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Dream Killers

  • Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brothers, and they hated him all the more. He said to them, 'Please hear this dream which I have dreamed: for, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and behold, my sheaf arose and also stood upright; and behold, your sheaves came around, and bowed down to my sheaf.' His brothers said to him, 'Will you indeed reign over us? Or will you indeed have dominion over us?' They hated him all the more for his dreams and for his words. Genesis 37:5 WEB

    God spoke to Joseph in a dream and showed him his destiny. But when Joseph told his brothers about it, they became angry. Later, when they had him in an isolated place, they plotted to kill him, but compromised instead and sold him into slavery to traveling merchants. It only pushed him closer to his destiny.

    If God has given you a dream, believe in it. It will come to pass in the proper time, but be careful who you share it with. Do not throw your pearls before swine (Matt. 7:6). Work towards your dream and do your part, but be wary of dream killers for they do not see the potential inside of you that God sees.

    Most of the time the people that you grew up with will never see you as anything different for they will not look any deeper than the surface. God looks on the heart. He often chooses the small and weak to do the big and powerful. Even Jesus was considered to be just a carpenter in His hometown. His dreams, were not theirs.

    'Isn't this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? Aren't his sisters here with us?' They were offended at him' (Mark 6:3).

    Hang onto God today, believe that He has a plan for You like He promised. Involve Him in you life and your decision making. Don't be disappointed when others do not see God's plan for your life. He is the One that will bring it to pass, not them.

    Prayer: Father, I thank You for the plan that You have for me. I choose to believe in You today willingly. Fulfill Your plan for my life and guide me into all that You have for me. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Happy Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for each of you, and pray you all have a blessed and joyous day!

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen! Amen! That God has the plan and not me is my only saving grace lately! I cling to that promise like no other! Thank you pastor Dion. Very much appreciate your devotions each day.  Father, I thank You for the plan that You have for me. I choose to believe in You today willingly. Fulfill Your plan for my life and guide me into all that You have for me. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!
November 26, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Amen, Dianna, happy Thanksgiving <3!
November 26, 2015
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Yes Lord, amen. 
November 26, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Happy Thanksgiving, brother, even though I think you don't celebrate it in South Africa :).
November 26, 2015
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome amen
November 26, 2015
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Yada Yah
Yada Yah Thank you for encouraging me
November 26, 2015
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Brenda Hopkins
Brenda Hopkins Thank you for that word it blessed me, I pray that each and everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving , I am truly thankful to be here another day God bless you all.
November 26, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Thank you so much, Brenda, happy Thanksgiving!
November 26, 2015
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Thank you for your time, Pastor Dion and Sylvia . I appreciate your labors. Refreshing Hope Ministries is such a blessing to me. Happy Thanksgiving! 
November 26, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Thank you, Carol, we are blessed to know you! Happy Thanksgiving!
November 26, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Happy happy Thanksgiving, Brian :)!
November 26, 2015
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen, I know Gods plan for my life is what counts. It does not matter what others think, because God is the one working in me, to do His eill in my life. Thank You Jesus for Your work. God said that He will finish what He started in me. Pastor Dion and Sylvia, have a very blessed Thanksgiving day                     love you, Twila.
November 26, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Happy Thanksgiving, Twila! I pray that the Lord will continue to heal you and completely restore your health!
November 26, 2015
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Cynthia Nortey
Cynthia Nortey Amen...Happy Thanksgiving!  The Lord has been so good to us. We are very thankful! 
November 26, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Happy Thanksgiving, Cynthia :)!
November 26, 2015
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor Thank you for this, Pastor Dion! Really needed this today.  Happy Thanksgiving to you and Sylvia! :)  
November 26, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Happy Thanksgiving, sis, hope you have a blessed day <3!
November 26, 2015
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Happy Thanksgiving!  May this day remind you to be thankful to Our Father in Heaven for this day and everyday.
November 26, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Amen, Marisa, happy Thanksgiving <3!
November 26, 2015
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Marie Hall
Marie Hall Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone and May God Bless Each One Of YOU !!!!
November 26, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Thank you so much, Marie, happy Thanksgiving!
November 26, 2015
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Jackie Monteagudo
Jackie Monteagudo Happy Thsnksgiving. I am grateful for having the refreshing hope each day from this ministry! God bless! 
November 26, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Happy Thanksgiving, Jackie, thank you so much <3!
November 26, 2015
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Amen!!..and Happy Thanksgiving day to all, let us always come before God with a heart of thanks giving for things seen and unseen. Blessings to all.
November 26, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Amen and amen! Happy Thanksgiving, Christina!
November 26, 2015
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Amen!!  Happy Thankgiving to all of you.  I thank God for all my family, friends, and good health.
November 26, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Thank you so much, Karen, happy Thanksgiving <3!
November 26, 2015
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann Happy Thanksgiving to everyone at refreshing hope. God bless. 
November 26, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Happy Thanksgiving to you, Mari :)!
November 26, 2015
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese Thank you. After feeling devastated at my boss changing his mind about me teaching in January, They hired someone new for a different course so that the original instructor could now teach Web Dev. It was hard to get this news by receiving a blank schedule. I wanted to teach so bad for some 20 years and I feel I just have to give up on teaching. I can't take the rejection anymore. When the door keeps getting closed for teaching permanently, it's time to look somewhere else that maybe God wants me to be, like this new dream he has me on. I really needed to focus on God's different plan for my life. Thank you. I needed this. Also finally getting my doctor's permission to get off of these birth control pills which caused me depression for the past 2.5 months, will also help me too. We get snow and really cold weather for 6 months of the year up here in Canada where I live and I hope to feel emotionally better soon.
November 26, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd I'm so sorry they gave you the news about the class in such a rude way, Sylvia :(. I pray that the Lord grants you great grace with this new dream and that He opens all of the doors wide for you! Praise God you can get off the pills, too, I'm sure that will be a big help! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
November 26, 2015
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese Thank you Sylvia. I know I will feel better soon and have an easier time of managing my emotions to things. You are a blessing to me. :-)
November 27, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Amen, Sylvia, you will get through this <3!
November 27, 2015
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese I am starting to feel better day by day. Thank you for your prayers Sylvia. <3
December 2, 2015
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker A very Blessed Thanksgiving to all. Thanks to Pastor Todd and Mrs. Sylvia for all that you do to bring Gods word to us. Bless you both!! 
November 26, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Thank you so much, Patricia, happy Thanksgiving :)!
November 26, 2015
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Cheryl Wilson
Cheryl Wilson Happy Thanksgiving to everyone; God Bless!!
November 26, 2015
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield Thanks for another great message, and Happy Thanksgiving to all!
November 26, 2015
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Happy Thanksgiving to all of you in USA. Hope not late. From Canada
November 26, 2015
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Michelle Toney
Michelle Toney I really liked this devotional....i have a dream in my heart...but sometimes it seems its never going to come to pass.  Ive been trying to do my part working toward it....but nothing ever really becomes of it....for the most part i pray that God will put me in the right place, right time with the right people. ..im begining to wonder ifs ever goin to happen...an i admit... ive just given up...i really dont understand this...all my life ive nevet had any thing i grew up poor and havin nothing....an it looks like I'll die that way...i dont want much....all i want is a little 2 bedroom cottage on an achar land with a little work shop that i can add a little craft store on to...i dont want to be rich money wise...i dont want a new fancy car or house...all i want is a old depeenable truck, a small house an for my craft business to bc e successful so that i can oothers. ..i dont think thats asking for much. .. but it seems im asking for the world....
November 26, 2015
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!
November 26, 2015
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  God Bless!
November 27, 2015
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu Amen 
November 29, 2015
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Thank you Father that your plans are to give me a future with Hope
December 2, 2015