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The Lone Ranger

  • Be sober and self-controlled. Be watchful. Your adversary, the devil, walks around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Withstand him steadfast in your faith, knowing that your brothers who are in the world are undergoing the same sufferings. 1 Peter 5:8'9 WEB.

    When lions hunt water buffalo, they follow them and watch. Then they pick out a straggler off on its own or try to separate one from the rest of the herd. The lions are not interested in a fight. They are just looking for an easy meal. They do not dare confront the entire group because they would be trampled to death. There are strength and protection in numbers.

    Our enemy walks about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. As a Christian, this means the lone ranger becomes a lonely stranger. A prime choice for the enemy's lunch. Be sure that you have Christian friends in your life. You need people who will pray with you, help protect you from attacks, encourage you, add happiness and strength. People who are still there when the others are gone.

    Fellowship with one another is essential. During some very dark times in our life, we had friends who prayed for us every day when I no longer had the strength. Their prayers pulled me through, and eventually, I got back on my feet. At other times, they needed prayer, and we prayed with them.

    Try to get involved in activities with other Christians. If you can start serving at a local church, join a life group, attend a Bible study, or intercessory prayer. Soon you will have many friends. If you have no church to go to, then participate in our online church here at www.refreshinghope.org. Make some friends. Know that our adversary seeks out those who are walking alone, and he loves an easy target.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please help me to find my place in the body of Christ. Put the people in my life that should be there. Bring encouragement and hope back to my life and guide me to where I need to be, in the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: For those participating in the Creation Photography weekly themes, here is this week's challenge from group leader, Dianna Wyles: Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." ~ 'New Hope, Renewed Faith, New Year' will be our theme to kick start our New Year into the plethora of blessings God has waiting for us in 2021. How do you bring in the New Year and renew your hope / faith in all God's goodness and promises? Our themes are always open for interpretation so please do get creative! You are also encouraged to post anything else that inspires you. My photos today reflect how I keep my faith / hope strong: by seeking his blessings each day! Have a safe and blessed New Year everyone, and no dwelling on the past!!! God is making the way ~ God bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah, Thank you for being with me, guiding, leading and loving me at all times.❤️
December 29, 2020
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Keyana Mallory
Keyana Mallory

Amen

December 29, 2020
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

December 29, 2020
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Heavenly Father, I am never alone, for you are with me. Thank you for guiding me.  AMEN

December 29, 2020
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

December 29, 2020
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank you Refreshing Hope for helping me through every day.  Amen. 

December 29, 2020
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for all my brothers and sisters in Christ please protect them from the enemy!

December 29, 2020
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

December 29, 2020
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

December 29, 2020
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you all,our RHM family for being in our lives.We love you all and thank you for all the prayers.Gods blessings. Amen 

December 29, 2020
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You for giving me this opportunity to have brothers and sisters in this ministry where they pray for me I pray for them and a Pastor that everyday with Your word lead us to You. Thank You for all Your blessings and forgiveness and guide us, in Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. 

Thank you Pastor and Sylvia, God bless you both, Amen. 

December 29, 2020
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Walk with me in jesus name amen 

December 29, 2020
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

So very true! God always acknowledges the prayers of the righteous.

December 29, 2020
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

December 29, 2020
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Julia Forrester
Julia Forrester

Good morning! Thank you Pastor Dion....for all of these devotions every day!... they give me something to look forward to every morning when I get up when I wake up that is the first thing I do is breathe and then go to my rocking chair and read my devotional ...it blesses me every day and when I don't do it I miss it ....it is very important to me so I just wanted you to know that it means a whole bunch to me I don't know how it got sent to my email years ago before I had it come to my email every day… It just appeared one day in my email about 4-5 years ago and I kept ignoring it ...I didn't know who it was ...I didn't hear the name Pastor Dion before ,and so I just thought it was a advertisement or junk mail and I kept putting it in the trash ...and then finally something told me to read the devotional.... so I did ,and it gave me the option to have it sent to my email every day and I thought oh well what could it hurt? and now it's a whole wonderful world that's been opened up to me on a daily basis !and it's a major part of my life ! so I just wanted you to know that !,thank you ever so kindly for all you do and being who you are and playing your music so sincerely and so skillfully I am so inspired each time I hear you play and sing… I'm in the midst of recording right now so when I'm done recording I think I'll send you some of my songs and hope that they bless you as much as yours bless me

December 29, 2020
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Dear God please protect us from evil. Make us strong and faithful believers. In the name of Jesus Amen 

December 29, 2020
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I am grateful for the prayers of my brothers and sisters here at Refreshing Hope!

December 29, 2020
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

December 30, 2020
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

December 30, 2020