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    Hear, then, the parable of the farmer. When anyone hears the word of the Kingdom, and doesn't understand it, the evil one comes, and snatches away that which has been sown in his heart. Matthew 13:18 WEBOnce while praying about something, I felt like I heard a small whisper back from the Lord, encou...
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The Little Seed

  • Hear, then, the parable of the farmer. When anyone hears the word of the Kingdom, and doesn't understand it, the evil one comes, and snatches away that which has been sown in his heart. Matthew 13:18 WEB

    Once while praying about something, I felt like I heard a small whisper back from the Lord, encouraging me to go ahead with what I was praying about. Then immediately afterwards came doubt, unbelief, and a feeling like 'That's not God, just your imagination.' So I prayed about it again and this scripture came to me very clearly.

    God's word starts as a little seed, but as you believe, it will grow into something beautiful. When the Lord speaks something to your heart, the enemy comes immediately to cast doubt, unbelief and confusion on you. It is an attempt to stop the positive effects that God intended. Rather than you stepping out into what God has for you, the enemy wants to kill your dream before it can take root, and before it gets started.

    God works in our lives with His word: 'He sends his word, and heals them, and delivers them from their graves' (Psalms 107:20). This includes the 'Logos' (written word) and the 'Rhema' (spoken word). When Jesus said: It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God' (Matthew 4:4), that is the Rhema word.

    God is not dead and He still speaks to us today if we will listen. Jesus said many times: 'He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says' (Matthew 11:15, Mark 4:9, 4:23, Luke 8:8, 14:35, Revelation 2:7, 2:11, 2:17, 2:29, 3:6, 3:13, 3:22). Many are spiritually deaf, but don't let that stop you from listening.

    When you pray and get a positive response, believe, hang onto it, and step out in to what God has for you. If you fall, He is able to catch you. If afterwards you have feelings of doubt and fear, you can bet that the enemy is trying to thwart God's plan for you by holding you back. Do not let the enemy scare you away from what God has in store.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I choose to believe, help me overcome my unbelief. I want more of You in my life. I want to serve You with my whole heart and know you intimately. Please be a part of my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." (2 Chron 7:14). 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 I believe and trust you Jehovah! ❤️
Dec 8
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen

Dec 8
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Dec 8
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Dec 8
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thank you, Lord, for the positive words You speak in my heart. Find me obedient, Lord. Thank you, Pastor Dion, for this encouraging word!

Dec 8
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

In my experience, the closer I get to the Lord, the harder satan tries to thwart my prayers, actions, efforts. For example, when I attempt to forward a devotion to a friend, my computer fails! Or my printer jams. the devil is so dumb, so predictable, that he often makes me laugh!

Dec 8
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! I so wish that everyone could understand the message of the seed. One may be a new creation in Christ Jesus. You still have to go through the growing process to see the seed develop into the tree! Thank You Father for the seed! 

Dec 8
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Please Jesus let our lives be for you.Bless our family and friends.Thank you Paster Dion and Sylvia for all your hard work.God bless. Amen 

Dec 8
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

So true Amen ❤

Dec 8
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Guide us dear God in Jesus name. Amen

Dec 8
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I choose to believe, help me overcome my unbelief. I want more of You in my life. I want to serve You with my whole heart and know you intimately. Please be a part of my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Thank you Amen

Dec 8
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Yes lord walk with me! Amen

Dec 8
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen.

Dec 8
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I believe and trust You Father, Amen.

Dec 8
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez

Amen

 

Dec 8
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, I believe in You and Know You are there for me and I trust You. Talk to me in a way I understand and cover me from the snares of the devil .In Jesus name I pray, Amen. 

Thank you Pastor as always.

Dec 8
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!

Dec 8
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen!

Dec 8
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Rhonda Jones
Rhonda Jones

Amen. Great message.  Thank you

Dec 8
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Thank you Pastor Dion, as always.  This has happened to me many times.  I will believe and received my Lords precious word.  Amen.

 

Dec 8
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

Dec 8
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen....

 

Dec 8
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Dec 8
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

I believe Thank you Jesus!

Dec 8
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen!!!

Dec 9