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Mountains and Valleys

  • A man of God came near and spoke to the king of Israel, and said, 'Yahweh says, 'Because the Syrians have said, 'Yahweh is a god of the hills, but he is not a god of the valleys;' therefore I will deliver all this great multitude into your hand, and you shall know that I am Yahweh.' 1 Kings 20:28 WEB

    When the Syrians first attacked Israel, they thought that the God of Israel was only a god of the mountains and not of the valleys. After several battles they learned that He is God Almighty on the mountain, as well as in the valley.

    It is very easy for us to feel God's presence when we are on the mountain top. Certainly God is with us, our life is great, things are looking bright, hallelujah, praise the Lord. The valley though is a completely different place in our life, and where most of our learning takes place. 'Where is God's presence? It doesn't seem to be here with me. Look at this! What am I going to do now?' Then often at the last minute, He comes through and our panic was all for nothing.

    Mountains and valleys are a normal part of the Christian life, and we often cycle between these two extremes. We maybe coming out of one while our neighbor is heading towards the other, so encourage each other. Learn to trust God to take care of you. Too many times we measure God's power by how well He obeys us, instead of us obeying Him and finding the way out of our valley.

    Keep your head up, keep serving God right through the valley and straight up the mountain. He is the God of the mountains and the valleys. In fact, He will still be God when the mountains and valleys are long gone. So do not get overly excited while on the mountain, and do not get too depressed in the valley. Keep it steady, you will be back on the mountain soon enough.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for always being there for me. Please help me praise You through the valley and on the mountain as well. You are the Creator of the heavens and the earth, forgive me of ever doubting You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." (2 Chron 7:14). 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....
Jul 31
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Sheri Buckner
Sheri Buckner

This word from God blessed me tremendously today. Thank you, Pastor Todd!!!

Jul 31
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen. I pondered this very same subject while driving on the interstate when I was still in North Carolina. Going up and down and could see the next hill top and viewing the mountains. A very encouraging and timely message. Thank you pastor Dion.

Jul 31
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen!

Jul 31
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

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Yvette York
Yvette York

Thank you God because I needed to hear these words to remind me you will always be with me no matter what Amen

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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Dear God Get us through this valley to the mountain. I feel This trial is coming to an end. Thank you God for all of your blessings praise God in the name of Jesus amen

Jul 31
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen! Timely Message Thank You Pastor Dion!

Jul 31
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen and Amen!

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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father!

Jul 31
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! In my experience, it is in the valleys where the fruit grows. On a tall enough mountain there is a tree line where above it, fruit trees do not grow, God is still there no matter where you are. Your mission is to produce fruit.

Jul 31
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

Jul 31
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen, praise Jesus.

Jul 31
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Thank you, a good reminder to stay focused today for God is with us always. 

Jul 31
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen!

Jul 31
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!

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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You for all Your help and for the work You are doing in me . Even though at times I feel forgotten but I  know that You are there for us. We need You to reach the mountain top, in Jesus name I pray, Amen. Lord, You are my Savior and protector. 

Timely message Pastor, God bless you. 

Jul 31
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

Jul 31
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Thank you Pastor Dion for such continued encouragement.  Your devotionals mean so very much. Have a blessed and happy day.

 

Jul 31
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen! Thank you Pastor Dion, you always speak the words that I need to hear, accepting your words and messages as from the Lord!!!

Jul 31
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Albert Chau
Albert Chau

I drove through Grand Canyon National Park years ago and was looking down from the mountain top. The view was majestic, but the valley below looked hot and treacherous with many obstacles and challenges. I said to myself there was no way I am going to hike all the way down to the valley in 100-degree weather. But, sometimes, that's what God wants us to go through sometimes, and I have been through many valleys in life and could never come out without God's help.

Jul 31
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Carol Pady
Carol Padyedited: Jul 31

Sometimes it feels like,"Death Valley," but in reality it is just the bottom of Mount Nebo.When we finally reach to the top we are given the ability to see,"our promised land." We need to bring along plenty of living water, it's a dry and thirsty way out of these valleys. Yet we will eventually get there.

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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

LORD, we offer all our valleys to you.  We love, Praise and thank you LORD.  TO GOD BE THE GLORY

Jul 31
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jul 31
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! He is God Almight always, on the mountains and the valleys. Thank you for todays Message.

Jul 31