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Playing With Fire

  • Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and don't do the things which I say? Luke 6:46 WEB

    Dad always warned us about playing with fire. One day my brother, who was only about three or four years old, got a hold of a pack of matches. He hid in the closet to play with them, sitting under the clothes that were hanging in there. It wasn't long before the closet was on fire, and then the entire house. By the time my mom noticed, it was too late. We all got out, but the house burned to the ground with everything in it.

    Dad was at work and when he came home, he saw all of our belongings and the home that he had built with his own hands, uninsured and in ashes. Instead of being angry though, he hugged us all and was so thankful that we were all ok. Ken did not play with matches anymore.

    God's word is there to protect us. It is for our own good that we follow His commandments. If you follow the Lord's guidance you will have a good life, maybe not rich, maybe not famous, or maybe you will have both. When we walk in disobedience we open so many doors of failure and frustration that He wanted to spare us from experiencing, but we can have it our way.

    Wherever you are in your walk today, and no matter what you have done, God is not mad at you for burning down the house in the past. He will forgive you and he is glad that you are safe. Learn from it, listen to Him, and try to do better next time. Obedience is a key to a great life.

    Prayer: Father, forgive me of my sins and restore me. Bring back the passion and the fire that I once walked in. Give me the grace to walk in obedience and help me to make the right decisions in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning, happy Thursday :)! FAAD members (and others who may be interested), just a reminder that the FAAD weekly chat is happening tonight at 7pm EST in the RHM chatroom! The topic is "Perfect Love Casts Out Fear" and will be led by Jeff Smith. The Thursday chat is a great time to interact and share about what has been on your mind for the week as well. Have a blessed day!

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen! Thank you :) Pastor's Prayer: Father, forgive me of my sins and restore me. Bring back the passion and the fire that I once walked in. Give me the grace to walk in obedience and help me to make the right decisions in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
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Deleted Member Amen
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Yes, Lord Jesus, amen. 
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Myrna Gonzalez
Myrna Gonzalez Amen,Pastir Todd for that great devotional .I have known the frustrations n failures of disobedience right at this moment.I ask Yahweh to give the passion n fire that i once walked in..I ask Yahshua to give me the grace to wak in obedience from this day n everyday foward to mske the right decisions in my life.N for the ruaj to also guide me.In Yahshua's name i pray.  
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Mark Duell
Mark Duell Amen.
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen!
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Mark Duell
Mark Duell Amen, Amen and Amen. It just shows us the character of God that can never be matched. My pee brain just can't begin to comprehend logically how someone can forgive and forget someone for doing something so drastic and terriable. I only can because of the the spirit of God that lives within me. Help me to be more like you Father.
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Heidi Chiandussi
Heidi Chiandussi Thank you ...these words i needed to hear ...that i can not play with fire any more ....i get my Fingers burned every time ;-(
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome I am blessed this day thank you Lord amen
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Joey Smith
Joey Smith Amen, thank you Pastor Dion for the inspiring words from the Lord it is always a blessing to start the day with inspiring and encouraging words from the Lord.
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan Good Morning-Brethren!!! Eye opening lil story!! I know in My childhood I didn't receive the kind love of My My parents! Certinly probably came from their wrong teachings as youngsters!!!!! When we do things right we get right results! So much blasting of the goodness that can come from a walk with a just-powerfull-fair Lord!! Its the world-we know there will be rtesistance! Up to each of Us to strive for the truth!!!!!
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Eric Rodriguez
Eric Rodriguez Thanks be to GOD ........    
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt No matter what our circumstances are God still loves us and wants us to make godly choices. Thank you Jesus for giving us choices. I pray that I will listen to you through Your word and obey it.
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Laura B. Martinez
Laura B. Martinez Amen. Wondefully said.
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Barbara Neahring
Barbara Neahring Your ministry is rightly named.....truly "refreshing hope" . Thank you for your encouraging messages each day.
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Todd Lammle
Todd Lammle Wow! "Wherever you are in your walk today, and no matter what you have done, God is not mad at you for burning down the house in the past. He will forgive you and he is glad that you are safe. Learn from it, listen to Him, and try to do better next time. Obedience is a key to a great life."   I really needed this today - we all do everyday! Thank you, Dion!
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<i>Deleted Member</i>
Deleted Member Amen, such a wonderful message and prayer for us today. God is so good and so loving.
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! I have found that the houses I have burned down are the keys to my compassion for others that are in the process of burning theirs down. Nothing is wasted with God, what sin was meant to separate me from Him has been used to bring me closer to Him. Satan has meant to harm me, but God has turned it all into good!
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Deleted Member Amen, He always turns what is mean't for harm into our good. God bless you.
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli I have done things I am not proud of and I thank you for today's devontional.  I needed to hear that God is not mad at me for the things I have done in the past.  Father forgive me for I have sinned, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray...Amen!  
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Deleted Member Amen, what Jesus has forgiven, He has forgotten, never to be remembered anymore against us. God loves us so much,that He no longer remembers any of our past mistakes. God bless you. Love and Hugs and Prayers.
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli God Bless you Tamara.....Love, Hugs, and Prayers.
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Deleted Member Thank you so much for this wonderful message, God bless y'all. Have a wonderful and blessed day.
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Diane Casey
Diane Casey Powerful word and a loving example. Amen!!!!!
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen! 
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord Great message. Thank you Lord for forgiving and forgetting my sins. Blessings to all connected to Refreshing Hope Ministries.
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Pamela Leslie
Pamela Leslieedited: January 29, 2016 Love this. Obedience is so important and sometimes so hard. I'm working on my relationship with God, friends and family that need to be restored. I'm just so thankful for the awesome forgiving God that we have, no matter how many times we screw up. He's always there to pick up the pieces and helps us to go on. God your an amazing God. Thank you!
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  I agree with you in prayer: Father, forgive me of my sins and restore me.  Bring back the passion and the fire that I once walked in.  Give me the grace to walk in obedience and help me to make the right decisions in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.  
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh AMEN. Thank you Father,that your saving grace and mercies never cease.,and your unfailing Love.Forgive us for our foolish ways,and not always abiding in you.Thank you that we can put our trust and hope in you.Help me Lord to let you have your way in my life.In Jesus name I pray.   Thank you Pastor for your prayer and encouragement.
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Too great of a story....WOW!  Thank you, Lord, for your grace, forgiveness & love.
January 29, 2016