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    Posted by Dion Todd
    Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brothers, and they hated him all the more. He said to them, 'Please hear this dream which I have dreamed: for, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and behold, my sheaf arose and also stood upright; and behold, your sheaves came around, and bowe...
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    Posted by Dion Todd
    You have ravished my heart, my sister, my bride. You have ravished my heart with one of your eyes, With one chain of your neck. How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much better is your love than wine! The fragrance of your perfumes than all manner of spices! Song 4:9 WEBIt is so refr...
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    Posted by Dion Todd
    Eagle Wings from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to talk about the importance of waiting on the Lord, for good things happen when we learn to wait on God. A good example is our grandpuppy River, who sits and watches us eat supper in anticipation of something good happening. She ...
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  • Then Elijah said to the people, 'I, even I only, am left as a prophet of Yahweh; but Baal's prophets are four hundred fifty men. Let them therefore give us two bulls; and let them choose one bull for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on the wood, and put no fire under; and I will dress the other bull, and lay it on the wood, and put no fire under it. You call on the name of your god, and I will call on Yahweh's name. The God who answers by fire, let him be God.' All the people answered, 'What you say is good.' 1 Kings 18:22 WEB

    Early in the morning, one man of God, along with four-hundred-fifty prophets of baal and four-hundred prophets of asherah, went up Mount Carmel to settle the age old question of 'Who is God.' That had become a 'gray area' for the people had been chasing after baal for prosperity and materialism, and they worshiped asherah as the goddess of sex and fertility. It was fun. Israel was serving a lot of 'gods' in those days, but that afternoon, God Almighty answered by fire. Elijah the Prophet walked away alone, while the others were left broken, defeated, disappointed, and dead.

    Today, we are faced with the same type of choices. It is easy to say that we follow the Almighty God, but who do we give our time and resources to? Do we chase baal and asherah as diligently as they did? The Lord wants you to have money, but He does not want money to have you, for the 'love of money' is a root of all types of evil. It can cause people to lie, cheat, and steal to get more. Also, it has nothing to do with the amount of money that you have. A beggar can be consumed by the 'love' of money, while a billionaire could theoretically be unaffected. In the same sense, a man can 'lust' after a woman, and not actually have relations with her. It's the inner desire.

    Do not put the pursuit of happiness, or the pursuit of more money, before your time with Him. These things have their place, and if you seek the Lord first each day, all these things will be added to you anyway. The less that you care about them, the more of it you that will probably have. He wants your heart and to be first in your life, just as your spouse would want to be. Once He has control of your heart, the rest of you will follow. Choose Jesus.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I choose You today and I want You to be a priority in my life. Please bring things into balance, teach me what I need to know, help me focus on the right things. Lead me and I will follow. Speak and I will listen. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presence and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Thank you for all you do for us all and help us to focus on right things and guide us thru it all! Thank you Jesus and Jehovah!❤️
May 14
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Sharon Smith
Sharon Smith

Hello how do we join the Ladies in distress group?

May 14
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

May 14
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

May 14
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. I choose you Lord. Today, tomorrow and always. Amen

May 14
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen Father I choose you!

May 14
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

May 14
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father I choose You

May 14
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen,let you Jesus always be our top priority.We love you.

May 14
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen!!

May 14
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father I choose You today and I want You to be a priority in my life. Please bring things into balance, teach me what I need to know, help me focus on the right things. Lead me and I will follow. Speak and I will listen. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

May 14
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father chosing You is my first priority in my life, give us the balance that we need to have more of You. That my focus in life be to have You at all times, teach,lead, and speak to me as I follow Your designs. In the Holy name of Jesus I pray, Amen. The Lord is my Sheppard. 

What a wonderful devotional Pastor, God bless you and Sylvia. 

May 14
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Praise God hallelujah 

May 14
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

This is my prayer in these crazy times! Lord, please bring things into balance, teach me what I need to know, and help me focus on the right things. Lead me and I will follow. AMEN!!   Thanks for speaking timely truth, Pastor Dion!

May 14
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

May 14
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Thank you Pastor.

May 14
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen, Pastor Dion!   I choose You, JESUS, my Lord and Savior, today, tomorrow and forever! Please continue to mold me, guide me, lead me and help me to be Your willing instrument of Your peace, Amen!

May 14
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Judith B
Judith B

Heavenly Father help me to always put you first each and every day. My future depends on this. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen

May 14
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

May 14
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!  Alleluia!!  Amen!!

May 14
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord, amen

May 14
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

May 14
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name Amen. 

May 15