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Catch Me if You Can

  • But Jonah rose up to flee to Tarshish from the presence of Yahweh. He went down to Joppa, and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid its fare, and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of Yahweh. Jonah 1:3 WEB

    It was late one Saturday afternoon when a friend stopped by and invited me to go to church with him the following morning. I politely declined because the thought of getting dressed up in a suit and pretending to be someone else one day a week did not appeal to me. Besides, I knew some of the people there, and during the week they often behaved worse than me. Even the friend that invited me had probably smoked a joint on the way to my house.

    Like Jonah, I ran from God and evaded Him for years, or so I thought. In time, He caught me. One night while playing music at a party, I met the Lord and suddenly my whole life changed. My friends no longer knew me. Suddenly I wanted to know everything there was about God. My old interests and friends soon faded away.

    Over time I learned that you don't have to wear special clothes or pretend to be someone else to please God, for that is only man made traditions. We should always be ourself, seven days a week, and not have to put on 'The Church Face.'

    It is not just a Sunday thing, but more of a Monday through Friday thing. God so loved us that He gave His only Son to save us, just as we are. When you fall, get up and take another step. God is not mad at you, and when you turn to Him, He will immediately accept you.

    Sure you should live a life that demonstrates faith in God, but you don't start out perfect. You won't even end perfect, but you will get better. Know that God is seeking a personal relationship with you while at work, just as much as when you are at church.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for accepting me just as I am. I want to serve You Lord with all my heart. Please continue to draw me to You. Consume me with Your love and deliver me from the things that hinder me, 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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Phynedra Franklin
Phynedra Franklin

Amen 

April 7, 2019
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Thank you God for saving me

April 7, 2019
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen!

April 7, 2019
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

 

April 7, 2019
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen

April 7, 2019
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen and Amen.

April 7, 2019
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help me to grow in faith and wisdom. Find favor with us praise God. Praise the Lord. Amen. 

April 7, 2019
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen 

April 7, 2019
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

So True. Amen Thank you Jesus! ❤

April 7, 2019
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

April 7, 2019
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

April 7, 2019
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thanks for the reminder, Lord!  Thanks for your faithful sharing, Pastor Dion!

We (I) should always be ourself (myself), seven days a week, and not have to put on 'The Church Face.'  It is not just a Sunday thing, but more of a Monday through Friday thing.  Be with me as I head back to school and my Monday-Friday responsibilities!  Prompt me, Lord!

 

April 7, 2019
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

April 8, 2019
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

AMEN.

April 10, 2019
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Mon to Fri & Fri to Sun and around I go.  Asking forgiveness when you know you need to even if they don't for give you also...  Trying to catch a thought even before it slides off the tongue and pull it back....thinking thoughts that need changing before they grow and impermeate my being....fighting ughlies that are so anti to destroy a relationship...help put a wrap a wall of Your love around me, Lord, to go to bed or something!!!   So many things to live out everyday before & on Sunday.  It's down & dirty inside the old man to be continuly washed by the blood of Christ.  Thank You, Jesus for a l l You are doing and continue to do.  Amen!

April 12, 2019