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, You know I'm a sinner and I need Your enlightenment to do what I want to  do in Your Holy Name. Help me Oh Lord. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. 

September 22, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen! I believe that we are saved by unmerited grace, but good works are an outpouring of our Salvation, works an outward sign that hopefully and LORDWILLING will lead others to Christ, under the help, direction and guidance by the Holy Spirit! Thank you JESUS, my Lord and Savior, and thank you Pastor Dion for this message on justification!!!

September 22, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

September 22, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

September 22, 2018
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen...

September 24, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You for Your favor on my life. I am willing, give me the grace to be obedient as well. Lead me into all that You have for me on this earth and make what is important to You, important to me. In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

September 25, 2018