Recent Blog Entries

  • 16 hours ago
    Posted by Dion Todd
    They heard Yahweh God's voice walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Yahweh God among the trees of the garden. Yahweh God called to the man, and said to him, "Where are you?" The man said, "I heard your voice in the garden, and I wa...
  • Feb 5
    Posted by Dion Todd
    Beauty for Ashes from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. We live in an age of smiling despair. Like a whitewashed tomb, everything looks fine on the outside, but inside us, there is a pile of dead dreams. The things we struggle with seem overwhelming, and we don't feel strong enough to face the...
  • Feb 5
    Posted by Dion Todd
    Also delight yourself in Yahweh, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to Yahweh. Trust also in him, and he will do this: he will make your righteousness shine out like light, and your justice as the noon day sun. Psalm 37:4-6 WEB.Once while performing a deed search on some...
View All
  • March 25, 2022 - led by Dion Todd
    This is a group for RHM sponsored events like corporate fasts. Everyone is welcome to join and participate in things currently going on in the ministry. We love you and thank you for being a part of Refreshing Hope!
View All

Commotion

  • It happened in these days, that he went out to the mountain to pray, and he continued all night in prayer to God. When it was day, he called his disciples, and from them he chose twelve, whom he also named apostles Luke 6:12'13 WEB.

    After a morning filled with phone calls, texts, and many emails, my mind was in chaos. The inside of my head felt like I was standing in the middle of a busy intersection. It was just noise in there. I needed to hear from the Lord and get fresh inspiration to write, but I could only hear the commotion.

    I finally left my phone behind and withdrew to my prayer room. After some quiet time and prayer with the Lord, I could hear once again. Now I'm an introvert, but I believe everyone could use some quiet time with God and the Bible. It sets the tone for the rest of our day.

    Though people followed Him everywhere, Jesus often withdrew to be alone with God. Many people depended on Him, and of course, doing God's work was vitally important. Yet, Jesus made spending time alone with the Father a priority in His life. He was the Son of God, yet Jesus lived His life as our example. He used this quiet time to stay in tune with the Father and get His instructions for the day.

    Jesus prayed all night before He chose His twelve apostles. (Luke 6:12). There are many references where Jesus withdrew from the crowds. Sometimes He took His apostles with Him and taught them alone. Sometimes they would get into a boat and leave for a deserted place where the masses couldn't follow them (Matthew 14:13).

    We shouldn't allow the hustle and bustle of today's busy life to make us spiritually deaf. God isn't demanding or rude, and He won't normally force His way into your day. The Lord often speaks to us, but it may be a small nagging feeling or something subtle. If your head is in chaos, you will often miss Him. In quietness and trust, we will find strength (Isaiah 30:15).

    Find somewhere quiet and peaceful where you can be alone with the Lord, if only for a few minutes. Pray and listen a moment. Maybe read your Bible. That small whisper can change your life, and it may save it. Don't let the commotion of life rob you of the greatest blessing.

    Prayer: Speak to me today, Lord, for I am listening. Teach me, and I will learn. Lead me, and I will follow. I want to live my life for You. Please break these chains off of me today, and set me free to serve You. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths." (Prov. 3:5-6) ~ If you are in need of prayer, 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

24 comments
  • 1
Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen,
October 29, 2021
  • 3
Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the praise the Lord Hallelujah! Thank you for all you do for us all!!! Amen!❤️
October 29, 2021
  • 1
Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

October 29, 2021
  • 3
Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen! Thats a good word,  we all get caught up in the chaos of daily life and its important to take the time to get quiet and pray. There has been construction across the road from us for 2 years so far, and the noise while not overly terrible is a distraction. A lot of times when Im in the studio working, and there is no playback or music being played, it gets pretty quiet in those headphones, Its kinda like my secret plave where i can get quiet if needed. I dont always hear from God, but more often than not he does. And I cheerish that. :)

October 29, 2021
  • 3
Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Excellent teaching today, Pastor. 
Praise God. Amen!

October 29, 2021
  • 3
Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

AMEN. Heavenly Father,  My Faith and Trust is in the Lord. Teach me, You are my guide. Amen

October 29, 2021
  • 1
David  Earlywine
David Earlywine

Amen 

October 29, 2021
  • 1
Narciso Salas
Narciso Salas

Amen

October 29, 2021
  • 3
Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!! Amen!! Amen!!

October 29, 2021
  • 3
Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen , God Bless everyone. 

 Psalm 94:19-" When the cares of my heart are many,

              Your consolations cheer my soul.

 

October 29, 2021
  • 1
Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!!

October 29, 2021
  • 3
Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Speak to me today, Lord, for I am listening. Teach me, and I will learn. Lead me, and I will follow. I want to live my life for You. Please break these chains off of me today, and set me free to serve You. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

October 29, 2021
  • 3
Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

So vitally important, Pastor Dion! Lord, I'm listening. Teach me; lead me; correct me. Thank you. In Jesus' name, Amen

October 29, 2021
  • 2
Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Thank you Lord ! Please lead on, and please that I will snuggle close and hear.

October 29, 2021
  • 3
Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Thank you Pastor. I always get up early and I 

consider those hours my time. I don't like to get interrupted, but it happens. Thank you for your work.

October 29, 2021
  • 3
Robert Hayes
Robert Hayesedited: October 29, 2021

I have heard God's whisper many times, both on small things like finding my car keys or life changing events. Sometimes I wish He spoke a little louder or more quickly. His timing and volume are always perfect, however!

 

October 29, 2021
  • 2
Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

 Thank you Lord Jesus.  Speak to me today. Amen

October 29, 2021
  • 2
Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Thank You Heavenly Father for all You have done in my life, talk, lead and fix all things that surround me. I humbly ask You to help me with my recovery, I trust in You Lord. In Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. 

Lord, bless our Pastor and Sylvia for all their work they are doing for us in this Ministry while they are showing us how to be closer to You and follow Your designs, Amen. 

October 29, 2021
  • 1
Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Yeshua's name I ask this, Amen. 

October 29, 2021
  • 1
Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Jesus for being our example to follow 

October 29, 2021
  • 1
Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Thank you God for giving me hope for a better life. Amen 

October 29, 2021
  • 1
Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord Jesus, thank you for breaking the chains that hold me back. 

October 29, 2021
  • 1
Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

October 29, 2021
  • 1
Patsy  Jerry
Patsy Jerry

Praise the Lord 

October 29, 2021