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  • 4 hours ago
    Posted by Dion Todd
    I See You from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. When I was young in the Lord, I felt insignificant in His eyes. I had been beaten down by life pretty good and often the clothes I wore had as well. When I started going to church, I was often surrounded by people wearing suits and driving cars ...
  • 12 hours ago
    Posted by Dion Todd
    David said to Saul, Your servant was keeping his father's sheep; and when there came a lion, or a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock, I went out after him, and struck him, and delivered it out of his mouth; and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and struck him, and killed him. ...
  • Sat at 3:01 AM
    Posted by Dion Todd
    If He comes suddenly, do not let Him find you sleeping. Mark 13:36 NIVThere was a time in our life when our business started failing and our income got less, and less, and then stopped. As the bills started piling up, we tried everything, but nothing seemed to help. We gave more, prayed more, fasted...
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  • Then David and the people who were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep. David's two wives were taken captive, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite. David was greatly distressed; for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David strengthened himself in Yahweh his God. 1 Samuel 30:3 WEB

    When David and his men returned home, they found their village had been burned to the ground and their families and belongings had been taken away by the Amalekites. The men with David were so upset that they talked about stoning him to death. When David was alone with everyone against him, he encouraged himself in the Lord his God. David regained his strength by focusing on the Lord for a while. That was more than enough, and within seventy-two hours, David had recovered all.

    There are times when God allows us to go through things instead of around them. I don't claim to know why, but when we come out of the other side we are better, stronger people, and we have a testimony to go with it. My Dad grew up during the Great Depression, and there is hardly a generation that turned out better. Hard times make strong people that don't begin to whine when the slightest thing goes wrong.

    No matter what you are going through, stick with God and it is going to work out for the best. Later you will look back and see that no matter what you have been through, you are still here. God can make the bad, work out for your own good. If you act like David, stick to God, think positive, believe His word, you will recover all that you have lost, and then some.

    Today, if you feel down, defeated, and it seems that the world has turned against you, there is still hope. God is more than enough, and when He is for you, who can stand against you? As He becomes bigger in your life, your problems will become smaller. Rekindle that flame within you by recalling what God has already done in your life. He is still the God that created the universe, and you will come through this just as David.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please draw my heart to You like never before. Put a fresh fire within me and fill me with Your zeal. Fire me up God! Help me shake off the things that hold me back, to focus on You, and to become steadfast, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    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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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Lord, I'll receive all you can give me and will accept nothing less, Amen.
December 29, 2019
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Maria Mesia
Maria Mesia

Oh yes pastor Dion. It is owesome how since I started to receive your daily email, your words fit into the need of my soul, which only God knows. 

Few days ago my house was sold in foreclisure after living and paying for it a little less than 31 years without second mortgage asked, nor money in advance as line of credit. The next day the new owner knock on my door to tell me to empty the house. I have no money nor place to go, so I came to my secret place and the Lord took me to the book of Obadiah verses 10 - 17 which end with the same theme of today. God is faithful. I can rest on Him.

December 29, 2019
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Thank you Pastor Dion for your daily devotionals.  They are always encouraging and seem to hit home.  God bless you and may He continue to fill you with His Grace and guidance. Amen

December 29, 2019
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Sheri Buckner
Sheri Buckner

I really needed this encouragement right about now! Thank you, Pastor Todd, for letting God use you to bring just the word I needed to hear!!!

December 29, 2019
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen.

December 29, 2019
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

December 29, 2019
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

December 29, 2019
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen!

December 29, 2019
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

December 29, 2019
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Thank you Pastor Dion for yet another reminder of being totally committed to God. Amen

December 29, 2019
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen, thank you Lord and I praise you for everything!!

December 29, 2019
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen  our God is wonderful!

December 29, 2019
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Strengthen me physically and spiritually. Sometimes life is too much so please Holy Spirit surround me. Praise God. Amen

December 29, 2019
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

December 29, 2019
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I cannot rest without thanking You for all You have done for us, I humbly ask You  to give us the strength to keep going when days are troubled and to only believe in Your designs. Keep us going by leading us through Your word, in Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

Dear Pastor, this really touched home,God bless you and Sylvia. 

December 29, 2019
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

December 29, 2019
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus, amen

December 30, 2019
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Thank you Lord that you are always with me. I commit my life to you and I wait on you Lord. Sometimes you allow me to go through trials and as I seek you and pray, lifting up my heart and soul to you, you answer me and you rescue me from trouble. You have always taken care of me and provided for me. Please strengthen me and allow me to serve  you with dedication and with my whole heart. I try my best Lord to seek you every day and to pray for my family and friends and to read your word. Refresh me and renew me as I seek your presence. In the precious name of Jesus, my Lord and Savior, I ask this, Amen

Thank you Pastor Dion and Sylvia for all you do!!

December 30, 2019
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND LEAN NOT UNTO THYN  ON UNDERSTANDING

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