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  • Now the king of Syria had commanded the captains of his chariots, saying, "Don't fight with small nor great, except only with the king of Israel." When the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, they said, "It is the king of Israel!" Therefore they turned around to fight against him. But Jehoshaphat cried out, and Yahweh helped him; and God moved them to depart from him. 2 Chronicles 18:31'32 WEB.

    Jehoshaphat was a god-fearing king of Judah. But he allied with evil Ahab, king of Israel, and was drawn into a battle with the Syrians. During the fight, a special strike force of the enemy, the chariot commanders, were instructed to find and kill the king of Israel. When they saw Jehoshaphat in his royal attire, they assumed he was Ahab and pursued him. When Jehoshaphat looked back, there was a large group of chariots chasing him. So he cried out to the Lord, and He answered and drew the enemy away from him.

    Suppose Jehoshaphat had not cried out to God. In that case, he may have died on the battlefield like King Josiah did (2 Chronicles 35:23). When the enemy turned to attack him, it was all the encouragement that Jehoshaphat needed to ask God for help. It does not record what he said, but it probably included, "God help me!"

    Sometimes we view asking for prayer as a weakness, and we put it off as long as possible. We try to quietly hide what is going on in our lives, most often because of pride. Jehoshaphat saw real trouble coming his way, and he was saved because he began to cry out to God in prayer.

    We are all in a battle, and our strength and protection come from God Almighty. Do not wait until you are beaten down and weak to start asking God for help. When the attack begins, call for His help immediately.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for hearing my cry for help. Please protect my family and me today. Draw our hearts closer to You, and fulfill Your perfect will in our life. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: For those participating in the Creation Photography weekly themes, here is this week's challenge from group leader, Dianna Wyles: Genesis 1:26 "Then God said, 'Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.:" ~ Our next fun theme will be 'All God's Creatures' and is open wide for creative interpretation! We encourage you to post anything else that inspires you as well. My photos this week reflect some of God's creatures we encountered yesterday while enjoying His great outdoors. Have an awesome week and, if you are able, take some time to appreciate some of God's amazing creatures around you ~ God bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton I depend on Jehovah daily, I also thank you for this new day Lord!
September 22, 2020
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Heavenly Father for all our blessings.We love and worship you.You are awesome. Amen 

September 22, 2020
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen!!

September 22, 2020
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father I Thank You for all of Your help. Keep us strong. We can not do this without You.

September 22, 2020
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Dear Heavenly Father, I need You beside me in all of life's battles. I can not do it on my own. Be with me and my family today and always. Amen

September 22, 2020
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for hearing my cry for help. Please protect my family and me today. Draw our hearts closer to You, and fulfill Your perfect will in our life. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! 

God help me, in the mighty name of Jesus I pray. AMEN

September 22, 2020
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

September 22, 2020
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Pastor Dion, your devotional mirrors perfectly my brutal battle yesterday in the first day of online classes with new tools and "buggy" tech systems. Prayed Jehosophat's prayer through the day and again this morning! I thank You for hearing my cry for help, Lord. Amen!

September 22, 2020
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Debbie Zaleski
Debbie Zaleski

God bless you for your work! I've been "helping" my grandchildren as they, too, are learning new tools. I'm as bewildered as they are! The teachers are SO patient and kind! 

September 22, 2020
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen

September 22, 2020
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God I cry out to you so much. Thank you for all of your help and blessings. Strengthen my faith more and more. I love you God. Praise God Praise Jesus. Holy Spirit guide us and keep us safe. Amen 

September 22, 2020
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Help me Father Yahweh! Rebuke the devourer off of me! In Yeshua's name I ask you, Amen.

September 22, 2020
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

September 22, 2020
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Debbie Zaleski
Debbie Zaleski

Life is so much easier when I call on God daily! He never disappoints!

 

September 22, 2020
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Sheri Buckner
Sheri Buckner

I cry out to God throughout each and every day. I can't make it without God leading my life. I need God's love and protection every second, minute, and hour of every day. Thank you for this excellent word, Pastor Todd! 

September 22, 2020
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

Sometimes we need to be beaten down and weak because God hears the cries of the lowly and rescues anyone who calls out to Him in total surrender.

September 22, 2020
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank Your loving kindness with me and my family, take my hand and lead us while giving us the strength we need to walk with You. Your love and protection we need all the days of our lives, forgive us and lead us. In Jesus Christ name we pray, Amen. 

Thank you Pastor for your everyday devotionals,messages and testimony, God bless you and Sylvia. 

September 22, 2020
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen, prayer works!

September 22, 2020
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

PRAISE THE LORD.  Psalm 21:2 My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.  HE hears our cries for help.  Amen

September 22, 2020
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord that prayer works!

September 22, 2020
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Father for Your mercy and favor on us, Amen!

September 22, 2020
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes amen Lord 

September 22, 2020
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

September 24, 2020