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Facing The Giants

  • O LORD, in your strength the king rejoices, and in Your salvation how greatly he exults! You have given him his hearts desire and have not withheld the request of his lips. Psalms 21:1 ESV

    I was scared when the call came because I had grown up on a farm and had no formal education in computers, but I knew the Lord wanted me to go help them. Later, when I walked out of the accountant's office, I was amazed at what had just happened. I had repaired their corrupted client database with years of tax returns in a few moments, and did not have a clue as to how.

    Computers were a hobby of mine. The accountant firm had gotten my number from someone and called me out of desperation. At the time, there were not many people in our area to call. Computers were still rare in those days and everything was done from a command prompt. It was before Windows and what we call the Internet.

    I prayed all the way there and had it fixed in a few minutes. They thought I was a genius. This became common. Before long I was making five to seven calls a day just like that. Sometimes when I simply touched the keyboard, it would be fixed. It was simply a lot of prayer. I prayed everywhere I went. God opened the doors, and I went, praying all the way. For the next seventeen years, we worked together. We still do.

    When God opens the door, step through it. Do not let your fear, education, or anything else hold you back from what He has. Goliath backed down the entire Israeli army, until one teenager stepped out and killed him. When He gives you a job to do, He will give you the ability to do it as well. God will go with you. You can face this giant.

    Prayer: Father guide me this day and come with me wherever I go. Push me forward into the deeper plans that you have for my life and anoint me for the work that you give me to do, in the name of Jesus.

    Note: For any who missed the announcement, the latest Bible study is now available! Here is the link to get started: http://www.refreshinghope.org/blogs/1/302/luke-chapter-10. We pray you will be blessed by it and look forward to your participation!


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J D  Williams
J D Williams IF GOD SENDS YOU HE WILL INDEED GIVE YOU THE ANOINTING TO ACOMPLISH WHAT EVER HE HAS SENT YOU TO DO FOR HE SUPPLIES OUR EVERY NEED ACCORDING TO HIS RICHES AND GLORY BY CHRIST JESUS....
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the interesting, inspiring testimony and prayer!
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Susan P
Susan P Thank you. This is just what I needed today. 
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Angela Williams
Angela Williams Lord thank you for that word. remove all fear that i may have so i may move forward. In you .
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!!  Fear of the unknown is the one thing that can stiffle a person; however, God with all of his infinite wisdom will never leave us in our hour of need!  Thank you God for being there always, and opening the doors to the Glory of you!  Amen!!
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CB Edwards
CB Edwards Amen, timely word,thanks. 
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Reinhard Blefgen
Reinhard Blefgen Amen
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan This Message is so fitting for Me!!!!!!!!! I was very small as a Boy! As I have disclosed I had a secret friend! The Lord through His Spirit! I was learning as a boy how too have Faith in this power surrendering all of My developing emotions desires everything! I was floored at His great teachings! All of it caused Me too rely on Him! Michael (micsdrums)
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Alane Grosz
Alane Grosz Thank you for your message, as always, God has provided exactly what I need.  Let me go and be guided by his hand.
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Donna Smith
Donna Smith You are so right!  I have done photography for 24 years. God went with me for every wedding and event and session that I shot and I know I couldn't have done it without Him.  I am so thankful that He didn't let me mess up one wedding etc the entire 24 years.  I used film for many of these years and I never had an issue. Many photographers that I know have had failed equipment, film, lighting etc issues.  I know I didn't experience this because I gave it to God as I did each shoot.
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield Oh I should forward this message to my son--he just received his certificate in computer repair--Because of my example, he plans to get Confirmed as soon as he has free time--LOL. He has really become quite the believer I always suspected he was, but since my experience back in December, his belief is now firm. Well, it should not be a surprise, because Robbie was my "miracle baby"--born years after doctors had convinced me I'd never conceive due to my anorexia and low body weight. I guess God wasn't listening when they told me I was infertile! Blessings, Kathy
June 16, 2015
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome Thank you for give to me the holy spirit amen
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady I have learned to follow God's leading even when I felt inadequate and unsure of myself. It comes easier each time, I only need to trust in Him!
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Prayer: Father guide my son this day and please be with him wherever he go. Push him forward into the deeper plans that you have for his life and anoint him for the work that you give him to do, in the name and throrough you i made this prayer my LORD JESUS CHRIST. AMEN
June 16, 2015
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Robert Fraser
Robert Fraser Step by step I keep on trying.I will never give up. Thank you. Amen
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor Wow...so fitting with what I was just praying about yesterday as I feel the Lord pushing me into something new! Thank you! Amen!
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Fred Thomas
Fred Thomas I have just finished computer certification school and didn't achieve but two certs. The certs I got don't qualify me for positions I need. Too many distractions kept me from passing the A+ and now I'm rusty but GOD!!! I'll be praying for an open door in the I.T. Industry 
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Yvette Cantrell
Yvette Cantrell YOUR MIGHTY MIGHTY NAME JESUS. 
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Mahlet  Tsegaye
Mahlet Tsegaye Amen.
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Cheryl Wilson
Cheryl Wilson Amen Lord!
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler God is good!
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Deleted Member Isn't it wonderful to know whatever God sends you to do, He will provide the means for you to do it with and give you the ability to be able to do it. Thank you so much for this message today. God bless you and Sylvia:):):)
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Deleted Member Amen, all the time:):):)
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Deleted Member Amen and Praise The Lord:):):)
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Deleted Member Praise The Lord, for His great love and guidance in our lives.
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Deleted Member Amen
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Deleted Member I pray over you in Jesus Name that He would open amazing doors for you, in Jesus Name we pray, Amen.
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Deleted Member Amen, where God guides He provides:):):)
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Deleted Member Amen, keep on keeping on for Jesus.
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Deleted Member Amen, praying for your son to be led by Jesus to do His perfect will. Anoint him and use him to build up the Kingdom of Jesus, provide and guide his every footstep in Jesus Name we pray, Amen:):):)
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Deleted Member Amen, we must trust Him with our all, because He will direct us and give us the confidence we need to do His perfect will. God bless you:):):)
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Deleted Member Amen and Praise The Lord, God is so good. He loves you so much:):):)
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Deleted Member What a beautiful testimony. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. God bless you:):):)
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Deleted Member Amen, God is amazing:):):)
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Deleted Member Amen, let go and let Jesus guide your steps into His perfect plan. :):):)
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Deleted Member God is so good. He is always there for us. God bless you.
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Deleted Member Amen, where God guides He provides. He loves us so much.
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Deleted Member Amen, Isn't wonderful to know Jesus is always on time. Praise The Lord
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Deleted Member Amen, His wisdom is so great and He knows our every need and He will never, ever, leave us or forsake us. He loves us so much:):):)
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Deleted Member Jesus, please touch Angela and remove all fear from her life and let her feel peace and joy so that she can move forward to do what You would have her to do in Jesus Name I pray. Amen:):):)
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Deleted Member Amen, God is awesome, He always knows just what we need. God bless you Susan. Love and blessings from Tamara
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Deleted Member Amen, Its so amazing how everything is always on perfect timing for us. Jesus knows exactly what we need and when we need it. God bless you, Lissy:):):), Love, Tamara
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Deleted Member Amen, bless you for your amazing words. Thank you for sharing. 
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Susan P
Susan P May He bless you too, Tamara! Love, Susan xoxo
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Charmaine Jackson
Charmaine Jackson This message is for me. Fear has been holding me back from a dream that I would like to fulfill. I have an idea that requires software programming and equipment but I do not have a clue as to where to begin and who to turn to. I'm lost but I'm so driven. The plan is written and I'm just praying that the Lord will guide me and open doors during this process. I'm discouraged because of my lack of knowledge but I'm faithful because of His promise to me. Please pray my strength in the Lord.
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Celestina Ndunda
Celestina Ndunda It is a wonderful message, this prayer i really need it. Many times i pray this prayer then hold back because of fear, may the Lord give me grace enough to venture deeper into His plans for my life. Amen
June 17, 2015
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  Fear not, only believe.
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Elena Vasquez
Elena Vasquez Amen
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd Take all the steps that you can on your own and thank Him for providing the rest :)
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Thank you so much, Tammy, blessings to you!
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd I join with you in your prayer, Fred, may He open the right doors and make His path clear to you, in the name of Jesus!
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Theresa Smith
Theresa Smith Amen
June 18, 2015