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The Road of Life

  • In times past, when Saul was king over us, it was you who led Israel out and in. Yahweh said to you, You shall be shepherd of my people Israel, and you shall be prince over Israel. So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a covenant with them in Hebron before Yahweh: and they anointed David king over Israel. David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years. 2 Samuel 5:2-4 WEB.

    David was a young boy when the Lord had Samuel anoint him as king over Israel. David was probably between ten to fifteen years old when this happened (1 Samuel 16:13). It doesn't give us an exact age, but David was so young that he wasn't even considered when they lined up his seven brothers (1 Samuel 16:9). Yet, God passed over the first seven brothers and chose David, the least of the least.

    David was anointed with oil in front of his seven brothers, and the Spirit of the Lord rushed upon him. From that day forth, David began to grow into his destiny. Difficult obstacles appeared, and divine doors opened. David killed lions, bears, giants (1 Samuel 17:36), and tens of thousands of philistines (1 Samuel 18:7). He played music for King Saul and became his armor-bearer (1 Samuel 16:21). David loved, and he lost (1 Samuel 18:19).

    At thirty years old, David finally became king. Yet, there was a gap of fifteen to twenty years between the promise and the fulfillment. God used this time to refine David, train him, establish him in the people's eyes, and thoroughly test his character. You could randomly choose a day from David's life, and most of them would look pretty mundane. Yet, when we read the book of highlights, it is pretty exciting. David's life was not an easy one. Sometimes he defeated giants, sometimes he tended sheep, and sometimes he had to run from his own family.

    When I was young, the Lord told me that I would be in ministry one day, but I seemed to end up in everything except that. I was a mechanic, painter, musician, carpenter. I worked with computers. It was twenty-five years later before I was suddenly pushed into ministry. It hadn't been in my plans the day before it happened, and it caught me totally by surprise, for I had long given up on it. Yet, I use the skills I learned back then to do what we do today.

    We often want it all, and we want it now. We can't seem to look past today while God is looking at our entire life span. It was a long road from the promise until the fulfillment. The day is coming when what the Lord has promised you will be fulfilled. The thing that you have almost given up on can yet come to pass. That day is still coming.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please help me be as faithful as You are. Lead me into all that You have for me. Help me to stand strong in the face of adversity. I put my trust in You. Have Your way in my life. 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! Amen
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen !

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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Amen!!

 

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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: Jul 14

AMEN. Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you for the blessings in my life. The answered prayers and the ones unanswered.. Amen

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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen

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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

In jesus name praise God for he is our king 

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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

We thank you Jesus for answering our prayers.We love you. Amen 

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Yvette York
Yvette York

Thank You Jesus Amen Good Morning Everyone 

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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

I am here Lord, I am your servant.  Thank you for always being here for me. I trust you and truly want to hear your voice. Amen  Thankyou Pastor Dion

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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Life's road is indeed rough, Pastor Dion. Thank you for this word of hope this morning! Lord, elp me to stand strong in the face of adversity and setbacks. I put my trust in You. Have Your way in my life. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen

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Paul Boore
Paul Boore

Amen Lord!

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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I trust You, Father. Amen!

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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen my trust is in you Lord!

 

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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask,Amen. Oh Lord  my God,  I put my trust in you. You are God and no one else is!

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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I place my trust in You, lead me to be what You want me to be. Help me to understand that Your will be done on us at the right time not when we want, I thank You for all Your blessings and care. In Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. 

Thank you Pastor for this great message, God bless you both, Amen. 

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David Krull
David Krull

Here I am Lord. My heart is willing but my constant pain and afflictions restrains me. You know the desires of my heart is to serve you again. I have been held down for so long yet I have never stopped praising Your Name Jesus. Father forgive my sins and heal all my afflictions for Your Names sake.. so I can be effective for you. Help me keep my eyes on You not my circumstances. Thank you for Your living word. Thank you for pastor... in Jesus Name.

Amen

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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen and Amen!!

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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen!

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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

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