Recent Blog Entries

  • 17 hours ago
    Posted by Dion Todd
    Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself, "This man, if he were a prophet, would have perceived who and what kind of woman this is who touches him, that she is a sinner." Jesus answered him, "Simon, I have something to tell you." He said, "Teacher, say on." "A certain len...
  • Fri at 3:01 AM
    Posted by Dion Todd
    Yahweh appeared of old to me, saying, "Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love. Therefore I have drawn you with loving kindness. Jeremiah 31:3 WEB."Just as I am without one plea, but that thy blood was shed for me..." I remember standing in a Baptist church, a kid about six years old, as they...
  • Thu at 3:01 AM
    Posted by Dion Todd
    I have spoken these things to you, that my joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be made full. "This is my commandment, that you love one another, even as I have loved you." John 15:11'12 WEB.Peter and the other Apostles were preaching at the temple when they were arrested by the religious le...
View All

The Garment of Praise

  • to provide for those who mourn in Zion, to give to them a garland for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of Yahweh, that he may be glorified. Isaiah 61:3 WEB.

    Have you ever felt so down, so sluggish, that you begin to ask yourself, "What is the point of it all?" There are many things in this verse, but the one that I want to discuss today is the "spirit of heaviness." It is better known by its bona fide name: "Depression."

    The spirit of heaviness can settle on anyone given the right circumstances, and none of us are immune to it. We all like to think that we have it together, but really, we are just one phone call away from crying at any given moment.

    Once, we became overworked and nearly burned out, so we went to an exhilarating praise and worship conference that lasted for three days. After the first night, I began to feel lighter and brighter. Each hour we spent there under the music seemed to bring renewal, a refreshing of our spirit, like standing under a waterfall.

    When I had first arrived, I was feeling pretty down and cynical. Yet afterward, I was as light as a feather and cheerful. By the time I left the conference, I felt like I was walking on air and didn't have a care in the world. I would not have cared if the world were ending. That time soaking in praise and worship brought an immediate change in our life. We had exchanged the spirit of heaviness for the garment of praise.

    Praise and depression are polar opposites and repel each other. If you are down, depressed, heavy, you will not feel like praising the Lord. If you are praising the Lord, then you will not feel like being depressed.

    If you feel "heavy" today, find some good praise and worship music and soak in it for an hour. Listen to it while working. Begin to praise the Lord along with it, and that spirit of heaviness will flee out of hearing range. The garment of praise drives away the spirit of heaviness.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I praise You today. Please deliver me from the spirit of heaviness. Fill my life with Your presence, bring the right people, the right music, and the right opportunities into my life. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


    > You can subscribe to our daily devotional here <



Tip: You must be logged into the website to leave comments.

 

Social Sharing

26 comments
  • 0
Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah! Praise the Lord Hallelujah!!! ❤️
Apr 7
  • 1
Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask,Amen. Praying,trusting and waiting on God to open up and lead the way to a house that is just right for our family. We've already been approved through the VA for $240,000 but the real estate market is in high demand here in Texas. Everything is either out of price range,needs repair or disappears as soon as it hits the market . We know that God knows best.

Apr 7
  • 2
Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Joining in prayer that God leads you to the perfect family home and opens that door, Richard. Blessings!

Apr 7
  • 2
Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard

Thank You...I went back to April 4th, listened to Sunday's

Word. Then Broken Radios. This morning, Garmets...I've 

been dealing with hackers taking monies out of my bank

acct...The monies I need to save my home...Shame on these people, for what they are doing to people that think

thst they are with a. truth worthy company..FALSE NAMES

ECT...NOT WITH THE COMPANY AT ALL,...BOGUS

Any way this got me depressed due to finances... Well, I had 

to remind myself again THAT THE LORD SUPPLIES ALL MY

NEEDS...ALSO, PSALMS 91...

WHAT WAS BAD WILL BE TURNED AROUND FOR HIS GLORY !

I TEXTED THIS PERSON ( BEN ) LET HIM KNOW THAT THE

LORD KNEW WHAT HE HAD DONE TO ME AND SEES EVERYTHING AND HEARS IT TOO...Asked him to return

the monies ( $1810.00 ) Need $7,000.00 for mortgage.

CANN'T WAIT TO SEE THE LORDS GOODNESS !

Love You All.

Thank for a'll the Prayers...

P.S. Jimmy Riley still needs prayer.( MIRACLE  PRAYER )

 

 

 

Apr 7
  • 2
Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Praying with you, Sharon, for God's protection and provision despite this hacker disruption. God is so good! Prayers for Jimmy's miracle, too!

Apr 7
  • 1
Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

PRAISE THE LORD.  GOD IS GOOD 

Apr 7
  • 1
Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonardedited: Apr 8

Thank You.!!! Jimmy is out of hospital.

He has alot of issues to deal with. 

Appreciate the prayers. I Believe God

Will take care of the people that meant

to harm me...God told me that He was my

Defender..

PRAISE GOD !

 

 

.

Apr 8
  • 1
Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

AMEN. Heavenly Father,  Thank You for listening to My prayers. And for blessing me and my family. Amen

Apr 7
  • 1
Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

Apr 7
  • 1
Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

PRAISE GOD, this is my go to move, when I feel it coming on. Everything thing that have breath, Praise the LORD!

Apr 7
  • 1
Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Praise the Lord

Apr 7
  • 1
Thaylor Grammont Jr
Thaylor Grammont Jr

Good morning Family. May God continue to bless you. Have a wonderful day. Stay in peace.

 

Apr 7
  • 1
Nay Nay Rosene
Nay Nay Rosene

Good morning....I have dealt with depression since I was very young.....I have been diagnosed with BPD, PTSD, social anxiety, depression, and major depression.....I still deal with it today.....working on it, and getting better all the time.

Apr 7
  • 1
Cathy Webb
Cathy Webbedited: Apr 7

Praying for God's presence and healing power over your life, Nay Nay.

Apr 7
  • 1
Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

We praise and worship you Jesus.Thank you Pastor Dion and Sylvia for RHM... Amen 

Apr 7
  • 1
Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone Have A Bless Day 

Apr 7
  • 1
Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Apr 7
  • 1
Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen praise God!!

Apr 7
  • 2
Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

So, true, Pastor Dion!  Yesterday I dreaded tackling my cluttered home office. Blaring my Pandora praise station, I shredded and organized through the stacks blessed by God's presence and power. I praise You today, Lord. Thank you. Amen

Apr 7
  • 1
Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You for the many blessings You have provided us, we praise Your Holy Name forever and always trust in You to be by our side in every situation we confront, thank You. In Jesus Christ name we pray, Amen. We love You. 

Great devotional testimony Pastor, thank you and Sylvia for this and every devotional you write for us everyday, God bless you both. Amen. 

Apr 7
  • 1
Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen pastor I have experienced this myself and a good worship tape save my life many times through the love of Jesus Christ in the sacrifice he made praise God from whom all blessings flow

Apr 7
  • 1
Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardleedited: Apr 7

Amen and Amen!!! Thank you so much, Pastor Dion!! I'm praising the Lord for your ministry and being part of your RH ministry, I'm thanking the Lord for you and Sylvia!!!

Apr 7
  • 1
Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Apr 7
  • 1
Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord, amen 

Apr 7
  • 1
Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Apr 7
  • 1
Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! Praise His holy name!!!

Apr 8