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  • Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel. Samuel said to Jesse, "Yahweh has not chosen these." Samuel said to Jesse, "Are all your children here?" He said, "There remains yet the youngest. Behold, he is keeping the sheep." Samuel said to Jesse, "Send and get him, for we will not sit down until he comes here." He sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, with a handsome face and good appearance. Yahweh said, "Arise! Anoint him, for this is he." Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the middle of his brothers. Then Yahweh's Spirit came mightily on David from that day forward. 1 Samuel 16:10'13 WEB.

    While his father's sheep grazed peacefully in the pasture, young David watched over the flock. There was not a lot to do but watch them eat unless a predator showed up. He learned to play music on his harp to fight the boredom, sang, and slung rocks with a sling. He had no idea that his future was being shaped while doing it.

    God would send him increasingly difficult challenges. Lions and bears came to attack the sheep, and David would have to fight them off. The Lord was training him, and he improved a little each day.

    David had seven brothers who were older and bigger than he was. But God chose him because He looked at David's heart. David spent time with God in the field when he was tending those sheep, and God prepared him and took his life to a new level while he was doing it.

    David protected his dad's sheep when he was little, then God's sheep when he was a grown man. He used the sling that he practiced with to later kill the giant Goliath. He used his musical skills to play soothing music for the king. God will use the trivial things that you learn along the way to prepare you for something bigger.

    Today, talk with God wherever you are, whatever you are doing. While in the field, or in the home, begin to converse with Him. The relationship you develop while doing simple things opens the doors to something much more significant in the future. God just might say, "Anoint this one."

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for bringing me this far. Please guide me into all that You have and help me make the most of my time here on earth. Help me know You more deeply, Lord. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah!Thank you for all you do for us and loving us! ! ❤️
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Elena Vasquez
Elena Vasquez

Amen

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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask this, Amen.

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Narciso Salas
Narciso Salas

 Amen. I enjoy these studies every day. 

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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Thank you Heavenly Father for all my Blessings. You are my guide. Amen

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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

My God bring me closer to you and allow me to be a blessing to everyone with love and kindness. Praise God Praise Jesus Amen 

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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen thank you so very much for this wonderful devotional 

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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen, Happy Friday everyone!

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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for all our blessings.We love and worship. Thank you for loving us. Amen 

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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Amen,  thank you Jesus! 

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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

 Heavenly Father I thank You for all You have done for me while I'm here, I ask You to give me a deeply understanding of Your word to always be closer to You. In Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. Praise the Lord almighty, Amen. 

Thank you Pastor and Sylvia for all your support through the daily devotionals, God bless you both, Amen. 

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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thanks, Pastor Dion, for a most excellent focus and prayer for my 2021! Please help me know You more deeply, Lord! AMEN

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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Father, please guide me and help me fulfill Your will in my life, Amen.

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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord 

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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!!! Walking and talking with the Lord gives me peace and strength!!!

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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

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