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The Paw of the Lion

  • Your servant struck both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God. David said, 'Yahweh who delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine.' 1 Samuel 17:36 WEB

    Goliath must have been a fearful sight to behold when he walked out onto the battlefield. He was over nine feet tall, and his bronze armor and weapons alone weighed more than David. They were over one hundred and seventy-five pounds alone. Goliath carried a sword and a spear, while an armor bearer carried a huge rectangular shield in front of him. He would have been the historical equivalent of a modern day tank.

    Goliath would walk out onto the battlefield twice a day, first in the morning, then in the evening, and he would challenge anyone in Israel to fight him. Saul, who was head and shoulders above everyone else, and the rest of the Israelite army cowered from his terrifying challenge for forty days.

    David's three brothers were serving in the military and his father sent young David to carry them food and supplies. When he arrived, Goliath walked out onto the battlefield and taunted them all again, and David heard it. David had been anointed by God years before by Samuel. While tending his father's sheep, he had fought lions and bears and won. He accepted Goliath's challenge.

    There are so many lessons in this story, but one is this: David, when facing the worst thing that he had ever faced, took the time to remember what God had already done for him. 'God has delivered me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear, He will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine.' He stayed positive, and he prophesied his own future. David told Goliath: 'Today I will strike you down, and take your head from off you.'

    If you are facing some bad things now, remember what God has already done for you in the past. Say it. Declare it, and say nothing negative about the situation. God, You have delivered me in the past and I know that You will deliver me from this as well! You have got this and I choose to trust in You today. I will overcome.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please forgive me of my lack of trust and for giving into fear when I should have taken a stand. Now here I stand and I choose to put my trust in You today. Deliver me from my enemies, strengthen me to fight this battle, and share Your infinite knowledge with me so that I can overcome this, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning! The highlighted group of the week is FAAD: Fight Against Anxiety & Depression, a support group concentrating on the positives rather than the negatives in our lives. God provides us a choice to be Happy and to live a Joyful life. Our members provides uplifting messages to help you find the happiness and joy Jesus taught us to live, by living a more positive life and seeking God''s guidance, Anxiety and Depression can be diminished. ALSO, the Creation Photographers theme of the week is "Hot August Nights", simply ''cause it''s HOT and August :)! FINALLY, for those who have been missing the uplifting teachings at RHM Live, you can catch the latest one, "Wonder & Amazement", a call to restore what many of us have lost in our walk with the Lord. You can find links to all of these at the top of our home page. Thank you so much for being part of RHM, and have a blessed day!

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Nichole Richardson
Nichole Richardson

Amen!

August 14, 2017
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Great word.

August 14, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!  I can do ALL things through Christ who give me strength!!

August 14, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen, God can do more with one man who believes in Him, then Armys who do not. It is time for God's people to step up to face their giants!

August 14, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

I Agree! Amen. :-)

 

August 15, 2017
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

Amen

August 14, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord 

August 14, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Cool! Great reminder of what we should be gratefull for. Easy to lose hope- in our busy lives!!!!!!!!!!

August 14, 2017
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Ted Muilenburg
Ted Muilenburg

Thankful that GOD helps us conquer the giants in our life and give us victory

August 14, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I put my trust in You Lord! Thank you Pastor Dion for this message.

August 14, 2017
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

Prayer: Heavenly Father please forgive me of my lack of trust and for giving into fear when I should have taken a stand. Now here I stand and I choose to put my trust in You today. Deliver me from my enemies, strengthen me to fight this battle, and share Your infinite knowledge with me so that I can overcome this, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.  I love this prayer!!!! I need this prayer!!  Show me lord where I need to take a stand because I am fearful by nature, reserved and used to taking abuse.  Show me where I can learn to be strong and stand up for my self and my rights and not cower in fear.  

August 14, 2017
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez

Amen

 

August 14, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

August 14, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen, Amen and Amen !!! Thank you Pastor Dion, first of all for your timely and encouraging message, and then also for your note in regards to FAAD. I especially claim Joshua 24:15 today, and may this be for the rest of my life here on earth:

"Choose you this day ... as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!"

August 14, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

I Agree! Amen. <3

August 15, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

August 14, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Thank you Pastor Dion for your inspiring message. Lord I put my trust in You today and always. Amen.

August 14, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father please forgive me of my lack of trust and for giving into fear when I should have taken a stand. Now here I stand and I choose to put my trust in You today. Deliver me from my enemies, strengthen me to fight this battle, and share Your infinite knowledge with me so that I can overcome this, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

 

Thank you Pastor Dion for your daily devotion. I always enjoy my devotions and love to see how it fits into my life. Amen :-)

August 15, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father please forgive me of my lack of trust and for giving into fear when I should have taken a stand. Now here I stand and I choose to put my trust in You today. Deliver me from my enemies, strengthen me to fight this battle, and share Your infinite knowledge with me so that I can overcome this, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

August 15, 2017