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Heavy Metal

  • Without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to him, for he who comes to God must believe that he exists, and that he is a rewarder of those who seek him. Hebrews 11:6 WEB.

    God rewards those who diligently seek Him. The writer of Hebrews wrote these words, then spoke of Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah, Moses, Joseph, and many more. These were people of faith, and the blessing of God followed them. They each suffered many trials and faced fearful circumstances. Yet, they all overcame because God rewards those who seek Him.

    The good seeds that you plant will always come up. Today, we live what we sowed years before, both the good and the bad. Paul wrote, "Don't be deceived. God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that will he also reap." (Galatians 6:7). There always comes a harvest.

    In my own life, I spent years seriously seeking God, attending Bible College, studying and listening to the Bible 24/7, fasting for weeks, and giving above my 10% tithe. I was very zealous for the Lord. Jesus was my passion and the most important Person in my life. Then suddenly, in one year, my business burned to the ground, my Dad passed away, and I went through a long, messy divorce. Much like Job, the life I had known disintegrated.

    I had to start my life over with nothing. I was worn out, depressed and tired. I quit going to church and stopped praying at all for the first time in my life. Yet, the blessings of God continued in my life. The seeds that I had planted long ago were still coming up. I could share testimony after testimony where the Lord turned a total mess into a great blessing in disguise, but I will just share one.

    The day came when I needed a truck to haul things in. I had recently met Sylvia, and she had a 1996 Chevrolet Impala, white with a red pinstripe, tinted windows, 5.7L V8, 4L60E transmission, 373 differential, dual exhaust. There is a reason for all the details:

    1) For a season in my life, I was a mechanic.

    2) I want you to know how detailed God is in His blessings. He goes above and beyond. Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.

    3) I didn't pray over any of this or at all during this time. And I hadn't attended church in several years.

    I thought it would be great to have a matching car and truck under the carport, sort of his and hers. I daydreamed that the truck would be a short wheelbase with an extended cab. It would have an aluminum toolbox, rails, bed liner, and a frame hitch to pull heavy things with. I had about 6k to spend on it. In short, it would take a miracle, but a man can dream. All of these were just desires, and I was prepared to take whatever I could get.

    The first car dealer we stopped at had a gray Chevy pickup about that year, without the extended cab. It was a pretty plain work truck, but they wanted 11k for it, which was way out of my range. It looked like I would have to lower my expectations by a good bit.

    The next lot I went to had a fully loaded 1997 Chevy Silverado with the gauge package, electric seats, windows, and doors. It had an extended cab, short wheelbase, white with a red pinstripe, tinted windows, 5.7L V8, 4L60E transmission, 373 differential, dual exhaust, aluminum toolbox, chrome rails, bed liner, and a frame hitch with the towing package. They were asking $6,900. I offered them $5,900, but they refused, so I left them my number if they changed their minds. They called me the following morning and accepted my offer.

    As I write this, that truck still sits under our carport. We have had it for over fifteen years now, and the Lord blessed me with it even when I wasn't actively seeking Him. The good seeds you have planted will continue to come up in your life. The kingdom of God is a rock-solid investment. Also, when God blesses us, He will go above and beyond our expectations. He does reward those who diligently seek Him.

    You may face trials in your life, but they will soon pass, and you will overcome them. So stay the course, keep the faith. When you fall down, get back up and take another step, for it's not over yet. This is a marathon, not a sprint. Keep sowing those good seeds. The end of a thing can be better than the beginning. What you have lost can be replaced with better, and your best days are still in front of you.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for being with me this day. Please help me see through Your eyes. Give me the grace to accomplish the task you set before me. Help me make the right decisions. Fill my life with Your presence. I seek to know You more today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7). If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen!
Mar 12
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord, amen. 

Mar 12
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes Amen.

Mar 12
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Mar 12
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Narciso Salas
Narciso Salas

Amen

Mar 12
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Mar 12
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: Mar 12

Amen.  Heavenly Father, Thank You for your presence in my life.  I couldn't do this without you in it .  AMEN

Mar 12
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard

THAT'S A MARVELOUS STOREY ABOUT YOUR WHITE. RED PIN STRIPED TRUCK & ALL THE GOODIES IN THE ENGINE. AWESOME,  !!! ,GOD KNOWS US... THANK YOU, UNDERSTAND MESSES WE GO THROUGH...

XO

SHARON

Mar 12
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

Mar 12
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen

Mar 12
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

I'm so blessed,  Thank you Lord, Amen and Amen 

Mar 12
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thank you for the reminder of God's goodness, Pastor Dion! Lord, please help me see through Your eyes. Give me the grace to accomplish the task You set before me. Amen

Mar 12
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen. Thank you Father for another day. Hear the cries of my heart. Restore to me the joy of my salvation. Give me direction Lord Jesus. I praise Your Holy Name. In Jesus Name..

Mar 12
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

Mar 12
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Thank You Father For Everything 

Mar 12
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

Mar 12
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

This message really lifted me up today! Thank you Pastor Dion for the hope you send out! Amen.

Mar 12
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!! Alleluia!! Amen!!

Mar 12
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

ISN'T GOD ABSOLUTELY AMAZING........

 

Mar 12
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Steve Lew
Steve Lew

Nice message and reminder. Thanks, blessings to you all!

Mar 12
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

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

Mar 12
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen, I seek you constantly Lord!

Mar 12
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Mar 12
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Victoria Lee
Victoria Leeedited: Mar 12

Thank you so very much for this words of hope again may God continues to bless you and your family and church.  You and God knows exactly what I need to read.  Truly thankful for all your encouraging words I read each day. GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY AND ALWAYS PASTOR TODD. ????????????????????????1LOVE1LIFE1GOD ????????

Mar 12
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen! Great devotional! Pastor Dion we have such similar stories its almost uncanny! Even through the cancer God has continued to bless us and let us know much better is ahead. Karen and I have wondered if our dream God gave us would ever come to pass, Well first you want to be alive so you can amen!, Had we moved prematurely I wouldnt have had the doctors and hospitals that I have needed, So I know God is orchestrating this whole thing. I am humbled that he loves and blesses us like he has, and all the wonderful people he has put in our lives. Including you and Sylvia Pastor Dion! God is Good!God Bless you guys and RHM!

Mar 12
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard

I, COMMAND THE CANCER TO SHERVEL UP AND GO...IN THE NAME OF JESUS.CLAIM THE BLOOD OF JESUS ON ALL 125 TRILLION CELLS. OF THIS MANS BODY. CLAIM ALL CELLULAR MEMORY TO BE CLEANSED BY TNE BLOOD OF JESUS. PRAISE GOD HE IS OUR HEALER.

XO

SHARON

Mar 15
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen! Thank You Sharon!

Mar 16
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard

AMEN, PERRY !

Mar 17