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Shake it Off

  • He said to them, 'Wherever you enter into a house, stay there until you depart from there. Whoever will not receive you nor hear you, as you depart from there, shake off the dust that is under your feet for a testimony against them. Assuredly, I tell you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!' Mark 6:10'11 WEB.

    When Jesus sent the disciples out to preach the good news, they often faced rejection. Jesus told them to shake it off and then go on to the next town. There would be other people who would be glad to see them, waiting for them to arrive. The disciples were to try and share the good news but never force themselves on those who did not want to hear it. When they encountered people like that, they were to simply shake it off and move on.

    God created you to be who you are. But the devil will always find someone who does not like you, or what you are doing, or what you stand for, or maybe someone who is just jealous. Then he will put them near you, so you get to hear all the negative things they have to say. If you do anything of value, there will always be someone to come oppose it. At Refreshing Hope, we have had people write in to tell us they were praying that we would burn in hell because we said, "Thank you for your support" at the bottom of the devotional.

    Shake it off, move on. People who would love to be around you are just around the corner. Of course, you should behave correctly. But do not waste time worrying about what someone else thinks of you. God loves you today. What can man do to change that? Do not let someone else discourage you and hold you back from what God has in store for you.

    Never be ashamed to share your faith boldly when given an opportunity. But if they don't want to hear from you, then shake it off, change the subject, and don't force the gospel on them. When they talk about you and put you down, shake it off and move on. Others will welcome the good news.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please speak to me and through me today. Put Your words in my heart and show me who to share it with. Turn me into good salt and a bright light. Help me to shake off the bad and focus on the good. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    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 Amen........❤️
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

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Judith B
Judith B

AMEN.

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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen,

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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: Oct 29

Amen. My Faith and Trust is in the Lord. Now and always, I choose You Lord. Amen

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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!  

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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Please dear God help me with my problems. You know what I need Praise God Praise Jesus Amen

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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Thank you Jesus for always being there for me I love you have a great day RHM

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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen 

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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father, please speak to me and through me today. Put Your words in my heart and show me who to share it with. Turn me into good salt and a bright light. Help me to shake off the bad and focus on the good. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

 Never forget that satan still roams around seeking to condem and destroy. He's the father of all lies, but he can’t measure up to the light which is Christ.

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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

 Heavenly Father I always trusted Your word, speak to me and through me, lead me to show others what Your loving care means to us. Keep Your word in my heart Lord and follow Your will. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray, Amen. 

Pastor, God bless you and Sylvia for all you do for us. Thank you. 

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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord 

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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Yeshua's name I ask, Amen.

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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

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