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  • Therefore there was wrath on him, and on Judah and Jerusalem. Notwithstanding Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that Yahweh's wrath didn't come on them in the days of Hezekiah. 2 Chronicles 32:25 WEB

    Hezekiah once again humbled himself and spared his city from destruction. The Lord had given him very great possessions and he struggled each day to retain his humility (2 Chr. 32:27). Not long after this, the Babylonians visited him and his pride returned again as he showed them all of his treasures and storehouses that he had built. Later, they returned to loot it all for themselves and destroyed his beautiful city. Pride goes before destruction (Prov. 16:18).

    Many times in my life, the Lord has given me opportunities to humble myself. He would give me jobs that no one else wanted, allow others to wrong me, or simply withhold the appreciation that I thought I so deserved. At other times, I have dealt with a sin or bad attitude, only to have it show up again later. Just like Hezekiah, when things start going well, it is easy to drift back to where you used to be.

    Sin crouches at the door but you must rule over it (Gen. 4:7). Sins like pride are especially hard to keep behind you, but really it is just whatever sin that you are weak to that is the most difficult one. You may know better, but you just cannot seem to help it. For some it is greed or the love of money, for others, it may be lust or pornography.

    The enemy will try to use anything that breaks your fellowship with the Lord as a wedge. I was raised as white trash so when the Lord raises me up, my head tends to swell like a watermelon. As long as I stay focused on Him, He will faithfully deflate it for me. I can tell so many stories where the Lord put me in a humbling situation before He would use me as His messenger.

    You can never finally say, 'I have dealt with _____ for the last time' because it will try and return when you least expect it. Stay on guard against anything that you have been weak to. What you feed will grow; what you starve will die. Don't open that door to the past again, you know who is there.

    Prayer: Father, I pray that You strengthen me, and make me steady. I want to serve You the rest of my days and make a difference while on the earth. Teach me to hear when You are speaking, and to recognize Your voice. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Myrna Gonzalez
Myrna Gonzalez

THANK YOU PASTOR DION FOR TODAY'S DEVOTIONAL. IT IS SO TRUE.MAY THE RUAH HA KODESH CONTINUE SPEAKING THROUGH YOUR LIPS N MAY YAHWEH CONTINUE BLESSING  U AND YOUR FAMILY N THE RHM TEAM.

August 21, 2016
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Praise to the Lord for His ever present love and strength! Thank you, Pastor Dion, for bringing God's reminder this morning. Blessings on you and those who gather in the RHM family for worship.

August 21, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

             Whoa what a teaching!!!!!

August 21, 2016
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Norman Glaze Sr
Norman Glaze Sr

Man. Amen Ad infinitum Brother. The Scripture "The Prosperity of Fools shall Destroy them" always rears it's Wise annoying head whenever I start feeling cocky. I notice when I have a pocket full of money, I tend to tell folks off a whole lot quicker than when I'm broke, lol.

August 21, 2016
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Carol Policastro
Carol Policastro

Amen!!!

August 21, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

God does give us power to overcome, I pray that I will keep listening to His voice. He establishes me and finishes what He starts.

August 21, 2016
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Mark Duell
Mark Duell

Amen. Thank you Pastor Dion. We need a good reminding of what we should already know. And it's not that we don't know it, we just tend to ignore it. Bless you brother.

August 21, 2016
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen 

August 21, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen !

August 21, 2016
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen! I woke up this mornig with these issues on my mind. Today's devotional helped me get back on track.....

August 21, 2016
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, thank you RHM for your daily devotional. I can't tell you how much it helps me daily. Praise God for all his blessings! Blessings to all of you!

August 21, 2016
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Heide Garner
Heide Garner

thanks for great message .

August 21, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Amen♡

August 21, 2016
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Rhoda  Mora
Rhoda Mora

Amen !

August 21, 2016
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Madalyn Myers
Madalyn Myers

This is a good devotional. I think that I have held on to past events even when I pray about it. Instead of leaving the past behind I tend to worry. But some how I manage to get through each day. My job is ok but sometimes it gets a little hectic. I pray each day and try to put it in Gods hands.

August 21, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Another very special devotion Pastor Dion. Your life experiences help us all so much. Thank you for your honesty and may you and Sylvia and all concerned with RHM have a wonderful week.

August 21, 2016
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Thank you pastor Todd for another great devotional ! God bless this ministry!!

August 21, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!!! Thank you for your daily devotion Pastor Dion. :-) Pastor Dion, your reading made me sad when you said you was raised as white trash. God, don't make junk and I believe he don't make trash. Your are and always was a child of God in fact I believe that God favors the broken. I had many things in my life that I just have not talked about yet an some of my stories would bring some people to tears. I think of you as a child of God and you always seem to stop listen and try to always do the right thing what God would want you to do. Here on RHM I think that we all heard many of your stories some were ery sad too. You was just a child seeking God as much as you could. I think you haave favor and many blessing do too. god loves the way you always carried yourself for Him. God always loved you and is really happy with the way you make a difference in many of our lives. You are loved by many here on RHM and i'm sure in your home town too. Your loved in many places I just have that feeling. God don't make junk or white trash. You was always a beautiful child of God's he loves you and Sylvia very much. You too make a beautiful husband, wife, team love and God loves you both so very much. We all love you both too. <3 God bless you both. I pray many blessings for the two of you, In Jesus, name I pray. Amen <3

 

I claim this prayer over Pastor Dion, Sykvia and everyone on RHM. <3

Prayer: Father, I pray that You strengthen me, and make me steady. I want to serve You the rest of my days and make a difference while on the earth. Teach me to hear when You are speaking, and to recognize Your voice. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

 

August 22, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Amen! I love you to pieces Diane! And completely agree with your prayer and statement ;) hugs

August 23, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

I love you too, Dianna. <3 Thank You!!! I love everyone on RHM. God bless y'all and I pray many blessing for each and everyone. <3

August 23, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you Pastor Todd!  Father, I pray that You strengthen me, and make me steady. I want to serve You the rest of my days and make a difference while on the earth. Teach me to hear when You are speaking, and to recognize Your voice.  And to obey.   In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

August 22, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen, my wish is to serve God for the rest of my life with all my heart, help me o Lord

August 22, 2016
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese

Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!

August 23, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles


Prayer: Father, I pray that You strengthen me, and make me steady. I want to serve You the rest of my days and make a difference while on the earth. Teach me to hear when You are speaking, and to recognize Your voice. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.Amen! Strengthen me and protect me from my own weaknesses! I am all yours Father! Wonderful message! Thank you! God bless

August 23, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

August 23, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.

September 12, 2016