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Total Eclipse

  • When they began to sing and to praise, Yahweh set ambushers against the children of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were struck. For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir to utterly kill and destroy them. When they had finished the inhabitants of Seir, everyone helped to destroy each other. 2 Chronicles 20:22 WEB

    'God sure seems needy.' I silently thought as the preacher explained that God required us to worship Him. I was just a kid, but already something did not seem right for the Almighty God, The Creator of the universe and the Maker of the stars, to need little me to worship Him. What's up with that? Why does God the Almighty need us to worship Him? Is He that insecure?

    As I grew older and life happened to me, I learned that it is not about God the Almighty needing anything from anyone. He is bigger than that. It is about us, our focus in this life. When we magnify God in praise and worship, changes begin to happen in our own life. God becomes real to us, and His presence becomes tangible.

    Praising God brings the atmosphere in heaven, to the earth. If you praise Him long enough, He will show up just as He did with Jehoshaphat. When they began to praise God, their enemies turned on each other and Israel spent the next three days picking up free stuff. A very dark situation worked out better than anyone could have hoped for, when they began to praise.

    We live in a darkening world, yet God will have the final say, so don't let what's on the news shape your view of God's power. We should never limit God to our past experience for He is able to do something new. In the end, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord of All (Philippians 2:11).

    The sun is about 400 times larger than the moon, but the moon can completely block out the sun during a total eclipse and become all that you see. Because it is closer to us, the moon can appear bigger than the sun.

    Problems work much the same way. When you focus on your problems, they will grow bigger and bigger. Soon God will begin to appear smaller and smaller. When you praise God, focus on Him and His word, then He will grow bigger, and your problems will grow smaller.

    Praise the Lord today and don't focus on circumstances that you cannot change, they are only distractions. Spend that time praising and thanking God for what He has already done in your life, for the things that He has blessed you with. Trust Him and remember what He has already done for you. Your future is in good hands. God loves you and He is at least 400 times bigger than your problems.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please help me to see past the problems. I know that You created the heavens and the earth and that you are in control of what happens in my life. Please let Your peace rest on me today. Send the Comforter to me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you." (Jeremiah 29:12). If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Amen... Hallelujah!
April 19, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

April 19, 2018
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Lord rest your peace on me today,  thank you Jesus! 

April 19, 2018
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen. Heavenly Father send the Comforter to me today. 

April 19, 2018
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen! Praise God!

April 19, 2018
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Randy Patterson
Randy Patterson

Great reminder...it’s so easy to get complacent and forget that we have a loving Father, with arms stretched out, waiting for us to call on Him. The cares of this world will choke you out if you let them and yes, the problems will come. But, that act of faith, thanking Him and praising Him, in those difficult times helps put things into perspective - big problem then small God but big God then small problem...i love it!

 

April 19, 2018
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Like your Comment. I totally agree with you. If we focus on the world problems God becomes small. If we focus on God He becomes bigger and the world smaller. Sometimes we forget who made the heaven and earth. God does 

April 19, 2018
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Randy Patterson
Randy Patterson

Amen

April 20, 2018
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father please help me to see past the problems. I know that You created the heavens and the earth and that you are in control of what happens in my life. Please let Your peace rest on me today. Send the Comforter to me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. Father, as you promised, you would never leave or forsake me. You've always done for me: and I trust you will continue. You know my needs, bless me in the name of Jesus I pray, Amen. Thank you Lord.

April 19, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen!

April 19, 2018
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

April 19, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen!

April 19, 2018
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Barbara Neahring
Barbara Neahring

 Thank you!

April 19, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen thank you Lord for ur love in Jesus name amen 

April 19, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Jesus please give us peace and comfort today.Thank you for our blessings.We love you. Amen 

April 19, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Yes Father, I rest in peace today knowing You are bigger than all this world's problems and You are in control! Amen.

April 19, 2018
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen 

April 19, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father thank You for all Your blessings, help me to concentrate more on You than the problems of this world. In Jesus name I pray, Amen .

April 19, 2018
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

So beautiful and true! Amen 

April 19, 2018
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Amen

April 19, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen! Praise the Lord forever more, for He alone is worthy of our praise and worship, praise His holy name!!!

April 19, 2018
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembrezaedited: April 19, 2018

Amen!!! Praise our LORD GOD Almighty for HE IS worthy of praise and worship and thank you LORD GOD

April 19, 2018
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Wow pastor Dion you out give yourself on this morning devotion. You are right when we focus too much on our circumstances or problems God becomes smaller but when we do a total eclipse and put our focus on God and is word our problem/ circumstances becomes smaller. Dear heavenly thank you for using pastor Dion to remind me not to focus on my circumstances/ problems that is going on around me which I can’t control except you father God!in Jesus name amen thank you pastor Dion for this morning devotion really needed to hear this message today God bless. You all keep praying for me .

April 19, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God please ease my worries. It’s been a long hard road. Amen

April 19, 2018
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Lorena Amador
Lorena Amador

Amen..Thank You Pastor, great message.

April 19, 2018
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Terryl Nichols
Terryl Nichols

Thank you for this word. Thank you for reminding me to change my focus and always look towards God

April 19, 2018
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen!! Thank you Pastor Todd!!

April 19, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

April 20, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father please help me to see past the problems. I know that You created the heavens and the earth and that you are in control of what happens in my life. Please let Your peace rest on me today. Send the Comforter to me, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

April 20, 2018