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    Posted by Dion Todd
    Then he began to denounce the cities in which most of his mighty works had been done, because they didn't repent. 'Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon which were done in you, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. Bu...
  • Tue at 3:01 AM
    Posted by Dion Todd
    The God who made the world and all things in it, he, being Lord of heaven and earth, doesn't dwell in temples made with hands, neither is he served by men's hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he himself gives to all life and breath, and all things. Acts 17:24 WEBWhen I was growing up, we us...
  • Dec 9
    Posted by Dion Todd
    RHM Devotional: Heroes and Monsters from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to talk about the potential of being a Hero, or a Monster, that exists inside each one of us. We get to choose. Once when Jesus was preaching from a boat, He told a parable about a man that sowed wheat in H...
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Cut it Loose

  • Fearing that we would run aground on rocky ground, they let go four anchors from the stern, and wished for daylight. As the sailors were trying to flee out of the ship, and had lowered the boat into the sea, pretending that they would lay out anchors from the bow, Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, 'Unless these stay in the ship, you can't be saved.' Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the boat, and let it fall off. Acts 27:29 WEB

    The crew was gripped with fear as the ship was tossed about by the wind and waves. For fourteen days they had been battered and driven before this storm. Finally some of the sailors decided they would escape using a life boat, but Paul told them that if they did not stay on the ship, they would all die. They cut away the boat and they all made it to safety on the island of Malta, where God used Paul to perform many miracles.

    Sometimes you need to stay the course that God has put you on and cut loose the things that are dragging you back. Let it go. Let them go. They would have never fulfilled God's plan in their life if they had not cut the ropes and let go of the boat. They would have died while holding onto it. If something is holding you back, and you feel God is wanting you to get rid of it, cut it loose and let it go. Trust Him to take care of you.

    When they don't want to be around you, there are those waiting that do. You are a child of God, not a door mat. When the door closes to a job, there is a better door getting ready to open. When you feel all alone, you are not, for He is right there with you. If you only knew how much He loved you, your life would never be the same.

    Is your past chasing you? Cut it loose and let it go. Today is the first day of the rest of your life and God is interested in your future, not your past. It is not too late. You can do this and He will be with you through it. Sometimes we have to brace ourselves and head right into the storm in order to get where we need to go.

    Prayer: Father, strengthen me today and help me make the right decisions. I want to do the right thing. Forgive me of my past mistakes and guide me into Your perfect will. With You by my side, I can face anything. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy Amen! And thank you Pastor Dion!!
April 16, 2016
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Linda Cella
Linda Cella Amen. Let Go and Let God. 
April 16, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome thank you for taking my cares and worries and giving me hope for today amen
April 16, 2016
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell Amen!
April 16, 2016
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Jeffrey Smith
Jeffrey Smith Amen. Awesome message!
April 16, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!! Amen!! Amen!!
April 16, 2016
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor I needed this today. Thank you!
April 16, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen!
April 16, 2016
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Laura B. Martinez
Laura B. Martinez Thank you Pastor Todd for the beautiful devotional. It really did bring tears to my eyes. Like you wrote, sometimes we try to hold onto people that God doesn't want us to. "You are a child of God, not a door mat," is reminder that God has other people out there waiting for us. May God bless you and your family/
April 16, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen!I am trying to stay the course! Strengthen what is needed in me! I am so ready to receive your abundant blessings Father! Thank you Pastor! God bless! Pastor's Prayer: Father, strengthen me today and help me make the right decisions. I want to do the right thing. Forgive me of my past mistakes and guide me into Your perfect will. With You by my side, I can face anything. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
April 16, 2016
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Beatrice "Raye" Huth
Beatrice "Raye" Huth Thank you for this beautiful message!
April 16, 2016
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli AMEN!
April 16, 2016
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Fraser Keys
Fraser Keys Thank you for your message today Pastor Dion as always it was definitely something I need as I have a difficult time letting go of the past
April 16, 2016
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield Thank you for the words of encouragement! I needed the reminder today.
April 16, 2016
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman You are a child of God, not a door mat, words I needed to hear.  Thank you and God Bless you and Sylvia.  
April 16, 2016
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Eric Rodriguez
Eric Rodriguez LET GO & LET GOD .........  
April 16, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Powerful word for my soul, Thank you and Amen!..letting go and letting God do what He needs to do.
April 16, 2016
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Kath Paro
Kath Paro Dion~ Haven't been here in a few day and as usual you have given me just what I need to hear today.  I have been on a ship that has been on really rough seas.  I have been tempted to abandon ship on many occasions.  This latest time was quite serious.  God, my Higher Power spoke to me through my closest friends and told me to hold tight, that He had my back.  Now the waters have calmed and I am accepting His guidance in my life.  Bless you Dion, your timing is always right.
April 16, 2016
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Cheryl Wilson
Cheryl Wilson AMEN!
April 16, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza "Sometimes we have to brace ourselves and head right into the storm in order to get where we need to go." your qoute for today's reflection Pastor Dion, thankyou.  LET GO AND LET GOD
April 16, 2016
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Phynedra Franklin
Phynedra Franklin Amen 
April 16, 2016
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Heidi Chiandussi
Heidi Chiandussi Amen ...God does talk to us ....through this page ..this week i had to leave a person that just was hurting my feelings .friday was the last time that he verbally atacked me..i hung up the phone ..God showed me again what kind of person he is.i see this sermon as a sign that it was the right thing To do ........i just cut it loose.....♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡
April 16, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝edited: April 16, 2016 Amen! There are many things I know I really need to cut loose. It's all just bringing me down. Lord, help me to listen to these words to cut loose all that I don't need in my life. I Pray in Jesus, Name. Amen.♡♡♡
April 16, 2016
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr. AMEN
April 16, 2016
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese Thank you. I really needed to hear this today. I think I am losing a long distance friend I have known for many years.. Been Thinking about letting her go. Needed to be reminded of this. Hope to figure things out soon m. You are right about there being others that want to be around us. I hope to muster up enough guts to go to my first Adventures singles spring social in a week. Thank you again.
April 16, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen
April 16, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord Thank you for this message and for the prayer.This has helped me make a decision that has been bothering me. How wonderful that God loves us so very much and is right there with us every day.Thank you Lord. Amen.
April 16, 2016
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Deleted Member Oh, Wow, this was such an inspiring sermon today, it opened my eyes to see so many things, that I had been worrying over, thank you thank you thank you for letting God lead you to send this to us today. God bless you and Sylvia.
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker Thank you for your message today.  Friendly reminders to leave the past behind and continue to  let God take my hand to lead me!!! 
April 16, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Yes Lord Jesus, amen. 
April 17, 2016
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Eileen Garcia
Eileen Garcia Thank you Lord for helping me let go and let God. Its been 30 days. I don't want to go back. I want to enjoy the "Renewing of my Mind". I'm so on fire for God. I know you will restore everything the enemy took from me. 
April 17, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Lord have mercy.
April 17, 2016
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Elena Vasquez
Elena Vasquez Amen
April 17, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke Amen
April 17, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Yes, an inventory of what to cut loose sounds freeing.  Let God be God.  To know when He wants to move on something or wait on Him.  Discernment, Lord , please.  Help me to hear you.
April 22, 2016