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    Posted by Dion Todd
    But when they continued asking him, he looked up and said to them, "He who is without sin among you, let him throw the first stone at her." Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground with his finger. They, when they heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning fro...
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    Posted by Dion Todd
    In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6'7 WEB.In the past, many saints and martyrs h...
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    Posted by Dion Todd
    The Mustard Seed from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Jesus told His disciples a parable about the kingdom of God using a tiny mustard seed. Though mustard was the smallest seed a Palestinian farmer would plant in his field, it would grow into the largest plant in his garden.  (Matthew...
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Baby Steps

  • Therefore don't be anxious, saying, 'What will we eat?', 'What will we drink?' or, 'With what will we be clothed?' For the Gentiles seek after all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first God's Kingdom and his righteousness; and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore don't be anxious for tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Each day's own evil is sufficient. Matthew 6:31-34 WEB.

    When you begin to dig too deep into the "Thou shall" and "shall nots" of the Bible and compare it to your own life, it will soon overwhelm you. You may spiral into an attitude of defeat. "This is too much. I can't do this. Why bother?" The enemy wants you to give up and will quickly point out your flaws to discourage you from trying.

    You will find a bottomless list of things that need to be done before you can feel "right with God." Before you can pray for someone else or speak something in faith or begin to encourage others. After dwelling on the "list" for a while, many people just give it up as a lost cause. It's just too much, too confusing.

    There is a better solution to this problem:

    * Forget the to-do list and take small steps.

    * Involve the Lord in whatever you are doing each day.

    * Don't focus inward on yourself. Instead, focus on Jesus.

    You will soon find yourself fulfilling His will in your life automatically, and it will bring His Kingdom into your environment. I am not saying that we should ignore the Lord's commandments, but we should focus more on loving God and loving others instead of legalism.

    Yes, we have many problems, but this life is the only one we have, so let's make the best of it. Even if you take baby steps, you will still move forward a little each day. Besides, the Lord is more concerned about who you are as a person than about what you can do for Him.

    If you don't change your direction, you will end up where you're headed. You can do this and be successful if you keep a positive attitude and keep pressing forward. Don't get overwhelmed, and don't turn back. God loves you, and He is so proud of the progress that you have made so far. Let go of the do's and don'ts and just say, "Lord, just as I am, I give myself to You. Please help me."

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please forgive me for sometimes taking my eyes off of You and getting overwhelmed with rules that I don't really understand that well. Make Your love simple to me and reveal it to me in a transparent way. 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 Praise the Lord Hallelujah! Amen
March 25, 2021
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Teddy Bullard
Teddy Bullardedited: March 25, 2021

Thanks so much for the message today Brother Dion. I do think that it's possible, that often, in our effort to be productive, to make "a showing", and to be significant, we miss the point of God's Love for us. Have a wonderful Easter!

March 25, 2021
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

March 25, 2021
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Exactly Amen

March 25, 2021
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

AMEN. Heavenly Father, my focus is on You. Thank You for being with me and blessing me. Amen

March 25, 2021
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Randy Patterson
Randy Patterson

Brother Todd,  thank you for the words of encouragement this morning!  I really appreciate you and what the Lord has done with you regarding this  ministry.  You reach a lot of people and the message is sound.  Keep it up! God bless you and  keep you...

March 25, 2021
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

March 25, 2021
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

March 25, 2021
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord 

March 25, 2021
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

March 25, 2021
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Our God is so awesome....Amen 

March 25, 2021
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen!

March 25, 2021
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Thank you Pastor Dion.This is just what I needed to hear. 

March 25, 2021
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, many times I feel discouraged for not being able to do what I want to do while knowing that You are there and will help me when I need You. Speak to me and through me to understand Your word and follow Your will. In Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. Thank You Lord, don't abandon us,Amen. 

Pastor and Sylvia thank you for all you do for us, for leading us to the Lord through your daily devotionals. God bless you both, Amen. 

March 25, 2021
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

March 25, 2021
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask,Amen. 

March 26, 2021
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

March 28, 2021