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Risky Business

  • Jonathan said to the young man who bore his armor, Come, and let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised: it may be that Yahweh will work for us; for there is no restraint to Yahweh to save by many or by few.' 1 Samuel 14:6 WEB

    Greatly outnumbered, Saul and about 600 Israelites were cowering in fear from the Philistines who had come against them. Only king Saul and his son Jonathan had a sword amongst the entire Israelite army. While the Philistines had thirty thousand chariots as well as six thousand horsemen (1Samuel 13:5). The troops who were following Saul were trembling with fear. Some hid in rocks and caves, while others fled the country entirely.

    Then Jonathan gathered his courage, told his shield bearer that 'nothing restrains the Lord from saving, by many or by few.' They strode boldly to the Philistine garrison and started the battle. When he did, God sent a panic amongst the Philistines and they began to attack each other. As the Philistines turned on each other in confusion, Saul and the rest of the Israelite army joined in the battle and Israel won a great victory that day.

    Nothing changes until someone takes a risk. If you want to see something that you have never seen, then you may have to do something that you have never done. God waited for someone to step up and lead, and when they did, He backed them up completely. It could have just as easily have been King Saul, but he was afraid.

    It only took Jonathan crossing the fear barrier to win that battle. David was the only man who would face Goliath, but he was all that was needed. God just needs one obedient person who will trust Him to change the environment around them, like Peter stepping out and walking on the water. If you feel the Lord calling you to do something, take the risk and then He will back you up. His help comes when you actually need it.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I put my trust in You today. Thank You so much for bringing me this far. Please draw me with Your loving kindness. If I know that it is You speaking, I will follow sp speak to me in a way that I understand. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people" (Ephesians 6:18). 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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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Aug 16
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen

Aug 16
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

 Thank you once again God for all our blessings continue to help us always. Let me be a good example to my grandchildren and help them to be motivated. God‘s will be done praise God in the name of Jesus Amen 

Aug 16
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Suzy Romaine
Suzy Romaine

I am so thankful to our Lord Jesus for all He has done . Please continue to draw my family's hearts close to you. Let us step out in faith! Speak to us in ways we understand. In Jesus name I pray 

Aug 16
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen! Thank you 

Aug 16
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!

Aug 16
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,God is awesome.

Aug 16
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Aug 16
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Judith B
Judith Bedited: Aug 16

Heavenly Father thank you for your grace because it is only by your grace that I am in the land of the living. Thank you for choosing me to accomplish certain tasks on your behalf. Thank you for your Holy Spirit who will lead me and guide me. And most importantly LORD I thank you for what you are going to do as we step into  that territory and take it and it's residents for you. All for your glory and honor  in Jesus name I pray. Amen

Aug 16
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I trust You Father, Amen.

Aug 16
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Aug 16
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

Aug 16
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen 

Aug 16
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, thank You for been with us at all times. I need to hear Your voice to do what You are telling me to do and be successful on Your call. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. God You are our everything. 

Awesome and true message Pastor, God bless you. 

Aug 16
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen and Amen. Lord help me to not fear what you want me to do for your Glory.  Thank you Holy Spirit!

Aug 16
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!!! Standing in the gap, taking a big risk, stepping out of my comfort zone, is scary to say the least, looking back I've been taking little baby steps for fear of failing or falling on my face, but I now I know deep in my heart that the Lord, my Lord, was always there; and as I'm growing I become more and more confident that He is with me unto the end of times. So I put my trust in Him alone, and when it gets really bad, I make a knot and hang on to it, and wait and pray, and when I'm unable to pray I know that the Hl. Spirit will speak for me! I'm a child of God hanging on to my Heavenly Father's hands, and I love Him!!!

Aug 16
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Aug 16
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

AMEN

Aug 16
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

Aug 17
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen!

Aug 17
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

Aug 17