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If And Then

  • Now Yahweh said to Abram, 'Leave your country, and your relatives, and your father's house, and go to the land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation. I will bless you and make your name great. You will be a blessing. Genesis 12:1 WEB

    Abram came to a crossroad in his life and had to make a choice: Obey God, or continue on with his life as it had been going. He was going to have to move away from his hometown, abandoning the life he had built and even leaving his family behind. As a son, he would also inherit his father's property, so he had every reason to stay.

    Yet...the Lord had given Abram a promise that required an action. If he would leave his father's house and country and go to the land that He would show him, then God would bless Abram and make him into a great nation. Abram had to take the first step to make that dream happen. Abram chose to make the move and God did fulfill His promises to him, just as He had said.

    God has a code much like we use in computer programing. The 'if and then.' Many of His promises come with an 'If you will do this, then I will do that' like these:

    'if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land' (2 Chronicles 7:14).

    'Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,' Says the LORD of hosts, 'If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it' (Malachi 3:10).

    'Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you' (Matthew 7:7).

    'Give and it will given unto you' (Luke 6:38).

    'Whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets' (Matthew 7:12).

    All of these promises first call for action. If you will do the first part, then He will do the second. You are not given chapter two until you complete chapter one. Sometimes God gives us a dream or a promise which requires an action on our part, but nothing will happen until we take that first step. Abram would not have become Abraham if he had not first obeyed God.

    Prayer: Father I am sorry if I have overlooked a step that I should have taken. Remind me again of anything that I have missed and make Your will clear to me. I want Your way and to follow Your path, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning! The highlighted group of the week is "God''s Children Prayer Group", a private group (all may join, but only group members see the posts) dedicated to prayer for the children of the world, as well as those amongst your loved ones. We encourage all with a heart to pray to join this group!

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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus. 

August 22, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

August 22, 2016
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Eric Rodriguez
Eric Rodriguez

Thanks be to GOD  ..........

August 22, 2016
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen thank you this reminder 

August 22, 2016
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Gayle Knutt
Gayle Knutt

Repentance and obedience......pivotal in developing a life changing ,personal relationship with God.

August 22, 2016
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Laura B. Martinez
Laura B. Martinez

Amen, Pastor Todd. Thank you for this beautiful reminder.

August 22, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen. We must always be seeking His will and then follow through by stepping out in faith when we are being nudged by Him to change directions. If we don't go we will never know the joy of walking in His presence.

August 22, 2016
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Rhoda  Mora
Rhoda Mora

Father, I want your way and to follow your path. In the name of Jesus I pray, AMEN !!

August 22, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen, thank you pastor for this powerful devotion

August 22, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Yes Lord bless us with clarity and discernment to do what you have called us to do. Amen♡

August 22, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembrezaedited: August 22, 2016

FATHER ALMIGHTY Please have mercy on my son.  As he is having his interview now. Pleae let thy HOLY SPIRIT be with him and in him.  Please give him wisdom, knowledge and sound of mind that all the words are coming from you to get through this interview.  Have mercy on my son LORD GOD have mercy on him. and thank you so much for this interview for it comes from YOU.  In the name of our LORD JESUS CHRIST this I pray.  Amen

August 22, 2016
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Thank you pastor this was a very action driven devotional and I love that ! thanks again and may God continue to Bless RHM and its members and followers its more than refreshing to open my laptop everyday and have a fully functioning church at my finger tips and I dont have to be dressed a certain way or my hair cut a certain way in order to be accepted and that alone is so attractive to all of us who grew up in a very messed up church, and being in a loving christian family on Sundays only this ministry makes PERFECT sense to a man who came from my back ground so when I say thanku everyday it comes from the very very BOTTOM of my heart a place saved for God and family mostly, thanks for taking a moment to read this sincerely Scott R.

August 22, 2016
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Pat Turner
Pat Turner

Always enjoy the devotionals Pastor Dion!  

August 22, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you Pastor Todd!  Lord, grant me the wisdom and the grace-and the fortitude-to activate your great and precious promises in my life.  In Jesus' Name I pray.  Amen.

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

Prayer: Father I am sorry if I have overlooked a step that I should have taken. Remind me again of anything that I have missed and make Your will clear to me. I want Your way and to follow Your path, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.Amen! Make it so clear even I can understand!  I want to be only in your will! Thank you Pastor! God bless

August 23, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!  I pray Father that I will always know the first step to take, and I pray for confidence and strength to be able to always fight the good fight in Jesus name Amen!

August 23, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

I was reading Debt Devotion & Abraham was talked about as work he did for his father.    It said he helped his Dad make idols of silver & gold.   Then heard God's voice call him to leave & go to the desert. Abraham said, "How can these figures have any more power?  I made tgem, he said.

This is told to be a legend.  This then is when he left for the desert.  He answered the call to God who was not made by human hands.  LOL

August 23, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Yes, Lord, I look for Windows of Heaven to open on us!  Thank you, Lord

August 26, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.

September 12, 2016