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Outnumbered

  • Yahweh said to Gideon, 'The people who are with you are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hand, lest Israel brag against me, saying, 'My own hand has saved me.' Now therefore proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, 'Whoever is fearful and trembling, let him return and depart from Mount Gilead.' ' So twenty two thousand of the people returned, and ten thousand remained. Yahweh said to Gideon, 'There are still too many people.' Judges 7:2 WEB

    Gideon started out with an army of thirty-two thousand men, but ended up with three hundred at the start of the actual battle. God Himself took them away and separated them from Gideon, intentionally. Gideon was not abandoned, and it was completely God's will for this to happen. In fact, it was God's plan all along.

    We like to bring as big an army as possible, but God likes to be outnumbered. He prefers it this way. In His army, quality is better than quantity. When the enemy comes in like a flood, God will cause His person to stand through it and everyone looking on will have to say that this is the work of God. When God saves you from an impossible situation, you will remember that well, but when it is all easy and effortless, where is the challenge in that?

    So you may set out to do something with a terrific group of people, and then find that it is just you and a handful left. This is probably not an accident. God has plans to make you shine and He has placed the ones around you that need to be there, and removed the rest. You will come through this and everyone will know that the Lord is truly with you. All you have to do is keep pressing forward into what He has given you to do and you will succeed.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You so much for all that You do for me. I am so glad that You accept me just as I am, but will also help me become the best version of myself. Put those around me that need to be there, and remove the ones that should not be, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Happy Monday! The highlighted group of the week is God''s Children Prayer Group: this group''s purpose is to pray for the children of this world that are sick or going through a difficulty in which they need to see God show up for them in a big way. If you have a prayer need for a child in your life, or would like to participate in prayer, you are welcome to join. (this group is private, meaning all are welcome, but only group members can see the posts) ALSO, the Creation Photographers fun theme is "The Harvest", based on Matthew 9:37! As always, you are free to post anything else that inspires you, too! FINALLY, for those following along with our RHM Bible Study, the newest installment is available, covering Luke Chapter Eight. For links to all of these areas and more, please see the Announcements at the top of our home page here: Announcements}


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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Amen. I’m a living witness of this. In a court battle where the opposing party was threatening to take my child, I had lined up somewhere between 10 - 12 witnesses. But when my attorney reached out to them to confirm their commitments, they began dropping like flies. I was left with 3 witnesses. I was terrified!!!!! But God knew best. Those 3 witnesses’ testimonies sealed the fate of the opposition. I was given a whopping 70% of custody; which my attorney says is unheard of in my state. It was a landslide victory; which was my prayer! God can do exceedingly and abundantly above all we can ask, think, or imagine! Glory to God!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 30, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

You have not seen the end of this Stacie, your child is 100% yours and I do not believe that God will stop until you see 100% of His GRACE!

October 30, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Jim!!!!!!! You have NO idea what’s going on, yet you declared that in faith! Tears! Wowww! I’m actually due back in court on Wednesday. I don’t want to go into a lot of detail but basically the Judge put a restraining order on the opposition. (There was a child abuse case with an arrest. The family court judge implemented a 1-year restraining order.  The opposition was able to get out of the charges somehow and the child abuse case was dropped to my horror. The marks on her body were evident. Fast forward to the present. So I go back to court on Wednesday where the opposition plans to advise the family court judge of the dropped criminal case. The opposition wants to get access to my child again. The opp

October 30, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

The opposition hasn’t seen my child in almost a year. I have enjoyed the 100% custody that you spoke of, but I didn’t know if it was right for me to ask God for it again. Since the criminal charges were dropped, what could I stand on to prove to the Judge that my child should remain solely with me? But your post!!!! You’ve given me the confidence to ask it of God!!! Thank you!!! And sorry for the long post. 

October 30, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Praise God, that is wonderful news, Stacie  (((HUGS)))! Standing in agreement with Jim's prayer, too <3!

October 30, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I’ll keep you posted on Wednesday!!!!!!! I appreciate your prayer support this week. Blessings!

October 30, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Yes, please do, Stacie <3!

October 31, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

TO GOD BE THE GLORY

October 30, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Amen!!!

October 30, 2017
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

October 30, 2017
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Ted Muilenburg
Ted Muilenburg

God - Jesus is the coach and no matter the sport he chooses the players to get the job done and he ALWAYS wins - we can all choose to be on HIS team.  He will choose his starting team that will get the job done.  But we're all in training at different levels of skill.  Each player or member of HIS team is important and has a role.  He loves HIS team- players and members need  to be obedient to the training and guidelines for the team!   All love the game and the coach- and the coach gave his life for the team but came back to live and love some more!  His love is endless.

October 30, 2017
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen

October 30, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen, God is so Amazing!

October 30, 2017
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Myrna Gonzalez
Myrna Gonzalez

Amen, Pastor Dion awesome reminder.

October 30, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus. 

October 30, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You so much for all that You do for me. I am so glad that You accept me just as I am, but will also help me become the best version of myself. Put those around me that need to be there, and remove the ones that should not be, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen ~ Thank you

October 30, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, thank you God!

October 30, 2017
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Patty Wooley
Patty Wooley

Awesome job Pastor Dion! Great insights!

October 30, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father I thank You so much for all that You do for me. I am so glad that You accept me just as I am, but will also help me become the best version of myself. Put those around me that need to be there, and remove the ones that should not be, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.Amen!

October 30, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,thank you Jesus for accepting me just as I am.

October 30, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Lord, thank You for being there for me. Help me to be whom You wants me to be,in Your Holy Name I pray. Amen.

October 30, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

It makes Soo much sense in that God gets the Glory.  Hadn't thought about friends and such you mentioned but I see it's true because over years they are there for a reason and then gone.  It lights up how blessed it is to be special to God.  He is a jealous God...He wants me and all who stay close.  It is Special!

October 30, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

October 30, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen Pastor, may your prayer be mine as well! Amen!

October 30, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝edited: October 30, 2017

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You so much for all that You do for me. I am so glad that You accept me just as I am, but will also help me become the best version of myself. Put those around me that need to be there, and remove the ones that should not be, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

 

Father, i've seen you do this in my life you took the toxic people out of my life and place people who are best for me. Please keep your hands on me help me to be better today then I was yesterday. Thank you for loving me just as I am let me do better as the days go on. I pray in Jesus, name. Amen. <3

 

Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion. :-)

October 30, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williamsedited: October 31, 2017

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  This is very timely for me, I need it too remind me and to build my faith.  Heavenly Father I thank You so much for all that You do for me. I am so glad that You accept me just as I am, but will also help me become the best version of myself. Put those around me that need to be there, and remove the ones that should not be, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

October 31, 2017