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The Long Run

  • Behold, today I am going the way of all the earth. You know in all your hearts and in all your souls that not one thing has failed of all the good things which Yahweh your God spoke concerning you. All have happened to you. Not one thing has failed of it. Joshua 23:14 WEB

    Joshua had served God his whole life. He grew up in the presence of the Lord and as a young man he never departed from the tent of meeting where the Lord's presence settled (Ex 33:11). The speech he gave in Joshua 23:14 happened when he was 110 years old.

    Joshua had been one of the twelve spies sent to look at the promised land (Num. 14:6), and later he led the people through countless battles as they entered it. Though at times things looked bad, and sometimes Joshua had to lay on his face (Joshua 7:6), God always came through in the long run.

    So many times in my life it has looked hopeless when really, hope was right around the corner, but I just could not see it. Each time I would start to panic because I did not know what to do, but God would still come through. Sometimes things only make sense when looking backwards.

    Do not panic in the short term, for God will work it out. The thing you fear that is coming is not actually here yet, and if it arrives God will give you the grace for it when needed, not in advance. Take heart, God always comes through in the long run. We like to be prepared for anything, but He wants us to learn to stand firm in our faith and trust Him.

    Prayer: Father, I thank You for Your faithfulness. You have brought me this far and I know that You are able to take care of me. I should know this by now. Forgive me for ever doubting You and touch my life today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Thank you for this much needed message today. Be still and know... I should know this stuff by now. Forgive me in my pain, for doubting, touch my life today and refresh my soul in you. Amen
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Christian Iyoha
Christian Iyoha the lord is always faithful
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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph My trust and hope is in you Jesus.
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Yes Jesus,amen!
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Beverly Boyd
Beverly Boyd Aken.  So quickly we forget.  Thank you pastor for the reminder.
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!!  The Lord is always there and will never leave us no matter want!  Thank you Father for the reminder to always keep the FAITH!  Amen!!
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Stephanie Thomas
Stephanie Thomas Amen!!
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Marsha Pratt
Marsha Pratt Thank you for this word Pastor Todd. I needed to hear this today. God Bless you.
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Nell Neathery
Nell Neathery Amen!  Praise God for bringing me through the long run, finally slowing me down to walk...and pray...with Him since 2009, even though at that time, I did not know where I was going to end up (and praying), and now He has me where He wants me to be once again at 59 years of old since I gave my all in 2012, accepting to be His servant.   Now, if He would just touch my daugther's life so she would start believing in Jesus and praying in Jesus' name.  She believes in God...how can she not believe in Jesus and the Holy Spirit?!?!...if she would only believe they are One and the Same..the Holy Trinity, her life would slow down at 29 years old while she has a 15 month old baby boy and expecting another baby boy in November.  She has recently lost a boyfriend who has gone to jail after abusing her and doing drugs.  In the meantime, she was evicted from her home after the electricity and water were cut off.  She is now at my house and has been abusing me.   The manager of the apartments has notified me that she now needs to leave, and the adoption agency is due to visit her here at 1 p.m. today.  Please keep her in your prayers that she makes the right decision.  I don't know if the adoption agency will be providing her assistance, hoping they can place her in her own home or in a ladies' and childrens' home for the time being.  She wants to go back to her boyfriend.  I fear for her safety and the childrens' safety while she is with him, and I fear for my safety while she is with me.  I can't take it mentally, emotionally, or physically, but I am trying to stay strong spiritually to help her get through this, but it is time she grows up and accepts responsibility for her own self.  I learmed lessons the hard way...my tests have become my testimony; my mess has been become my message; my trials have become my triumphs in Jesus' name...my biggest desire is to hear her say this, thank God for helping her through the long run, and move forward by walking with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit on her side and while she is on her knees at time (like I have shown her how to do many times).  thanks once again and have a blessed day!  :-)
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Father, I pray that you please protect Nell from harm and that you work your perfect will with her and her family. Please grant her daughter a powerful encounter with your presence and help her to walk in your path, in the name of Jesus, amen ,3.
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Deleted Member Prayers going up for you and your daughter and grandchildren, I pray safety and peace to you and that your daughter will see her need for Jesus like never before. That she will accept Him as her Savior. I pray safety over her 15 month old baby and the new baby to be born in November. I pray for an abundance of blessings to fall upon each of them and keep them safe and let there be joy and happiness and peace and comfort and strength in Jesus Name we pray. Amen
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Abba Father I bring Nell and his daughter before You asking for Your Divine intervention, provision, protection, healing, salvation and blessings in their lives. Fill them with Your Holy Spirit and give Nell Your peace which passeth all understanding. In Jesus name I pray amen. 
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Retta Morgan
Retta Morgan Thank you pastor Dion ,  This is a on time word . Lord please help me to stand and see the salvation of the Lord . I need you right now Lord .
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Nell Neathery
Nell Neathery P.S.  Pastor Dion and Sylvia, I am now going to Facebook to share this devotional with my family and friends.  (come on payday, so I can tithe to Refreshing Hope Ministries...my only faithful church since about March or April of this year, 2015, and today is 9/23...thinking of the 23rd Psalm!!!
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome thank you Lord amen
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Heide Garner
Heide Garner Tankyou for having this site when first moved here a year and half ago. I found your site before Ibecame member look every new morning wonder God will I make friends here   Northcolines I miss home which was calfornia  so the Days forgot to read these devonal after my huband would take to older ones to school I be feel since empyness but your web site helped not just read the bible but question why I need God in life For this summer  I found peace  I,m praying early every mornging even on the weakend just want say thanks for bring hope to my new life on other side of the world.
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Thank you so much for being part of this amazing community, Heide!
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Anthony Kulbicki
Anthony Kulbicki Amen and thanks for the reminder. 
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Mary Luter
Mary Luter Once again God speaks to me through you Pastor...For the past 4 years it's been a long run coming to this point, and, in my current life situation, for the past month organizing another move in a year's time, I have been describing in my head as daunting. This is how I know God is listening to my prayers. He's with us always. Thank you Pastor Todd and Sylvia for your lives blessing ours........
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Brigette Taylor
Brigette Tayloredited: September 23, 2015 Amen and thank you for this reminder Pastor Todd. God truly is in control.
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Darla Bailey
Darla Bailey The words I heard upon rising this morning were, "He's not finished with you yet." What a wonderful to start this day! 
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Eric Rodriguez
Eric Rodriguez Thanks be to GOD .......  
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Deleted Member Amen, Thank You Jesus for Your love and never leaving us.
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Cynthia Stringer
Cynthia Stringer This message comes right on time. I really appreciate your messages.. Keep it going.. God bless you..
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Melchorita Fahey
Melchorita Fahey Amen! Thank you Pastor Dion for your wonderful reminder today. God is truly in control, and He's faithful to His children. Have a wonderful and a blessed day to you and Sylvia, and the family.
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Deleted Member Amen, God is truly in control.
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Zaida Hernan
Zaida Hernan He is a faithful God.He is with us when we think we  are alone. No-one other than our father can helps us in our trouble times..only he can make it right,without him we are lost sheeps.i was lost but he found me.I you are found.ask him with all the love in your heart and he will come.God bless you.
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen!  In my life many times I was sure God was opening a door only to find that one slammed shut. Shortly after more doors opened that led to making a choice, if I prayed for wisdom and guidance He led me through the right door, if I didn't and went through a door without consulting Him it led to another trial. I have learned to pray in all decisions and wait for His direction, even if it means a long wait.
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Deleted Member Amen, God is so good, He will guide our footstep and open the perfect doors for His children. God bless you.
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady God bless you! 
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Deleted Member God bless you too, May many many blessings come to you and may each day be brighter and may your heart always be filled with happiness. Love you, Tamara
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Tamara may all your days be blessed and your heart be filled with joy! Love you sister in Christ!
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers Good stuff!!! :) I especially love the line: "So many times in my life it has looked hopeless when really, hope was right around the corner, but I just could not see it." Isn't is funny how we do that sometimes? How we give up - assume defeat - before God even has a chance to come through for us? If there is one thing that I am learning...it is that God always seems to show up at the last minute. LOL. Sometimes even a little after the last minute. But what seems last minute or even late to us...is ALWAYS right on time! :) Blessings...
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield I NEEDED these words today! I must remember that if God has led me this far, He will continue being with me, helping me when humans can't--or won.t. I was especially frustrated because it's been more than a month since my surgery and I still can't tolerate solid foods.I really thought I was going to die last night--choking on cottage cheese! Thanks so much for the timely reminder because at times like this, it's hard to see how far God realy has taken me.
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Deleted Member Amen. God loves us so.
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Amen! ..and thank you Lord my hope is in you Jesus Chfist.♡
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt All in Gods timing, Trusting God, believing Him, is where real peace comes from. God does know what He is doing in His timing.
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Amen!!
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran God is Good All the time. Great message Pastor Dion.
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Michele  Smart
Michele Smart I have put all my trust in Him and I can testify that He has come through for me right on time when no earthly being has.  Thank you Heavenly Father!!!
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Brenda Hall
Brenda Hall So on point. 
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Deleted Member Thank you for this beautiful devotion. God bless you and Sylvia.
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Iris Parlin
Iris Parlin Thank you Lord!!! You do always come through. I enjoyed this very much today Pastor Dion.
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Natalie Stidham
Natalie Stidham Today's word is surreal.........our Lord's touch, word, and presence is always there for us, I need only to keep my heart, mind, sight, and ears open to receive Him.  Thanks for the gentle reminder.   
September 23, 2015
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Celestina Ndunda
Celestina Ndunda Praise the Lord, this was just the right wor at the right time for me today. God bless you Pst. Dion.
September 24, 2015
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  Lord, Help me to trust You completely.
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen.With thanks giving in my heart,and Praise you Heavenly Father, for your never ending Love and Faithfullness. I Believe and trust in you Lord,knowing all things are possible with you,through every trial and tribulation.,and when I fall short.You are still always wth me.Thank you for teaching me your ways.Help us to have a closer walk with you each day,In Jesus name I pray.
September 24, 2015