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Finishing the Job

  • being confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6 WEB

    It was late Saturday night and we were both exhausted. A simple job that should have taken us a couple of hours, had now taken a couple of days, but we had chosen to honor the price that we had originally quoted them. That is one of the perks of being self-employed. As the night wore on, it was just us, God, and a lot of hard work for they soon left us the keys to the office, and went home.

    Sometimes doing the right thing hurts. That job cost us twice as much as we planned and took five times as long to complete, but we did it because it was the right thing to do. We are to do unto others, as we would have them do unto us.

    You can measure someone's character, by what it takes for them to bail out of a commitment. Make your decisions intentionally, say what you mean, and mean what you say. Our God is not flippant in His decisions, and He does not waver. Jesus endured the cross for the joy that was set before Him (Hebrews 12:2). Sometimes we have to endure.

    God who began a good work in you, will see it completely through to the end. Even when the cost is double, when it takes twice as long as planned, when things didn't turn out as expected, when it is just you, God, and a lot of hard work: He will still complete the job.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for all that You do for me. Please give me the grace to complete the things that I have promised others. Help me grow in character and always honor my word. Help me reflect Your presence on this earth in a positive way, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Our weekly RHM Live church service will be happening this morning at 10am EST. Join us for a time of worship, interactive prayer, and fellowship, as well as an encouraging message. To participate in the chatroom you need to have a site account, but if not, you can still watch the video of the study. Service starts at 10am EST, but all are encouraged to show up 15 minutes early for fellowship, and to make sure the stream is working for you before we start. Here is the link to join: RHM Live


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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

January 20, 2019
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen praise for our God is so great!!

January 20, 2019
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Made me cry to read this devotional. Gives me strength to continue. Things are improving but I never thought we’d be waiting so long. My daughter is no longer a drug addict Hallelujah. Thank you dear God for sustaining us and I pray my grandchildren obtain what they need and I never just give up. Believe me I’ve thought of just ending it all. In Jesus name. Amen. 

January 20, 2019
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Praise God for your daughter's deliverence! Keep the faith Mari and God will bless you in the end.

January 20, 2019
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!

January 20, 2019
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen 

January 20, 2019
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father thank You for giving me the strength I need to continue and following You. Hear my prayers and show me the way,give me the wisdom to understand Your message. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. 

Wonderful message, thank you Pastor. God bless you. 

January 20, 2019
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

AMEN. Thank you Pastor Dion for your commitment to be with us through RHM.  God bless you and Sylvia in all ways.

 

January 20, 2019
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

January 20, 2019
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

January 20, 2019
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

I WANT TO BE THE BEST WARRIOR I CAN ,FOR JESUS GAVE HIS ALL FOR ME , ICAN DO NO LESS FOR HIM

January 20, 2019
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen I love this devotional great job RHM!

January 20, 2019
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen!

January 21, 2019
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

January 23, 2019
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Great teaching

February 3, 2019