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  • Without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to him, for he who comes to God must believe that he exists, and that he is a rewarder of those who seek him. Hebrews 11:6 WEB

    God rewards those that diligently seek Him. The writer of Hebrews wrote these words and then spoke of Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah, Moses, Joseph and many more. These were people of faith, and the blessing of God followed them. They each suffered many trials and faced fearful circumstances, but they all overcame because God rewards those who seek Him.

    The good seeds that you plant will always come up. We are living today what we planted years before, both the good seed, and the bad. Paul wrote, "Don't be deceived. God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that will he also reap." (Galatians 6:7). There is always a harvest.

    In my own life, I spent years seriously seeking God, attending Bible College, studying and listening to the Bible 24/7, fasting for weeks, and giving above my 10% tithe. I was very zealous for the Lord, Jesus was my passion, the most important Person in my life. Then suddenly in one year's time, my business burned to the ground, my Dad passed away, and I went through a long, messy divorce. Much like Job, the life I had known disintegrated.

    I had to start my life over with nothing at thirty-seven with my Dad gone, my business gone, and divorced. Worn out, depressed and tired, I quit going to church, and for the first time in my life, stopped praying at all. Yet the blessings of God continued in my life. The seeds that I had planted long ago, were still coming up. I could share testimony after testimony where a total mess, turned out to be a great blessing in disguise, but I will just share one.

    The day came when I needed a truck to haul things in. I had recently met Sylvia and she had a 1996 Chevrolet Impala, white with a red pin stripe, tinted windows, 5.7L V8, 700R4 transmission, 373 differential, dual exhaust. There is a reason for the details:

    1) For a season in my life, I was a mechanic.

    2) I want you to know how detailed God is in His blessings. He goes above and beyond.

    3) I did not pray over any of this, or at all during this time and I had not attended church in several years.

    I thought to myself that it would be great to have a matching car and truck under the carport one day, sort of a his and hers. I daydreamed that it would be nice if the truck was a short wheel base with an extended cab, with an aluminum toolbox, rails, a bed liner, and a frame hitch to pull heavy things with, and I had about 6k to spend on it. In short, that would take a miracle, but a man can dream. All of these were just desires, and I was prepared to take whatever I could get.

    The first car lot that I went to had a gray Chevy pickup about that year, without the extended cab. It was pretty plain and they were asking 11k for it, way out of my range. It looked like I would have to lower my expectations by a good bit.

    The next lot that I went to, there sat a 1997 Chevy Silverado fully loaded with the gauge package, electric seats, windows, and doors, extended cab, short wheel base, white with a red pinstripe, tinted windows, 5.7L Vortec, 700R4 transmission, 373 differential, dual exhaust, aluminum toolbox, chrome rails, bed liner, and frame hitch with the towing package. They were asking $6,900. I offered them $5,900 but they refused, so I left them my number in case they changed their mind. They called me the following morning and accepted my offer.

    As I write this, that truck sits under our carport. We have had it over a decade now and He blessed me with it even when I was not seeking Him. The good seeds that you have planted will continue to come up in your life. It is like a good investment. Also when God blesses you, He is able to go above and beyond your expectations. He does reward those that diligently seek Him.

    You may face trials in your life, but they will pass, and you will overcome. Stay the course, keep the faith. When you fall down, get back up and take another step, for it is not over yet. This is a marathon, not a sprint. Keep sowing those good seeds. The end of a thing can be better than the beginning. What you have lost, can be replaced with better, and your best days are still in front of you.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for being with me this day. Help me see through Your eyes. Please give me grace, help me make the right decisions, fill my life with Your presence. Today I seek Your face, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: For those who would like to join us, today we will be hosting our RHM Live Online church service. This is a special time of worship, prayer, fellowship and an inspiring message. All are welcome! Here is the link to join: RHM Live


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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. My trust and Faith is in the Lord.  AMEN

Jun 7
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen, I planted a seed of sobriety going on 10 years now! And keeps producing! Thank you Lord....

Jun 7
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen 

Jun 7
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen,

Jun 8
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Amen, Kevin! Blessings for your leaning on the Lord!

Jun 7
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Thank you!

Jun 8
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Thankyou lord  for loving us in amen

Jun 7
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen I wait on you Lord !

Jun 7
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father I Thank You

Jun 7
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Wow,a wonderful story.God Bless you and Sylvia.You both are awesome.God loves you all and so do we. Amen 

Jun 7
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord! So many think their blessing should come in one day. Over the years I have been walking with the Lord, I have not found this to be true. God seems to have His own way of doing things and they do not happen in one day very often. But as I look back over the years I have been walking with the Lord, I see how He blessed every year with growth. It is truely amazing!

Jun 7
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

I can relate to this. PRAISE THE LORD

Jun 7
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Tom Cartmell
Tom Cartmell

 Good Sunday morning Pastor Dion and Sylvia.  That was a fantastic devotional today . It really touched my heart. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL ALWAYS

Jun 7
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You for  giving me this day, for all Your blessings and for inspire me to keep going even if I have setbacks.  I trust and have faith in You and wait on Your time not mine. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. Praise the Lord. 

Great devotional testimony Pastor, God bless you and Sylvia. 

Jun 7
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You for giving me this day, for all Your blessings and for inspire me to keep going even if I have setbacks. I trust and have faith in You and wait on Your time not mine. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. Praise the Lord. 

Great devotional testimony Pastor, God bless you and Sylvia. 

Jun 7
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Thank You for Your blessings Lord. Please give me the strenght and enregy to do what I need to do. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Jun 7
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jun 7
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen

Jun 7
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

Jun 7
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jun 7
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name Amen. 

Jun 8