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A Second Wind

  • Even the youths faint and get weary, and the young men utterly fall; but those who wait for Yahweh will renew their strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles. They will run, and not be weary. They will walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:30'31 WEB.

    I sat down on a bean bag in the corner of my prayer room and contemplated how we got here. We had been out of work for months while the bills piled up around us, and I couldn't find a job anywhere.

    I was too exhausted to pray anymore. I had spent months praying with my face to the carpet, but so far, it had only brought silence. Now we were packing to move out of our home. I felt abandoned by the Lord and alone.

    I sat silently that morning, contemplating what to pack and what to do with the rest. When the presence of the Lord suddenly descended, and He gave me an open vision. It was the first I had experienced. I can best describe it as a giant movie screen that appeared before me. It was like a dream, except I was wide awake and still conscious of the room around me.

    On the screen, I watched myself climb into a boxi

    ng ring and put on the gloves. The camera view was from behind me, and it looked like I was alone. Then the camera panned around to my face, and I could see the Lord behind me. He was standing outside the ring like a coach. He said, "You're not alone, for I am in your corner, and I have prepared you for this day. Now get in there and fight!"

    His presence swept into the room, and things changed in me and around me. I came out of that room with renewed hope and complete peace. I told my wife Sylvia that we were going to be ok. I still didn't know how, but I knew that a word from God changes everything.

    By the end of the week, I was a pastor. It was a complete career change, as I had been a computer tech. Then a friend suddenly stepped in and paid all of our bills for the month. When all of my strength was gone, the Lord refreshed me. He gave us hope and a future. Those who wait (hope) in the Lord shall renew their strength. The fight isn't over, and you are not out of the game yet. So get back up, and get ready to go another round.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for being there for me. Please cover me with Your presence today. I need You, Lord, more than ever before. I want to walk with You, talk with You, and to know You in a special way. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We are truly thankful for y'all. Those who participate at the online church, those who support the ministry, those who encourage us, and those who simply read the devotional - you all have a special place in our hearts and we are grateful for each of you. Also, ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presence and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah for all you do! Have a blessed day!
Nov 25
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!


Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Hope you all have a wonderful day.

Nov 25
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

Nov 25
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen❣️I am ever so very Thankful for all of you and this most wonderful devotional ❣️Thank you so much Pastor Dion and Sylvia ❣️For your faithfulness and Love❣️Thank you Father Abba❣️Spirit❣️And our dear most precious Lord Jesus ❣️Thank you for You ❣️For your Love❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️

Nov 25
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Tracy Carroll
Tracy Carroll

SUCH a timely word for me!!!!!!!! Happy turkey day everyone & be blessed!!!!!!!!!!!

Nov 25
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen! Happy Thanksgiving Pastor Dion and Sylvia. Happy Thanksgiving to the Refreshing Hope community.

Nov 25
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Hallelujah thank you Jesus.  Amen and Amen. 

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!

Nov 25
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Thank you God for all Your Blessings! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Nov 25
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Have a blessed day. 

Nov 25
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonardedited: Nov 25

GODS IN MY CORNER TOO. THE MORTGAGE IS $7,300. BEHIND...SOMEHOW I KNOW THE LORD WILL TAKE CARE OF THIS. JUST SO THANKFUL TO HAVE THIS HOME & PROPERTY...HE HAS GOTTON ME FROM A NEAR DEATH EXSPERIANCE TO ALMOST TOTALLY WELL...STILL A FEW GLITCHES BUT THE LORD IS WORKING ON ME AND I AM VERY THANKFUL INDEED...IT'S AMAZING WHAT HE IS DOING, I CAN't AFFORD TO GET DOWN...JUST TRUST HIM & BELIEVE !!!

" HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE " BLESSINGS TO ALL..XO

LOVE YA !

SHARON

Nov 25
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for all our blessings.Please give us strength and a second wind. Amen...Happy Thanksgiving you all.

Nov 25
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Nov 25
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondelloedited: Nov 25

In Lord Yeshua's name I ask this, Amen. Lord God Yahweh Almighty, I thank You for You, Your loving kindness, mercy and grace. Thank You for all our needs You provide for me and my family. 

Nov 25
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for all your help and support, Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Have a wonderful day.

Nov 25
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank you Jesus for always being with me! Happy Thanksgiving RHM family!

Nov 25
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Thank You Father For Your Strength And Bringing Me Peace Good Morning Everyone Have A Bless Thanksgiving 

Nov 25
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You always for being our Father who cares for us and lead us through this journey, for giving us Your Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit our Comforter to help us in our every day lives. I trust and need You at all times, in the name of Your Son Jesus Christ I humbly pray, Amen. 

Thanks to God for your dedication while showing us to be closer to our Lord, awesome devotional reminder of the Lord's care for us. God bless you and Sylvia, Amen. 

Nov 25
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

God's promising encouragement: Isaiah 40:30-31. Thank you, Lord!  Happy Thanksgiving, RHM family ❤️

Nov 25
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!! Happy Thanksgiving Rev. Dion and Sylvia!  May the Lord continue to bless you both!!

Nov 25
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

PRAISE THE LORD.  HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL FROM CANADA

Nov 25
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, absolutely, amen 

Nov 25
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Narciso Salas
Narciso Salas

 Amen

Nov 25
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen, praise the Lord most high!!! What would we be, where would we be, if it wasn't for our Heavenly Father? On this day of all days let us give thanks to our Lord and God, our Heavenly Father, whose arm brought salvation onto us (Isaiah)!!!  Happy Thanksgiving to all of my brothers and sisters in the Lord God most high!! (h5) (L)

Nov 25
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

Happy Thanksgiving to all! I hope everyone here had a wonderful,  blessed day.

Nov 25
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Patricia Stokes
Patricia Stokes

Wonderful message, it's exactly how I feel right now. God gives us the

correct word for our incorrect circumstances. Praise the Lord.

Happy Thanksgiving to all, continue to stay safe and be a Blessing to 

others.

Nov 26
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! Great testimony!!

 

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