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Shake it Off

  • He said to them, "Wherever you enter into a house, stay there until you depart from there. Whoever will not receive you nor hear you, as you depart from there, shake off the dust that is under your feet for a testimony against them. Assuredly, I tell you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!" Mark 6:10'11 WEB.

    When Jesus sent the disciples out to preach the good news, they often faced rejection. Jesus told them to shake it off and go to the next town. There would be other people who would be glad to see them, waiting for them to arrive. The disciples were to try and share the good news but never force themselves on those who didn't want to hear it. When they encountered people like that, they were to shake it off and move on.

    God created you to be who you are. But the devil will always find someone who doesn't like you, what you are doing, what you stand for, or maybe someone who is just jealous. Then he will put them near you, so you can hear all the negative things they have to say. If you do anything of value, there will always be someone to oppose it.

    Here at Refreshing Hope, we have had people write to say they were praying for us to burn in hell because we wrote, "Thank you for your support" at the bottom of our devotional.

    Shake it off, move on. People who would love to be around you are just around the corner. Of course, you should behave correctly. But don't waste time worrying about what someone else thinks of you. God loves you today. What can man do to change that? Don't let someone else discourage you and hold you back from what God has in store for you.

    Never be ashamed to share your faith boldly when given an opportunity. But if they don't want to hear from you, shake it off, change the subject, and don't force the gospel on them. When they talk about you and put you down, shake it off and move on. Others will welcome the good news.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please speak to me and through me today. Put Your words in my heart and show me who to share them with. Turn me into good salt and a bright light. Please help me to shake off the bad and focus on the good. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen, keep me focused on you Father.
Aug 5
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, please speak to me and through me today. Put Your words in my heart and show me who to share them with. Turn me into good salt and a bright light. Please help me to shake off the bad and focus on the good. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️
Aug 5
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord. 

Aug 5
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Aug 5
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard

GOOD ONE DION...THANK YOU...AMEN ! PEACE TO YOU & SYLVIA...

XO

SHARON

Aug 5
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

Aug 5
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

Aug 5
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

I always look forward to what God has to say each day through your devotionals. Thank you Pastor Dion and Sylvia.

Aug 5
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: Aug 5

AMEN.  Heavenly Father,  Your presence in my life is so welcome!! You are my everything! Amen

Aug 5
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen.

 

Aug 5
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen 

Aug 5
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen

Aug 5
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen and Amen!

Aug 5
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Christ Yeshua's name I pray, Amen. Thanks for reminding me not to waste my time arguing the point with those who do not want to hear. I'll move on, pray for them and leave them up to God. 

Aug 5
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen I found nothing but love truth and support through the ministry of RHM thank you so much for all the good you guys are doing God bless you both and your family 

Aug 5
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen!

Aug 5
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Cindy Holcomb
Cindy Holcomb

Amen

Aug 5
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen! A good reminder for me today.

Aug 5
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Aug 5
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

Aug 5
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Marilyn Salter
Marilyn Salter

It saddens me that people would pray for you like that. I'm so sorry it happened, but I feel more sorry for them. I am forever thankful God brought me to you and Sylvia. Gd bless and keep you both always.

 I try my best not press if the person doesn't seem interested in the words I have to share. I make sure to keep them in my thoughts and prayers. I hope we will all be able spread the good word with willing, accepting people.

Aug 5
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

Aug 6