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Heart Medicine

  • A cheerful heart makes good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22 WEB

    Health tip: Don't worry. Be Happy. You can add years to your life, and health to your body by simply being joyful and happy. No one should be able to control your joy for it should come from the inside of you.

    People, places, and things can cause problems, but how you react to it is completely under your power. You can choose to turn the other cheek, or to become angry and turn theirs. Yes, we have a part to play in our life, and regardless of what people may tell you today, you are responsible for your own actions.

    There are so many attacks that come against us daily that it is easy to get discouraged. That is their purpose, but true happiness is not found in things, jobs, or success. It is not even in people. Your relationship with Jesus is what can bring an unshakable peace to your life.

    Paul said that he had learned to be content in whatever his circumstances were (Philippians 4:11). Whether he had been beaten, shipwrecked, or in prison, Paul was content. He wrote much of the New Testament from behind prison walls. If he had not been imprisoned, he may not have had the time to do so.

    Paul learned to detach his emotions from his circumstances and to be at peace. He focused on the invisible and the eternal (2 Corinthians 4:16). He found the will of God in every situation and kept close fellowship with Jesus. Nothing else was more important to him. We can behave the same way. The same grace and peace that Paul had then, is still available to us.

    The Joy of the Lord is your strength. Remember when you were first saved how you felt so light, so happy, filled with joy? That is what happens when you lay your burdens down at the cross. Too often we pick them back up again and the heaviness returns. So pray and let God worry about it, then leave your baggage at the cross.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please send me grace and peace for my life. Help me to see past the circumstances and to learn to detach my emotions from my situation. Give me strength and guide me today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Happy Mother's Day :)! Praying all of you moms have a most joyful day! 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, and to hear what has been happening recently in our lives. 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. Love you all! Here is the link to join: RHM Live


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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

May 12
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank you Paster Todd.  Amen!

May 12
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Please God give me a cheerful heart.  Amen

May 12
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

May 12
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Peace and Joy are the results of a life lived for God.

May 12
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Jesus,please give us peace and joy,Amen 

May 12
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Elaine Tomasello
Elaine Tomasello

AMEN!

May 12
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen!

May 12
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

A great message! Thank You Father for peace and joy! Amen.

May 12
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father thank You for all Your love, lead me to have the peace I need in any circumstance I confront. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. Praises be to Your Holy name forever. 

Thank you Pastor, God bless you. A blessed Mother's day to all specially to Sylvia. 

May 12
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Please Lord give me grace and peace in my life! You are my life! Help me to not lean on my own understanding! I seek thy face and thy kingdom! Have mercy upon me Lord and let the Holy Spirit guide me through all trials and tribulations! In the Holy Name of Jesus I pray this. Amen. ❤

May 12
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen

May 12
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Thanks for this devotion today! This is a great reminder when we become discouraged or go through hard times. We only need to continue in the Word of God, pray without ceasing every day and keep our eyes on Jesus not our circumstances. The only way to know peace is to know  Jesus. Jesus will give us His Peace that surpassed all understanding in times of trouble and fear. Happy Mothers day to  all the lovelly Mothers and especially to Sylvia Todd!

 

May 12
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen! Needed this one today, which is actually the day after it was posted, the timing was right on ;)

May 13
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

 

May 13
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen !

May 13
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen!

May 13
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Barbara Lowell
Barbara Lowell

This is such a beautiful message, Pastor Dion. Thank you so much. Just a thought for all of us to remember. I was told this as a child. and I still do it today.

Always turn your troubles over to God' before you go to sleep each night. He is going to be up all night, anyway!'

I even did a Cross-Stitch of this saying and put it on my desk at work. It gave those who asked to see it something to think about. It eases my mind and it always has.

May 14
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Timely msg.  How Paul got thru all he went thru is amazing.  To separate what we go thru & motions is healthy yet till it becomes this it can be work in prayer or why we go to a counselor etc.  When Paul asked near his death questioned Christ who he is suggested a need moment of clarity ....where he heard of all the miracles Jesus was doing.  I strive to do best in all I can ...yet two feet on this Earth brings out my humanness.  Romans 7:15 helps a lot...ending in Romans 8:1!!

May 14
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father please send me grace and peace for my life. Help me to see past the circumstances and to learn to detach my emotions from my situation. Give me strength and guide me today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.. Amen. Thank you Lord.

May 15