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Important Things

  • Don't seek what you will eat or what you will drink; neither be anxious. For the nations of the world seek after all of these things, but your Father knows that you need these things. But seek God's Kingdom, and all these things will be added to you. Luke 12:29 WEB

    The most important things in your life, aren't things. When your primary focus is stuff, you will always come up empty, chasing the wind. When you get something new, it will feel good for a little while, but soon you will be empty again.

    When your focus is on a relationship with the Lord Jesus, He will provide these 'other' things as well, though they should never be your goal. Put God first in your life, and you will also have the things that you need. The Bible clearly teaches us that all the way through:

    'Also delight yourself in Yahweh, And he will give you the desires of your heart' (Psalms 37:4).

    'Blessed is the man who doesn't walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the way of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers; But his delight is in Yahweh's law; On his law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree planted by the streams of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also does not wither. Whatever he does shall prosper' (Psalms 1:1'3).

    'I have been young, and now am old, Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his children begging for bread. All day long he deals graciously, and lends. His seed is blessed' (Psalms 37:25'26).

    'He set himself to seek God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the vision of God: and as long as he sought Yahweh, God made him to prosper' (2 Chronicles 26:5).

    'Without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to him, for he who comes to God must believe that he exists, and that he is a rewarder of those who seek him' (Hebrews 11:6).

    Jesus commands us to not worry, it was not a suggestion. Then He gives us simple instructions: 'Seek God first and all these things will be taken care of.' Let us intentionally seek God today and make Him a part of our lives.

    Prayer: Father I pray that You draw my heart to You. Give me a fresh desire to seek Your face. Build my faith and help me walk trustingly with You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wylesedited: December 3, 2015 Amen! Father you are so good to me even when I am anxious! Thank you for loving and understanding when I fail to have faith in things yet to come. Your commands say do not be anxious or worry. Yet I stuggle from day to day. Forgive me and remove those fears and lies the devil keeps taunting me with for I know them to be lies and want them out of my head! I REBUKE you SATAN!!! Get behind me and leave no burdens of fear, doubt or anxiety as to how I will be provided for, in my path. Father I cry out to you to be my strength and my hope and my provider! You alone can restore my heart and soul to the peace and joy of trusting you whole hearted. I believe, Father! I know you are supplying our every need. You know we need rent paid and food to eat! I trust and know you will always provide abundantly for us as we are your children. You know we need another form of income now as you so graciously lead me away from an 18 year job that had turned quite hostile in the last few months I was working, and I know you are leading me to where that is....place me in a spot where I can be of use and uplifting to others. What ever your will is for me Father let me have ears to hear and a heart to follow as you strengthen and prosper my family always in you Lord. Pastors' prayer>> Father I pray that You draw my heart to You. Give me a fresh desire to seek Your face. Build my faith and help me walk trustingly with You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.   Thank you Pastor Dion for another timely message... I was just being anxious yesterday over things I know God to be in control of. Thank you for the reminder and the hope of blessings yet to come :)
December 3, 2015
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese Dianna, I am praying for you that you find a new job and have a way of paying rent. Father, I lift up Dianna and her family to you. I pray that you provide for her needs that she has brought before you. I thank you Lord for her strong faith in You that you will provide her needs. Father let her feel the holy spirit's presence today to show her that you are near and carrying her through this storm. Let her continue to be a blessing to others and all who know her. Amen.
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Deleted Member Amen, I pray in agreement wit Sylvia that we will keep you lifted up everyday and that Jesus's perfect will be shown to you, that He will lead and guide you to the path He wants for you. Love and hugs.
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Thank you Sylvia! God bless you.    
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese RHM family sticks together and we pray for each other. God bless you too. :-)
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Deleted Member Amen, Jesus will supply all our needs, even when we feel down or upset, anxious or worried, Jesus will never fail us and He will be right on time for us. Love and hugs.
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen! Thank you! Love and hugs! Blessings to you  
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Amen. 
December 3, 2015
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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph Amen!! Thank you Lord for using Pastor Todd to encourage me through your word and the Holy Spirit. To God be the glory always.
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Deleted Member Amen and Amen.
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell Jesus is the only thing we really need, everything else just comes with Him!
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Amen, Jim!
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Deleted Member Amen, beautifully spoken. God bless you.
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome thank you lord amen
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Retta Morgan
Retta Morgan AMEN !
December 3, 2015
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Pam Ivins
Pam Ivins Good Morning, I thank you for your insight, I have heard this message several times today and each time i hear or read this message, I find that something is missing and you put everything back into prespsct for me, I just wanted to say thank you.  wishing you God's Blessing.
December 3, 2015
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Katie Smith
Katie Smith What an awesome and encouraging word. The is such a perfect time. The body of Christ needs to hear those words.
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Deleted Member Amen
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan Good Morning!!  God is good all the time, not some times!!!!!!!!! Again very great read this Morning!! I've been alittle a set back as they say Lately!! I'm dealing with a serious illness and am after the Treatment!!! With all the goings on, one thing comes too mind! Me serious Training in The Military!!!!! Unshakeable  foundation!! Hum when I notice or He shows Me a week spot-I'm we're on it!!!!!!!!!!!!
December 3, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Bless you, Mike, for your amazing faith and great attitude as you get through this time. God bless and I pray He heals and restores you completely!
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Deleted Member Amen
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Deleted Member Amen, God is so good.
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Laura B. Martinez
Laura B. Martinez Another inspiring devotional. I find myself doing this at times worrying about stuff that I know God will help get me through. I remind myself that God is always one step ahead of me. Thank you for this reminder.
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Deleted Member Amen
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen! God wants us to trust Him, I cannot trust Him and worry at the same time. I can do one or the other. I pray that my mind will be renewed daily, and I have to be in His word and meditating on it. I pray that the cares of this world will not get me distracted, from my relationship with my LORD Jesus Christ.
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Deleted Member Amen
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Deborah (Deb) Harrington
Deborah (Deb) Harrington Thank you for the inspiring and encouraging words Pator Dion. God has truly blessed me with Refreshing Hope Ministries! Thank you to all!
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Deleted Member We are so happy you are blessed by RHM, God bless you and may you have an amazing and blessed weekend.
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Another important message. Thank you Pastor Dion! 
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Deleted Member Amen
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese Amen. I have been reminded yesterday of making my relationship with God come first. Thank you again.
December 3, 2015
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Yes Lord strengthen me as I walk trustingly with you, I thank you I praise you and worship you all the days of my life..Amen
December 3, 2015
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield This is a perfect message for this time of the year, when too many of us focus on STUFF instead of the real reason for the season--our Lord. I was just chatting with a friend who is depressed because she doesn't have money to buy STUFF for her family.I am printing out today's devotional for my friend. Thanks, Pastor Dion!
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Deleted Member Praying for your friend. God bless them and I pray that they be blessed abundantly with whatever they need, in an abundance in Jesus Name.
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Michelle Toney
Michelle Toney BUYING stuff ...hummmm....if she's creatative in anyway....then a HOMEMADE gift is way better than a store bought any day....:-) . Im calling this christmas a KEEPSAKE CHRISTMAS....because im hand making every gift this year...:-) 
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Amen thank u!!!
December 3, 2015
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Michelle Toney
Michelle Toney AAAMEN , pastor Dion ..AMEN.!! my heart an soul hunger an thirst for him CONSTANTLY. .but my mind tends to wonder off....WAY OFF ...lol. i know this is not a laughing matter...but sometimes i got to , to keep from cryin. 
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Jeanie  Fleming
Jeanie Fleming Good afternoon, Pastor Dion: An update from Nebraska.  My daughter SarahJean left this morning after a wonderful 10 day visit from Wisconsin.  We parted with tears and the wish that the time had not flown so fast.  My loving friends are praying her across NE, MN and into WI.  God is great always and God is good always.  With Abba riding shotgun for her, i have nothing to worry about, He has her covered. There is none other who is so aware of what we are doing always.  I pray for those who do not know this fact of life. Praise be to The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit.  Selah. Amen.  
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Deleted Member Amen and Amen.
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Amen!!!  Thank you Pastor Dion for today's devotional.  God has always provided for me and my family, I don't ever remember being without a roof over my head or not having some sort of food on the table...I feel so Blessed.  PRAISE be to GOD.
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Deleted Member Praise The Lord, God is so good.
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!
December 3, 2015
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Another great message. Amen!!
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Deleted Member Amen and Amen
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  Nearer, my Lord, to Thee!
December 4, 2015
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Gail Sellu
Gail Selluedited: December 8, 2015 Good morning God, thank you for your blessings this morning. Lord I'm seeking you this morning,  I'm sick with pneumonia and feel awful. Lord I'm asking you this morning to heal my body. Lord,  I need to be there to suppot my family. My. Cousin got her wings and is iin the presence of the Lord.I know all things happen for a reason and I thank you for your provisions. You said we should seek you first,  I will wait on you Lord,. I'm trusting on you Lord. In Jesus's name I pray .
December 8, 2015
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Iris Parlin
Iris Parlin Things don't mater!! PTL 
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen.I give you thanks with a grateful heart,for your love and faithfulness.,and all the times you have raised me up,and given me strength,and carried me through all the storms that we have been through together..For healing and restoring me..Thank you for your Word Father,and giving us The Holy Spirit.
December 21, 2015
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Seek Him is pure wisdom.  Experiences in life brought that.  Needing someone higher then man.  Man's wisdom is puny to God.  Thankful!
December 23, 2015