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  • 5 hours ago
    Posted by Dion Todd
    In times past, when Saul was king over us, it was you who led Israel out and in. Yahweh said to you, You shall be shepherd of my people Israel, and you shall be prince over Israel. So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a covenant with them in Hebron before Yahwe...
  • Oct 13
    Posted by Dion Todd
    Inspiration from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to talk about inspiration, when a creative idea suddenly downloads into your brain. That is not an accident. It happens for a purpose, and it may be more important than we think. Let’s begin in Jeremiah chapter 1 verse 4: T...
  • Oct 13
    Posted by Dion Todd
    Yahweh's angel found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain on the way to Shur. He said, 'Hagar, Sarai's servant, where did you come from? Where are you going?' She said, 'I am fleeing from the face of my mistress Sarai.' Genesis 16:7 WEBHagar wandered alone in the desert. She...
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From The Inside Out

  • When they had come, he looked at Eliab, and said, 'Surely Yahweh's anointed is before him.' But Yahweh said to Samuel, 'Don't look on his face, or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for I don't see as man sees. For man looks at the outward appearance, but Yahweh looks at the heart.' 1 Samuel 16:6 WEB

    When Saul was chosen to be the king of Israel, he was the most handsome, and tallest man in the land (1Samuel 9:2). He was head and shoulders above everyone else. Saul was exactly what the people wanted for a king. He looked the part. Yet despite these "assets", when the Lord told him to destroy the Amalekites, he was afraid of the people and disobeyed the Lord (1Samuel 15:24). Saul looked strong on the outside, but he was weak within. Sometimes your gifting can take you further than your character can sustain you.

    God then chose a new person to replace Saul as king. He told Samuel to go to Bethlehem and anoint him. When Samuel arrived there and saw Jesse's son Eliab standing tall and strong, he broke out his oil and was ready to anoint him, but the Lord told him 'This is not the one.' Then seven of Jesse's sons passed before Samuel one by one and the Lord said no, no, no, no, no, no, no.

    Finally the line of would-be kings reached the end. Samuel was confused and asked Jesse if these were all of his sons. Jesse reluctantly admitted that the youngest one was out tending the sheep. The word that Jesse used for David was the same word that we use for 'runt" meaning insignificant, lesser, or small. Samuel told Jesse to bring him and when little David walked up, the Lord said: 'This is the one. Anoint him.'

    We see people from the outside in and often judge them by their attractiveness, talent, or wealth. God sees us from the inside out. Who we are when no one is looking, is who we really are. The unseen things that we do, are seen by the only One who matters. Make it count.

    David, the little shepherd boy, was anointed by Samuel and went on to become a great king, one of the best. God saw more inside of little David than anyone else did for God knows our heart. Though you may be the least of the least and not in a position of power yet, though you take care of smelly things that others are too good to do, God sees all and one day there will be a reward.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for waking me up today. Please comfort me and let me know that You are there. Quicken Your word to me and help me understand it in a clear way. I want to experience more of You in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." (2 Chron 7:14). 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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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Sep 25
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Sep 25
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

Sep 25
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

thank you father for this new and blessed ay hallelujah

 

Sep 25
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

Sep 25
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,praise God from whom all blessings flow.

Sep 25
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen dear Lord.  Very powerful. For God sees what others don’t.  At the end of each day, God knows the truth. I live my life to please the Lord. Amen

Sep 25
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen Lord, Amen.

Sep 25
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Sep 25
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen!!

Sep 25
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Joe Brown
Joe Brown

Heavenly Father, I thank You for waking me up today! Please comfort me and let me know that You are there. Quicken Your word to me and help me to understand it in a clear way. I want to experience more of You in my life. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

Sep 25
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Elaine Tomasello
Elaine Tomasello

Heavenly Father I thank You for waking me up today. Please comfort me and let me know that You are there. Quicken Your word to me and help me understand it in a clear way. I want to experience more of You in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. AMEN!

Sep 25
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen!

Sep 25
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Patty Seckar
Patty Seckar

Thank you Pastor! I want to be as beautiful on the inside that I can be to be a good witness to our savior.

Sep 25
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

Sep 25
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Father, I thank you for preparing this day for me to lead me on the tasks I will take today. I know that You are working  on me for something better and I am ready for it. Your love and care is what's is important, in Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

Awesome message Pastor, God bless you. 

Sep 25
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen.

Sep 25
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Sep 25
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Thank you so much pastor Dion for this message today. It is spot on with the job I do. I rely on His grace for each day. Father God fed me this morning because He knew I was hungry. I was going to buy myself breakfast after I got the paperwork signed at the hospital I serviced this morning. The supervisor for enviromental had me follow him into a big white room and at the center of it was a white table with a white table cloth on it. I know this sounds like a dream or a vision right. But, it did really happen. On the table was boxes of breakfast burritos and colachies. The lady standing at  the table asked me what would I like and offered to fix me a plate. I thanked her, told her God bless you and walked back to the truck with plenty of food thanking and praising God all the way! Your right, what matters to us matters to Him. And the kicker is that I didn't even ask God to provide for me. He knew and chose to bless me. I was just thinking of it earlier before that. He knows,He knows,He knows....... He has been so good to me recently my head and my heart are amazed by Him! I give Father Yahweh ALL the glory!

Sep 25
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

AMEN

Sep 25