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Simple Man

  • In that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who then is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?" Jesus called a little child to himself, and set him in the midst of them, and said, "Most assuredly I tell you, unless you turn, and become as little children, you will in no way enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Whoever therefore humbles himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven." Matthew 18:1'4 WEB.

    When children are born, they depend on their parents for everything. They don't have the strength, resources, or knowledge to make it on their own. They couldn't live without the help of their parents. They are tenderhearted and hurt easily, for they don't have the cynical shell we grow to protect us as we get older, much like a hard shell crab. Children, at least at first, don't respect one person above another one.

    As adults, we grow to be much different. We love to be independent and the greatest. We respect one person above another for so many reasons. Our lives get busy, complicated, and filled with selfish ambition. Our trinity often becomes me, myself, and I. We build up walls to keep out the pain. Yet, when we block the pain, we also block good things like love and trust. No one can really get close to us anymore, and we don't have time for them anyway. Welcome to the world we live in.

    Jesus called for a return to the simple, humble life of a childlike demeanor. To remain teachable, loving, humble, and innocent. To forget about who is the greatest among us. To lay aside our selfish pride. To look to our Father for our needs and obey His voice. The greatest in the kingdom of God will be the simple man, or woman, who manages to shake off the worldly standard we have grown accustomed to and to become something better.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You today for helping me to remove my shell. Please help me get back to the simple childlike faith of trusting You day by day. Help me find balance in the way that I look at others. Let me see them through Your eyes. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen,
Nov 24
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Narciso Salas
Narciso Salas

Very powerful!!! Amen!!

Nov 24
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes Amen!

Nov 24
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Yes Lord, I am your faithful servant. Please help me to draw others to You. Amen!

Nov 24
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: Nov 24

Amen.  Heavenly Father, My Faith and Trust is with You always. Thank You for Blessing me. Amen

Nov 24
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen and Amen. 

Nov 24
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Nov 24
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Heavenly Father we trust in you for everything. Amen 

Nov 24
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Nov 24
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Nov 24
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

Happy Thanksgiving Refreshing Hope Family????????❤️????????????

Nov 24
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Same to you, Roseanne, and everyone :)! Praying you all have a very blessed Thanksgiving celebration <3!!!

Nov 24
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! God bless you <3

Nov 24
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Nov 24
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen ! Like a child dear Lord Jesus! Abba my father I pray please let me hide in the shadow of your wings❣️

Nov 24
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Yes Father I need help removing my shell! A timely word for me today Pastor Dion, thank you.

Nov 24
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I humbly ask You to forgive our sins, to show us the way to go, we cannot do it by ourself. Listen to my prayers Lord, bless those who are in a dire need and guide them to trust You. That Your love for Your children touch those who have forgotten their own, in the Holy name of Your Son Jesus Christ I pray, Amen. Lord help our grandson Steven, he needs You. 

Yes Pastor, thank you for this great devotional, God bless you and Sylvia, Amen. 

Nov 24
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Simply letting go makes a difference.  I can feel and see the changes in me and what's happening around me.  He will never stop drawing us nearer to Him.  Thank you Pastor Dion.

Nov 24
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

A profound, life-long learning lesson, Pastor Dion! Lord, help me to remain teachable, loving, and humble. Focus my eyes on You for my needs and find me obedient to Your voice. Thank you. In Jesus' name, Amen

Nov 24
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for sharing some of your wisdom with us

Nov 24
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God you are the only hope I have. Amen

Nov 24
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes amen Lord 

Nov 24
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Nov 25