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Planting Season

  • Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be given to you. For with the same measure you measure it will be measured back to you. Luke 6:38 WEB

    Once when they were taking an offering for a visiting speaker at our church, I gave $40 in the offering basket. Two weeks later, someone who was just an acquaintance gave me $4,000. It was exactly a one-hundred fold return of what I had given in that offering. They said 'I just feel like I should help you buy another car.' In all honesty, it looked like I needed one. The one that I was driving had been pieced together from about ten other cars, and I was lucky to get to work at all. When I gave, God moved to fix that.

    One Christmas I fixed up three computers from spare parts and gave them to three widows who did not have one. It was not much, but it was the best that I could do at the time as we had a lot of computer parts, but no money. A few months later, a business owner that I knew, closed his business and gave me over $10,000 worth of new computers, servers, and equipment. It included things that I could only dream of buying. The ministry is running on some of that equipment even now.

    I gave money and received money in return, but multiplied. I gave computers and received computers, increased in number and quality. Of course God can bless You in any way that He chooses, and 'Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart' (Psa. 37:4) means just that. You will be happy with what you receive back.

    The kingdom of God operates on the principle of 'Sowing and Reaping.' I grew up on a farm in the country, and any farmer will tell you that there is no harvest coming, unless you first plant the seed. There is first a planting season, and then later comes the harvest. If you don't plant, then you only grow weeds.

    Never underestimate the power of giving. Jesus said 'give and it will be given to you.' First you give with a cheerful attitude, and then He sees that it is increased and given back to you. Give a special gift to someone that you would like to receive yourself. In time, an even better one will find its way to you. I received just what I gave, but better and multiplied.

    Prayer: Father, I thank You today for all that You have blessed me with and pray that You give me wisdom and a clear vision of who I could bless as well. Help me be a blessing to others, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.


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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen! I want to be a blessing to others! I can only hope my giving from my heart is enough for the moment. Thank you pastor for these wise words. Pastor's Prayer: Father, I thank You today for all that You have blessed me with and pray that You give me wisdom and a clear vision of who I could bless as well. Help me be a blessing to others, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
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Deleted Member Amen 
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen. Thank you Father for all the blessings that you have given me,and the times that you rescued my mother and I when we had so little.You are our Great Provider,and have always provided for all our needs.I give thanks to you with all of my heart.Lord let my eyes and ears always be open to seeing and hearing if I can help anyone who is in need,,help me always to do it with a cheerful heart,and I ask for your wisdom,in all that I do. In the name of Jesus I pray.Thank you Pastor for the Blessing you are to us for Gods word and prayers.
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Deleted Member Amen and amen 
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello God is the source of all life and all things. It's amazing how choosing to obey Him in one act of obedience(tithing/giving to those in need) reaps abundant blessings from Him. Just think how our lives will be blessed when we are obedient to God in every area of our life.Think about those who's hearts are touched by your giving to them when they are in need.It's a way to witness to others by the example of our life as a child of God.And a great opportunity to witness in words also. Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Amen!
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Deleted Member Beautiful testimony, God is so good. 
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Amen. 
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!!  Thank you Father in Heaven for the gift of your son Jesus, who saved us from sin and redeemed us so that we may live with you in eternity.  Amen!
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Deleted Member Amen and Praise The Lord 
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome thank you lord for your word it is so wonderful amen
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Deleted Member Amen, God's Word is so amazing. 
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu Amen, thank you for the blessings given me. Help me too be a blessing to those I work with today, in your son Jesus' name and let them accept it in your name Lord!   
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann I thank you too my God for all your blessings. Amen. 
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Norman Glaze Sr
Norman Glaze Sr Outstanding Brother. I Love you man.
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Linda Cella
Linda Cella Amen. Thank You Pastor for this Wonderful Message. 
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Dorene Glaze
Dorene Glaze Amen
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Albert Chau
Albert Chau What we say to others is also important. Either we are a blessing to others or a curse bringing pain. But God knows and will reward us in due time. Lord, please let me say good things today. Amen.  
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Deleted Member Amen , I pray I will be a blessing too. 
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Janet Clary
Janet Clary Giving to others is the greatest blessing of all.  When we give from the heart, Jesus smiles upon us and grants us so many favors.   You get what you give, and even when you do give it may be a few days before you get a precious blessing from the Lord.  I really feel blessed when i can give to someone in need. Even if they aren't in need, its a blessing to just give from the heart to brighten their day.   Pastor Dion, we need to hear this message more often!!  Thank you so much for all the giving you and our First Lady do each day to RHM.   Hugs, Janet
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Deleted Member Wonderful message. God bless you and Sylvia. Love y'all so much 
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I do believe that when God lays it on my heart to give money, my time, or what ever god lays on my heart togive, He will bless that and give back to me 100 fold. It might not be money but He does meat all my needs. The joy of giving blesses my heart.
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Lisa Aldridge-Mathson
Lisa Aldridge-Mathson Excellent devotion today! Thank you! God bless your ministry.
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Samantha Greer
Samantha Greer I just had a dream about this! Yesterday as I was cleaning out some old things I wanted to bless someone instead of giving to the local thrift which sells them. I had a dream last night and God gave me a picture of a single young woman with 4 boys. This morning I am so excited to share with her. Thank you so much for the confirmation.
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Joey Smith
Joey Smith Amen,Thank you Pastor Dion for sharing the inpirational words of the Lord it is always a pleasure to start the day with words from the Lord.
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Darlene Blackmon
Darlene Blackmon Amen! Yes Father in heaven, please allow me to be a blessing to someone today and do your will as you see fit.  In Jesus name I pray.
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! 
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Patricia  Collins
Patricia Collins Farher God i want to be a blessing to others please bless me with everything i need to do that in Jesus name. Thank you for this wonderful message Pastor. I have found out when you bless others it brings joy to your spirit
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelliedited: February 8, 2016 AMEN!!  It is true, give and it will be given to you.  Many years ago when my children's Dad and I sold our house, my children eventually asked if they could borrow.  I gave to them and they said they would pay it back.  I told them don't worry about paying it back, consider it your inheritance in advance.  I feel I have been Blessed ever since, my needs are always met.  To me as along as you have all you need you are Blessed.
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Kelly Knox
Kelly Knox Amen
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Diane Casey
Diane Casey Beautiful!!!!! I believe that God blesses us to be a blessing, I love giving because I stand on the word that it will come back more than enough, and sometimes it's not always money, it can be your health, your families health, mended relationships etc. I can go on and on. That's better than Wall Street can do. :) God bless you!
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Pamela Leslie
Pamela Leslie Lord I pray to be a blessing in someone's life today. Whether it a a smile, phone call, prayer or whatever you lead me to do. Thank you Jesus for blessing me more than could have ever wanted or imagine. That reminds me of one of my favorite verses, Ephesians 3:20!
February 8, 2016
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Amen pastor this has came true over and over again in this house We are truely so very Blessed at times it seems like its too much But in the end I trust in my Lord to bless us as he sees fit but its not why I give, I give cause it makes my heart feel good and its Gods plan for his people to give the first ten percent to him so I do and its easy to do when he shows you the whole picture, God is so GREAT ALL THE TIME Wow it blows me away, thanx for another great thought provoking devotional pastor Todd. sincerely Scott R.
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion.
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield Beautiful message! Thanks you, Pastor Todd!
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus AMEN!
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler I believe!  God is the Accountant of all!!  His will be done
February 9, 2016