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A Lighthouse

  • Yahweh said, 'I will destroy man whom I have created from the surface of the ground; man, along with animals, creeping things, and birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them.' But Noah found favor in Yahweh's eyes. This is the history of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time. Noah walked with God. Noah became the father of three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Genesis 6:7 WEB

    When the Earth had become totally corrupt and the thoughts of the people were only evil all the time, the Lord decided to start over. Only Noah was different from the rest. He was walking close to God, he was trying to do what was right, and therefore found favor in the eyes of the Lord.

    Noah, his wife, his three sons, and their wives were spared and survived the coming flood. There were eight people saved through Noah's faith in God (1Peter 3:20, 2Peter 2:5). 'By faith, Noah, being warned about things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his house' (Hebrews 11:7).

    Scripture does not mention that his wife was righteous, nor his sons or their wives. It only mentions Noah's relationship with God. When Lot was rescued from Sodom, his wife and daughters went out of the city with him.

    Let us be like Joshua who said, 'And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD' (Joshua 24:15).

    Serving God will affect those that you care about. Your acts alone may not save them, but you will be a light and God will draw them. When things get bad they will look to you for the answers. God can make you a lighthouse for those in need.

    Prayer: Father, I thank You for saving my family. I pray that my entire family comes to know You personally. Touch them, draw them, get their attention, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen! Thank you:) for another inspirational message.
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Kay Rushin
Kay Rushin Amen
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann Amen.
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Obioma Ukegbu
Obioma Ukegbu AMEN. I AM BLESSED BY THIS MESSAGE.
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Martin Snyder
Martin Snyder "This little light of mine,..."
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Deleted Member Amen, I'm gonna let it shine. 
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Cheryl Graham
Cheryl Graham I pray and ask you to pray with me, that my Lighthouse shines brighter for my family, Amen.
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Deleted Member Amen, praying with you and for you. God bless you. 
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!!!
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Ann Burks
Ann Burks Amen.  I pray all my family comes to you Lord. 
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Dorene Glaze
Dorene Glaze Amen..
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Mark Duell
Mark Duell Amen. I think I pray that prayer everyother day. I know I can't make them choose Him, but I can help guide them and pray for the Holy Spirit to prick their hearts on a daily basis. The Lord has blessed us with 5 children that all proclaim to know the Lord and attend church. Two of which have married spouses that believe in the Lord. And their actions speak to that. I continually pray that the other three will find the perfect match made in heaven. I just pray that they have that relationship with our Lord that they truly do "know" Him. Thanks again Pastor for the great devotional.
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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph May the favor of the Lord be upon my love ones and may the spirit of the Lord continue to bring out the love of Jesus in me proclaming that, "I am a soldier of the Lord". Amen. Thank you Pastor Todd for a great message.  
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! God will save your family http://www.johnhamelministries.org/God_Will_Save_Your_Family.htm. There is a powerful prayer of faith near the bottom of this article. A friend of mine prayed this and a rebellious unbelieving relative found Jesus a few days ago. The bible says if I believe in Jesus that me and my whole household will be saved! I claim this for my family. 
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Diane Casey
Diane Casey Once again your devotional has enlighten me. I raised all five of my children in church. I didn't send them I carried them to bible study, Sunday school etc. I have one that is going forth in Christ, my youngest who was special needs went to heaven in January, but he loved God and everything that pertained to God, music, preaching praising etc. He didn't understand salvation like us, but I believe God and him had a special relationship. My others know about God, but they don't go to church at all, but when things happen, they know who to call for prayer,(me).  They have seen God at work in me. They believe that I have a direct line to God and they know that because of my prayers is why they have come this far. So, I thank God for letting my light shine so that they can see Christ in me. Thank you for that blessed word.
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Deleted Member Amen, thank you for that beautiful shining light in this dark world. God bless you. 
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Welcome Star to RHM....love your name.  Blessings to you!
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark Amen that was s blessing to be for time l feel l need to do more  but in the love of Christ l am  my son was 23 and he had  special needs seen him be so sick  Jesus took him home 1-10-15 it has been hard put l praise God that he is in heaven and happy   In Jesus name amen 
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Blessings to you Linda in the midst of your grief.  I love God wanting to hear my heart & being comfortable talking of my pain.  Glad you are here at RHM
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Deleted Member I'm so sorry for your loss, you will be in my prayers everyday. 
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Amen!!!
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen. Thank you Jesus.for your faithfulness and your ever lasting love..
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Deleted Member Amen and Praise The Lord
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Kathy Kingery
Kathy Kingery Amen! I pray this daily for all my loved ones-everywhere.
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt They way we live our lives for the LORD does matter God uses all of it. I pray that others will see You through me.
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Amen pastor!
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Melchorita Fahey
Melchorita Fahey Amen and Amen!
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Great truth yet "heart" hard truth!  Remember well, a friend ranfrom me when I told her saying, you Jesus freak!  As I told my Aunt & Uncle visiting from MI that I got saved...was born again, my Father left the room & my mother started crying & left the room.  Grateful they were with me as my parents heard me declaring my new life.  Late, my brother in the Navy I was writing to & had told him in turn wrote my father & said, why did you let her join a cult?!  I was in a marriage with two children.  I became very aware that the Lord wanted me to quit drinking.  With great conviction, I quit.  This then started a wedge between my husband at that time, so that when I went places & did not drink he could see I was not who I was especially when we were out at bars.  I prayed a lot about this. Due time he found another & we began the separation to then a divorce.  Re-reading Jesus walking along picking the twelve & hearing their excuses plus attending Bible studies, praise services etc gave clarity & strength to walk the walk.  Truly grateful!!
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Deleted Member God is so good. 
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield AMEN!! There is only one God, and like Noah, I chose to sever Him and Him alone!
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Gina Blakey
Gina Blakey Amen!  
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Deleted Member Amen, please save our loss loved ones and friends. 
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Marie Johnson
Marie Johnson AMEN!
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen. Praise God!  Thank you!  Lord save, set free, and make whole.  Use me to do it.  In Jesus' Name.  Amen.
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Tyler Velau
Tyler Velau This article touches a special place in my heart. I have long prayed that my family will come to know the Lord and the Lord would bring us all closer together. It is still my hope to this day. Thank you, Pastor Todd, for this article and for the prayer therein. May the Lord's light guide us, and the people we hold most dear, to Him together.
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Amen Father help me to always be a beacon of light
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Debbie Bible
Debbie Bible I have so many people close to me who believe the Bible is a book of "stories", that there is no hell, and that Jesus was just a very good man. I hope to be a decent example of what Christ can do for them and maybe they'll want what I have.
November 2, 2015