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The Wine Press

  • Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt His name together! I sought the LORD, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to Him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him and saved him out of all his troubles. Psalms 34:3 ESV

    David was now in the enemies' camp and surrounded by the relatives of those that he had killed in battle. Saul had intended to kill him in order to preserve his kingship and David had to get out of the country quickly. He crossed the border and entered the Philistine town of Gath hoping to hide from Saul. Gath appropriately means 'the wine press'. David was now out of the frying pan and into the fire.

    Not long after this the people began to talk about David: 'Is this not David who they sing about? Saul has struck down his thousands, and David his ten thousands?' David was under immense pressure, so much pressure that he started to act like he was mad (1Sam 21:13). They finally let him go and David then wrote Psalm 34. This poor man cried and the Lord heard him and saved him!

    The man who slew bears, lions, and Goliath was pressed like a grape until fear came to the surface. He was taken to the edge of his faith and it looked dark and hopeless, yet God delivered him. No matter how big your faith is, God is able to stretch it a bit further. His tests scale infinitely. Still, He is always there to deliver you in the end. Will you trust Him while in the wine press? It is amazing what comes out.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, strengthen me and help me serve You today without shrinking back. Let Your love and peace cover me, in the name of Jesus I pray.

    Note: For those who are participating in our Creation Photographers theme of the week: Good Morning Creation Photographers! I've noticed in the last few weeks that there is not much activity on our group page'are we still inclined to want our fun themes or should we take a break from them for a while? Looking forward to group input here :). 1 John 4:7 "Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God." ~ 'Reflections of the Father's Love' will be our next fun theme. Our themes are always open wide for creative interpretation and you are encouraged to post anything else that inspires you as well. My photos this week (in the group) are of some nice reflective shots I have recently taken (I liked how the owl looked like he was reflecting about his day). Have a wonderful week y'all, and let us not forget to love one another! God bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen,
Feb 25
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Thank you Jehovah for your love and peace that you provided for me !
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning 

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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Lord hear my prayers. Offer me strength to overcome my fears. Amen. 

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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen!!

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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen,Jesus we love and worship you.You are awesome.

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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

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Yada (Wendy)
Yada (Wendy)

 I love when he dances in his jammies in the rain before The LORD lol ♡♡♡ 

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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father, strengthen me and help me serve You today without shrinking back. Let Your love and peace cover me, in the name of Jesus I pray. Amen!

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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Lord let your love and peace cover me today,  in the Name of Jesus,  Amen 

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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen!

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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez

Lord please help me find Love and Peace 

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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father I want more of You today, that Your love and peace fill me while I walk through this journey. Lead me to understand Your word and show it to all I encounter today, in the name of Jesus I pray. Amen. That Your strength take away my fears Lord. 

Thank you Pastor and Sylvia, God bless you both. 

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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardleedited: Feb 25

Amen and Amen!!! Oh Lord, dear Heavenly Father, may this be my prayer and request, but not just for me alone, but also for all of my loved ones and each and everyone that You put under my care, in the holy name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior I ask and pray, Amen!!!

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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmannedited: Feb 25

DeaRest God please give me courage. Strengthen my faith  Praise God. Holy Spirit please help. In the name of Jesus Amen 

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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

IT FEELS WONDERFUL TO BE IN THE PRESENTS OF HEAVENLY FATHER

 

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