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Vantage Point

  • In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honorable, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there is any virtue, and if there is any praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:5 WEB

    One sees the glass of water half full, the other sees the glass half empty. The glass itself contains the same amount no matter how you look at it. When you are looking through satans eyes at his plan for your life, it is going to be a dark, twisted, distorted view filled with doubt, lack, despair, and fear of what is coming.

    When you look through the eyes of Jesus at His plan for your life, you will find it full of hope, love, light, the straight path, the narrow way, and you will face the day knowing that whatever comes, God has got your back. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you (Phil 4:13). No weapon formed against you will prosper (Isa. 54:17). So we may boldly say: The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me? (Hebrews 13:6).

    From which vantage point are you looking at your life from? If you feel burdened down like you are carrying the world on your shoulders, then it is the wrong one and it is not uncommon today. Life is busy and there are often many things pulling from many directions. Dont let it get to you. You were not meant to be everything, to everyone, all the time.

    Paul wrote that we should be anxious about nothing, but pray with gratitude and make your requests known to God. Because that is when the peace of God comes. Jesus said in Matt 6:34 to not worry about tomorrow, for it will take care of itself. Paul learned to be content in whatever situation that he found himself in (Phil 4:11).

    Dont get anxious and give up today. What is lost can be replaced. Pray and be thankful for what the Lord has already done for you. Remember the times that He has moved in your life. Think positive.

    Prayer: Lord I thank you for bringing me this far. Please show me what I can do for You. Give me a clear vision, calm my mind, give me more of Your peace in my life. Give me the grace to change my ways and become more like You, in the name of Jesus.

    Note: If you ever need prayer or would like to pray for others, we are here for you! Just go to the "Prayer" link on the website menu (you need to be signed in) to send in a prayer request. We and the prayer team will be honored to lift up your needs! If you would like to pray for others here, we would love to have you on the Prayer Partner team! Just to the same link and click on the "Prayer Partner Signup" tab for more info. Have a wonderful Wednesday :)!

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles All the verses I refer to in my times of distress!! Awesome! I try always to look at that glass half full, but I must admit if I'm not careful I let anxiety  take control of me. I have a slight anxiety disorder... to which I have managed well for years now, only sliding back now and again, in times of great distress. Even still during these times, I cry out to my father for his peace and comfort and he hears my cries! I am always flooded with his calming peace. Sometimes it's instant relief and sometimes I have to lean on my faith for a minute, but ALWAYS I feel his love embrace me when I need it (Which is pretty much every second of every day that I need him) Thank you once again Pastor for being  our fathers hand and feet! I feel very blessed by this ministery and am glad I found RHM.
July 8, 2015
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Leslie McLea
Leslie McLea I cried ! This was so meant for me this morning.
July 8, 2015
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Valerie  King
Valerie King Amen! 
July 8, 2015
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke Amen
July 8, 2015
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Thank you Father, amen. 
July 8, 2015
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson I thank you GOD for your son Jesus who is my Savior!  I am truly blessed and I thank you for allowing me to pray to you and to know you are right by my side each and every day!!  Amen!
July 8, 2015
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Beverly Boyd
Beverly Boyd Amen.  Thank u Pastor
July 8, 2015
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Keeba Souto
Keeba Souto Amen... Thank you for this word this morning Pastor. God bless youu and your family.
July 8, 2015
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Teresa Bridges
Teresa Bridges Dear Lord, let my cup remain half full because I know you will fill it up with your grace and mercy!
July 8, 2015
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Debra lynn Hubbard
Debra lynn Hubbard Amen pastor Todd..thank you for being an instrument that you are for our Lord...that is an awesome word... Thank you JESUS for always working in my life.. Chipping away the old woman and replacing her with the new woman... Glory to God...
July 8, 2015
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Debra lynn Hubbard
Debra lynn Hubbard My God bless you... I will lift you up in prayer..
July 8, 2015
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Troy Adams
Troy Adams Amazing teaching today Pastor...A very timely word....
July 8, 2015
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Kay Rushin
Kay Rushin Yes, Perspective and choice is the key....and I heard a little about his promises. We get to choose and we get his promise. God promise is everlasting life with him and the other choice...I don't wanna even consider.....Two path given, Only I can choose my path...God does not force the choice " free will " Thank you Father for leading me always....and touching the hearts of your people.
July 8, 2015
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Patty Martin
Patty Martin Thank you for today's teaching, Pastor Dion.  After my marriage fell apart, I saw my glass half empty (or less) for the longest time.  I struggled to find out who I was, where I was, and what to do next.  I sunk into a deep depression, a place where I had never been before.  I would even get lost driving from one store to another, although I grew up in this area all of my life.  I had support from my family and close friends, but I still felt alone.  I felt the enemy pulling me deeper and deeper, and I was terribly afraid.  Yet, I also began to feel a strong pull from my Savior.  I chose to let my Savior lead me.  I read the Bible, sometimes for five hours at a time.  I signed up for Bible studies and attended my church every week.  I surrounded myself with good Christian people.  It was my first year of teaching and I was terrified but also hopeful.  God's timing is always perfect...He provided me with a job that kept me focused, busy, and surrounded by children who couldn't hug me enough.   I needed those hugs.  Little by little, my glass began to feel half full and then some.  It would have been easy to go the other way at that time in my life, but I put my trust and faith in Jesus.  Once again, Jesus saved me.  Today, I count my blessings, and the greatest is Jesus!
July 8, 2015
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Kay Rushin
Kay Rushin Could it be that what you thought was a bad thing was really your blessing? I don't know....but I do know when I thought it was the end of something, it was really the beginning of something great....A closer walk and a deep understanding of God's love. The great thing is we can choose how we see it.
July 8, 2015
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! Negativity begats negativity. It is so important to think good thoughts. This pleases our Father, we are called to praise Him in all things.
July 8, 2015
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman So much to think about and hold onto in just a few short paragraphs.  Thank you Pastor Dion.  God Bless you and Sylvia:)
July 8, 2015
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Julie Schneider
Julie Schneider I needed every word of this today! Thank you!
July 8, 2015
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield I wish I had seen (and printed) this devotion yesterday! I had an Endoscopy done, and right before my doctor administered the anesthesia, it struck me--I could DIE on that procedure table And I wasn't wearing my Brown Scapula! (I'm Catholic) Well, I obviously survived, and found I have a huge disgusting ULCER! Hey, I'm not too concerned--I already received a prescription for my belly--plus, in a way, it's a RELIEF to finally know why my belly has been bothering me recently. Thanks for your prayers for me, and I look forward to completing the new Bible study questions later today. Love, Kathy
July 8, 2015
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd Thank you for reading and taking the time to encourage us Helena :)
July 8, 2015
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd May the Lord completely heal and restore your body starting today, in Jesus name. 
July 8, 2015
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Alane Grosz
Alane Grosz Amen
July 8, 2015
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd You are going to make it Leslie :)
July 8, 2015
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Conchita Bowman
Conchita Bowman Thank you Pastor Dion Todd for you wonderful and helpful messages.
July 8, 2015
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Michael Griffin
Michael Griffin Another wonderful and uplifting message, Pastor. More often than not, these messages are just for ME! Thank you Father!!! Hallelujah!!!
July 8, 2015
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Kay Rushin
Kay Rushin LOl....somehow Michael I doubt it, I am sure all us can all relate on some level, sometime we need to get out of our own way to receive it. Be Blessed!
July 8, 2015
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Michael Griffin
Michael Griffin God bless you, Kathy. Most times, knowing what we're dealing with can ease our minds. It's not your time. God has much more for you. The prayers continue...
July 8, 2015
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Michael Griffin
Michael Griffin Good morning, Kay! You know what I mean!!! LOL! God bless you!!!
July 8, 2015
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Kay Rushin
Kay Rushin I do....I just have that funny bone....it always feels like Pastor is reading our minds.....It must be a God thing....LOL
July 8, 2015
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Julie Schneider
Julie Schneider I am praying for healing for you. Glad to hear you have some medicine and can get some relief. God works through great doctors too!
July 8, 2015
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Yvette Cantrell
Yvette Cantrell In the Mighty and Majestic Name of Jesus... Thank You Lord, for All that You've done and plan to do. More of You with continued peace and calmness in my mind... Whatever You see fit for me, I am open to it.  I love and need You. Thank you, Father for Your servant, Pastor and First Lady Todd. May You eternally bless their ministry as they seek to Please YOU!!! Thank You God
July 8, 2015
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Kimberly Dublin
Kimberly Dublin Awesome word Pastor.  I receive and I will share today!  God bless you.   
July 8, 2015
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker Exactly the Words I needed to hear today!! My mind races in so many directions that I get lost in my own thoughts.  I will read this over and over today and feel the Peace that God is providing for me. And the answers I seek will come through the Lord Jesus Christ.  Thank You again Pastor Todd for you always know the message to send.  God Bless and Amen!! 
July 8, 2015
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Julie Schneider
Julie Schneider I share many of these devotionals..they are so inspiring! thank you Pastor Dion! the devil has worked on me this month with fears about my health and i have struggled...to stay focused.  Many of you have helped me so much...I am grateful to be a part of this community'!
July 8, 2015
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Debbie Bible
Debbie Bible This is a really good devotion for those of us who are chronically ill. Positivity, hope/not giving up, being content., doing for others makes our sickness more tolerable.
July 8, 2015
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd We are glad to have you here Julie :)
July 8, 2015
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Amen!
July 8, 2015
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt This is such an important devotion. I love all the positive scripture. I pray, Joshua 1:9,  Have I not commanded you, Twila? Be strong and very confident, do not be afraid or dismayed, for the LORD my God is with me wherever I go. (I will meditate on this today.)
July 8, 2015
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Kay Rushin
Kay Rushin Yes, I saved this to my Cpu....It says so much about perspective, his promise, our choice, all that and a bag of chips
July 8, 2015
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley Thanks pastor  for this message and reminder of how wonderful and mighty God is amen 
July 8, 2015
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Nell Neathery
Nell Neathery I like those words..."Vantage Point." Now, I know why I like advantages, and Praise God, I have had many, though not being fully aware in the past, and now am aware of many in the recent past and present.  A positive mind, heart,  and soul leads to a positive lifestyle. It doesn't happen overnight and sometimes requires "baby steps." Two helpful phrases are "I can, and I will!"
July 8, 2015
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Thank you for the reminders to keep giving people, places & things into His hands.
July 9, 2015
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles I'm sure it's a God thing!! Stay blessed
July 9, 2015
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  I can do all things through Christ Who Strengthens me.
July 9, 2015
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Praise God and thanksgiving to know He never changes.His Peace in our hearts,is beyond our own understand,as it is not of this world.When feeling tired and burdened down,and things do not go well with families.Praise The Lord Jesus Christ.He takes our burdens and rolls them into the sea.He lifts us up,and and shows us the way.
July 9, 2015
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Christine Thompson
Christine Thompson Pastor,  you always write some thing related to what I am going through. Thank you for your words of encouragement. God Bless you
July 9, 2015
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Jeanne Hill
Jeanne Hill Simply and wonderfully put Pastor Todd, along with most inspiring scriptures to match.  Thank you.
July 10, 2015