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    Be Thankful from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Always remember to be thankful for what God has done for you. Jesus Christ lived on Earth as our example, and He was graceful, thankful, and filled with praise. We should try and live like that, for no matter what we have been through, there a...
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    Yahweh called Samuel again the third time. He arose and went to Eli and said, "Here I am; for you called me." Eli perceived that Yahweh had called the child. Therefore Eli said to Samuel, "Go, lie down. It shall be, if he calls you, that you shall say, 'Speak, Yahweh; for your servant hears.' " So S...
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Catch Me if You Can

  • Now Yahweh's word came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, "Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach against it, for their wickedness has come up before me." But Jonah rose up to flee to Tarshish from the presence of Yahweh. He went down to Joppa, and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid its fare, and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of Yahweh. Jonah 1:3 WEB.

    It was late one Saturday afternoon when a friend stopped by and invited me to church with him the following morning. I politely declined because the thought of getting dressed up in a suit and pretending to be someone else one day a week did not appeal to me. Besides, I knew some of the people there, and during the week, they often behaved worse than me. Even the friend that invited me had probably smoked a joint on the way to my house.

    Like Jonah, I ran from God and evaded Him for years, or so I thought. In time, He caught up with me. One night while playing music at a party, I met the Lord, and suddenly, my whole life changed. My friends no longer knew me. Suddenly I wanted to know everything there was about God. My old interests and friends soon faded away, for they scattered like roaches when a light is turned on, and that light was Jesus.

    Over time I learned that you don't have to wear fancy clothes or pretend to be someone else to please God, for that is only a man-made tradition. We should always be ourselves, seven days a week, and not have to put on "The Church Face" to come into His presence. Work clothes are just fine.

    It is not just a Sunday thing, but more of a Monday through Friday thing. God so loved us that He gave His only Son to save us, just as we are. When you fall, get up and take another step. God is not mad at you, and He will immediately accept you when you turn to Him. Sure, you should live a life that demonstrates faith in God, but you don't start out perfect. You won't even end that way, but you will get better over time.

    Begin to involve Him in everything you do. When you need help at work, stop, and pray about it. Most of my testimonies are what God has done for me during work hours. Know that God seeks a personal relationship with you during the week, as much as while you are at church.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for accepting me just as I am. I want to serve You, Lord, with all my heart. Please draw my heart to You. Consume me with Your love and deliver me from the things that hinder me. 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,
Oct 12
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen. 

Oct 12
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

Oct 12
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

Oct 12
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen 

Oct 12
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Sylvia Brainard
Sylvia Brainard

Amen

Oct 12
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Praise God. Amen!

Oct 12
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Oct 12
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen.

Oct 12
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

wow!!!

Oct 12
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

An important reminder, Pastor Dion!  Lord, I want to serve You, Lord, with all my heart. Please draw my heart to You. Amen

Oct 12
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen ! God Bless everyone !!!

Oct 12
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen 

Oct 12
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Oct 12
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You, Jesus! I love You, Amen!

Oct 12
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen Father. Consume me with Your love and presence. I so desire to serve You again but I'm struggling ...with the battles I face daily.my marriage, my mind betrays me. Cleanse me and deliver me from my sins. Help me keep my thoughts upon You Jesus. Forgive me and heal me so I can be effective for You. In Jesus Name.

Oct 12
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Prayed for you brother. May Father Yahweh bless and restore both you and your wife.

Oct 12
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David Krull
David Krull

Thank you

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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Hallelujah,  Yes Lord, Amen 

Oct 12
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Amen. Thank you Lord for loving me the way I am. I love our time together. ????????❤️

Oct 12
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

THIS IS SUCH A GREAT DEVOTIONAL.  I ATTENDED A LOCAL CHURCH RECENTLY AND YOU BETTER BELIEVE THEY CAME AS THEY WERE.  IT'S A LITTLE DIFFERENT BUT ALL THAT MATTERS IS THAT THEY CAME TO CHURCH.  THANKS PASTOR DION

 

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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Thank you for your down to Earth devotionals. They give me hope. God bless you and your family. Amen

Oct 12
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen, Pastor! We cannot out run GOD and cannot hide, He died for us giving each and everyone of us a chance to repent and accept Him as our Lord and Savior! I'm so very grateful that He didn't give up on me, giving me many chances and wake-up calls! Thank you Lord!!! (h5)

Oct 12
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Madalyn Myers
Madalyn Myers

Thank You Pastor Dion for blessing us with a divine Devotional Reading. In 1999 I ran from God and hung out in clubs, the street, and people with not so good intentions for me. I had a personal visit from God that scaredme half to death. It was not easy But that same year my life had changed I realized the people who really loved me and I realized that God loved me. God gave me the biggest gift that I never knew I had. He gave me my mind back. I had lost my mind and went insane for 2 months. That is a treasure.

Oct 12
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Yeshua's name we pray, Amen. 

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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

Oct 13
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David  Earlywine
David Earlywine

Amen 

Oct 13
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

Oct 13