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Catching Fire in the Rain

  • Let us acknowledge Yahweh. Let us press on to know Yahweh. As surely as the sun rises, Yahweh will appear. He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain that waters the earth. Hosea 6:3 WEB

    During the long hot summer of the south, the fields can get so dry that the crops just sit dead. The one thing that they need to restore life and make everything right, is a good rain shower. Once the rain comes, the fields spring back to life, and the plants start growing again.

    There was a season in my life where I became borderline burnout. We had overly served at church for the last few years, and it was too much of a good thing. The harvest truly was plentiful, but the laborers were certainly few, and a lot of those seemed lazy. It was a dry and cynical time in my life.

    Some friends invited us to a Christian conference about three hours away, and we reluctantly agreed to go. The conference lasted three days. On the first day we joined the meeting and it opened with great praise and worship, followed by an anointed message. By the end of the day, I was feeling some better.

    The second day was the same and soon I began to feel something inside of me coming back to life, like a fire being breathed on. By the third day, I was completely refreshed with a renewed vision for our life and fresh word from the Lord. I left the conference walking on air and thrilled to be alive. I caught fire, in the rain.

    Many times in scripture God's presence is compared to rain on a dry and thirsty land. It is the one thing that can bring healing, satisfaction, and life where there is none. Hopes and dreams that were thought long dead, will suddenly spring back to life. There is nothing else like being in the presence of the Lord.

    Our lives can get so busy, so full, and yet at the same time, so empty. There is only one thing that will make everything right: Spending time in the Lord's presence. As we spend time with Him, He makes the rest work out for us. He gives us clarity and fills the emptiness. It is truly like a replenishing rain.

    Prayer: Father, rain on me. Rekindle the fire within me and breath Your presence on my life Lord. I want more of You. I want to live it and not just talk about it. Do whatever it takes, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Happy Friday! If you are in need of prayer, please do connect with our prayer network at RHM! Click on the Prayer link in our site menu and you can send in a private prayer request that will be lifted up by us and our prayer team (you do need to be logged in to do this). If you have any questions, just contact us. Have a blessed day!

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen! Rain on me!!! I have felt that burnout! I have equally felt the springing back to life and I gotta say I like life much better;) Burnout is just another trick of the enemy to keep us down and distracted! I pray our Father rains life back to me EVERY time I let Satan and his tricks get me weary! Thanks again Pastor! You rock :) Pastor's Prayer: Father, rain on me. Rekindle the fire within me and breath Your presence on my life Lord. I want more of You. I want to live it and not just talk about it. Do whatever it takes, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
February 19, 2016
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Deleted Member Amen, I so agree with you, Dianna, and I pray that my fire will burn for Jesus, brighter than ever before.
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Deleted Member Amen and Amen.
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez Amen
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Deleted Member Amen
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Linda Cella
Linda Cella Amen
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke Amen, send your rain of blessings on me my God
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Deleted Member Amen, send us your blessings of rain.
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan A very good senerial!!!  
February 19, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome thank you Jesus amen
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Jeff Tyrrell
Jeff Tyrrelledited: February 19, 2016 Amen Amen Amen God is always working in our favor though we don't always see it right away Praise  be to the the Father rain on us heal us Amen 
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Deleted Member Amen, Praise The Lord, may He rain on us and heal us, what an awesome prayer. God bless you.
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Joey Smith
Joey Smith Amen, thank you Pastor Dion for sharing the inspirational words o the Lord as usual it's a blessing to start the day with the inspiring words of the Lord. Have a blessed day everyone.
February 19, 2016
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Deleted Member Amen
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JoAnna Spence Anderson
JoAnna Spence Anderson ♡♡♡  Sooo need this today! God knows exactly what and when to send His words!
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I know God gave me all of Him, I want Him to have all of me. He can do so much with my life if I let Him.
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Deleted Member Amen
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Mark Duell
Mark Duell Amen.  
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! I have found the time I set aside to be alone with my Abba Father is my favorite time of the day. In my golden years I seek Him more often and He blesses me abundantly.  My one regret is that I didn't seek Him as often in my younger days. Life's work, raising children , and other things left me spending less time with the one thing I needed most, ( being in His presence), just me and my Abba Father. Now this is my first priority everyday! I cannot go one morning without alone time with my Almighty Father, I seek Him and He sets my course for the day, He refreshes my soul and gives me everything I need to prevail over the enemy! 
February 19, 2016
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Deleted Member Amen, what a beautiful testimony, you always always bless my heart so much for the love that you have for Jesus and for your family and all of us at RHM. Love, hugs and prayers, God bless you in every way.
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady God bless you Tamara my sweet sweet sister!
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Deleted Member Amen, yes very powerful words and right on time as always, I love these daily devotionals, it makes my days seem brighter and closer to Jesus, God is so good. He loves us so much. Love, hugs and prayers and may you have an amazing and blessed weekend.
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Deleted Member I pray that the fire will burn in me and that it will spread out to others, thats how on fire I want to be. Thank you for this wonderful message and prayer.
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Thanku pastor Dion this came at the perfect time for me thanku and Gods Best to u and this ministry!!  
February 19, 2016
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Yes, Yes, Yes Holy Spirit Rain down on me and all of us in Jesus Name I pray
February 19, 2016
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Rosemary Freitas
Rosemary Freitas Thank you for the encouraging words. Have a blessed weekend.
February 19, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen. Yes Heavenly Father keep our hearts on fire for you, fill us a new with the Holy Spirit.That others will see you in our lives,and come to seek you and know the Love of Jesus.In the name of Jesus I pray.That others may know Jesus as their Saviour.
February 19, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen pastor Dion, great message.
February 19, 2016
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Malissa Birket
Malissa Birket Fire in the rain. I love it. God is good in all things. Amen!
February 19, 2016
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!
February 19, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you Pastor Dion!  Lord rain on me and rekindle Your Fire in me!
February 20, 2016
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Myrna Gonzalez
Myrna Gonzalez AMEN,YAHWEH RAIN ON ME . REKINDLE THE FIRE WITHIN ME AND BREATH YOUR PRESENCE IN MY LIFE.LET ME FEEL THE FIRE BURNING THROUGH MY VIENS
February 21, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom!  God's Spirit quenched is as the desert you speak of even in the members of the church.  I wonder of those that stay in the place in a church what God thinks?  He loves them, died for them & rose for them!  God is not powerless ...we are.  We need Him, His Son & His Holy Spirit.  Only people that want more ...God can work in.  So those that stay dry up..I wonder if they are dry bones that eventually go ashes?  
February 24, 2016