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A Giant Problem

  • Then said David to the Philistine, You come to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a javelin: but I come to you in the name of Yahweh of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day will Yahweh deliver you into my hand; and I will strike you, and take your head from off you;' 1 Samuel 17:44 WEB

    David walked out onto the battlefield alone, while the army of Israel cowered in fear behind him. No one would face this giant of a man called Goliath, who taunted them twice a day for forty days (v.16). No one except this seventeen year old boy who had been spending time alone with God in the fields. When David heard Goliath's words he said, 'Who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?' (v.26) and then David walked out to fight him.

    Being that Saul was head and shoulders taller than any of the people (1 Samuel 10:23), and the anointed king of Israel, he would have been the expected choice to battle Goliath. Saul would have probably won, but he didn't go, so instead we read about David. It had to a be a seriously one-sided looking fight to see a 17-year-old boy with a sling, walking out to fight a 9-foot tall giant of a man whose coat of armor alone weighed 126 pounds.

    When David stepped out to meet him, Goliath began to hurl insults and curses at him. David declared, even prophesied, that God would deliver Goliath into his hand and that today he would cut off his head. Then David proceeded to do just what he said he would. David demonstrated faith in action and wrote: 'I have put my trust in God. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?' (Psalms 56:11).

    When the Lord gives you an opportunity, step out in faith. Say, 'The Lord is my helper. I will not fear. What can man do to me?' (Hebrews 13:6). Don't look at your own abilities for He will give you more as they are needed. This is the path of promotion and you can do this. God is the one that makes it happen, and fear guards the door. You just have to put one foot in front of the other one and keep a positive attitude about it. Stay the course. Keep the fire burning. Trust God and don't give up.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for all that You have done for me. Help me stand as a strong pillar for You. Teach me, tweak me, deliver me, lead me away from temptation and help me to overcome any obstacle in my path. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer" (Romans 12:12). 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..... Praise to the Lord! Hallelujah!!
May 4, 2018
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen!

May 4, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help my mom dear God. Amen

May 4, 2018
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Father God we ask you to please help Mari's mom for whatever reason she has need. In Jesus name so be it.

May 4, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Dear Heavenly Father, we lift up Mari's mother to You, we do not know what her need is, but You know all things, and You will listen -that I know - to our prayers and petitions, please answer us and our prayers, and meet all her needs should it be physical, spiritual or financial, in the most holy name of Jesus we ask and pray, Amen!

May 4, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

May 4, 2018
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for all that You have done for me. Help me stand as a strong pillar for You. Teach me, tweak me, deliver me, lead me away from temptation and help me to overcome any obstacle in my path. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. The Lord is my helper, whom shall I be afraid, whom shall I fear, he is my salvation. I love you Lord for Loving me, thank you. In your son Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

May 4, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen!

May 4, 2018
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

May 4, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! You probably do not understand how on time this word really is! The Creater God is always ahead of the game!

May 4, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

That is the truth, Jim!

May 4, 2018
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

May 4, 2018
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen!

May 4, 2018
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Barbara Neahring
Barbara Neahring

Thank you! 

May 4, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen are God is great  Hallelujah

May 4, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

To God be all the glory! Amen!

May 4, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

God,Please give us strength for this wonderful day.We love and worship you.You are awesome. Amen 

May 4, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen!

May 4, 2018
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Amen!!!!

What a AWESOME GOD we serve!!!!

May 4, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Lord, Your armor is my protection against evil. I trust in You, give me the strength to keep going in the name of Jesus I pray. Amen. 

May 4, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen!

May 4, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardleedited: May 4, 2018

Amen! Thank you again, Pastor Dion for a powerful message from the Lord! Dear Heavenly Father please give me "faith in action" by the power of Thy Hl. Spirit, in the most holy name of Jesus I ask and pray, Amen!

 

May 4, 2018
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

May 4, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus amen

May 4, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

May 4, 2018
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Kevin Moore
Kevin Moore

Amen 

May 4, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks, Pastor Todd!  "Heavenly Father I thank You for all that You have done for me. Help me stand as a strong pillar for You. Teach me, tweak me, deliver me, lead me away from temptation and help me to overcome any obstacle in my path. In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

May 5, 2018
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Linda Kovacs
Linda Kovacs

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE FILMING OF THE LEFT BEHIND 2 MOVIE :)

May 10, 2018