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The Sudden Stop

  • Don't be deceived. God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that will he also reap. For he who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption. But he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. Let us not be weary in doing good, for we will reap in due season, if we don't give up. Galatians 6:6'9 WEB.

    We were constructing a three-story office building and setting the rafters in place on top of the walls. When I lost my balance and fell over the side of the building. After gravity took over, I had no more control over the situation. They say it's not the fall that hurts but the sudden stop at the end.

    As I fell through the air from the top of the building in seemingly slow-motion, my Dad's words came to remembrance. He had warned me that morning to watch my balance and not get too close to the edge. But I was young and felt indestructible at the time.

    Thank God I landed in a huge soft sand pile that the brick masons had placed there, and I didn't get a scratch. Yet, a few feet from where I landed were tall 2x4 stakes sticking out of the ground that could have killed me.

    Many times in life, when we are near a dangerous situation, the Lord warns us to stay balanced and avoid the fringes. Still, we go our own way. Because after all, we believe that we know what is best for us. Sometimes we forego all of His warnings, go over the edge, and finally crash. Then accuse God of hitting us with the sidewalk. Yet, it was our idea and exactly what we wanted to do. When we break natural laws and reap the consequences, He isn't to blame. We reap just what we sow.

    Being a Christian doesn't make you exempt from reaping your harvest. The seeds that you continue to sow in your life will eventually take root and grow. That's why Jesus said, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" (Luke 6:31). Yet too often, we have dealt with Christians who would take advantage of us using the "You have to forgive them" attitude to cover the plain fact they ripped us off. This shouldn't be.

    Stay away from the edges. The Old Testament plagues always seemed to start on the fringes of the camp and never in the Holy of Holies where God's presence resided. Try and stay balanced, centered, grounded. Keep in mind that tomorrow we will reap what we have sown today. If the sidewalk hits you in the face, don't blame God for it. Just get back up and dust yourself off. The next time we will be more careful and listen to that still, small voice inside that warns us.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You protect me from getting out of balance and help me press deeper into Your presence. Please draw my heart to seek Your face, and consume the things that hold me back. 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


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah! Thank you for all you do for us all and all your blessings! ❤️
Nov 5
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord. 

Nov 5
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Elena Vasquez
Elena Vasquez

Amén

Nov 5
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father thank You for watching over me

Nov 5
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Nov 5
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Nov 5
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Heavenly Father,  Thank You for all I've been blessed with.  You balance my life!!  Amen

Nov 5
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

Nov 5
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

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

Nov 5
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank you Jesus,  I ask in your name. Amen 

Nov 5
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

Nov 5
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Nov 5
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Amen!

Nov 5
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for all our blessings.We love you. Amen 

Nov 5
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Nov 5
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen

Nov 5
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen , God Bless everyone !!! Thanks for the prayers. !!!

Nov 5
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You for protecting me from a fall, to keep me strong and safe and reminding me to  keep on balance to avoid a fall. In the name of Your Son Jesus Christ I pray, Amen. 

Very true as you explain from your own experience, thank you and God bless you and Sylvia, Amen. 

Nov 5
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Excellent Pastor Dion.  You, Sylvia and your sweet furbaby have a wonderful day

Nov 5
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonardedited: Nov 5

 OH I'VE HAD MINISTERS SAY TO ME, YOU HAVE TO FORGIVE THEM OR YOU'RE NOT FORGIVEN... WHEN IN FACT I TRIED TO HELP...SHE TOOK ABOUT $15,000.00 WORTH OF THINGS OFF MY PROPERTY., THE COTTAGE, LET HER SAY FOR $88.. TO COVER ELECTRIC, SHE PD $50. NOTHING MORE FOR 6 MONTHS., HAD TO GET POLICE TO GET HER OUT..SHE WAS ON METH....ANOTHER TIME A DAUGHTER OF MY FRIEND, CECILIA WHO DIED IN MY COTTAGE OF CANCER STOLE AT LEAST $500.00 AFTEER I BOUGHT HER 2. 6&7 YR OLDS CLOTHS. DIDN'T PAY RENT OR DISH EITHER. NEXT WERE A COUPLE I LET PUT A TRAILER IN BACK OF MY HOUSE...I HAD A STROKE, WHILE I WAS IN HOSPITAL 2 1/2 MONTHS. I ASKED THEM TO FEED MY DOGS AND CATS. THEY DID"NT FEED THE DOGS. THEY KILLED 7 OF MY CATS. THEY TOOK ABOUT $100,000.00 OUT OF MY HOUSE & PROPERTY, CLEANRD ME OUT...ALL I CAN SAY IS VENGENCE IS MINE SAITH THE LORD.

I FOR GAVE BUT JUST CAN NOT SEEM TO FORGET THE HAVECK THEY CAUSED.

Nov 5
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Nov 5
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen !!!

Nov 5
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God help me to make the right choices Amen

Nov 5
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Wonderful Word today!! Thank you Pastor Dion for always taking the time and energy to write these incredible Devotions every day for all of us at Refreshing Hope Ministries. May God bless you and Sylvia richly.

Nov 6