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Mountains and Valleys

  • A man of God came near and spoke to the king of Israel, and said, 'Yahweh says, 'Because the Syrians have said, 'Yahweh is a god of the hills, but he is not a god of the valleys;' therefore I will deliver all this great multitude into your hand, and you shall know that I am Yahweh.' 1 Kings 20:28 WEB

    When the Syrians attacked Israel, they thought that the God of Israel was only a god of the mountains and not of the valleys. After several battles they learned that He is God Almighty on the mountain, as well as in the valley.

    It is very easy for us to feel God's presence when we are on the mountain top. Certainly God is with us, our life is great, things are looking bright, hallelujah, praise the Lord.

    The valley though is a completely different place in our life and where most of our learning takes place. 'Where is God's presence? It certainly isn't here with me. Look at this! What am I going to do now?' Then He comes through and our panic was all for nothing.

    Too many times we measure God's power by how well He obeys us, instead of us obeying Him and finding the way out. It is normal to cycle between these two poles. It seems that you are often coming out of one and heading towards another in the Christian life.

    Keep your head up, keep serving God right across the valley and straight up the mountain. He is the God of the mountains and the valleys. In fact, He will still be God when the mountains and valleys are long gone. S do not get overly excited on the mountain, and do not get depressed in the valley. Keep it steady and stay the course.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for always being there for me. Help me praise You through the valley and on the mountain as well. You are the Creator of the heavens and the earth, please forgive me of ever doubting You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

December 28, 2017
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

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Patty Wooley
Patty Wooley

Amen

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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

December 28, 2017
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Amen 

December 28, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Heavenly Father for always being there for me, please forgive me for doubting. Amen.

December 28, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen <3

December 28, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Amen! He is God of every thing, He is with me no matter what my circumstances are.

December 28, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen! We must seek Him as much on the mountain as we do in the valley. We must never grow cold or complacent towards Him but always desire to be closer to Him. Perhaps if we just cling to Him and abide in Him every second we will spend less time in the valley.Yet if that is not the case in the valley we will seek Him even more.

December 28, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen <3

December 28, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Thank you JESUS for my blessings.Please keep me strong and shine for you.Letmyour will be done. Amen 

December 28, 2017
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Randy Patterson
Randy Patterson

Reminded of Job and how so much was taken from him and done to him but he stayed the course and persevered- he was definitely in the valley and trusting the Lord

December 28, 2017
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

He was,is and forever shall be.........

December 28, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, thank You for all Your blessings. I praise Your Holy Name and save me from temptations, Amen. 

December 28, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

December 28, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Yes Lord, You are my GOD of the mountains, but also my God in the valleys, when I especially rely upon and need Your strength, guidance and leadership! I put my trust in Thee, and only Thee, my lord and God! In Jesus precious holy name, Amen!

 

 

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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen <3

December 28, 2017
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Amen!!!

December 28, 2017
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Patsy Manning
Patsy Manning

This is very true. God was with all through my son's medical problems. He was the one that got us through it.

December 28, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

December 28, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Heavenly Father I thank You for always being there for me. Help me praise You through the valley and on the mountain as well. You are the Creator of the heavens and the earth, please forgive me of ever doubting You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

 

Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion. :-)

December 28, 2017
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Phynedra Franklin
Phynedra Franklin

Amen

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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen!

December 28, 2017
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Joseph Gomez
Joseph Gomez

Amen brother!  Thank you for sharing truth and encouragement to the body of Christ! I thank God for you, your ministry and the love of Jesus that flows through you and your ministry!! 

December 29, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You for always being there for me. Help me praise You through the valley and on the mountain as well. You are the Creator of the heavens and the earth, please forgive me of ever doubting You, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

December 29, 2017
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Yes Father  God....please help me  praise you through the valleys too just as I prasie you on the mountains I pray!!

Amen!

 

December 31, 2017