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The Runaway

  • Moses answered, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor listen to my voice; for they will say, 'Yahweh has not appeared to you.' Yahweh said to him, 'What is that in your hand?' He said, 'A rod.' He said, 'Throw it on the ground.' He threw it on the ground, and it became a snake; and Moses ran away from it. Exodus 4:1 WEB

    Moses had a staff that he carried around with him. It was nothing special at the beginning, but after a meeting with God, the staff transformed into an object of power. At the same time that it grew in power, it also grew into something scary, and Moses ran away from it.

    After Moses ran away, the Lord calmed him down, called him back, and taught him how to handle it properly. Moses then took the staff and set out to free his people from slavery. This time he knew how to handle it and he was no longer scared of it.

    Sometimes the Lord will take something that you already have and turn it into something powerful, but at the same time it can get scary. The risks, the responsibilities, and the pressure can make you want to run away from it, but only staying with it will cause the victory will come. The Lord rarely takes you around an obstacle. He will take you straight through the middle of it.

    If there is something in your life today that you want to run away from, be sure to pray about it first. God was able to tell Moses what to do, and He will tell you as well. If He does not answer, then it must not be important, but sincerely give Him the chance to. Don't run away from what could be your calling without first asking His advice about it. Do not let fear rob you of what could be.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I look to You today and ask for clear guidance in my life. I want Your will to be done and to have a closer relationship with You. Calm my fears as You did with Moses and teach me what I need to know, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people" (Ephesians 6:18). If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Thank you for all you have done for us all, fill me with your Holy Spirit to lead and guide me and wisdom to understand you and your wants from me. In Jesus’s name I pray, Amen
Jul 26
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondelloedited: Jul 26

Ah yes Lord as with where I am in Texas and with my job, should I stay or should I go? Father Yahweh I seek your face,guidance and direction over these matters not only for myself but for my family's opportunity and well being also. Please help me in my discision making. In Yeshua's name I ask you, Amen. Thank you pastor Dion, as always message is on point.

Jul 26
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Joining you in you prayer and asking the Lord for direction and guidance! He will make a way when there is no other way! Lord, please here our prayers as we lift up both Richard and his family, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!

Jul 26
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Thank you Liesel, may Father God bless you richly.

Jul 27
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Rebecca Hernandez
Rebecca Hernandez

Hi. 

I have some concerns about the comment in the email I received in regards to this devotional. 

"The Daily Word of Hope Devotional


Bible Fun Fact: There are 7 women named Mary in the New Testament. 

Hi rebecca, 

Fear can rob you of the plan that God has for you if you let it. Don't let it scare you away! Never be afraid to try.

The portion below says:

Remember... amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic. "

1. The ark was built by Noah.   He is not an amateur.   The word of God says as follows:

So the Lord said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.” But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord . This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God.
Genesis 6: 7-9

As far as I can remember the Titanic sank and a lot of people died. 

I understand the message,  however I believe that the example given in a comment about the ark and the Titanic should be modified.  

Unless you can explain, advice otherwise in regards to the comment used.  

Thank you. 

 

Becky

Jul 26
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Becky, Noah was an amature, the Bible says it had never Rained before so there was no need for a ship. It also took nearly 100 years to build it. Sounds like an amature to me.

Jul 26
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Professionals built the Titanic and it failed while an amateur Noah built the Ark and it succeeded with God’s assistance. 

Jul 26
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

The key thing here is to remember that Noah obeyed God and the ark was completed just as our Father instructed him to do.....   How great is the mercy and grace of our God! Halleluhjah!

Jul 27
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Yvette York
Yvette York

I am praying father God to take all my fears away I let fear stop me from doing a lot of things Amen

Jul 26
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Father calm my fear

Jul 26
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen!! Fear is nothing with my God!

Jul 26
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Jesus,take away all our fears.Let our lives be for your glory. Amen 

Jul 26
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! If God calls you then He will provide all that you need! Sometimes it may be in a way you are not expecting. Thank You Lord!

Jul 26
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Thank you God for giving me the strength NOT to run away. It goes through my mind often. I don’t want to hurt anyone. Keep helping us Lord. Amen. 

Jul 26
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!

Jul 26
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

A great message, thank you Pastor Dion! Amen.

Jul 26
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

God is our strength   pride jesus  for his love  amen!

Jul 26
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

That was an awesome devotional Pastor Dion! Thank You and Amen!

Jul 26
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father help me to see the best of what You have for me, take away my fears and show me what is best for me as You did with Moses. I trust in You always, in Jesus name I pray. Amen. Thanks God for all Your blessings. 

God bless you Pastor, great devotional. 

Jul 26
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen!!

Jul 26
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Judith B
Judith Bedited: Jul 26

Heavenly Father I thank you for this Message. I ask that you prepare me for the tasks ahead so that when you open these doors I will not run like Moses did. Prepare my heart to appreciate and my mind to understand: prepare my spirit to always be connected to you for instructions and my will power to execute effectively that which you have purposed for me to accomplish, in Jesus  name I pray. Amen 

Jul 26
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!!! What I have learned in my walk with the Lord and in my prayer life is that if He doesn't answer right away it could mean an outright "No", or that it isn't/wasn't important or that I just have to be patient, continue to pray and wait on Him; He knows best, for He is my Heavenly Father!

Jul 26
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jul 26
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!!

Jul 26
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Help me Lord not to be afraid to use the tools you have given me for someone else.  I don't want to ever be scared. Thank you for taking care of me and my family and friends. Amen

Jul 26
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen !

Jul 26
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

 

Jul 31