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One In A Million

  • God looks down from heaven on the children of man to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God. Psalms 53:2 ESV

    When the Lord began speaking to me with His gentle promptings, I became amazed at how well that He knew me. I was a computer technician, and He often spoke to me in technical terms and lingo that others would not even understand. An entire sermon would just download into my spirit at once.

    He would show me things like how demons were a lot like spyware. Once you had one installed, it would start to download others. It will tie your system up doing other tasks instead of the things that it should be doing. Like spyware, it will hide itself deep down in the system and try to avoid detection or removal. Sometimes, it will leave the host or computer in a broken mess. Once it is removed, if proper precautions are not taken, it will come right back.

    It is amazing how many people are in the world, yet God knows each one of us just like that and speaks to us in a way that we understand. Whether you know Him or not is irrelevant. He knows all about you and will prove this if given the chance. He knows your heart, your real motives, and He will not waste time entertaining those that are not serious.

    God will pass over a million people to get to the one that is seriously seeking Him. We are all individuals and do not need to be like anyone else for God to adore us, just as we are. It is not about speaking a lot of words. Often in His presence, you dont have to say a thing.

    Today know that God looks on your heart (1 Sam 16:7). He knows where you are and why that you act the way you do at times. He understands you because He created you. You are His child. Make room in your day to spend a little time with the Lord. Rest in His presence. One in a million will pay the price and actually seek His face, instead of His hand.

    Here is a note from one of our readers:

    What if tomorrow comes and there is NOT a message from the Lord from Pastor Dion. Will you miss this ministry in your life? I know I most certainly will. If you are able, please show your support in whatever way God has placed in your heart. Your time, talents, and/or financial support are needed to grow and advance the Lord's work. God will bless you more and more. "Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." 2 Corinthians 9:7 ~ Beverly.

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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you Pastor for the message!
May 3, 2015
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Good morning Dion, when I started to read the devotion this morning, I could have sworn it was yesterday's devotion. I checked,  but obviously it was new. I don't know what to make of it, but thank you for a great message. God is the specialist in all and every thinkable field there is. He speaks our language.  Have a blessed day, you and your family. 
May 3, 2015
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Tieesha Carson
Tieesha Carson Absolutely powerful
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Shann Ruggles
Shann Ruggles Good Morning 
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Shann Ruggles
Shann Ruggles Thank you For The Lovely Message .!!.
May 3, 2015
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Alane Grosz
Alane Grosz The analogy of the spyware is so powerful, that is just how the demons work.  Thank you for your message.
May 3, 2015
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu Amen! Grateful for my relationship with God! 
May 3, 2015
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander We Thank God for you Pastor Todd, your Wife 1st Lady Sylvia,  and for your Ministry. ..
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Pam Stauffer
Pam Stauffer He certainly knows what is going on deep within my heart....I find when it comes to his workings words cannot describe it....It is not explainable (in man's terms)...It is much more powerful....<3.
May 3, 2015
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan I find this ever so true after having a powerfull walk with Jesus that enabled Me to put together 12 years of Recovery! Trying to get back- I've found My wrong sick thinking has caused My computer Brain too be off kilter! My desire to correct is the Key! 1 realize I need help seek it! 2 Convide in trustworthy sources!!!!!!!!!!!!!Not Sinfull Man and wrong readings but Healthy people Godly people and good readings not bad! Discernment key! If I'm off than I can't trust My own judgments!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But if I'm walking in Him surrendered lessoning too Him He will be My guide!!!!! You see first hing I found in Recovery meetings with out Him many being taken advantage of!!!!!!!! Key why I shied away from the 12 steps and rooms of AA, We Me and He Saw this! I used the tools taught there with Him on My own!!!!            This teaching this Morn is so dead on!!! Think about it Pray on It!!!!!!
May 3, 2015
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Susan Helms
Susan Helms God speaking they you to me is such a blessing.  I would certainly  your ministry and the encouragement provided each day to my heart.
May 3, 2015
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Gail Clark
Gail Clark Love this message & every message Pastor Todd writes.  You know he is speaking God's own words.
May 3, 2015
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Patty Martin
Patty Martin I am so blessed that God loved me enough to take me right where I was and still loves me enough to meet me where I am today.  He never gave up on me.  I often wondered why and now I realize that He always knew my heart.  I could never have fought the enemy on my own.  Father God provides power, strength, endurance, and protects us from the enemy in the name of His precious son, Jesus Christ.  How great is our God!
May 3, 2015
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Ann Burks
Ann Burks I had walked away from God for a few years. I'm so glad He forgave me and walks with me every day. 
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Cynthia Nortey
Cynthia Nortey Amen....And God bless you pastor.
May 3, 2015
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Jeanne Hopple
Jeanne Hopple Thank you for this powerful message of how God speaks to us in our own language and interpretation so we can understand his wonderful words of inspiration and love. Help us keep on track in our daily prayer life and ministry to others. Have a blessed day Pastor Dion and Pastor Sylvia.
May 3, 2015
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Antoine Watts
Antoine Watts Amen!!!!
May 3, 2015
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! I pray that this ministry continues to grow and bears much fruit. In Jesus name I pray amen!
May 3, 2015
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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph Psalm 139 tells us how much God knows us personally.I adore you Lord and thank you for loving me so. Amen  
May 3, 2015
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Melissa-Peter Busse
Melissa-Peter Busse I would be sad if I turned on my computer and didn't find a devotion from this ministry. My husband and I read this every morning. So grateful that God is faithful! Amen
May 3, 2015
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Yvette Cantrell
Yvette Cantrell AMEN AMEN AMEN... I need to thank you, Pastor Dion, for your obedience to God's calling. My prayers, at this time, are my contribution to your p ongoing ministry. May God Forever Guide And Bless you, your family, and your ministry. Thank you for feeding Me... :-D
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Deleted Member Amen, i totally agree, if your message was here tomorrow, it would be greatly missed, because it has touched my heart and the hearts of many others. We thank you and Sylvia so much for what yall are doing. 
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Deleted Member Yes, God's word is great and your prayers for the ministry are awesome. Without prayer none of us could go on. We need to lift each other up and encourage one another. God is so good.
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Deleted Member Amen,  I too am so grateful, it makes my day go so much better and I am learning so much.
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Deleted Member Yes, He does know us personally, My husband and I were just talking about that early this morning. How He even know the number of hairs upon our head. How he knows our hearts prayers and desires, even when we can't pray.He hears our heart. He looks on the inside, Praise Him. Praise Him.
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Deleted Member I agree with you, at this ministry flourishes beyond measure. That  many souls will come to Jesus and that His Word would be spread all over the world through Refreshing Hope Ministries. 
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Deleted Member Amen. Praise Him for His mercy and grace and that He loves us so much.
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Deleted Member Amen, I too am so glad that Jesus knows us personally and sends His precious Word to minister to us daily. 
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Deleted Member Amen, May God bless you too Cynthia and have a great week in Jesus.
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Deleted Member Amen, it is wonderful to know that Jesus has His arms open wide, waiting on us to come back home. Thank you Heavenly Father.
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Barbara Mango
Barbara Mango Yes, I would definitely miss this web site and the daily devotionals, which are really a shot in the arm for me. I'm dealing with some very very difficult issues and strengthening my faith in God is essential. Thank you Pastor Todd!
May 3, 2015
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Deleted Member Amen. I am so glad that Jesus never gives up on us and that He is always right there, knowing our hearts. He will never let us travel this road alone, He is always right beside us or if He has to He will carry us through. He will never forsake us. I am so thankful for that because I have made so many mistakes in my life, but Jesus was right there in my midst helping me through all my trials. I just want to give Him Praise.
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Deleted Member Yes, it seems like everyday in some way that message is just for me, but I know it is for many, but it always touches my heart and brings joy to my life and it gives me something to dwell on and try to spread on to others. 
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Deleted Member God's word is always encouraging us to draw closer to Him and to let us know He is right there, He knows our heart and soul and He will never leave us nor forsake us. He works through Refreshing Hope Ministry with Pastor Dion and Sylvia to bring us hope, joy, peace and learning about what A great God we serve.
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Deleted Member Amen, we can never go wrong with Jesus by our side. If we make mistakes, He is there to help us and He wants us to be able to join in with people that love Him and can encourage each other and pray for each other. 
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Deleted Member Amen, what I feel in my heart at times is so powerful, I can't even put it into words. His sweet Spirit is so good.
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Deleted Member Amen, I am so thankful that Jesus put them in my life. They are such a blessing to me and I pray I can bless them in some way and also I want to bless others. God is so good to me.
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Deleted Member Amen, me too.
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Deleted Member I never had thought of it like that, but that was truly powerful, because if the enemy can just get in a little them he will try to keep pushing until he can creep in some more. 
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Deleted Member The message was awesome. It really opens my eyes to how tricky satan can be, but we serve a Savior that can help us overcome anything we face. Praise His Holy Name.
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Deleted Member Well, I'm a little late so where I'm at I will have to say good afternoon, LOL, but it has been a wonderful morning, being in church and feeling God's presence. Have a great day.
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Deleted Member Amen, yes it was. How great is our God, to know us each personally, that is awesome.
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Deleted Member It is wonderful to know how precious we are to Jesus, that He personally knows everything about us, and that He cares so much that when the enemy like the spyware on a computer tries to sneak into our lives, Jesus is on the look out and if we are willing vessels, He will not allow the other little enemies to come in. He loves us so, He will squash out enemies that attack our hearts, like a bug. 
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Deleted Member Yes, Amen, this was right on time. 
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Deleted Member I will be praying for you and pray that God gives you the strength you need through his daily word and through others that will be praying. I pray that these difficult times pass quickly and you will have calmness in the storm in Jesus Name. Amen
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Mahlet  Tsegaye
Mahlet Tsegaye Absolutely, i will be sad if I didn't get  this  devotion from the ministry .  Even if English is not my native language l really love to read them , they are powerful massages . God bless you abundantly Pastor Todd and Sylvia.
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Rod Fortner
Rod Fortner Thank you Pastor for this computer analogy. I am still deeply involved with servers (now mostly virtual) in my work but didn't really think of demons like that. It definitely makes sense. They're masters at deception, hiding and making you think they're angels of light. Twice in the Psalms it says (14:2, 53:2), "God looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God." If we seek Him, He will reveal Himself to us and help us to get rid of any strongholds that keep us from Him.
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Beverly Boyd
Beverly Boyd This ministry is shining light throughout our country and the world.  Our Pastor has a heart for God and a desire to share the truth and Word to help everyone.  Thank you for your service Pastor Dion.  I hope that everyone who is able, will support this ministry.  Have a blessed day of rest everyone! 
May 3, 2015
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Beverly Boyd
Beverly Boyd Prayers are an awesome contribution.  Thank you!
May 3, 2015
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Beverly Boyd
Beverly Boyd The ministry provides such a positive start to my day as well. 
May 3, 2015
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Fred Abeysundera
Fred Abeysundera What a great analogy! Demons and spyware! Both are insidious and destroy us from the inside!
May 3, 2015
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Vicki Stone
Vicki Stone Thank you for letting me be a part of this ministry, God Bless!
May 3, 2015
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Theresa Smith
Theresa Smith I am forever grateful for Pastor Todd and his ministry.
May 3, 2015
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Lucas Napo
Lucas Napo We share the same gratitude
May 4, 2015
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Lucas Napo
Lucas Napo Amen
May 4, 2015
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Lucas Napo
Lucas Napo Thank You
May 4, 2015
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler First I am glad to have given to Refrreshing Ministeries & hope you will do the same as I see soooo many of you pretty regularly here.....Blessings to this ministry    And Pastor Dion & Sylvia!    Next in relation to this devotion I know God's presence in my life and just keep talking most of the day to  Him.  Yes there is this drive to know Him more and in scripture to I want to chew on it so to see & hear Him more.  The rest is up to  Him.
May 4, 2015
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank You!
May 4, 2015
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Reinhard Blefgen
Reinhard Blefgen Amen
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J D  Williams
J D Williams HELP US GOD TO CALL OUT TO YOU IN PRAYER FOR WE ARE FIGHTING FOR OUR VERY SOULS.....
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Shunta Chaney
Shunta Chaney What a great message Pastor I truly loved it!! The word brings comfort to my  heart, just knowing he cares for me. :)
May 7, 2015