Recent Blog Entries

  • 11 hours ago
    Posted by Dion Todd
    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...
  • 17 hours ago
    Posted by Dion Todd
    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...
  • Sat at 3:01 AM
    Posted by Dion Todd
    They went out from there and passed through Galilee. He didn't want anyone to know it, for he was teaching his disciples, and said to them, "The Son of Man is being handed over to the hands of men, and they will kill him; and when he is killed, on the third day he will rise again." But they didn't u...
View All
  • Mar 25 - led by Dion Todd
    This is a group for RHM sponsored events like corporate fasts. Everyone is welcome to join and participate in things currently going on in the ministry. We love you and thank you for being a part of Refreshing Hope!
View All

The Car Wash

  • Jesus answered him, "If I don't wash you, you have no part with me." Simon Peter said to him, "Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!" Jesus said to him, "Someone who has bathed only needs to have his feet washed, but is completely clean. You are clean, but not all of you." For he knew him who would betray him, therefore he said, "You are not all clean." John 13:8-11 WEB.

    After spending most of my Saturday detailing our car, it looked great. I washed, waxed, vacuumed, leather conditioned, and gave it the works inside and out. Then after a week of sitting there, even though it had not been driven, it started to become dirty again. A cat walked across the hood. Though it was white, it began to turn green with pollen. Soon the car needed washing again because that's the natural course. It's the path of least resistance.

    So it is with us. We tend to lay our burdens and bondages down but slowly pick them back up again. Our "feet" get dirty once more. So be quick to repent of things you know you did wrong, or the enemy will use that as a foothold to mess with your life. He will gradually cause the sin to grow into bondage or a heavy burden again.

    When we take our saddles off, the enemy will try and put them back on and take us out for a ride. God already knows about our sins, but it will do you good to get it off your chest. Sin is not a popular subject these days, but the Bible has a fair bit to say about it. And it is always bad.

    "This is the message which we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him and walk in the darkness, we lie and don't tell the truth. But if we walk in the light as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, his Son, cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us." (1 John 1:5'8 WEB).

    Religion without morality is just an illusion. Willful sin will always be a barrier to intimate fellowship with God, or satan and God would still be friends (Psalms 5:4; 66:18; Isaiah 59:1'2). What fellowship can light have with darkness? (2 Corinthians 6:14).

    Just as with our cars, it is not once clean, always clean. Peter wrote, "But it has happened to them according to the true proverb, The dog turns to his own vomit again, and the sow that has washed to wallowing in the mire." (2 Peter 2:22). Is your life different than it was before you met Jesus, or did you slowly return to the ways of the past?

    In this scripture, the dog got rid of the bad things inside them but then returned to it. While the sow was clean on the outside but then returned to wallow in the mud. God underwrites a person's deliberate choice with: "As you wish." You can have it your way.

    The good news is that nothing you have ever done can separate you from God when you repent. Jesus will wash us clean. Repentance means to turn away from it, to say that you are sorry, to try and not do it anymore. Keep a shortlist with the Lord, and the enemy will not be able to use it against you. Jesus will give us a fresh start if we only take a moment to ask.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for forgiveness, and I am sorry for what I have done wrong. Please wash me, and I will be clean. Deliver me, and I will be free. Guide me, and I will follow You. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: For those following the Creation Photography weekly challenges, here is this week's theme from group leader, Dianna Wyles: Deuteronomy 6:5 "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength." ~ Our next fun-tastic theme will be 'If You Love It, Take a Picture of It'. Our themes are always open wide for creative interpretation so have fun! My photos today highlight my granddaughter (because I love her and it's her birthday), more family, a friend's baby shower fun, heart blessings, birds, and nature. I hope your week is filled with the love of God and all the things you love ~ God bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


    > You can subscribe to our daily devotional here <



Tip: You must be logged into the website to leave comments.

 

Social Sharing

19 comments
  • 2
Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord. 

Oct 25
  • 2
Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

Oct 25
  • 2
Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

Oct 25
  • 2
Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen!

Oct 25
  • 4
Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

AMEN.  Heavenly Father, wash me clean dear Lord. Thank you for taking care of all my needs.  AMEN

Oct 25
  • 4
Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes Amen!

Oct 25
  • 3
David  Earlywine
David Earlywine

Amen 

Oct 25
  • 3
Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Praise the Lord. Amen!

Oct 25
  • 3
Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Oct 25
  • 3
Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Yes Lord,  Amen 

Oct 25
  • 2
Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Christ Yeshua's name I pray, Amen. 

Oct 25
  • 2
David Krull
David Krull

Amen and amen. Thank you Jesus for forgiving my sins. Though they are always before me, You are faithful to forgive me. Thank you for dying for me. Help me stay focused on You in the battles in my mind. I praise Your Holy Name Jesus. You are Lord of my life.

Oct 25
  • 2
Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father, I thank You for forgiveness, and I am sorry for what I have done wrong. Please wash me, and I will be clean. Deliver me, and I will be free. Guide me, and I will follow You. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

Oct 25
  • 1
Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for sending us your only son Jesus to help save us from a life of sin 

Oct 25
  • 1
Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Yes Lord , Amen !       

Oct 25
  • 1
Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Oct 25
  • 1
Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

Oct 25
  • 1
Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God forgive me a Sinner. Amen

Oct 25
  • 1
David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

Oct 25