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A Lighthouse

  • Yahweh said, 'I will destroy man whom I have created from the surface of the ground; man, along with animals, creeping things, and birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them.' But Noah found favor in Yahweh's eyes. This is the history of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time. Noah walked with God. Noah became the father of three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Genesis 6:7 WEB

    When the Earth had become totally corrupt and the thoughts of the people were only evil all the time, the Lord decided to start over, to reboot the human race. Only Noah was different from the rest. He was walking close to God, he was trying to do what was right, and therefore he found favor in the eyes of the Lord.

    Noah, his wife, his three sons, and their wives were spared and survived the coming flood. There were eight people saved through Noah's faith in God (1Peter 3:20, 2Peter 2:5). 'By faith, Noah, being warned about things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his house' (Hebrews 11:7).

    Scripture does not mention that his wife was righteous, nor his sons, nor their wives. It only mentions Noah's relationship with God. When Lot was rescued from Sodom, his wife and daughters also went out of the city with him.

    Let us be like Joshua who said, 'And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD' (Joshua 24:15).

    In 1 Kings 11:31, when the people began to backslide and Solomon turned away from following Him, God decided to divide Israel. He told Jeroboam that He would give him ten pieces (tribes), but because of His servant David, He would not give him all of it. David's life continued to affect how God treated his family line decades later. Isn't that amazing?

    Serving God will affect those around you, and those that you care about. Your acts alone may not save them, but you will be a light and God will draw them. When things get bad they will begin to look to you for the answers. God can make you a lighthouse for those in need. Even a small candle light is bright when in complete darkness, and you may be the only light that those around you can see. So keep that light burning.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for saving my family. I pray that my entire family comes to know You personally. Touch them, draw them, get their attention, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: For those interested in capturing or viewing photos of God's creation, here is this week's theme message from Creation Photographers: "Good Morning, Creation Photographers!! Today is the day our Lord has blessed us with, so let us rejoice and be glad in it! Thank you all so much for joining in our group fun! Psalm 19:1 (NIV) "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands." 'Landscape Divine' or 'Heavenly Terrain' will be our next fun theme. You get a choice this week and they're open for interpretation as always, so be creative. You are also encouraged to post anything else that inspires you as well! My photos this week shows some of God's beautiful terrain where I find his peace and healing joy so abundantly. May you always declare the glory of God, and may he always bless you abundantly for it!" Here is the link to participate in this group: Creation Photographers group


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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank you Dion for the reminder. I am awake at 4:30 in the morning for some reason and this seems to be the answer. Heavenly Father, please show me the way to help others!

Oct 23
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for saving my family. I pray that my entire family comes to know You personally. Touch them, draw them, get their attention, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Yes please!! Amen! Thank you

Oct 23
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Faith Oglesby
Faith Oglesby

Amen. I have been praying for my family members to be drawn to the Lord as well. If you would say a prayer also for me as I am not feeling my best and need the Lord"s healing touch and grace.  I give God all the glory due His name ane seek Him diligently with love in action. 

Thank you in advance for praying for my family and myself. Refreshing Hope and all members are in my prayers, too.

Oct 23
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

We pray for you and your family for Gods blessings.

Oct 23
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Praying for you and your family's needs. Amen.

Oct 23
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord, amen

Oct 23
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Thank you lord for saving me and my family now and in the future let us continue to trust in your words Amen 

Oct 23
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen

Oct 23
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Oct 23
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen! let me be a light for you Lord!

Oct 23
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Bob Conquest
Bob Conquest

Amen

Oct 23
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

Oct 23
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank you Lord..Help me through you to get my families attention..Amen

Oct 23
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

My house and I only serve  Jesus.Our rock and salvation. Amen 

Oct 23
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father, I pray your light shines through me and draws my family to you.

Oct 23
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!!

Oct 23
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Kathy Kingery
Kathy Kingery

Really loved that message as I work to try to be a light to bringing my family back to the Lord, and the hope and faith that brings. God bless ❤️

Oct 23
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Praise God 

Oct 23
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I pray my whole family comes to know You. Amen.

Oct 23
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, thank You for saving me and thankYou for also giving light over my family. Give us Your blessings to keep walking by Your side. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. 

Oct 23
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God help me to be a good person and say the right things to my grandchildren that may steer them into a good path. Amen. 

Oct 23
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Oct 23