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The Oak Tree

  • He said therefore, What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? It is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden, and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches. Luke 13:18 ESV

    As I stared out of the window at the huge oak tree in our yard, I thought of what it looked like thirty years ago, when I first moved here. It was a small scrawny thing then. Now it is a huge tree and you could park several cars in it's shade. It has limbs bigger than my torso.

    It did not happen overnight. This magnificent oak took decades to get where it is now, and it could have easily been crushed or uprooted while it was still small. There was a time when it was small and weak but over time, using what God has provided for it each day, it has now become a mature oak tree.

    The faith that is in you starts small, but it grows over time. As you walk with the Lord, talk with the Lord, and rely on His provision, that little seed within you will grow and become unshakable. Don't try and rush it. You will become disappointed. Take it one day at a time and some day when you look back on where you are now, you will laugh. Faith and oak trees both have to grow over time.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, be with me this day and provide the things that I need to grow. Strengthen my faith and guide my steps with Your Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus.

    Note: 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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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

November 24, 2019
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

November 24, 2019
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen 

November 24, 2019
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

November 24, 2019
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Strengthen my faith and my walk with you Holy Spirit. Guide me to always put you first in my life.  Amen!!

November 24, 2019
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father I humbly ask You to strengthen my faith in You, lead me to walk step by step guarded by Your Holy Spirit. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. The Lord is my guide. 

Very truthful devotional Pastor, God bless you. Happy Sunday to all.

November 24, 2019
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

November 24, 2019
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

November 24, 2019
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen! I seek your face oh Lord. Amen!

November 25, 2019
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

AMEN

December 12, 2019