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A Giant Problem

  • Then said David to the Philistine, You come to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a javelin: but I come to you in the name of Yahweh of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day will Yahweh deliver you into my hand; and I will strike you, and take your head from off you;' 1 Samuel 17:44 WEB

    David walked out onto the battlefield alone, while the army of Israel cowered in fear behind him. Not one of them would face this giant of a man called Goliath, though he taunted the Israelite army twice a day for forty days (v.16). No one except a seventeen year old boy named David, who had been spending time alone with God in the field tending sheep. When David heard Goliath's words he said, 'Who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?' (v.26) and then David went out to fight him.

    Being that King Saul was head and shoulders taller than any of the people (1 Samuel 10:23), and the anointed king of Israel, he would have been the expected choice to battle Goliath. Saul would have probably won, but he didn't go, so instead we read about David. It had to a be a seriously one-sided looking fight to see a 17-year-old boy with a sling, walking out to fight a 9-foot tall giant of a man whose coat of armor alone weighed 126 pounds.

    When David stepped out to meet him, Goliath began to hurl insults and curses at him. David declared, even prophesied, that God would deliver Goliath into his hand and that today he would cut off his head. Then David proceeded to do just what he said he would. David demonstrated faith in action and he later wrote: 'I have put my trust in God. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?' (Psalms 56:11).

    When the Lord gives you an opportunity, step out in faith. Say, 'The Lord is my helper. I will not fear. What can man do to me?' (Hebrews 13:6). Don't look at your own abilities for He will give you more as they are needed. This is the path of promotion and you can do this. God is the One that has your back, but fear often guards the door that you have to go through. You only have to put one foot in front of the other one, take it one day at a time, and keep a positive attitude about it. Stay the course. Keep the fire burning. Trust God and don't give up.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for all that You have done for me. Please help me stand as a strong pillar for You. Teach me, tweak me, deliver me, lead me away from temptation and help me to overcome any obstacle in my path. 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, and to hear what has been happening recently in our lives. 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. Love you all! Here is the link to join: RHM Live


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise be to your name!!!!! Amen ....Hallelujah! Thank you Pastor Dion !
December 22, 2019
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

December 22, 2019
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. 

December 22, 2019
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Heavenly Father please keep us strong and live for your glory, Amen 

December 22, 2019
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

December 22, 2019
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen,

December 22, 2019
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!'

December 22, 2019
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Penningtonedited: December 22, 2019

Praise the Lord, Amen!

December 22, 2019
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen praise God walk with me lord in jesus name AMEN!

December 22, 2019
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

December 22, 2019
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

AMEN!

December 22, 2019
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father the most high, the protector of those who follow and believe in You, guide us with Your strength to fight against the evil in front of us whom is guarding the door You has opened for us. We believe and know that You are our protector, what men can do to us when we have You at our side. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. 

Glory be to the Lord, awesome devotional Pastor. God bless you and Sylvia. 

December 22, 2019
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God give me strength. Amen

December 22, 2019
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

The Joy of the Lord is my strength.

December 22, 2019
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

December 23, 2019
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen

December 26, 2019
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

PRAISE THE LORD

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