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Seasons Change

  • For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck up that which is planted; Ecclesiastes 3:1'2 WEB.

    Springtime is so beautiful when the flowers and trees begin blooming, then come summer and fall. The leaves start to turn brown. Eventually, winter comes, and things begin to die. The weather is no longer pleasant and inviting. Still, all the seasons are necessary for life's circle'everything propers in its season. In nature, the cycle happens naturally, but it is often much easier to start something in our lives than to end it.

    My wife Sylvia and I once led an intercessory prayer team at church. It was great for quite a while. The Holy Spirit was really there. However, as time passed, we began to feel that the Lord wanted us to stop, rest, and go in another direction.

    We were taught that quitting something shows you are weak or lazy. We shook off the feeling to stop as if it was from the devil and tried to continue as any committed Christian would.

    Eventually, our restlessness became much worse, and we felt we knew what we should do but wanted confirmation. So we asked for prayer from the church leadership, but we did not want them influenced by their natural senses. We have learned that leadership often encourages you when stepping up, but it's rare when they support you stepping down.

    It is hard for them to hear God objectively when "Who will take their place?" is flashing in their head like a neon sign. This's not an easy thing. You may get an answer that is good for the church's needs but may not be God's will for you.

    So we prayed about it some more and then wrote the question: "Should we leave the intercessory prayer group?" on a piece of paper, folded it up, and brought that with us. Then we had the elders join together and pray over the paper with us, without telling them the question written inside it. One elder, who heard from the Lord regularly in prayer, heard: "Yes." All the rest agreed, "Yes."

    When they opened the paper and saw what was written, they were shocked, but we were free. One elder told us that he would have never thought that was God's will for us had he known the question.

    There are seasons in your life, and what was once the Lord's will for you may not always be. Seasons change. We wouldn't be here today if we had stayed there. So be open-minded about what the Lord whispers to you during your prayer time, and rule nothing out. Sometimes you have to say no to the good, so you can say yes to the great.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please speak to me clearly and in a way that I understand about the things in my life that I need to change. I realize that none of us can do everything. Please help me focus my time and energy on what matters to You the most. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: Happy Father's Day! May you all have a very blessed day celebrating the fathers in your lives! Also, this morning, we will be hosting our RHM Live Online church service. This is a special time of worship, prayer, fellowship and an inspiring message. All are welcome! Here is the link to join: RHM Live


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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen and amen. 

June 19, 2022
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Pam Watkins
Pam Watkins

Early This morning I had a dream it was so clear about a situation in my life.  I woke up this morning to read seasons change and all I can say is thank you, lord.   Amen

June 19, 2022
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen !!!

June 19, 2022
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen. Great story on being led by the Spirit and how hard it can be. Our hears fool us. Even us Christians with the best of intentions. 
Happy Father's Day to you dads.. God bless you today. Bless you pastor.

June 19, 2022
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Happy Father's day David!

June 19, 2022
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

June 19, 2022
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David  Earlywine
David Earlywine

Amen 

June 19, 2022
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes Amen.

June 19, 2022
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen!

June 19, 2022
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help me be a pleasant person always Amen 

June 19, 2022
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone Have A Bless Sunday 

June 19, 2022
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen ,God Bless !!!

June 19, 2022
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen!

June 19, 2022
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!!! Wow, Pastor Dion, what a testimony, thank you so much for sharing your experience and the Lord's leading you to start your own ministry, the RH Ministry, which was to be instrumental especially for the times that we live in right know!! I'm and I know that so many of us if noot all of us are blessed and so thankful to be part of the RHM family!! Blessings a thousandfold upon you and Sylvia!!! (h5) (L)

June 19, 2022
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

June 19, 2022
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Please Father Yahweh, help me to not waste the life that You have given me. Please help me fulfill the purpose that You created my life for in the beginning. Your will be done and Happy Fathers day Father Yahweh! Amen!

June 19, 2022
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! It is true that sometimes we try to take on too much and it seems to break us down. We do need to see God's will to know His plan for our lives and what we should be doing.

June 19, 2022
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

June 19, 2022
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Learning about these seasons, Pastor Dion! Lord, help me focus my time and energy on what matters to You the most. Thank you. Amen

June 19, 2022
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Robert Hayes
Robert Hayes

There are many good things to do, but we need to concentrate on the GOD things!

June 19, 2022
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

June 20, 2022
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank you Jesus,  Amen 

June 20, 2022