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Satisfaction

  • For he satisfies the longing soul. He fills the hungry soul with good' Psalms 107:9 WEB

    There are so many things in this life that promise, or would appear to offer satisfaction, but they all fall far short of truly satisfying you inside. Temporary pleasures offer temporary satisfaction, and often with repercussions.

    Buying something new is satisfying, but then you have to pay for it. You can eat a good meal, but soon you will be hungry again. Sex is good by nature, but with the wrong one disastrous, either way you are soon empty again.

    You can marry the most wonderful person on earth, but if you live long enough you will be alone again. There is no lasting satisfaction, outside of Jesus.

    Jesus can satisfy your deepest innermost need and fill that empty spot where something has been missing, with something that will last for eternity and can never be taken away.

    I have found that the closer that I can walk with God, the more satisfying my life is. And when I start to become distanced, I become unhappy. I am astounded by the love that He has for us and how perfect His plans come together in our lives when we make Him a part of it.

    God has a plan for each of us. He can fill the empty places in our lives. If we have need of something, He can bring it about. When you get lost in Him, He gives you the desires of your heart. He is better than we can imagine, and if we will only put Him first in our life, the rest will fall into place.

    Prayer: Father I thank You for all that You do for me. Fill the empty places in my life and reshape my desires. Teach me to live and walk in Your presence every day. I want more of You in my life today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Happy Christmas week! We are overjoyed to be celebrating the birth of our Savior with our family here at RHM <3 <3 <3! As we celebrate the season, our groups are honoring the Christ in their own special way. The Creation Photographers theme of the week is Christmas, where we can post photos of what Christmas means to us, and memories of the season (you can always post other pics, as well). Celebrate the fun and humor of the advent season with the FAAD group topic: "Advent: Thank God for Bologna and Coke!" and join in the weekly chat session! The Haven of Hope is ministering to people who are dealing with the stress of the holidays with the "Boundaries for the Holidays" topic. It is also a great time to check out our other groups for holiday cooking ideas, Christmas crafts, and more! Much love to all of you!!!

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen!Thank you pastor...
December 22, 2015
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann I have outlived my wonderful husband. I pray everyday that God strengthens me to continue my life and try to adjust. It's very difficult. These devotionals are a big help. Thank you. 
December 22, 2015
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I will pray that God richily blesses you, Mari. God is your rock and stronghold.
December 22, 2015
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<i>Deleted Member</i>
Deleted Member Amen
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<i>Deleted Member</i>
Deleted Member I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, but I pray for a divine touch from Jesus that He will bring you peace, comfort and strength, I pray the Joy of The Lord will surround you and that your heart will be touched in such a special way, that you will be able to adjust through this very difficult time, because I believe that he would want you to be happy and I know that Jesus can give you strength, peace and comfort far greater than we could ever imagine. Love and Hugs.
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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph Lord there is nothing I would and could do without you, thank you for your promise that you will never leave me, and thank you for your unconditional love and giving me that perfect peace that only comes from you. As I acknowledge you thoughout the day lead me in the way that I should go (Proverds 3:6). Lord please continue to use Pastor Todd and his wife in this ministry of hope and encouragment, In The Name of Jesus, Amen.
December 22, 2015
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<i>Deleted Member</i>
Deleted Member Amen, may this wonderful ministry and our Pastors continue to be blessed beyond measure as they bless each of us daily.
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Joey Smith
Joey Smith Amen  
December 22, 2015
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan Hal-A-Lu-Ya I say it this way Because I say this in Cadience when I walk run Bike! There is so Much Power in This word!! I learned it 30 years ago Praying heading into a major life battle!! End result no shots fired I didn't even go into caution Mode!! Nam Vet---I went through My Tour Him part of it all the way!!!!! Amen--Michael!!!!!!!!!!!!
December 22, 2015
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Deleted Member God is so good. Mike you are truly a blessing to my heart. Love and prayers, Merry Christmas from my family to yours.
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome amen
December 22, 2015
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Mark Duell
Mark Duell Amen. You know it is so simple. But for some reason we all get caught up with things that are pleasing to the eye or makes us feel good temporarly. We have gone from being a society that started with the basics of life and DEPENDED on the Lord for our needs to a people that have more than anyone needs and so far away from God. All the THINGS we have have just created more stress and dependancy. Oh Father, help us to live the simple life of being dependant on you and living a peaceful and joyous life in you. Thank you Pastor Todd for the devotional. May you and yours have great Christmas in celebrating the birth of our Savior.
December 22, 2015
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen!
December 22, 2015
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Thank God that He is the only One that satisfys my soul. I pray that I listen to His voice, and am obident from my heart.
December 22, 2015
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Deleted Member Amen, Twila, I pray that I always listen to His voice and He truly does satisfy my soul. Love and Hugs.
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Dorene Glaze
Dorene Glaze Amen
December 22, 2015
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady I have been so sad for days over the tragic loss of my son's co-worker and his best friend.  I had viewed the place on map quest through the street view mode. I  just couldn’t wrap my head around this , how could my loving Abba Father allow this to happen to two young men, best friends, who never married or had children.  Especially right after Matt , the bosses only son had just returned from a two and a half month business trip to New Zealand. My son had flown there three weeks prior and returned back with him. My son was Matt's boss and friend. This happening right before Christmas.  Then I  was looking through my facebook news feed and there was a post of a place that looked almost identical to where they died Boldly written over the image were the words God' s plan will always prevail. Instantly I felt such peace. He reminded me that He doesn’t make mistakes , it happened because it was part of His plan.  
December 22, 2015
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Deleted Member Carol, this is so heart breaking and I know that your heart is heavy and so is Jesse's heart, I pray for you and him and for this precious family that lost their son Matt, will have comfort and strength, peace and hope that only comes from Jesus, I pray for a divine touch in Jesus Name over everyone, the friends, the family, the co-workers and all the lives that Matt has touched. I pray for peace in this difficult loss. Love and prayers and a lot of hugs sent to you and your family. Love y'all so much.
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Thank you Tamara. I just got off the phone with Jesse. He said nobody is functioning very well at the office. So many flowers sent it makes it feel more like a funeral home. They left very early again today. Matt's Dad,( the owner and Jesse's boss), isn't going to be back in the office for quite sometime. This puts a lot more responsibility on my son to keep everything together business wise. Jesse is the big chief now as he was second in command.Time heals everything. Just keep my son and all those that loved Matt in your prayers.
December 22, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd That is truly awful, Carol, especially during this time of year, I am so sorry <3. I do believe that was a word from the Lord for you to give you peace..praise Him that He cares about each of us so much!
December 22, 2015
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! Sylvia
December 22, 2015
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Diane Shaffner
Diane Shaffner Thank you Pastor Todd for your daily inspirational messages. I look forward to them everyday. Please pray for my daughter who is battling cancer, we're praying for complete healing! God Bless you!
December 22, 2015
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Deleted Member I am so sorry you daughter is battling cancer, I will keep her and y'all in my prayers daily. Love and Hugs.
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd May your daughter be completely healed in the name of Jesus. May cancer leave and never return.
December 22, 2015
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Amen
December 22, 2015
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield So true! I chose the "sig line" :"A DAY HEMMED IN PRAYER WILL NEVER UNRAVEL" because if I neglect to start my day with prayer, it all goes downhill FAST! It is so important to put God in the center of everything we do. Without Him, I just go through the motions and it shows.
December 22, 2015
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen! Please JESUS help me to not chase things, but to always look to you for true satisfaction.  Thank you JESUS!!
December 22, 2015
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!!
December 22, 2015
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Deleted Member I am so happy to know that when there is an empty feeling inside or sorrow or other things, that Jesus can fill that empty place and you can know that He is right there, walking with me and guiding me, so that I will not have sorrow but joy because He fills all the empty places of our lives and we never ever have to worry about being alone, even when no one is around, in the physical sense, Jesus is always there in the spiritual. Thank you so much for sharing. Because it seems like even during the holiday season, that many people may have lots of family and friends around, but feel so alone, and some that are alone, can feel so happy, because they have Jesus with them, that is what it is all about Jesus is truly the Reason for The Season, He never leaves us alone. 
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Molly Miller
Molly Milleredited: December 23, 2015 Thank you, Pastor Dion and Tamara.... All praise to our Sweet Jesus!!! Have a truly joyful and blessed, Merry Christmas!!!! Pastor, I must agree, your messages are Always  perfect and spot on, just like our Father!
December 23, 2015
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Cheryl Wilson
Cheryl Wilson Amen!
December 22, 2015
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Marie Hall
Marie Hall Merry Christmas to each and every one of you and May God bless each One !!
December 22, 2015
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Again pastor another great devotional Im beginning to expect them to all be great lol ! Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and your family, Jesus is the reason for the season and he truely does make my life so satisfying Im so gratefull to him every day!!  Thanx again 
December 22, 2015
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Molly Miller
Molly Miller When is the weekly FAAD chat session?  Would like to participate!                                                             Love in Christ,                                                                       Molly Miller
December 23, 2015
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  Lord fill the empty places in me and reshape my desires.  In Jesus' Name.  Amen.
December 23, 2015
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!
December 23, 2015