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The Road of Life

  • In times past, when Saul was king over us, it was you who led Israel out and in. Yahweh said to you, You shall be shepherd of my people Israel, and you shall be prince over Israel. So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a covenant with them in Hebron before Yahweh: and they anointed David king over Israel. David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years. 2 Samuel 5:2 WEB

    David was just a young boy when God had Samuel anoint him as king over Israel. David was probably between ten to fifteen years old when this happened (1 Samuel 16:13). It does not give an exact age, but he was so young that he was not even considered to be a contender when they lined up his seven brothers (1 Samuel 16:9). God passed over the first seven brothers, then chose David, who was the least of the least.

    When David was anointed with oil in the midst of his brothers, the Spirit of the Lord rushed upon him. From that day forth, David began to grow into his destiny. Difficult obstacles appeared and divine doors opened. David killed lions, bears, then giants (1 Samuel 17:36) and tens of thousands of philistines (1 Samuel 18:7). He played music for king Saul and became his armor bearer (1 Samuel 16:21). He loved and he lost (1 Samuel 18:19).

    At thirty years old, David actually became king. There was a gap of fifteen to twenty years between the promise, and the fulfillment. God used this time to refine David, train him, establish him in the eyes of the people, and thoroughly test his character. You could randomly choose a day from David's life, and most of them would look pretty mundane, but when we read the book of highlights, it is exciting. His life was not an easy one, sometimes he defeated giants, sometimes he tended sheep, sometimes he had to run from his family.

    The Lord told me when I was young that I would be in ministry one day, but I seemed to end up in everything except that. I was a mechanic, a painter, a musician, a carpenter, I worked with computers. It was twenty five years later that suddenly I was pushed into ministry. It had not been in my plans the day before it happened, and it caught me totally by surprise because I had long given up on that.

    We often want it all, and we want it now. We can't seem to look past today, while God is looking at our entire life. It was a long road from the promise until the fulfillment. The day is coming when what the Lord has promised you, will be fulfilled. That thing that has always been in the back of your mind, that you have almost given up on, will yet come to pass. That day, is still coming.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please help me be as faithful as You are. Lead me into all that You have for me. Help me to stand strong in the face of adversity. I put my trust in You. Have Your way in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: For those who are participating in our Creation Photographers theme of the week: Psalm 92:1-3 "It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High, proclaiming your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night, to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp." - 'Music to my Ears' will be our next fun theme. Our themes are always open for interpretation and we encourage you to post anything else inspiring as well. My photos reflect some things that are music to my ears: birds, kids laughter, water flowing, all beautiful music to my ears!! Have a fantastic week everyone, and don't forget to spend some time around things that bring 'music to your ears'. God Bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen, wait (like a waiter; be patient) on the Lord Yahuah.

Oct 15
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Oct 15
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Oct 15
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord, amen and amen

Oct 15
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Oct 15
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord for Your promises!  

Oct 15
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen. Praise You and thank You Father Yahweh for your faithfulness especially when I am not.

Oct 15
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

Oct 15
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen!!

Oct 15
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Strengthen us dear God. Give us wisdom and favor. Open doors. Amen

Oct 15
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen,God is awesome.

Oct 15
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. It is Gods plan. In His time. Amen

Oct 15
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

A timely prayer for a work day Tuesday: Have Your way in my life, Lord! All praise to You!

Thank you for the encouragement, Pastor Dion.

Oct 15
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

With God all things are possible, Amen.

Oct 15
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I pray to You for wisdom, to lead me to What You have for me. In the face of adversity keep us strong and Your love and care be at all times with us. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. With God everything is possible. 

Great message Pastor, God bless you. 

Oct 15
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Oct 15
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

AMEN

Oct 16
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

Oct 20