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    Posted by Dion Todd
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While I Breathe

  • Let's hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering; for he who promised is faithful. Let's consider how to provoke one another to love and good works, not forsaking our own assembling together, as the custom of some is, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:23-25 WEB.

    My home state of South Carolina carries this inscription on the state seal, "Dum Spiro Spero." In Latin, this phrase means, "While I breathe, I hope." This is a profound statement because where there is hope, there is life. When all hope is gone, it usually ends. That is a goal of Refreshing Hope Ministries, to refresh your hope each day. As long as you are still sucking air, you can make it through one more day. Hope is extremely effective at driving away doubt, fear, darkness, and discouragement.

    Despair is defined as "The complete loss or absence of hope." Most of us know what despair sounds like because we listen to it all day long in our minds. It is always there, trying to beat us down, trying to make us give up our hope, to discourage us, and get us to stop.

    Hope is like the sunlight that chases away the darkness. Hope says: "I can do this! This will turn out well for me. Something good is coming my way. This is not the end. God has got a plan for me, and I am going to see this through. I will overcome, and my breakthrough is coming soon! This enemy will not beat me!"

    Don't give up hope in the goodness of God during the dark times, for it's all you have left. God is going to do the things that He has promised you. He is completely faithful and has nothing but the best intentions for you. Even when this life is over, it's not the end. It will be the beginning of really living. The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me (Hebrews 13:6). While you breathe, hope.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I choose to trust in You. I know that You are there for me, and I am so thankful for all You do. Please restore my hope today and let Your Son shine through me. 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: Philippians 4:8 "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable'if anything is excellent or praiseworthy'think about such things." ~ 'All things Praiseworthy' will be our next fun theme and will be a two-week theme (last week and this week). I'm asking for as many posts as possible of whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable. As always, our themes are wide open for creative interpretation We also encourage you to post anything else that inspires you as well. My photos this week reflect a few of the things I consider praiseworthy: memories of both of our mothers, our love of nature and birding, and of course those blessed heart blessing we see on the regular. Have a magnificent week and keep those admirable moments the spotlight in your hearts ~ God bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise His Worthy Name! Hallelujah! ❤️
May 25
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

May 25
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

May 25
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Kacie Wrather
Kacie Wrather

AMEN

May 25
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen restore my hope Father thank you for your plan for good in my life I love you and worship you in Jesus'name I pray amen

May 25
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Heavenly Father, Thank You for each day you bless me with. Thank you for guiding me to Refreshing Hope and for Pastor Dion and his positive messages. God Bless them one and all. Amen

May 25
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father I Thank You for all You do for me. My faith and trust is in You.

May 25
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Thank You Father For Everything You Do Good Morning Everyone 

May 25
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

I choose Hope. Thank you Heavenly Father,  Amen 

May 25
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for loving us.We love you. Amen 

May 25
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Day by day I choose to trust in You, Lord! Amen

May 25
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

In jesus name 3

May 25
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

May 25
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Dear God I've never read anything that describes the despair I felt for years until I read this. I am finally feeling relief. Thank you for this devotional. Thank you God. Dum Spiro Spero Amen

May 25
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

PRAISE THE LORD.  GOD IS GOOD and HE has answered all your prayers Mari

May 25
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You for all You are doing and done in my life, thank You for this Ministry that is giving me the opportunity to be closer to You. Let Your Son shine on me through our walk, in Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. Praise the Lord. 

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

May 25
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

I really needed this today! Thank you!

May 25
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord 

May 25
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

May 25
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask,Amen. 

May 27