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From The Inside Out

  • When they had come, he looked at Eliab, and said, 'Surely Yahweh's anointed is before him.' But Yahweh said to Samuel, 'Don't look on his face, or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for I don't see as man sees. For man looks at the outward appearance, but Yahweh looks at the heart.' 1 Samuel 16:6 WEB

    King Saul was chosen to be the king of Israel, the most handsome and tallest man in the land (1Samuel 9:2). He was what the people wanted. Yet despite these "assets", when the Lord told him to destroy the Amalekites, he was afraid of the people and disobeyed the Lord (1Samuel 15:24). Saul looked strong on the outside, but he was weak within. Your gifting may take you further than your character can sustain you.

    God then chose a new person to replace Saul as king. He told Samuel to go to Bethlehem and anoint him. When Samuel arrived there and saw Jesse's son Eliab standing tall and strong, he was ready to anoint him, but the Lord told him 'This is not the one.' Seven of Jesse's sons passed before Samuel and the Lord said no, no, no, no, no, no, no.

    Finally the line of would-be kings reached the end. Samuel was confused and asked Jesse if these were all of his sons. Jesse reluctantly admitted that the youngest one was tending the sheep. The word that Jesse used for David was the same word that we use for 'Runt" meaning insignificant, lesser, or small. Samuel told Jesse to bring him and when little David walked up, the Lord said, 'This is the one. Anoint him.'

    We see people from the outside in and often judge them by their attractiveness, talent, or wealth. God sees us from the inside out. Who you are when no one is looking is who you really are. The unseen things that you do, are seen by the only One who matters, so make it count.

    David, the little shepherd boy, was anointed by Samuel and went on to become a great king. God saw more inside of David than anyone else did for God knows the heart. Though you may be the least and not in a position of power yet, though you take care of smelly things that others are too good to do, God sees you and there will be a reward.

    Prayer: Father, I thank You for waking me up today. Please comfort me today and let me know that You are there. Quicken Your word to me and let me understand it in a clear way. I want to experience more of You in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: This week''s Sunday message will be the first of a two-part series on the Holy Spirit. We believe that knowing the Holy Spirit and the role He plays for us is an important part of a victorious Christian life. Hope to see you this Sunday at RHM Live! The join on Sunday morning, watch previous messages, or sign up for notifications, go to the "Watch" link on the site menu. Have a blessed Friday!

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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

August 26, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

amen

August 26, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen

August 26, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Good morning, Helena, God bless and happy Friday :)!

August 26, 2016
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

yes God sees the heart. May he make my heart clean, renew me and purify me so that I may be pleasing to Him, my Lord and God. 

I praise him in the storm!

 

August 26, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

AMEN!

 

August 26, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Michelle <3!

August 26, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

AMEN

August 26, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

August 27, 2016
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Rhoda  Mora
Rhoda Mora

Amen ! 

August 26, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

I thank God that He sees the full picture. He does see my heart.

August 26, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, so thankful that He sees the long term plan and helps us to overcome our shortsightedness <3.

August 26, 2016
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Victor Lozano Jr
Victor Lozano Jr

Praise the Lord!!!

August 26, 2016
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Renew my heart this morning, Lord. Thank you for your messengers who share Your message each morning. Thank you, Pastor Dion, for your heart for the Lord!

August 26, 2016
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Carrie Berg
Carrie Berg

Thank you for your morning devotionals. I enjoy them so much and often share the prayer with friends and family. Thank you for all that you do.

August 26, 2016
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Rosemary Freitas
Rosemary Freitas

Amen! Thanks Pastor Dion for the encouraging words.

August 26, 2016
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen

August 26, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

For GOD's love is always new in the morning.  Thank you LORD GOD for your mercy and love endures forever.  Let us all rejoice and be glad for this is the day that the LORD GOD has made. Thank you so much OUR LORD GOD.  Rejoice forever more  and pray with out ceasing.  In the name of OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.  Amen

August 26, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!! Thank you Pastor Dion for your daily devotion. :-) Todays devotion is one that I always tell friends and family. We should all look at one another heart because that the real person. There would not be as much hate in the world because we all have a heart. Our hearts should always be showing love for one another not hate. It's true people look at the outside that outside will not be there when Our Father takes us home. In Gods eyes we are all equal he give favor when we show how much love that we have for Him. There can be many who have many ugly sins but they can also be changed real fast and never turn back to their old ways. God loves all his children and He wants us all to come to Him with love in out heart for Father first then other. Amen <3 I claim your devotion prayer over me and pray my Father helps me everyday to learn what He wants me too. Amen!

 

Prayer: Father, I thank You for waking me up today. Please comfort me today and let me know that You are there. Quicken Your word to me and let me understand it in a clear way. I want to experience more of You in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

August 26, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you Pastor Todd!  Father, I thank You for waking me up today.  Please comfort me today and let me know that You are there.  Quicken Your word to me and let me understand it in a clear way.  I want to experience more of You in my life, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

August 27, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Thank you, Lord, for knowing our heart.  I pray to know yr Heart more & more.

August 27, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

August 27, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.

September 8, 2016