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The Rising of the Sun

  • For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, that no one would boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared before that we would walk in them. Ephesians 2:8'10 WEB.

    One night, we watched a movie where the people made a sacrifice every day so the sun would come up the following morning. They did this daily, and the tradition passed down through the generations. Then one day, everything went horribly wrong. It was a perfect storm, and they failed to make the daily sacrifice. The people were terrified and thought the world was going to end. Yet, the following morning, the sun came up anyway.

    The people learned that the sun came up on its own, whether they made the daily sacrifice or not. They had been practicing a ritual they thought was making a difference, but it was just a tradition that had been passed down through the generations. So it can be with us.

    When I came to the Lord, I read the Bible about eight hours a day. I was so hungry to learn more about God. I fasted more than I ate, went through bible college, and gave all I had in the offering plate. Yet, there was no intimacy in my relationship with Him. He seemed distant while I was trying to earn His love, trying hard to measure up.

    Oh, I knew a lot about God. I just didn't know Him. When I prayed, I talked too much and listened too little. Of course, He loved me the whole time. He understood, maybe even appreciated my zeal. But His love was already there every day while I was busy trying to earn it. I completely ignored His presence while focusing hard on my works.

    There is certainly nothing wrong with fervently seeking God. I still do, but remember that He is also seeking you. You already have His approval. "We love Him because He first loved us" (1 John 4:19). "What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?" (Luke 15:4).

    So relax. Be yourself. Talk to God as you would your best friend. Share the things going on in your life with Him. Invite Him to be a part of what you are doing today. He already loves you, and you will not increase this love by your works. Of course, you should try and live right. Faith without works is dead, but works without the relationship are a waste of your life, time, and resources. So remember, if you miss the mark today, God will still love you. Just as the sun managed to come up without the daily sacrifice.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please bring a balance into my life and help me know You better. Fill my mind with Your thoughts and guide me today. I want to live my life with You at the center of it and to have a relationship with You like Jesus did. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: This morning, 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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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah! Amen
Apr 11
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Cristy Herzberg
Cristy Herzberg I loved today's devotional! Gods love is really SO simple and yes we sometimes try too hard or make it too difficult! I am really glad Scott R. invited me to read these devotionals every day! I have been searching for a closer Connection with Jesus and praying about it and then Scott invited me! GOD IS GOOD! I love how your message is so easy to understand! thank you!
Apr 11
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

AMEN. Heavenly Father, I THANK YOU for being in my life. For blessing me with each new day. AMEN

Apr 11
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father I Thank You for loving me. You are my life

Apr 11
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Apr 11
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

So spot on Amen

Apr 11
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywineedited: Apr 11

God,please let our lives be for you and your glory.We love you.Amen 

Apr 11
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

All praise to You, Lord! I want to live my life with You at the center of it. AMEN

Apr 11
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

I want to  walk with the lord  everyday  in jesus name amen 

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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen !!!

Apr 11
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You for all Your blessings, help me to know You better and walk with You. Through my life I need You to be at the center of it,speaking and leading me to have a closer relationship with You. In Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. 

Timely message Pastor, God bless you both, Amen.

 

 

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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone Have A Bless Day 

Apr 11
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen thank you Lord

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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask,Amen. 

Apr 12
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Bella Colliander
Bella Collianderedited: Apr 12

So very grateful for God's Grace and His mercies always and for the Gift of Salvation through His precious Son. I am so sorry for the wasted years of my life.  I didn't realize what I was not doing.  It is so very sad that so many are blind right now.  I was but, thank God, I am beginning to see.  One day at time but we'll make it up the stairway to Heaven. Praise you my precious Lord.  Thank you Pastor Dion.

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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard

He's my Best Friend. Thank God for Him. May I Hear Him Clearly..

 

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