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Fire Me Up God

  • Then David and the people who were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep. Davids two wives were taken captive, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite. David was greatly distressed; for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David strengthened himself in Yahweh his God. 1 Samuel 30:3 WEB

    When David and his men returned home, they found that it had been burned to the ground and that their families and belongings had been taken away by the Amalekites. The men with David were so upset that they talked about stoning him to death. His family was gone. When David was alone with everyone against him, he encouraged himself in the Lord his God. David gained strength by focusing on the Lord. The Lord was more than enough, and within seventy-two hours, David had recovered all.

    There are times when God allows us to go through things instead of around them. I don't claim to know why, but when we come out of the other side we are better, stronger people and we have a testimony to go with it. My Dad grew up during the Great Depression and there is hardly a generation that turned out better. Hard times make strong people.

    No matter what you are going through, stick with God and it is going to work out for the best. Later you will look back and see that no matter what you have been through, you are still here. God can make the bad, work out for your own good. If you act like David, stick to God, think positive, believe His word, you will recover all and then some.

    Today, if you feel down, defeated and it seems the world is against you, there is still hope. God is more than enough, and when He is for you, who can stand against you? As He becomes bigger your problems will become smaller. Rekindle that flame within you by recalling what God has already done in your life. He is still the God that created the universe and you will come through this.

    Prayer: Father draw my heart to You like never before. Put a fresh fire within me and fill me with Your zeal. Fire me up God! Help me shake off the things that hold me back, focus on You, and become steadfast, in the name of Jesus I pray.

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles WOW!!! God is good!! It's like a continuation of yesterday's message. I needed to hear this today! Not sure I feel the world is against me but I do feel as if I am fighting demon attacks lately. I often feel like a walking contradiction... knowing and seeing all my blessings and still fearing and not feeling strong in my faith at the moment... how can one have fear and faith at the same time? I have felt God walk me through so many battles and know  for sure he is on our side... yet the fear lingers :(  He gave me back my child!! I know all things work for the good but I still fear the battle itself... the what I have to go through to get to the other side, mostly what I might have to lose. I feel he let us go through all that with my daughter so she would believe in him... she does not. I think deep down she does but not on a level she will admit. I am sure she is still working things out because she still needs to have faith in God. I feel our prayers , so many prayers , is what got heard and answered for her to be as well as she is now. I am so greatful for so much and still fear the whats next and will it tear down my family more or build us up? Clearly I need more prayer on this!! Thank you so much Pastor for having a hearing ear for our Lords words & for being Gods messenger. >>  Father Thank you so much for todays message. I know you are trying to relieve me of my fears, thank you for never leaving me and always carrying me through the tough times. Thank you for these great people here at RHM to encourage me also. Yes! PLEASE!! Put a fresh fire within me and fill me withyour zeal so I have no room left for fear!! Shake me off the things like fear and anxiety that hold me back from showing others your greatness!! In Jesus' name I pray  ~Amen~   Thank you and many blessings
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Deleted Member Dianna, may your fears turn into peace, your life is such a blessing. The wonderful things you share on here has blessed me so. I thank you for the life you live, I feel such a sweet spirit when you put things up, whether in words or pictures. I will keep you in my prayers daily and pray for that fear to be replace with a peace that passes all understanding.  A peace that we know Jesus can only give. Love and prayers to you, Tamara
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David and Dianna Wyles Thank you so much, what kind words :)  I feel a little better today. One day at a time... I know this will pass as it has before and I refuse to believe the lies, I know fear is not from God and I'm trying to "Be still, and know"  for now. Linda Martin posted a great video this morning and it helped me alot to feel calmer. I had to repost it ;) Thanks again, I am sure all the prayers and encouragement I have gotten from here has helped a great deal & I am feeling pretty blessed and greatful right now ( Living in the moment ) Peace and blessings
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler One half of me was healing while the other was in the process.  Jesus was on earth and knows how I & do.  I try to relax in this knowing & give what I don't get yet in my thinking.  Hour by hour there's more power I was told...and one minute at a time as I step.  Small increments of time then taking in the whole day helps me a lot.  Visioning Jesus saying, let all the children come to me.  There's a child in me that needed healing and His invitation to come to me keeps me with two feet on earth holding His hand.  Blessings to you in your journey!!
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Steven Dickison
Steven Dickison thank you Lord for using brother Dion to bring your words to are lives. I Praise and Worship you with all my heart. Help me gain that fire in my life to trust and know you will bring me out of this Valley!!!!
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Deleted Member Amen, He will bring us out of the valley to that mountain top where we can see all the beauty around us that God has for us.
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Valerie  King
Valerie King Amen! really needed to here that. Thank you Jesus, all have a bless day. 
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Deleted Member Amen. He always knows just what we need. God bless you.
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome I am blessed for God is in me amen
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Deleted Member Amen, we are truly blessed.
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Thank you Father for another message through Pastor Todd to Bless our Spirits
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Sylvia Brainard
Sylvia Brainard Thank you Jesus! And thank you for this ministry.  God knew that I needed this today. 
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Deleted Member Amen, He knows our every need and sends us His amazing blessings.
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Thank you Jesus, and amen. 
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Deleted Member Amen, God is so good.
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!!  Amen!! Amen!! Fire Me Up Lord!!!  I always want to FOCUS only on YOU!!
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Deleted Member Amen, I too always want to keep my Focus on Jesus and what He has for my life.
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Tim Simmons
Tim Simmons Good morning!  Glad to be part of this community.  Today's message is an especially helpful reminder to trust our Lord through the storms of life.  For me currently, it's 4 months of unemployment.  Better things lie ahead!  Peace in Him... 
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Deleted Member Good morning, I pray that Jesus brings you through this storm stronger than ever and with a better job than you ever dreamed of. You will be in my prayers everyday.  God bless you and keep on keeping on for Jesus.
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler I pray the abilities and talents God gave you will be involved in the job you're going to have.  It is great to love the job you work in.  The Lord has a Devine Appt for you!  Blessings to you and take up doing what is in front of you to keep your waiting time full.  I notice if I go to file my nails at a red light it turns quicker.  The Lord gave me plenty to do and places to be which made the waiting time pass quickly.  Blessings to you, a Time & welcome to Refreshing Hope.  Much on site to do & be part of..take a look if you haven't yet
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katrina harrell
katrina harrell Amen Amen 
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katrina harrell
katrina harrell Amen 
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Deleted Member Amen, God is so good to us.
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Edmand Santiago
Edmand Santiago Amen.  Thank You for Your Word Lord. 
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Deleted Member Amen, truly a blessed Word to give us strength and courage to go forward for Jesus.
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Joey Smith
Joey Smith Amen  
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Deleted Member Amen, God is so good to us and He always gives us strength when we feel low. God bless you.
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Diane Casey
Diane Casey Thank you pastor, that was an on time word for me, like the one you posted Sunday about how God will give us wisdom not only in the spiritual but in the natural. i was feeling low about an incident that I caused on the job, nothing major, but I am still in training, so I felt like throwing in the towel and giving up, until God spoke to me thru your devotional. I am fired up, and I will go in today with a positive attitude.  i thank God for you man of God for how you allow Him to give us (me) a word. Blessings to you!
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Deleted Member Amen, Jesus is always right on time for His children. God bless you with an amazing day.
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Kay Rushin
Kay Rushinedited: August 13, 2015 Thank you Pastor, this made me think about David, He was a flawed man/ hero, but he loved God. This should give us much encouragement.  Father I thank you that we don't have to always be perfect. Just remember to hold on to you, Amen.
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Deleted Member Amen
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Deborah Rojek
Deborah Rojek Thank you Pastor. I said the prayer  for me and for a friend of mine. She asked me to pray for her today as she is having issues at work.  Your message and prayre was the best.
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Deleted Member God bless you and your friend and I pray great things will come out of the storms. Jesus loves y'all so much and look for the great things coming. 
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! I have found that praising God for all the blessings of the day, strengthens me, relieves stress, and let's me sleep peacefully. It renews my strength! I still bring prayer requests before him but I remember to also thank Him for all He has done!
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Deleted Member Amen, thank you for sharing, many times I find myself asking Jesus for things, but then I think do I give Him enough Praise for what He has already done and what He is going to do. God bless you.
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Thanks Tamara God bless you
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Dianne Freeman
Dianne Freeman Amen!!!
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Deleted Member Amen, God is so good and I am so thankful for the messages and prayers that are sent to us each morning. God bless you.
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Deleted Member Thank you so much for this wonderful message and for this prayer, so needed it today. God bless you and Sylvia.
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Daisy Lugardo
Daisy Lugardo You are my rock lord.  Pastor Todd thank you so much you always have the right passages and examples.  May the lord continue to use you for hiw work.  
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Michael Griffin
Michael Griffin Thank you once again, Pastor Todd. The message is, once again, right on time. We MUST let Him handle our situations!! We cannot handle them ourselves. This is how we lose weight, unnessarily, sleep less because of stress, making us a little irratable on ocassion as well. Sometimes, because of some situations, it can be difficult to let them go without worrying about the outcomes. I have been there and STILL struggle now and then. When I give these things to God, I DO sleep much better, waking up "refreshed". God bless you for this awesome ministry. It has been amazing blessing to me and I know for countless other that have joined.
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor for the great message!
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy The Spirit that is in you is the same that is within us as I can see by the other comments! He knows what we need day to day and this Word is no exception! Praise the Lord for His knowing what we need when we need it!
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Pam Ivins
Pam Ivins I needed that message today, thank you Pastor.
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Kim Easley
Kim Easley Great message
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Connie Astudillo
Connie Astudillo Amen!!! Thank You God for never leaving me nor forsaking me <3
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza GOD is so faithful and good.  HE will always bring us through to whatever circumstances we are in.  Believe and have faith for GOD IS AND WILL BE AND ALWAYS FOR US IN WHATEVER CIRCUMSTANCES WE ARE IN.   AMEN
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Rosemary Gurrola
Rosemary Gurrola This is so true,Dear God, I had been thru so much fire!!! that thank God I'm not in a insane asylum,but when I use go to my group meetings, the woman n there would say, I would like to b like you!?!  even a cousin would tell me she admire me but I didn't understand it until someone pointed it out,that those women saw a strong person n me! WOW
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles We are always stronger than we think we are when we lean on God and Christ for strength. What a wonderful discovery to find out so many see you as strong even when you might not be feeling it! God is Good!! Stay blessed
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Vicki Stone
Vicki Stone Thank you, Dear Jesus, I Love you Forever! Amen :)
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Darlene Blackmon
Darlene Blackmon Thank you so much for this message...it never ceases to amaze me how God uses His word through you Pastor..... God is good. All the time!
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you.  Lord settle, strengthen and establish me.  In Jesus' Name I pray.
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler  I love your prayer Pastor Todd.  Thank you ...yes this will pass too.  God brought me thrEw a lot.  Bless You Lord!!
August 17, 2015