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Faithfully

  • He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them He remains faithful forever. Psalms 146:6 NIV

    Looking back over my life, I now see things that the Lord told me twenty-five years ago coming to pass. Things that I had put on the shelf, thinking that perhaps I had missed Him in some way, I am now living. There were a few times that I was convinced that I had ruined His plans for me. I went through a divorce, I had seasons of temper tantrums and bad attitudes after the death of a child. I was always happy to have His blessings, but things needed to go my way or I would pout.

    Yes, looking back I am half ashamed of my walk. I was an impetuous child, but I am still here and God is faithful. Through all of my mistakes, times where I knew it was wrong but did it anyway, God has been steady, unchanging and faithful. When I began to feel alone, it was always me that had once again wandered off, and He was always there when I would fall on the carpet and return in prayer.

    Hang on to God. The things that the Lord has promised you in your heart will come to pass. When you fall, get up and try it again. God understands, He loves you and He has a plan for your life. Dont throw in the towel yet and dont give up on Him. Though you cannot see it coming and have almost forgotten, it will still arrive at the proper time. He will faithfully complete the work that He has begun in you.

    Prayer: Father, complete your work in me and mold me into the vessel you desire, in the name of Jesus.

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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor for the great message!
May 25, 2015
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Martin Snyder
Martin Snyder Always good to meet another carpet crawler, I'm a seasoned professional...
May 25, 2015
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley THANK God and pastor Todd for this message amen
May 25, 2015
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Susan P
Susan P Great is your faithfulness, Lord. Where would I be without it. 
May 25, 2015
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Amen
May 25, 2015
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Cinnamon Gilmore
Cinnamon Gilmore Thank goodness the Potter never gives up on the clay
May 25, 2015
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan Absoulutly~~ getting back up expecting  forgiveness is Key! Hum been experiencing this-addiction.. Whom He understands Our weaknesses!!!!!!
May 25, 2015
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Marsha Pratt
Marsha Pratt I do believe that God wanted to make sure I read this today. this message spoke right to my heart. Thank you so much for this word.
May 25, 2015
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Chad Hale
Chad Hale God is awesome to coddle us and prode us along doing his work. We truly live out His will whether we know it or not. Thank you Lord for another day to serve you in all that I do. Amen.
May 25, 2015
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome Thank you Lord I am nothing without you thank you for giving me today amen
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell If you could only know how our lives have been down the same paths, even going to the same church for a while. Knowing that God has done what He told you would happen, gives me the courage to keep waiting.
May 25, 2015
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Derrian King
Derrian King Thanks first to God for his Faithfulness to us and thank you Pastor Todd for sharing this truth with us.
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Uwalaka Dorathy
Uwalaka Dorathy Amen!
May 25, 2015
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Angela Brown
Angela Brown Amen
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Dan Cordosi
Dan Cordosi God is always there to help us everyday in every way.
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Cynthia Nortey
Cynthia Nortey Yes He is the faithful God indeed...GBU.
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen!  I am a work in progress.  He  is faithful to finish the good work He started in me. 
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Tina G
Tina G I love your honesty, Rev. The temper tantrums, pouting when things didn't go my way...even tho "my way" was getting me nowhere! I got myself and everyone around me stressed out. Not nice. God waited it out and when I finally threw in the towel He was there waiting to help me find a new way. His way. So greatful for His kind, loving patience.
May 25, 2015
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!!! God is always with us and that is the true blessing that I thank him for every day! I Love You God!!!
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Sally Barclay
Sally Barclay My heart is so troubled at times by my past. Thank you for these words from God that have helped you, now they are helping me..Amen
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Deleted Member Amen, I want to be molded into that vessel for Jesus.
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Deleted Member Praise The Lord, God is so good.
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I am so thankful that God will finish what He has started. Thank you God that I can relax and let you work. By relax, I mean that I don't have to worry and can have peace, while you work things out in your timing.
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Deleted Member Yes, God is so good. 
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Deleted Member Amen, He is always waiting for us. He is ready when we are. Jesus loves you so. 
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Deleted Member Yes, Amen, we are a work in progress, but Jesus will finish that good work He has started in each of us. His love is so great.
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Deleted Member Amen, Jesus is so good to us and loves us so much:):)
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Deleted Member Amen, God is always faithful to us and He loves us so much:):):)
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Deleted Member Amen, what God has promised, He will fulfill. He loves us so:):)
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Deleted Member Yes, we are His everything and He loves us so:):):) 
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Deleted Member Amen, Praise The Lord, God is so good.
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Deleted Member Amen, He is an on time God.
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Deleted Member Amen, He knows our everything, if we just put our faith and trust in Him, All things are possible.
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Deleted Member Beautiful words.
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield I too am ashamed and disgusted by my pathetic life. I feel safe to admit it here, but I surrendered my RN license because I was caught stealing FOOD! Food to binge on and throw up, for I was still  enslaved to an eating disorder in the end. I never admitted this to ANYONE. Oh, I could keep my license, but then I was diagnosed with RA and lost my hearing, so God really DOES have plans for us! LOL! May you all have a blessed, safe Memorial Day! Please pray for my family. I am being tested for possible endometrial cancer. I was also recently diagnosed with diabetes and a thyroid problem. I'm scheduled for further tests all this week. Looks like I'll get a chance to catch up on my crocheting while waiting in the doc's office! LOL
May 25, 2015
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Susan P
Susan P May the Lord carry you through everything in a way only He can. I think most of us if not all, as humans, are so broken in different ways. Thank you for being so honest. God bless. 
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello I hope and pray that the Lord will deliver you from all that you have been and are going through now. I pray God will bless you with healing of all your infirmities.I ask God to draw all of your family to Him in repentance asking Jesus to be their Lord and Savior,in Jesus name Amen...
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli I can so relate
May 25, 2015
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!! Amen!! Amen!!  God is always by my side and I am Blessed to have his love!!
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Sharita Murray-Taylor
Sharita Murray-Taylor Amen
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Valerie  King
Valerie King So true, so true. Amen! Amen!
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle Counting my blessings, HE is so faithful, blessed be His Holy Name!
May 25, 2015
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker Thank the Lord for the Blessings in our lives.  And on this Memorial Day, I give Thanks for the brave men & women who gave their lives for this beautiful place ~ God Bless America and those who serve proudly.  Amen ~
May 25, 2015
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Lisa Kordich
Lisa Kordich I sure hope so.
May 25, 2015
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Nell Neathery
Nell Neathery Amen!  I will repeat your prayer here as I have dedicated myself to pray here at RHM 3 times a day when possible with my present schedule.  I, too, Pastor am ashamed of issues in my past, but what I have been seeing and hearing lately as to what to say about that:  We are not ashamed of Jesus in any way, form or fashion.  Father, complete your work in us here at Refreshing Hope Ministries and mold us into the vessels your desire, in the name of Jesus, Amen
May 25, 2015
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J D  Williams
J D Williams I JUST WANT TO THANK GOD FOR ALWAYS BEING FAITHFUL EVEN WHEN I'AM NOT.......
May 25, 2015
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Phynedra Franklin
Phynedra Franklin Amen God is so faithful and loves us so much. I have to hold on and expect His promises. I have learned that His plan for my life is better than my plan. Thanks for this post Pastor Todd it is confirmation.
May 25, 2015
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Debbie Bible
Debbie Bible The last paragraph, before the prayer, first and last sentences; Hang on to God. He will faithfully complete the work that He has begun in you. God speaks to me through these devotions. Thanks.
May 25, 2015
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Kay Rushin
Kay Rushin The thing is God is here even when we are not smart enough to know he loves us or that  we even need him. He is always protecting his children. We have lessons to learn and stages to go through before some of us are ready...He knows exactly who we are, exactly what we need at all times. He had given me my heart's desire. Sent people I didn't  know I needed,  "and"  is still sending them. The trials are for our testimony so we can bring others the good news. Who listen's to people who think their lives are perfect? The gratitude I feel makes my past feel almost necessary! Trust the plan even when you can't see the end.... it called faith....It seems more like a "miracle"  from where I began......To me he did the impossible. Be encouraged.....
May 25, 2015
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Pastor....I do not feel anything in particular that I look to see yet as you said "things He planned in my heart".   Maybe there are...I am contented.  Full weekend...being with my husband which I believe is the promise from long ago.  The first marriage burned out in alcoholism in me & children.  I was not alone because the Lord was there yet physically I was burned out in emotions & the what is next factor.  Crisis a regular meal.  Nerves developed toes to stand on.  Cried a lot to the Lord a lot.  When it came to complete fall apart( kids & all) God was there!  Really took care of me.  Years later met & married my husband.  Soon 25 years.  Pretty contented.  Medical things came afterward which God was there to take me thru.  This weekend we spent simple pleasures together for that is us.  Helped him in a huge hedge cut/trim & clean up.  Tied bundles of hedge for trash pick up tomorrow.  Charlie cut it down more to benefit him in maintenance of it.  Looks great.  We garden perennials, shrubs, & flowers.  Pray we can be together some years around here for we enjoy it.  After city life(a very different life) to this wonderful neighborhood we feel God has blessed us plenty.  Sounds like you & Sylvia are the same.  I was in different Ministeries over years.  See nothing at moment & truthfully don't know what one it might be.  Love getting a chance to tell someone about Jesus.  I am a bit evangelical.  A man recently on a grocery parking lot.  Blessings, Glory  & Power be all to Jesus!!  He is worthy!!  
May 25, 2015
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Lucas Napo
Lucas Napo A men  Pastor Dion
May 26, 2015
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen. Praise God! Thank you! Holding on to God!
May 26, 2015
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reenie naidoo
reenie naidoo AMEN....I am waiting on you LORD to mold me and shape me according to your will !!! LOVE U JESUS....  
May 26, 2015
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd God bless you Kathy, He is not done with you yet.  :)
May 27, 2015
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Sharilynn McIntosh
Sharilynn McIntosh Lord, help us to not waiver in our faith in You.  Though it tarry, it will come...thank You!
May 28, 2015