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The Rock And A Hard Place

  • Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered the king, 'Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If it happens, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace; and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image which you have set up.' Daniel 3:16 WEB

    Standing before the most powerful king on earth, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego had a decision to make. Obeying the king would be directly disobeying God's command to have no other gods. Disobeying the king would land them in a burning furnace. They were caught between The Rock and a hard place.

    King Nebuchadnezzar had built a golden idol ninety feet high and commanded everyone in his kingdom to bow down and worship it. Three Israelites refused and told him that God was able to deliver them, but even if He did not, they would not serve his god. When faced with evil and certain destruction, they chose to trust God and they stood strong in their faith. In the end, God did deliver them and they were promoted.

    When in the darkness, it's not time to whine, but time to shine. When you have done all that you can, stand, and believe that God will take care of the rest. And even if He does not, you will do what is right. In the end, you will find that God always does what is best for you. Be calm, be patient, God is not dead, and this too will pass. If you do go into the furnace, God will meet you there.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank you for everything that You have done for me. Help me to stand strong when faced with adversity. Help me make the right decisions and be the one that you called me to be, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

September 27, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank you for everything that You have done for me. Help me to stand strong when faced with adversity. Help me make the right decisions and be the one that you called me to be, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

 

 

 

Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion. :-)

September 27, 2017
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen* thank you so much* for this faithful word*

September 27, 2017
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen, good morning everybody 

September 27, 2017
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

September 27, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

September 27, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus, amen. 

September 27, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wylesedited: September 27, 2017

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank you for everything that You have done for me. Help me to stand strong when faced with adversity. Help me make the right decisions and be the one that you called me to be, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Yes Please! Adversity seems to be the season we're in but I see your blessings daily and they help me remember ...we are not alone or in control... trying to lay it all at the feet of the one  who is  <3  Thank you Pastor , God bless

September 27, 2017
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

Sometimes we are faced with choosing Gods will in a seemingly  small choice. Those decisions will either erode the connection to God or broaden the path to Him. Over time the drip of choices either builds a greater connection or erodes it.  I was faced with a job prospect a couple days ago that could have given me more money each month but I felt the tug of God to say no and stay at the helm of my little business.  I feel at peace that I choose the right path.  

September 27, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen!

September 27, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

September 27, 2017
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Jesus,please keep me strong for your will.I love you. Amen 

September 27, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

I have learned to praise Him in the storms and to thank Him for the trials. Even when it "seems" so hopeless, I have learned God is shaking things up for my good. As I lean on Him in prayer and with fasting and as I sing songs of praise and rejoice in Him, my storms feel a lot less powerful and my trials are only hurdles in a marathon race. He strengthens me to push forward against the wind and to fight the good fight. He enables me to put on the armor of God and to keep on as a prayer warrior and His humble servant. He is the refiner and as I am crushed and pressed in His vise, He makes me a diamond out of dust.

September 27, 2017
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Matthew  Materazzi
Matthew Materazzi

Amen 

September 27, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, my life,family and trials are in Your hands,I need Your protección. In Jesús name I pray,Amen.

September 27, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Heavenly Father help me and give me the strength to choose You when the going gets really tough.Father I thank You for everything You have done for me.Help me to stand strong when faced with adversity. Help me make the right decisions and be the one You called me to be. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

September 27, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen !

September 27, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen, o Lord, I'm weak, but you are strong! You are my strong tower, my refuge, my shield, please stand with me and my family and help us! I feel that we are in the midst of a furnace, and only you can help! I put my trust in thee! 

September 27, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank you for everything that You have done for me. Help me to stand strong when faced with adversity. Help me make the right decisions and be the one that you called me to be, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

September 28, 2017
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Amen 

September 29, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank you for everything that You have done for me. Help me to stand strong when faced with adversity. Help me make the right decisions and be the one that you called me to be, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

 

 

Thanks you Pastor Dion. :-)

October 1, 2017
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen

October 1, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Glad for this msg. I know He is present and loves me.  Words as these are for this timely moment for concerns I have.  Reaffirming by reading His word is what my mind with it's thoughts needs.  Blessings Dion & Sylvia.

October 3, 2017