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Risky Business

  • Jonathan said to the young man who bore his armor, Come, and let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised: it may be that Yahweh will work for us; for there is no restraint to Yahweh to save by many or by few.' 1 Samuel 14:6 WEB

    Greatly outnumbered, Saul and about 600 Israelites were cowering in fear from the Philistines who had come against them. Only king Saul and his son Jonathan had a sword amongst the entire Israelite army, while the Philistines had thirty thousand chariots as well as six thousand horsemen (1Samuel 13:5). The people who were following Saul were trembling with fear. Some hid in rocks and caves, while others fled the country entirely.

    Jonathan gathered his courage, told his shield bearer that 'nothing restrains the Lord from saving, by many or by few.' They strode boldly to the Philistine garrison and started the battle. When he did, God sent a panic amongst the Philistines and they began to attack each other. As the Philistines turned on each other in confusion, Saul and the rest of the Israelite army joined in the battle and Israel won a great victory that day.

    Nothing changes until someone takes a risk. If you want to see something that you have never seen, then you may have to do something that you have never done. God waited for someone to step up and lead, and when they did, He backed them up completely.

    It only took Jonathan crossing the fear barrier to win that battle. David was the only man who would face Goliath, but he was all that was needed. God just needs one obedient person who will trust Him to change the environment around them, like Peter stepping out on the water. If you feel the Lord calling you to do something, take the risk and then He will back you up.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I put my trust in You today. Thank You so much for bringing me this far. Please draw me with Your loving kindness. If I know that it is You speaking, I will follow. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning! For those who are interested in joining our ongoing Bible Study, we have a group where we message members with notifications when we have a new post each week. You are all welcome to join! Here is the link Bible Study Group


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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord 

January 11, 2018
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen :)

January 11, 2018
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

What an Awesome God we have!

January 11, 2018
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I put my trust in You today. Thank You so much for bringing me this far. Please draw me with Your loving kindness. If I know that it is You speaking, I will follow. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Thank you Amen

January 11, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen, Thank you Heavenly Father!

January 11, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen,Thank you Father for your guidance

January 11, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Thank you Jesus,you are wonderful. I love and worship you. Amen 

January 11, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I trust You. Thank You Father!

January 11, 2018
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Amen!!!

January 11, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

January 11, 2018
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!  God NEVER leaves or forsakes those whom he loves!  Thank you for the reminder!! 

January 11, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father I'm here, let me hear Your voice to do what You want me to do. In Jesus name I pray,Amen. 

January 11, 2018
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

January 11, 2018
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Tracy Carroll
Tracy Carroll

Amen!

January 11, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

O Lord God Almighty, please help me by the power of Thy mighty Holy Spirit to always hear your voice and stay in your will!

I put my hope and trust in Thee! Please give me strength to face another day, in Jesus name I pray, Amen!

January 11, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

January 11, 2018
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen! 

January 11, 2018
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

 Heavenly Father I put my trust in You today. Thank You so much for bringing me this far. Please draw me with Your loving kindness. If I know that it is You speaking, I will follow. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

 

Thank you Pastor Dion for your daily devotion. :-)

 

January 11, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you, Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I put my trust in You today. Thank You so much for bringing me this far. Please draw me with Your loving kindness. If I know that it is You speaking, I will follow. In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

January 12, 2018