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Half Starved Lions

  • 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 6:23 ESV

    They took Daniel to the edge of the lions' den and let him see all of the half-starved lions prowling below them. The stench drifting upwards was horrible. I am sure the soldiers stood back a little ways as they pushed him to the edge of the pit. Then with a shove Daniel was falling through the air, right into the hungry mouths below.

    On the way down he could hardly believe that after serving God and the kings uncompromisingly for over eighty years, that he was now being fed to the lions. What a retirement plan this was'they sealed the pit with a stone and it became dark with the sound of panting hungry lions pacing the floor. After a long dark stress-filled night, the dawn finally came and Daniel was unharmed. He was taken out of the pit, and his enemies were thrown in and devoured.

    Tomorrow will be a better day. The dawn will come and no matter how bad it looks at night you will come through it unscathed. God will deliver you from the half-starved lions. As Daniel did in his darkest hour, just continue to trust in God.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I ask that You deliver me from the enemy. Protect me and my family Lord. Right the wrongs in my life and give me a fresh vision for the future, in the name of Jesus I pray. Amen!

    Note: Ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presence and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father please watch over my family, I Thank You in Jesus name

Jun 25
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. My faith and Trust is in the Lord.  Today, tomorrow and always. AMEN. 

Jun 25
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for giving me the right amount of faith !!

Jun 25
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Watch over our family Jesus and bless us all.We love you. Amen 

Jun 25
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Jun 25
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Keyana Mallory
Keyana Mallory

Amen! Glory hallelujah!

Jun 25
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jun 25
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen  

Jun 25
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

I NEEDED to hear this message today as I prepare to face my own version of those half-starved lions this afternoon. Thanks so much for the timely reminder that I must keep trusting in the Lord

Jun 25
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen !  thank Lord Jesus  and thank you Dion and Slyvia , and we are praying for you and your dear family Sylvia  

Jun 25
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Yada (Wendy)
Yada (Wendy)

John 9 ♡ 

1As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. 2And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. 5As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

Jun 25
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name Amen. 

Jun 25
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank Your love for me and my family, our faith in You and the so many blessings. That what is wrong in our lives be corrected as we want to have more of You through Your teachings, in the name of Your Son Jesus Christ we pray, Amen. Lead us oh Lord. 

As always a great devotional Pastor, God bless you and Sylvia. 

Jun 25
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Jun 25
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Seems like I've been wrestling with the starving lions in my life for a few months now ... I appreciate this word of encouragement, Pastor Dion!  Today's prayer: Give me a fresh vision for the future, Lord! Thank you and AMEN

Jun 25
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Frances Osayi
Frances Osayi

Amen and Amen. 

Thank you Pastor Dion for this wonderful devotional.

May the Almighty God bless you. 

Jun 25
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord Jesus

Jun 25
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God please provide for us always. There's always another need. Thank u for our many blessings. Praise God hallelujah in the name of Jesus Amen 

Jun 25
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jun 25
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Jun 25
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Lorena Amador
Lorena Amador

Amen. Thankful Thursday! I'm so Thankful to The Lord! Today is my mother's 1 yr anniversary that she left this world to be with the Lord, but instead of being sad, I'm Thankful for good things, my little sister she is 30 yrs old has been battling with Covid-19 for 2 weeks, I've never seen someone suffer and most sadly self quarantine with no one to help her.I could only put her food in her door and see her from the street when she gets it, she was rejected by the hospitals here in Los Angeles but this early morning she sent me a picture and she said I feel much better today and look at my cheeks I have pink cheeks, I can eat now. I drove over to see her from a few feet away and we laughed and laughed with Joy, God Is Good. Thank You I had to share..God Bless

Jun 26