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The Desires of your Heart

  • Also delight yourself in Yahweh, And he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalms 37:4 WEB

    Many years ago I bought a graphics card for my computer with the newly released DVI (Digital Visual Interface) port. This had just come out and would allow you to connect the computer to a high definition television. Being intrigued by electronics and gadgets, and the thought of computer gaming on a television, I really wanted to try this.

    To make this work, I needed a DVI to HDMI converter cable. At the time, this was cutting edge and I had never actually seen a cable like this, but I knew they existed. One morning before I set out to work, I was searching for the cable on the Internet. I found one for $40 but I decided not to buy it yet. It was not really a need, but just something that I wanted to play with.

    My first client of the day was an insurance company. We arrived and while talking with the manager, he reached into his desk drawer and tossed a cable on the desk, unopened and still in the plastic package. Then he said:

    'I bought this a while back, and I don't even know what it is, or why I bought it, but maybe you can use it.'

    It was a brand new DVI to HDMI converter cable in an unopened package. He had bought it for me and did not even know it. I just laughed and thought that God is better to me than I am to myself.

    Many times in my life I have been happily serving the Lord and suddenly something wonderful happened that I had not prayed about or even mentioned. Things that were too trivial to pray about, came to pass. I encourage you today: Get lost in the Lord's goodness. He is so Awesome in every way and He will take care of you. If it matters to you, it matters to Him.

    Prayer: Father, I thank You and want to experience more of You in my life, outside of the church walls. I want to see You working in my life every day. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Mark Duell
Mark Duell El-Shaddai.
March 18, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wylesedited: March 18, 2016 Amen! I am singing praises to Jehovah Today! Although on some levels I may have prayed for peace, happiness and purpose to be returned to my daughter I am simply blessed that God blesses even those who doubt his name. Many of you here at RHM are aware of the fact that she had a bipolar episode in 2014 rendering her psychotic for a long 6 months. During that time the Lord blessed us with a small measure of peace as well as great faith in his healing powers and he did allow healing to happen, PRAISE his name! Well, after she got better she took a job at a flooring supply store doing the marketing online and answering phones and such. She was happy to be working again but flooring does not call to her or even interest her at all, so she has been applying at other places for a minute. Yesterday she was able to celebrate putting in her two week notice so she could start her new job as web assistant for a company that helps the mentally challenged learn job skills! When she was ill, this was her hearts desire that she somehow use her illness to help others in mentally challenging circumstances. She will be basiclly teaching mentally disabled people computer skills. What a blessing! I love how God can take a mess of a time in life and bring purpose to it and a message from it! This Momma is on cloud nine! I couldn't be happier  even if I were able to start a job today! God wants our desires of our hearts to be fulfilled! Even when you are in doubt about him he has no doubt about wanting you to be blessed and happy! Thank you Pastor for an inspired word today:) Pastor's Prayer: Father, I thank You and want to experience more of You in my life, outside of the church walls. I want to see You working in my life every day. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
March 18, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord How wonderful your daughter has been healed and is doing something she enjoys and will be great at. I have a son who suffers from anxiety and depression and recently after going down into a black pit of depression and hopelessness he is climbing up and out again. I have been praying for him and also had others praying for him. There is a marked improvement and he seems much clearer in thought. Its wonderful to see. I thank God for this.
March 18, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Praise God foir marked improvement! Thank you for your kind words:) we are very blessed for all he has and is doing! God bless
March 18, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I love how God works!
March 18, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Me too! Thank you God bless
March 18, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen Diana I have  had mental health issues myself and God brought me through it. It was the hardest thing I have ever gone through, but God taught me so much while I was going through it. Thank you Jesus! God bless you and your family!
March 18, 2016
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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph I love you Lord and thank you for all the little miracles you send me everyday.
March 18, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome Glory Hallelujah amen
March 18, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Amen. 
March 18, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord Thank you God for your wonderful goodness.
March 18, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen!
March 18, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome amen
March 18, 2016
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor So true! :)
March 18, 2016
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Samantha Greer
Samantha Greer Amen!! I love it when this happens. 
March 18, 2016
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Juanita Johnson
Juanita Johnson Amen. I had to laugh with you this morning for I have had experiences like this that make me laugh and say, I know that was you God, thank you! We have an amazing God don't we?
March 18, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt AMEN!  
March 18, 2016
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Rosemary Freitas
Rosemary Freitas Yes I'm very thankful to know my God is always looking out for me. Trust in the Lord with all your hesrt! Thank you Pastor Dion.
March 18, 2016
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Fraser Keys
Fraser Keys Amen!
March 18, 2016
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy Amen!!
March 18, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I love this when God gives you somthing that you want but don't need, and haven't even prayed for it. It just shows how God loves us and wants to bless us with not only our needs, but something we would like to have. This has happened to me several times, and I give God the glory.
March 18, 2016
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield I always laugh when God performs those small but significant miracles for me! I can relate to today's message and praise our Lord for still being in the business of creating those miracles!
March 18, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Amen 
March 18, 2016
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Amen pastor Todd thank you so very much for your hard work in writing these devotionals on a daily basis, Thank you for your encouraging words!! Sincerely ScottR
March 18, 2016
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Phynedra Franklin
Phynedra Franklin Amen thanks Pastor Todd for your words of encouragement.
March 18, 2016
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Faith Oglesby
Faith Oglesby amen. Thank you for this inspirational story. Touched my heart and I pray the prayer you posted along with the story as I would love the Lord to allow me to experience more of HIM outside of the church on a daily basis.
March 18, 2016
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Jessica dietrich
Jessica dietrich I needed the same cable and waited a while because I could not spend that much for. Then one turned up at goodwill for$5. He knows are smallest desires. 
March 18, 2016
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Joseph Krell
Joseph Krell Oooops! I totally forgot about Sylvia's birthday,so you know what that means. We celebrate today as well. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY SYLVIA! I will try to do better next year. Be blessed as you are a blessing!
March 18, 2016
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Heide Garner
Heide Garner yesterday my husband got email saying girls would taken out school because we were behind on a paying them well first response was ask for prayer as joel did get hold them the school assured as long as we plan pay for months we  had not payed them they would not take them out felt little silly after having asked mops friends for prayer but to me private education is big deal not something I had nor was raised in way our girls are so  see pray  has changed me belive God hears us don,t worry but get your pray on  I found peace knowing he hears me even if  I can,t hear see him .
March 18, 2016
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Julie Schneider
Julie Schneider  I spent seven months being tested and treated for a strange disease and thought i would never get to be here in Florida for a break from our cold Illinois winters but God let me come.....at the last minute all my tests showed healing and here i am! God has truly blessed me abundantly! And i am so blessed to be here on RHM!  This site has both provided me with support, inspiriation, and a purpose! Thank you!
March 18, 2016
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli AMEN!! 
March 18, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen!
March 18, 2016
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Lisa Kordich
Lisa Kordich Amen. I just recently had an experience similar except it involved dirt. You see I bought my first house 3.5 years ago. I am almost 50 years old. God was behind me getting the house. Well I have these neighbors who have planted oleanders in the horse community and when I told them that oleanders kill horse he responded with, "I don't care". This tells you what kind of people they are. I have a horse and so do the neigbors on the other side of them and across the street from me. To make matters worse they have diverted thier rain water to wash onto my property, which was washing away the dirt driveway that leads to the apartment that is attached to my house. I tried fix it one day by building a burm and the neighbor went crazy, and threatened to call CPS on me because he was angry. The more it rained the more I watched the water wash away my drive way. It was getting to me and I was starting to get filled with big anger. Well all of a sudden I received a phone call from someone asking me if I wanted some fill dirt. I accepted the dirt and when I got home from school that day my driveway had about 10 dump trucks full of dirt in piles running down 3/4 of the dirt driveway. Having a bad back I wondered at first what I was going to do with that much dirt but I had a calm to me that it would be ok. Two days later I am sitting at my computer doing some homework when I heard a tractor coming. That tractor came and graded out all the dirt the dump trucks had left. It raised my dirt driveway up higher than the neigbors yard so their rain water would run down their side of the propery line instead of my side. The entire time I kept saying that God knows that was bothering me and with the school, the 7 year old child, the 18 year long room mate dying of cancer, I think God was taking care of something that was bothering me real bad for me without my asking. I did not pay a penny for the dirt or the tractor driver who was here all day grading that out for me. God is truly good to those who believe on his name.
March 18, 2016
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker Amen!! Just what I needed to hear today. Pastor, you always post a devotional that fits a happening in my life!! May God continue to Bless you and your family. Amen!! 
March 18, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Lord, Help me to serve You with my life everyday.
March 19, 2016