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The East And The West

  • He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor repaid us for our iniquities. For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his loving kindness toward those who fear him. As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. Psalms 103:10 WEB

    During our last road trip out west, we drove from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to Long Beach, California. We traveled just over 2,800 miles on Interstate 40 and drove completely across the United States, from the east coast to the west coast. It was a fun trip and we got to see the heart of the country. I also fell in love with Texas with its warm, friendly people, high speed limits, and the best steak that I have ever eaten.

    When we finally arrived in California, we could only see South Carolina in our memories. I was a long way from home and I thought of this verse, 'As far as the east is from the west.' Though we had only driven across the United States, I could see that the east is certainly a long, long ways from the west.

    When you repent, your sins are not just forgiven, they are removed from you, not just across the room, but as far as the east is from the west. Your stains are gone, your old chains are gone, and you have been set free. The only way that you can see those past mistakes is by looking back into your old memories. Live your future in the freedom of Jesus without dragging up the past. You are not the same person today.

    Prayer: Father, I thank You for Your forgiveness. You are so good to me and I appreciate it. Send Your Comforter today Lord, fill me with a fresh fire, speak to me and through me in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning, Sylvia here :). For those who don''t know, it''s Dion''s birthday today! I''m sure he would be blessed by anyone who wants to post a happy birthday blessing to him :). Thank you all for being part of RHM!

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Alvin Gann
Alvin Gann

Happy birthday Brother Dion! Thank you so much for your ministry. I really appreciate reading your devotional message each day. Wishing you a blessed year!

July 16, 2016
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Ben Gay
Ben Gay

Happy birthday Brother Dion. I hope you have a wonderful and blesed day.I  have been reading your messages for about two years and look forward to it every morning. THANK YOU for your ministry. It seems there is a message there for me each and every day. May God bless you and yours.

July 16, 2016
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Norman Glaze Sr
Norman Glaze Sr

 Happy birthday Pastor!  God bless you for helping to steer my life.

July 16, 2016
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Tracy Carroll
Tracy Carroll

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY Pastor!!!!  I hope you have a blessed day, with many more to come!!! :)

July 16, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Happy Birthday Pastor!! A great sight here, thank you!! great Teaching this Morning!!

 

July 16, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

speak  to  me  father  for  your  word is like  a light to me in  this  darkness  thank you  father   amen

 

July 16, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

In the name of JESUS CHRIST we pray.  Amen

July 16, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

July 16, 2016
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Marlene Anglin
Marlene Anglin

Happy Birthday Pastor Dion, I hope you have a blessed day!!!

 

July 16, 2016
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Cathi Blake
Cathi Blake

Happy Birthday Pastor! Thank you so much for all you do!!! I hope you have a GREAT day!

July 16, 2016
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Bob Conquest
Bob Conquest

Happy Birthday, Dion.   Hope you have a wonderfully Blessed day.   :D

 

July 16, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Happy Birthday Pastor Dion!  May this most special day be filled with love, joy, peace and happiness with friends and  family.  God Bless You Always!

July 16, 2016
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Jeanie White
Jeanie White

Happy Birthday Pastor Dion! Thank you for your hard work and dedication in providing us all with your timely messages in the daily devotional. I start everyday out with these messages. You have helped draw me closer to God. Thank you so much! May God continue to bless you and us all.

July 16, 2016
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Nanette McLane
Nanette McLane

July 16, 2016
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Joy Sue Callahan
Joy Sue Callahan

Good morning and thank you for encouraging me to realize true forgiveness and forgiving myself of my shortcomings.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DION !!!!

July 16, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

July 16, 2016
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Happy Birthday Dion, may this birthday turn out to be the best ever!

July 16, 2016
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Happy Birthday. God bless you as u bless us with your devotional. I have met a very nice woman that I text with thanks to this page. She is a blessing since we have a similar issue we r dealing with. Much love. 

July 16, 2016
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Christine Thompson
Christine Thompsonedited: July 16, 2016

Happy Birthday Pastor Dion! 

July 16, 2016
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Gail Sellu
Gail Selluedited: July 16, 2016

Happy Birthday Pastor Dion, God Bless you Sir, with the desires of your heart! Amen, thank you Lord for loving,  forgiving and blessing me! Thank you for today, the gift of life, not only for me, but for my family, friends, Lord bless  the people who lost loved ones in France and other countries and the people in this country!, as we struggle to understand and do your will,  in your son Jesus' name!

July 16, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

July 16, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

July 16, 2016
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Barbara Miramon
Barbara Miramon

As humans, sometimes we cannot grasp the vastness of God's east and west love and forgiveness that He has for us.  However, living in Texas, I do have a little glimpse of what vastness may look like! We do have good steaks here and the best Mexican food is in El Paso, Texas! Thank you for complimenting our beautiful Red State of Texas! And, oh by the way, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, DION!! We didn't forget!

July 16, 2016
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Beverly Boyd
Beverly Boyd

Thank you Pastor Dion n Sylvia for this ministry. Everyone who values these daily devotions SHOULD wish Dion a happy birthday.  He needs to feel our care for him as they give so much daily to all of us.  Let's flood sight w hundreds of msgs.   Thank you!  

July 16, 2016
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Jeffrey Smith
Jeffrey Smith

Praise God! Great message Pastor Dion. 

July 16, 2016
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

Good morning, great message!

Pastor, I wish you a wonderful and joyful birthday full of God's Blessings!!

July 16, 2016
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Happy Birthday Pastor, have a blessed day! Thank you for your messages,they touch my life daily.

July 16, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen! No matter how often Satan reminds us of our past sins, we must remind Satan of his future.

July 16, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

July 16, 2016
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Amen,  thank you for the reminder.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Pastor,  I hope you have a wonderful day,  and to many more birthdays to celebrate! 

July 16, 2016
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Doug Campbell
Doug Campbell

Good Morning and Happy Birthday! Thank you for such a wonderful way to help me start out every day. I am so blessed by your writings every day, and many others are as well! God Bless You and your family.

July 16, 2016
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Happy birthday, Pastor Dion!! Hope you have a fun, relaxing, blessed day today!! :)  

Thank you for this message.... my past mistakes have a way of popping back into my mind..it's something I seem to be always struggling with.  

July 16, 2016
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Judy  Driggers
Judy Driggers

Happy Birthday Pastor Todd! Thank you for this ministry and your spot-on devotionals. May God continue to bless you & Refreshing Hope!

July 16, 2016
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Laura B. Martinez
Laura B. Martinez

Another beautiful message. Thank you Pastor Todd and also, wishing you a very Happy Birthday. May God send you many blessings today. 

July 16, 2016
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Jay Jerisek
Jay Jerisek

The happiest of Birthdays Dion.  Take a break and enjoy your day Bro.

July 16, 2016
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Ginny  Sauerborn
Ginny Sauerborn

Happy Birthday Pastor Dion! May you have a blessed day. 

Thank you for all that you do for RHM. Love all the daily devotions 

July 16, 2016
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Diane Casey
Diane Casey

Happy Birthday Pastor, God bless you today and everyday. 

Thank you for the encouraging devotionals.

July 16, 2016
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Fraser Keys
Fraser Keys

Happy Birthday Pastor Dion have a blessed day!  Thank you for your messages of inspiration all year round it's the way I start each and every day! God Bless You!

July 16, 2016
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Molly Miller
Molly Milleredited: July 16, 2016

Whoo Hoo!   Have a fabulous day, Pastor! You are truly a blessing!!  Thanks for the tremedous messages you deliver from Our Father !

May your days be chuck full of Jesus' love, joy and peace!

Molly

July 16, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

July 16, 2016
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Fraser Keys
Fraser Keys

Happy Birthday Pastor Dion!  Thank you for your inspirational messages each and every day I look forward to them every morning when I wake up God Bless You!

July 16, 2016
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Debbie Bible
Debbie Bible

Happy Birthday, Pastor Dion! Praying that you receive many blessings in the coming year and THANKS for all you do :D

 

July 16, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Amen ♡

July 16, 2016
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Peggy Linkous
Peggy Linkous

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY,PASTOR DION.I WISH I COULD GIVE YOU A GIFT,LIKE THE ONE YOU GIVE TO US EACH DAY,THANK YOU FOR YOUR INSPIRTIONAL MESSAGES EACH DAY,THEY ARE A BIG PART OF MY EVERYDAY LIFE,I HOPE YOU AND SLYVIA TAKE SOME TIME AND GO AND CELEBRATE THIS DAY,FOR YOU BOTH DESERVE MUCH MORE,THANK YOU AGAIN,AND GOD BLESS.    IN CHRISTIAN LOVE, PEGGY

July 16, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

GOD BLESS YOU Pastor Dion.

July 16, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!!

July 16, 2016
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli

Amen, Thank you Jesus

July 16, 2016
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Happy Birthday to Dion

July 16, 2016
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

Best Wishes for Your Birthday, Pastor Dion! Thanks for all you do.

July 16, 2016
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Laura  Johnsen
Laura Johnsen

Happy birthday Pastor Dion!!!

Thank you so much for everything you do and this wonderful ministry!!

July 16, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

July 16, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

Thank you everyone for all of the great birthday wishes! May you all be blessed as well. 

July 16, 2016
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Susan OMalley
Susan OMalley

Happy birthday Pastor Dion! 

July 16, 2016
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John Smith
John Smith

Happy Birthday, Dion.  Have fun.  Be blessed today.

July 16, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Happy birthday Pastor Dion !

July 16, 2016
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

I hope you have a blessed, happy birthday, Pastor Dion!

July 16, 2016
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Kathy Kingery
Kathy Kingery

Thank you!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PASTOR

July 16, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Happy birthday pastor Dion!! God Bless you and your wife!

July 16, 2016
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Beverly Zahler
Beverly Zahler

Happy birthday, Pastor Dion! May it be blessed with happiness! And God fill you with hope as He gives you His plans for your next year! 

July 16, 2016
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Beatrice "Raye" Huth
Beatrice "Raye" Huth

Thank you for the beautiful message; many blessings to Pastor Dion, big and small on your birthday!

July 16, 2016
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Happy Birthday to you Pastor Dion!! May God Bless you on your special day and always keep you healthy. Thank you for all your Devotionals to us all over the world. You are a true Blessing!! 

July 16, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wylesedited: July 17, 2016


Prayer: Father, I thank You for Your forgiveness. You are so good to me and I appreciate it. Send Your Comforter today Lord, fill me with a fresh fire, speak to me and through me in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Thank you! Great reminder of how loved we are! As far as the east is from the west, our sins are wash away! Happy birthday Pastor<3

July 17, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen. 

July 17, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.Thank you Father for your Love and forgiveness to me and for setting me free from my past.Thank you Pastor for these words of encouragement and the prayer. Happy Birthday Pastor and I am sorry,it is a day late.

July 17, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen, happy birthday pastor Dion 

July 17, 2016
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Darlene Blackmon
Darlene Blackmon

Thank you for this message Pastor...and happy belated birthday!

July 18, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

My record is wiped clean by the Judge of all judges.  Thank you, Lord for a piece of your you sent to us to show your love...Your Son Jesus!

July 19, 2016