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Walk This Way

  • But Naaman was angry, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of Yahweh his God, and wave his hand over the place, and recover the leper. 2 Kings 5:11 WEB

    Naaman stared at his new skin with amazement when he came up out of the muddy water for the seventh time. His skin which had been covered in running sores, was now smooth as a baby and he was completely healed.

    In his mind though, he had seen this going much differently. The man of God should have come out to him, waved his hands, and said a long prayer. Instead Elisha sent a messenger which told him to go wash in a muddy river. At first, Naaman went away angry, and remained sick. Then after thinking it over, he returned and did as Elisha's servant had instructed, and he was healed.

    I have caught myself telling God, and expecting Him, to do it my way. Then watch Him do it better His way. He is not limited to our small way of thinking and our tiny resource pool. We often want God to be like us, to walk this way, and talk this way, but we serve Him instead of Him serving us.

    Twice I have asked Him to bless us financially so that we could buy some better equipment, then had someone call and trade us thousands of dollars worth of high end equipment in exchange for our help with a project. Things that were better than I would have bought, but needed later. We often think too small.

    Naaman gained some humility and was healed in the process. You can ask God to help you, but don't tell Him how to do it. He has multi-layered plans that in the end, are perfect. Ask Him and then just let Him handle it as He chooses. Trust Him, you will be happy with the results.

    Prayer: Father I thank You for all that You do for me. Help me to see through Your eyes and guide my prayers. Do it Your way Lord, for I know it is best. Fulfill Your will in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu Amen, thank you Lord for your blessings!  I have so much going on with my health and don't know which way to turn. Lord lead me and, guide me in the right direction. I love you and cannot make it without you. In Jesus ' name I pray.
December 31, 2015
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Prayers for your health, Gail
December 31, 2015
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<i>Deleted Member</i>
Deleted Member I come in agreement with Twila for Gail's health. In Jesus Name we pray and believe. Amen and Amen.
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Deleted Member IN Jesus Precious Name, I pray for healing over you, Gail, I pray for a divine touch from Jesus and I ask that You lead her guide her to make the right decisions for her health and guide the hands of the doctors, give her divine guidance in all things we pray in Jesus Name. Amen.
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Cynthia Nortey
Cynthia Nortey Dear Lord, let your will be done in my life.  God bless you Pastor Dion for all the wonderful  messages you have blessed us with throughout this year. I have been blessed so much, most of these messages and the memoryVerses  has helped me a lot in so many ways May the Almighty God continue to shine his face upon you and your family. Happy New Year!   
December 31, 2015
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Me too, Cynthia.
December 31, 2015
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles It never seems to be how my minds eye sees it, but it's always how God sees it and its always better than my plans! Amen! Thank you Pastor Dion and Sylvia for all you do for God's children! You shine bright for us! Wishingyou many blessings and much peace, love, and joy in the coming New Year
December 31, 2015
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I agree.
December 31, 2015
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Some times for me, it is so hard to wait on God, and His timing. He knows far better than I do , and He sees the full picture. I go back to one of my favorite scriptures, Psalm 62:1-2 and 5-8. I just meditate on that and it helps me stay focused on Gods will.
December 31, 2015
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Deleted Member Amen, that is wonderful, that can go to His Word and He will send us the peace to our souls and He will help us to stay focused on His perfect will. Love and Hugs, I pray you are doing better> 
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Thank God his ways  and timing are far better than ours. 
December 31, 2015
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Deleted Member Amen an Amen
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome amen
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann I'm leaving these issues in your hands my God amen. 
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Deleted Member Amen and amen.
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Eric Rodriguez
Eric Rodriguez L E T  GO & LE T  GOD .....   Happy New Year Everyone  !  !  ! 
December 31, 2015
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<i>Deleted Member</i>
Deleted Member Amen, I love this saying, LET GO AND LET GOD. A Very Happy New Year to you too. 
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Conchita Bowman
Conchita Bowman Thank you because I needed this very much!  Now if I can just remember to ask God to take care of it "his way"!!  HAPPY NEW YEAR and may God bless you and Sylvia with an awesome 2016!
December 31, 2015
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Laura B. Martinez
Laura B. Martinez Thank you Pastor Todd for this beautiful reminder. God know what we need and always blesses us right on time. May God continue to bless you with such beautiful writings.
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Deleted Member Amen and Amen.
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady so very true. When He answers our prayers it is often in a way our simple minds cannot imagine. His answers are always better than we exect. God is so good!
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Deleted Member Amen
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles So true! Amen!
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Joseph Krell
Joseph Krell Not my will, but thy will be done ! Praise the Lord for His bountiful blessings! Thank you Lord for Refreshing Hope Ministries and looking forward to another year! May you bless our leadership abundantly!
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<i>Deleted Member</i>
Deleted Member Amen, May we always want God's will not ours. Praise The Lord for He is so good.
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Not my will Lord, but your will be done....Amen!!!
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Deleted Member Amen and Praise The Lord.
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell Thanks Again Pastor for anorher Wonderful Devotional,, Praise God!
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Matthew  Materazzi
Matthew Materazzi Amen
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Melissa-Peter Busse
Melissa-Peter Busse God's will
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Deleted Member Amen, may I also be a willing vessel to let Jesus do it His way, which is always the right way. God bless.
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Deleted Member I pray in Jesus Name that as this New Year comes in, that RHM will be blessed more than we ever imagined, that many many souls will be saved, that they will know Jesus as their Personal Savior and desire to draw closer to Him in 2016 than ever before. I believe God has amazing things for RHM and all of us here and we are going to see awesome and amazing things in 2016, I feel that Jesus is going to bless so many more in this new year, I am praying not only will He gives us double, but there will be so many blessings, that they will be running over. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE AND GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU.  God please place many blessings, peace, joy and safety over Pastors Dion and Sylvia, bless them abundantly as they have blessed us so much this year. 
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen! I pray this too! Also I pray that you have a special blessing of healing this year Tamara :) That our Father lifts you and restores you to whole health and wellness with days and days of painless bliss!! Love & hugs <3 Happy New Year :)
January 2, 2016
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans. He has so much more for us ,and we lessen our blessings by not allowing Him to do His will for us. God is always waiting on us to be quite and let Him work in our lives. Happy New year everyone!
December 31, 2015
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield I pray that my will always be one with God's--as Jesus said, "Let Your will be done, not mine." I wish everyone here a happy, blessed New Year!
December 31, 2015
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen! Hallelujah! Happy new year 
December 31, 2015
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  Lord have Your Way!
January 1, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen.Thank you Father that your ways are higher than our ways,and that you never let us down and always answer our prayers,in all different ways and your timing is always perfect.Thank you for Providing us with all our needs.,and that you always give us more than enough so that we can share with others in all different ways.The greatest gift we have is your Love for us and having you in our lives..
January 1, 2016
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!
January 1, 2016
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Heide Garner
Heide Garner well do agree when I got pregant  the first time I scard what meant to be mother because at time  I was parentiing two boys was not what I had mind when Isaid  I Do some how as timed passed god knew they would go back I was not so eager for  second so soon but when Audrey was ten months old found out Iwas pregant nineteen months apart was not what had in mind either so struggled with postpradum  very bad then got pregant with emily but God had plan you see a church had vist when oly had was not yet pregant for women,s conference he would then bring back to that church in due time  I was four months pregant with emily got back women,s retreat in tahoe find out now were going attend echo,scalvery where wife and mother I had met  was paster Wife well was thrilled that bragged to my night mops group great thing my husband had did Audrey was go the preschool that at lunch stepanie wheeler youth pastor took women,s conference told about when wewere waiting in line for lunch  Icould not belive thankful god worka ll detail becaise today I love my emily because pastor Dawn minister the lost young women who did not know thatwho she was mattered so thankful  that trusted reached out asked even though that be hardst thing Iwould ever do so keeping sharing God knows our hears to be true .
January 8, 2016