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A Giant Problem

  • Then said David to the Philistine, You come to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a javelin: but I come to you in the name of Yahweh of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day will Yahweh deliver you into my hand; and I will strike you, and take your head from off you;' 1 Samuel 17:44 WEB

    David walked out onto the battlefield alone while the army of Israel cowered in fear behind him. No one would face this giant of a man called Goliath, who taunted them twice a day for forty days (16). No one except this 17-year-old boy who had been spending time alone with God in the fields. When David heard Goliath's words he said, 'Who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?' (26) and then David stepped out to fight him.

    Being that Saul was head and shoulders taller than any of the people (1 Samuel 10:23) and the anointed king, he would have been the expected choice to battle Goliath. He probably would have won, but he didn't go, so instead we read about David. It had to a be a seriously one-sided looking fight to see a 17-year-old boy with a sling, walking out to fight a 9-foot tall giant of a man whose coat of armor alone weighed 126 pounds.

    When David stepped out to meet him, Goliath began to hurl insults and curses at him. David declared, even prophesied that God would deliver Goliath into his hand and that today he would cut off his head. David then proceeded to do just what he said that he would do. David demonstrated faith in action and wrote: 'I have put my trust in God. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?' (Psalms 56:11).

    When the Lord gives you an opportunity, step out in faith. Say, 'The Lord is my helper. I will not fear. What can man do to me?' (Hebrews 13:6). Don't look at your own abilities for He will give you more as they are needed. This is the path of promotion. You can do this. God is the one that makes it happen, you just have to put one foot in front of the other and keep a positive attitude about it. Stay the course. Keep the fire burning. Trust God and don't give up.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for all that You have done for me. Help me stand as a strong pillar for You. Teach me, tweak me, deliver me, lead me away from temptation and help me to overcome any obstacle in my path. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: The recorded message, scriptures and text of this week''s message are now available: What Time Is It? - Part Two: Surrounded by Armies. We encourage you all to view it and look forward to your feedback and comments! ALSO, the highlighted group of the week is Spiritually Single: This group is focused on supporting those with loved ones who are "pre-believers", or are at different levels of faith, and have to deal with the special challenges involved. Let''s help each other with prayer, encouragement and wisdom. FINALLY, The Creation Photographers group fun theme of the week is "It Made Me Smile Today", based on Romans 12:12? As always, feel free to post any other photos, too!

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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen 

November 8, 2016
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Nicole Summers
Nicole Summers

Amen!  I trust in the Lord I know if I take 2 steps he takes 4. I'm a true believer and I Thank him.Amen!

 

 

 

 

November 8, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

That is a great way to put it, Nicole <3!

November 8, 2016
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Barbara Miramon
Barbara Miramon

Put your faith in God, from whom all good things come. 

November 8, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Well said, Barbara <3!

November 8, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

amen

 

November 8, 2016
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Marsha Anderson
Marsha Anderson

Amen,what can man do to me when I have God ..Amen..

November 8, 2016
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Lucille Uncapher
Lucille Uncapher

Amen

November 8, 2016
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Nichole Richardson
Nichole Richardson

Amen !

November 8, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Good Morning--thanks Pastor, quit a story!!  I know I have My story- too be lead by Him The Most High in His timeing!!!

November 8, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Mike!

November 8, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen. We must walk in a spirit of faith with no fear and trust completely our Abba Father.

November 8, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, while we all have a part, He promised that His yoke would be easy. I believe that means that if we are leaning on Him while we walk, that it will indeed be easy, with His support!

November 8, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

November 8, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Amen♡

November 8, 2016
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander

TYL

November 8, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

I so believe this!! God does the work, He just uses us to do it.

 

November 8, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Twila, He could do everything for us, but that would not be doing us a favor in the end.

November 8, 2016
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

I have put my trust in Him!!  I had a long sleepless night: illness, worry about children, parenting difficulties, finances etc. I close on my house Thursday. This is what I've been praying for and now that it is here I'm so afraid!! I will put my trust in Him!  

November 8, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Praise God for getting you this far, sister, He will get you through the rest <3! (((HUGS)))

November 8, 2016
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen 

November 8, 2016
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Cassandra Leary
Cassandra Leary

Amen! This is exactly what I needed to read right now. I love how The Lord always shows up RIGHT on time. Thank you for all that you guys do here at Refreshing Hope. You help and touch SO many lives, it is truly amazing. God bless-

November 8, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

So glad to be part of His work in your life, Cassandra, God bless <3!

November 8, 2016
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Cassandra Leary
Cassandra Leary

Thank you so much, beautiful Sylvia! And God bless you too! :) 

November 8, 2016
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Thank you for this! Amen! I have been fighting a lot of things right now, and am trying to follow te Lord's path in faith but, forgive me Lord, I am still afraid.  Seems obvious to me what He wants me to do but what if I'm looking at things wrong? 

November 8, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Praying for His grace over you, sis <3!

November 8, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen! Thanl you Pastor Dion for todays devotion.  Today was really hard Lord and I have to keep pushimg my faith a little more. I've been so beat down and going thre a lot but I keep pushing please hold me and help e threw my daily walk. Amen .

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for all that You have done for me. Help me stand as a strong pillar for You. Teach me, tweak me, deliver me, lead me away from temptation and help me to overcome any obstacle in my path. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3 

November 8, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Love you, sister, and standing with you in prayer <3! (((HUGS)))

November 8, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen, when God is in the centre , everything stands at the right place, thank you pastor Todd

November 8, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Well said, Rachael <3!

November 8, 2016
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Fraser Keys
Fraser Keys

Amen! If God is with you anything can be accomplished according to his will!

November 8, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, I thank You for all that You have done for me. Help me stand as a strong pillar for You. Teach me, tweak me, deliver me, lead me away from temptation and help me to overcome any obstacle in my path. In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

November 9, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, brother, joining in this for all of us <3!

November 9, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

November 9, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Thank you Heavenly Father. I pray this prayer. Amen.

November 9, 2016
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Step by step by faith!!

November 10, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.Thank you Pastor Dion.For reminding me of Gods word ,and sharing this devotion.Yes for Greater is He that is in me than he who is in the world.I give thanks to you O Lord for alway being there for me.and all you have done for me.Teach me your ways O Lord ,and let your will be done in my life.In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.

November 18, 2016