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Zero to Hero

  • He said to him, 'O Lord,* how shall I save Israel? Behold, my family is the poorest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father's house.' Yahweh said to him, 'Surely I will be with you, and you shall strike the Midianites as one man.' Judges 6:15 WEB

    Gideon was the least in his family, who was the poorest clan in the tribe of Manasseh. Then God chose him to lead a group of three hundred men and defeat a vast Midianite army, whose camels could not even be counted.

    Gideon was scared and hopelessly outnumbered. Outside of God, he had nothing going for him. No one else thought so either. Even his hometown wanted to kill him for destroying baal's altar. Gideon was the least of the least. Yet with God on his side, it was more than enough.

    When the battle started, the enemies became confused and started killing each other, then ran away. The Midianites were completely defeated and after the battle, there were forty years of peace. Gideon, with the help of God, made it happen. God likes to show His power strong in the weak and humble.

    Moses was the most humble man on the earth during his life (Numbers 12:3), David was the least of his family (1 Samuel 16:11). Even Jesus of Nazareth was born in a stable (Luke 2:7). Yet they were world changers.

    As a child, I was the youngest of thirteen children, but not considered one of them for I was a step child from a previous marriage. On top of that my mom told me that I was not exactly 'his' either. God has taught me over the years that it is not who you are born as, but who you live for that matters. And it is not what we do for Him, but what He has done for us that makes us righteous.

    God can fix everything, and if all that you have is Him, He is more than enough. He has taken me from sweeping the floor to being the manager in a few months. There have been times when I was out of work and flat broke, I would open my Bible and find that someone had secretly put money in it. I have seen the sick and hurting be instantly healed. I have watched Him take life crushing situations and turn it completely around for our good. Things that would make you pinch yourself to be sure that you are awake.

    Today you may be the least of the family and feel the weakest, but God can make a hero, out of a zero. If you follow His leading, no thing or no one can hold you back for He is more than enough. So we can confidently say, 'The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?' (Hebrews 13:5).

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, my life is Yours. Please lead me into all that You have for me. Provide for me in the desert and lead me out the other side. I choose to put my trust in You. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presences and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander

Thank you as always Pastor Todd for your on time messages 

May 9
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

Thank you for reading Deborah and taking a moment to encourage us  :)

May 9
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

May 9
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Have A Bless Day

May 9
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

May 9
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father, my life is Yours. Please lead me into all that You have for me. Provide for me in the desert and lead me out the other side. I choose to put my trust in You. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen ~  Thank you

May 9
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen and amen, sister <3!

May 9
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen! God does and will use the lowley and humble to accomplish his will, pride and arrogance is certainly not what he is looking for. Pastor Dion You have changed my life more than you will ever know, And I can tell you it was your sincere and humble demeanor that drew me, the opposite of pride and arrogance. We put our trust in the LOrd and our help come from the Lord! Thank You Pastor Dion!! Thank You Lord Jesus!! Amen

May 9
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Y'all have been such a blessing to us too, brotha, love you both <3!

May 9
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

You two have been a blessing to us to Brother.  :)

May 9
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

amen,God bless.

May 9
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I agree with Perry, RHM has been such a blessing to me! Grateful for you all :)

May 9
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Do not mistake Humbleness for Weakness, someone who has humbled themselves might be very strong.

May 9
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

We put all our trust in you Jesus.Thank you for our many blessings. Amen 

May 9
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Elaine Tomasello
Elaine Tomasello

Amen!

May 9
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen

May 9
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank you Father, I put my trust in You! Amen

May 9
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen  praise God  and yes this site has been a  God blessing l love reading it you are real with the life stories it has become  a part of my morning to read every day prayers for your family  in jesus name amen 

May 9
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen Lord Jesus!! Take my hand and make me humble.

May 9
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You for all You have done for me, I know sometimes I feel undeserved but with Your love and grace I will be blessed and guided, I trust in You. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. Glory be to Your Holy name forever. 

Grateful to you Pastor for this devotional, God bless you. 

May 9
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

May 9
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

May 9
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

May 9
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

What shall we fear or whom shall we fear? With the Lord most high on our side we will succeed! - Thank you Pastor Dion!

May 10
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen and Amen

May 11