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Pour Out Your Heart

  • So Hannah rose up after they had finished eating and drinking in Shiloh. Now Eli the priest was sitting on his seat by the doorpost of Yahweh's temple. She was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to Yahweh, weeping bitterly. 1 Samuel 1:9 WEB

    Hannah poured out her heart to the Lord. She wanted a child so badly that the rest of her life seemed empty and nothing else really mattered. Her husband loved her, and they had a great life, but she was troubled. Nothing but a child could seem to fill the hole in her heart. Though the priest Eli thought that she was drunk and insulted her, the Lord granted her request and she had a son. She named him Samuel, meaning 'Asked of God.'

    It was not a necessity for Hannah to have a son. It was not a matter of life and death. It was something that she deeply wanted. When it is important to you, it is important to God. Of course, that doesn't mean that we will always get everything that we want. Because our heavenly Father loves us, He will not grant us things that are harmful us, nor will He work against His own nature or His word. Listen closely and He will let you know His answer. Put your trust, your faith, and your hope in Him.

    It is time to pour out your heart. Get somewhere quiet and tell the Lord all about it. He already knows, but sometimes we have not because we ask not (James 4:2). Today is the day for that to change. May the Lord grant you your petition in Jesus' name.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, You know what is in my heart, the thing that I have been longing for. If You will allow it, I humbly pray that you grant my petition, in the name of Jesus Christ.

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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

This brings tears to my eyes. I have been divorced since about 2000. Since then, I have sought God over and over for a spouse. I won't lie. There were a few times where I took things into my own hands (remember how Sara did the same with Hagar and Abraham to bring forth Ishmael?), and let's just say that the very last time that I took things into my hands was 5 & 1/2 years ago, and I'm still paying for it. I have definitely learned my lesson. It was/is an extremely painful situation. I have grown tremendously from it, but I won't lie. It's still very difficult for me. There are seasons when I am content with being single; but then there are seasons when I get so upset. It feels like God doesn't hear me; or like He doesn't care; or like I'm not good enough. I see so many happy couples, and I question God as to what is wrong with me. Today's devotion gives me hope. Thank you for allowing me to be transparent, and for giving me some much needed encouragement. I appreciate you, Pastor Dion! Blessings...

Stacie

November 14, 2016
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Lesa M. Merrill
Lesa M. Merrill

I hear and feel your pain Stacie. Praying for you! 

November 14, 2016
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Thanks so much, Lesa! 

November 18, 2016
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Debbie Hiemstra
Debbie Hiemstra

Stacie,

Keep praying and also  as the Bible says Delightt yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.

Then leave it up to Him. He provided my late husband for me and it is a story that is hard to believe and he was truly God's man. We were a perfect fit for each other and enjoyed 14 years together before he passed away 17 months ago. It was incredible. He was not perfect(not was I) but he was perfect for me. God can do it just give hime time. And praise!

 

November 14, 2016
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Thank you, Debbie, for the encouragement. I am so very sorry for your loss. 

November 18, 2016
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Praying for you and God's Will and timing. 

November 14, 2016
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Thank you, Lynn.

November 18, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

Thank you Stacie. It is not over. When I pray for you I can hear "Just around the corner..." Though I completely agree with Debbie. "Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart." His blessings will overtake you. Even the bad things, will still work out for your good. He is sooo much more forgiving than His people. 

 

“Indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God.” (John 16:2 ESV).

 

Some will hurt you while thinking they are doing God's will... /fail.  God will pick you back up, and kiss you on the cheek.

November 14, 2016
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Wow! Thank you so much, Pastor Dion! That is just what I needed!!! Blessings to you!

November 18, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Lord, I lift up Stacie to you and pray that you please bring her peace, comfort and let her hear your voice and guidance in a new and clear way. I pray that you open the doors to the one who will be her partner for life and let her know in the depths of her heart that you have not forgotten her, in the name of Jesus, amen!

November 14, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

November 14, 2016
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Tears!!! Thank you, Sylvia! Blessings...

November 18, 2016
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Sister Stacie, I know the feeling. Much of what you have spoken of, I have been through the same. I have prayed for a wife for over thirty years and I have come to the conclusion that until I am ready for marriage, God will not let it happen. He knows our hearts and when He deems us ready, He will show us who we are to be with. Have faith.

November 14, 2016
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Thank, Brother Joseph! It's good when someone else can understand. I appreciate you!

November 18, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

GOD LOVES YOU SO MUCH.  He hears you just be patient and be still and know that OUR LORD GOD is working it all for youR OWN GOOD.

November 14, 2016
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Praise God! You are such an encouragement!!! Thank you, Deng! Blessings...

November 18, 2016
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Kim Smith
Kim Smith

Stacie: There's nothing wrong with you!  I believe you are ready, but the Lord is getting that man ready to be the best husband he can be. Be encouraged! He is coming and he will be worth the wait.  I was single for 10 years after my divorce and I would get so lonely and was often mad at God.   When I met my husband, I had no self esteem but he made me feel like a beautiful queen LOL.  Don't settle for anything less!  

November 14, 2016
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

You just made me cry! Thank you for sharing such an awesome testimony, Kim! It's truly encouraging!!! Blessings to you!

November 18, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

thank you  lord  for  the  love and grace you  give  me today  amen

November 14, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

November 14, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen. There is nothign so healing as pouring your heart out to Abba Father and then trusting His will shall be done.

November 14, 2016
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

November 14, 2016
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Phoebe Tillman
Phoebe Tillman

This morning, I will have poured out my heart to God by the time you read this post.  I beg you on my behalf to pour out your heart in my behalf as I go to prayerfully accept a new teaching position.  I have been unemployed a few months now and am my sole support outside of Christ.  Please pray also for my youngest son who is a deputy Sheriff that God would win back his heart.  He hasn't meant to let his relationship fall but it's so hard for him to work nights and ever make it to the House of God and be fed...  Sincere thanks for your prayers, Phoebe

November 14, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Praying, Phoebe

November 14, 2016
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Praying for you.  I understand. Amen!

November 14, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

Father we pray that You open the right doors for Phoebe and give her the grace to get the job done wherever she finds herself. Draw her son back to You and give him a zeal to seek You like never before, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

November 14, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

November 14, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

God loves for us to comunicate with Him.

November 14, 2016
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Amen.

November 14, 2016
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I have learned some hard lessons trying to get my will done. Now I trust the Lord for His Will and His timing. I  do cry out to the Lord and then wait for Him. Thank you for this message. Amen!

November 14, 2016
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Pat Turner
Pat Turner

Thank you Pastor.  This really spoke to my heart today, for I asked the Lord for something very specific this morning that will affect a long awaited visit by all my children the week of Thanksgiving.  We have not seen one daughter for nearly a year, and the other one who has been in California for 13 months.   Love, Pat

November 14, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

May the Lord grant your request Pat, in Jesus name.

November 14, 2016
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Pat Turner
Pat Turner

Thank you and be blessed today!

 

November 14, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Lord, I lift up Pat to you and pray that you work on the hearts of her family, that you knit them together as one and allow them to have some time together for Thanksgiving, in the name of Jesus, amen!

November 14, 2016
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Pat Turner
Pat Turner

Thank you Sylvia.  One of these daughters needs a renewed experience with the Lord, so what you prayed is somewhat prophetic!

November 14, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Praise God!

November 14, 2016
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

So many of these devotionals fit what has been on my heart and what I've been praying about! Thank you for sharing God's Word with us.   It often confims what I feel the Lord has been saying to me.   Last night I was pouring my heart out to the Lord, praying in the Spirit to Him and then afterwards I looked at my phone for my Bible apps scripture of the day and it was Jeremiah 29:11  "For I know the plane I have for you", delcares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."  And now this.  Perfect! 

November 14, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

To know that God is ALWAYS with me is my prayer.  Lord I cannot go forward without you and will not proceed without you for you direct my ways, always knowing what is best forme and when I drift from the path, you gently move me back to where I belong.  Thank you Father in Heaven for NEVER leaving me along.  Thank you for your most prescious Son Jesus!  Amen!!

November 14, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen! Thank you Pastor Dion for today's devotion.     

Todays devotion made me cry out to God and ask for healings that I've been wanting to happen. I am going to keep praying and asking for healings. I want my life back and to stop the anxiety, the withdraw feelings and heal my body from the pain. The past two weeks have not been real well for me. I am not giving up but I do have feelings. My feelings are not in good shape right now. Father, I pray you heard all that I cried out to you. You are my Father and I love You and thank You for all my gifts and blessings. I Love You!! Your Daughter Diane. Amen <3 I claim the above prayer over me I will be praying for change to take place in my life. In Jesus, name I pray. Amen

Prayer: Heavenly Father, You know what is in my heart, the thing that I have been longing for. If You will allow it, I humbly pray that you grant my petition, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen <3

November 14, 2016
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen

November 14, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen. 

November 14, 2016
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.edited: November 15, 2016

And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.       We do not excuse Laban for his dishonesty, but we scruple not to learn from the custom which he quoted as his excuse. There are some things which must be taken in order, and if we would win the second we must secure the first. The second may be the more lovely in our eyes, but the rule of the heavenly country must stand, and the elder must be married first. For instance, many men desire the beautiful and well-favoured Rachel of joy and peace in believing, but they must first be wedded to the tender-eyed Leah of repentance. Every one falls in love with happiness, and many would cheerfully serve twice seven years to enjoy it, but according to the rule of the Lord's kingdom, the Leah of real holiness must be beloved of our soul before the Rachel of true happiness can be attained. Heaven stands not first but second, and only by persevering to the end can we win a portion in it. The cross must be carried before the crown can be worn. We must follow our Lord in His humiliation, or we shall never rest with Him in glory. My soul, what sayest thou, art thou so vain as to hope to break through the heavenly rule? Dost thou hope for reward without labour, or honour without toil? Dismiss the idle expectation, and be content to take the ill-favoured things for the sake of the sweet love of Jesus, which will recompense thee for all. In such a spirit, labouring and suffering, thou wilt find bitters grow sweet, and hard things easy. Like Jacob, thy years of service will seem unto thee but a few days for the love thou hast to Jesus; and when the dear hour of the wedding feast shall come, all thy toils shall be as
though they had never been-an hour with Jesus will make up for ages of pain and labour. ~ Spurgeon
Jesus, to win Thyself so fair, Thy cross I will with gladness bear: Since so the rules of heaven ordain, The first I'll wed the next to gain.

November 15, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, You know what is in my heart, the thing that I have been longing for. If You will allow it, I humbly pray that You grant my petition, in the Name of Jesus Christ.  Amen.

November 15, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen, grant unto me my heart's desires , my God.

November 15, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

November 15, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Thank you!

November 15, 2016
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen

November 16, 2016