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Circling The Mountain

  • Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea, as Yahweh spoke to me; and we encircled Mount Seir many days. Yahweh spoke to me, saying, 'You have encircled this mountain long enough. Turn northward.' Deuteronomy 2:1-3 WEB

    The Israelites wandered forty years in the wilderness while God worked out some differences with them. Twice while they were circling a mountain, there came a point when it was time for them to move on.

    God told them in Deuteronomy 1:6, 'You have lived long enough at this mountain. Turn and take your journey.' Again in Deuteronomy 2:1, 'You have encircled this mountain long enough. Turn northward.'

    Many times we will huddle around a mountain in our life, circling it. We cannot move on because of __________. It affects everything that we do, and we cry out for God to help, but you cannot steer a parked car. It needs to be moving.

    We meet people all the time that are trapped in a bad situation because they cannot let go of something. They are like a fish that is holding on to the hook with their lips and will not let it go. Eventually there comes a time when they get tired of circling that same mountain again and again while just growing older, and they make the change. It is just such a struggle to let it go.

    If you want to see something different in your life, do something different. If you have been trying to make a peach cobbler for years, but it always comes out as apple, it is time to try a new recipe. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results. It may be time to stop circling this mountain.

    Give God something to work with today. Leave the mountain behind you and do what you have been putting off. Turn and take your journey.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please give me a clear vision on how to change my life for the better. Help me overcome the obstacles that are holding me back. Set me free from this endless loop and help me break out, and break through, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Our weekly RHM Live church service will be happening this morning at 10am EST. Join us for a time of worship, interactive prayer, and fellowship, as well as an encouraging message. To participate in the chatroom you need to have a site account, but if not, you can still watch the video of the study. Service starts at 10am EST, but all are encouraged to show up 15 minutes early for fellowship, and to make sure the stream is working for you before we start. Here is the link to join: RHM Live


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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Dear God help my grandchildren break out and break through. Thank you for your love, mercy, and blessings. Work this out God please show us open doors. In the name of Jesus. Amen. 

Feb 17
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! It Is Time To Leave Egypt Behind!

Feb 17
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Feb 17
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Linda Clark
Linda Clarkedited: Feb 17

I so needed to read this it hit home for me !!! Praiae God for he knows his children  and what we need  AMEN!

Feb 17
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Yes Jesus,help us and guide us for your glory. Amen 

Feb 17
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father please give me a clear vision on how to change my life for the better. Help me overcome the obstacles that are holding me back. Set me free from this endless loop and help me break out, and break through, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

Feb 17
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

Wisdom with a dash of humor;). Thank you Pastor Dion.

Feb 17
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Lisa Moran
Lisa Moran

Love this devotional. Help me Lord to Break our and Break through! I want to be obedient and trust you to guide me in my destiny. 

Give me strength and courage to all that you lay upon my heart. Send me the resources and the help that is needed to pursue my purpose. I thank you and greatfuk thstbyiu never leave or forsake us and that you have not forgotten your children. 

In Jesus Name!

Feb 17
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Danvie McLaughlin
Danvie McLaughlin

Amen

Feb 17
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Amen!

 

Feb 17
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

Feb 17
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, I feel like I am circling over and over the same place. Guide and show me the way to be better in life,I trust You with all of me. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. 

Great message, God bless you Pastor. 

Feb 17
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Rhonda Jones
Rhonda Jones

Amen.  Wonderful message. Thank you.  Really needed to hear this message and take it into my heart.  

Feb 17
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!

Feb 17
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Feb 17
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Feb 17
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord, amen

Feb 18
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

I've been circling this particular mountain recently and asking God to help me with it. Just yesterday God stepped in and pushed me though to change the situation head-on!! Even tho it was a little uncomfortable for a moment, I'm so glad He cares enough for me to help me change!! Praise God!!

Feb 18