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The Outcasts

  • Behold, at that time I will deal with all those who afflict you, and I will save those who are lame, and gather those who were driven away. I will give them praise and honor, whose shame has been in all the earth. Zephaniah 3:19 WEB

    My brother and I went into the garden once again and picked some bell peppers to eat for breakfast. After my dad left for work, my stepmother would put my brother and I outside, and then bring her children in for breakfast. She kept the cereal in a cabinet with a padlock on it so that it wouldn't be wasted on us. She had ten children of her own, as well as three stepchildren, of which I was the youngest. Later, when we became old enough to work, she began charging the stepchildren rent to live there.

    We were the outcasts, the unwanted, and we were constantly reminded that we were nothing, and that we would never amount to anything. Her kids were older than us and felt that we were trying to steal their inheritance, and so they despised us. When you are treated as trash for so long, you begin to believe it, and expect it. I grew up with baggage that would scare many psychiatrists, but my story does not end there.

    After all of that mess, God sought me out and turned my life around. It turns out that His heart is for the outcasts. God sees your suffering and what you are going through. God will change your shame into praise. When God gets a hold of your life, no one can stop Him and no one can get in His way. The ones that looked down on you will have to look up in awe at what God has done in your life, just like the half-brothers of Joseph looked up to him.

    If you have been an outcast, know that God cares deeply for you. I am amazed how much God cares for the lost, the outcasts, the broken. He will truly leave the ninety-nine sheep behind (Luke 15:4) in order to seek the lost out. When He has found them, He rejoices.

    Know today that if you are down, that He will lift you up. When everyone else hates you, that He will still love you. When they put you out, that He will take you in. When they say that you will be nothing, that He will mold you into something. God has a plan for your life. Surrender to Him completely, and never look back.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your mighty hand on my life. You see the broken and the needy. You rescue the outcasts. Lead me and I will follow You, 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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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Lead me...... I will follow Lord! Thank you for all you do for us all! Amen
Oct 2
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Marilyn Salter
Marilyn Salter I just can’t imagine someone having to go through what you went through as a child. I know that God saved you and all the other downtrodden, lost people. His love is unfailingly and enduring for all of us. God bless you Pastor Dion.
Oct 3
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Thank you for this devotional, I needed this today!  God thank you for loving me and caring for me ALWAYS, in Jesus name I pray, Amen!!  Allelulia!! Amen!!

Oct 2
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Oct 2
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

Oct 2
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Thank you Jesus 

Oct 2
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Thank you Pastor Dion for your wonderful devotional today. May God Bless you always. 

Oct 2
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Amen!!!

Oct 2
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen!!

Oct 2
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help us dear God. Protect us. Find favor with us and prosper us. Praise God Amen 

Oct 2
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

I really needed to hear these words today.Thank you and God bless you, Pastor Dion.

Oct 2
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Thank you Pastor for your words of encouragement, I grew up much like you and I am so blessed that our Father cares about me. Thank you Lord.

Oct 2
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Father! Amen.

Oct 2
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen

Oct 2
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for loving us.We love and worship you Jesus. Amen 

Oct 2
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Thank you lord for your blessings everyday   in jesus name amen!!! 

Oct 2
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

Oct 2
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Judith B
Judith B

Thank you LORD that you choose me and saved me from my past. Now that you have brought me through  the process of sanctification may you now lead me to others who have been outcast and rejected so that they may be told of your  goodness and grace in order for them to become disciples of your Son, Jesus Christ.In Jesus name I pray AMEN

Oct 2
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen.  PRAISE THE LORD

Oct 2
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father I thank You for Your love and care, for forgiving my sins and for leading me through the path that You have decided for me to walk. Blessed be Your Holy Name forever oh Lord. 

Thank you Pastor for this great devotional, God bless you.

 

Oct 2
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, brother <3!

Oct 2
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen!!! Thank you for the word of the Lord, Pastor Dion!!! In a matter I believe that we are all "Outcasts" in this world that we live in, which often includes immediate and extended family, etc... But as we mature and grow in Christ, it doesn't hurt any more, but often makes us stronger! 

Oct 2
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Oct 2
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

HALLELUJAH

Oct 2
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

 Amen! Pastor Dion you are a good example of God's love, grace, favor and restoration. Thanks, this message is very encouraging to me.

Oct 3
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

Oct 8