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The Dentist

  • We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 WEB

    As I writhed in pain in the chair, the dentist wrestled on with the split tooth. It was very painful and I did not want him to touch it, let alone pull on it, but the toothache would not go away until all of it was removed. Like Esau, I began to comfort myself with the thought of killing him when it was over. Finally, the dentist got it out in three parts, and the pain gradually subsided. I spared him.

    God loves us, but when there are harmful things in our life, He will often remove them. It can hurt and we would really like Him to just leave it alone. Pride, arrogance, bitterness, greed, lust, hate, He has methods for every stronghold in our life and He loves us too much to leave them in there to grow worse.

    Like a Father removing a splinter from his child's hand, or a dentist removing a broken tooth, God knows that it is for your own good, and He will not relent. It is scary how far He will go to remove things from your life when you get serious about seeking Him.

    Do not panic today if life is painful, for it will not always be. Be sure that your main focus in life is doing God's will and everything else will begin to line up properly. This does not mean that your life will be pain free, but it will work out for the best in the long run. The things that you are going through will work out for good.

    God is always right and this means that when you have a disagreement with Him, that you will never win. His arm is too big to twist. Our threats do not intimidate Him. Don't struggle against Him. Work with Him to remove the harmful things and it will be over sooner. Struggling against Him will only prolong it, but He will not stop until He gets it all out.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please set me free from the things that hold me back. Break the shackles that hold me, for I cannot. I submit to Your will for my life and I want more of Your presence today, 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 Amen..... indeed
Oct 30
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Oct 30
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father, let Your will be done

Oct 30
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Oct 30
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen! Father Yahweh, You are God and i am not! Your will be done in my life!

Oct 30
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

Oct 30
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord, amen

Oct 30
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Thank you Lord for helping me get to a better place with you even though the journey is painful, at times, but oh so worth it.  Thank you Pastor Dion for a good devotional, as always.

Oct 30
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Heavenly Father,praise your wonderful name. Amen 

Oct 30
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

More timely than i can comprehend 

Oct 30
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. As always, your devotional Pastor Dion hit the mark. Thank you, Amen

Oct 30
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

Oct 30
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

Oct 30
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!

Oct 30
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brownedited: Oct 30

I submit to Your will Father, Amen. Thank you for this message Pastor Dion!

Oct 30
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Dear God watch over us Amen 

Oct 30
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen. Submission is the key to spiritual cleansing and growth. In the process we are sometimes painfully changed, but I have learned that the heart of the Good Good Father is to continue to work on correcting His child. In the knowledge that my most loving Father is working through my innermost being, working to remove all the broken and filthy pieces and building something beautiful, I can have peace as I allow the master Creator to perfect His creation, ( me).

Oct 30
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen!!

Oct 30
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Oct 30
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father I need Your help to submit everything hurting me to You,because without You I can't do anything. As my Father in Heaven correct me of all things I am doing wrong, in Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

Right on point Pastor, God bless you. 

Oct 30
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Oct 30
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John Smith
John Smith

"It is scary how far He will go to remove things from your life when you get serious about seeking Him."

That's the truth!

He will remove your eye for you if it causes you to sin if you are serious when you ask Him to help you stop sinning.  Or lovingly blind you for a time like Paul (you will be My apostle) or make you mute like Zecharias (John the baptist's father) (you will name him John and make sure he never touches wine or strong drink) or throw you overboard to get swallowed by large fish like Jonah (you will go to Ninevah and preach repentance).  But what's better?  Heaven or hell?  Easy answer.  

Try to stop sinning on your own because He will use drastic measures if you ask Him to help you or ask Him to make you stop.  Drastic times call for drastic measures.  He wont take away free will but will make choice a lot easier or a no-brainer.  Thank GOD!

 

Oct 30
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Oct 30
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen! Not just praying this prayer with you, Pastor Dion, but also praying this prayer for our daughter Yvonne, who is so ill, and what makes it even worse that she cannot let go of old grudges, this kind of bitterness is eating away on her like a cancer! Thank you so very much for your ministry and outreach, may the Lord richly bless you and Sylvia!!! I thank the Lord and His Spirit for directing me to RHM!!!

Oct 30
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Shara Abel
Shara Abel

Perfect timing, as usual ... went to the dentist this am... not as traumatic as your visit thank God!  So true, sometimes it is hard to let go of the things we know deep in our spirit is not good for us (or slowly killing us) but God is faithful if we allow Him to work in our lives He will.. He knows when a "decay" needs to be removed and no matter how painful the process is, life is so much better after the "decay" is removed.  Thank you for today's message.  

Oct 30
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

Oct 31
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

Don't let anger get you down, give your self time to cool downthen look at the problem, it's not half as bad as it seems

Nov 3