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This Place Stinks

  • Then the king was exceedingly glad, and commanded that Daniel be taken up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no kind of harm was found on him, because he had trusted in his God. Daniel 6:22 ESV

    Daniel had spent a long night in a den of lions and the stench of rotted meat and lion poo had to be pretty pungent. He had done nothing wrong and was just trying to serve God as best as he could in a foreign land. When the sun came up the next day, the king set Daniel free and fed his enemies to the hungry lions. Daniel then prospered greatly.

    Once I had a personal revival where I was zealously serving God and I fasted and prayed daily for Him to remove anything holding me back from Him. Well that didn't take long and within weeks, my great paying job as a foreman was gone. After unemployment ran out, I had to take the worst job that I ever had as a laborer in a brass polishing plant for one third of the pay. Every day I went home as black as smut.

    I served faithfully there, though at first it required serious humbling on my part. I started out sweeping the floor. In time I was the manager. There was a mini-revival that broke out in the plant and several people got saved. Then, ever so gently, the Lord closed that down and placed me in my own business, using some of the skills that He had been teaching me along the way.

    You will not always be in a place that stinks. If you humble yourself and serve faithfully where God has placed you, He will raise you up. You are not forgotten or unseen. In fact your attitude in the stinky place is being watched closely by a great cloud of witnesses. Keep the best attitude that you can and keep thanking God for He has not forgotten about you.

    Prayer: Father, I know that you have not forgotten about me! I know that you see where I am. Please give me the grace to get through this day and work your perfect will in my life, in the name of Jesus.

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Maria Mesia
Maria Mesia I am in that stinky den where lions are hungry to devour me. But I am not alone, my Creator, Redimer, Comforter is with me and for me, He will sabotage the stinky purpose of the hungry lions, to glorify His Name being faithful to His word given to me: "be stil and know that I Am God". Thank You Father, as You told me when I was 4 years old: "Hold on me", I am embracing You, Your Word is my ark of salvation by believing You, Your faithfulness is my resting. Amen.
December 15, 2019
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

December 15, 2019
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Rose Theuret
Rose Theuret

Amen. I must try harder.

December 15, 2019
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

December 15, 2019
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

December 15, 2019
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

December 15, 2019
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. 

December 15, 2019
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

December 15, 2019
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank you Lord.  Thank you for Grace to get through each day. Amen!

December 15, 2019
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father

December 15, 2019
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen, praise Jesus Christ.

December 15, 2019
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father I thank Your loving kindness for giving us Your blessings while we follow You. There are good and bad times in life but with Your grace and love we are assured that things will work for the better in our lives, in Jesus name I pray. Amen, You are our rock and sustain in difficult times,oh Lord. 

Thank you Pastor and Sylvia for all you do, God bless you. 

December 15, 2019
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help me to stay in your hope and will dear God. Increase my wisdom and knowledge in the name of Jesus Amen 

December 15, 2019
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

December 15, 2019
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

December 15, 2019
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

December 16, 2019
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

AMEN

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