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The Lord is My Rock

  • He said, The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior; You save me from violence. I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies. 2 Samuel 22:1 ESV

    David sang this song to the Lord when he was delivered from all of his enemies. Where others saw nothing, David saw the works of the Lord through the eyes of faith. When those around him did not believe, he could truthfully say, I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies. It works for me, see the dead giant head I am holding?

    He would have had nothing to sing about at all if he had not lived through some pretty hard times. You do not get the glory without the story. You do not have a testimony without a test. Though invisible to our normal eye, the Lord is there to help us. An unshakable Rock, the Ancient of Days, The Living God. When we invite the Lord into our situation, it changes, and when God is on our side, no one can stand against us.

    Do not struggle in your own strength. Invite the Lord into your situation. Ask the Lord to come help you with this. Dont become discouraged when it takes longer than you thought. David went through many afflictions, but God delivered him out of them all.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please come and be a part of my life today. I look to You Lord. Save me from my enemies and give me wisdom to excel, in the name of Jesus.

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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!! The Lord is the Rock for me and I thank him for always being by my side and never leaving me as he has promised!!
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Valerie  King
Valerie King mAmen! 
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Thank you Father for your everyday help to overcome all my situations, amen. 
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome Amen
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Debra lynn Hubbard
Debra lynn Hubbard What a awesome word..... Thank you pastor Todd for allowing the Lord too use you... You are a blessing
June 30, 2015
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Amen, Thank you Pastor Todd for your Blessed message
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Debby Brayman
Debby Brayman Thank you Pastor Todd, this devotional is right on.
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Tina G
Tina G I have a new favorite line "you don't get the glory without the story!" Thank you!
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Deleted Member Amen, I love it, I don't have the strength on my on, but Jesus does, ( look at the giants head in my hand) Praise God we all win in the end.
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Deleted Member An on time message, God is so good.
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Deleted Member Amen, that is an awesome line. Love it. Many blessings sent your way.
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Deleted Member Amen, yes, the devotional hit the spot this morning. 
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Deleted Member Amen, it truly blessed me too.
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Deleted Member Amen, God is good to us and sends us daily just what we need.
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Deleted Member Amen and Praise His Holy Name, He is always right there.
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Deleted Member Amen, I too am so thankful for Him to help me be an overcomer through His love and power.
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Deleted Member Amen, God is good, blessings to you.
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Deleted Member Amen, that is right, He will never leave us or forsake us, He is always right there by our side, just like He promised. Love and blessings
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Michael Griffin
Michael Griffin We can do all things through Christ, who strengthens us!!!! We need to trust in Him, not the world!!!
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor Needed this this morning. Trying to look at options for repairing my knee is stressful. I know my future is safe in the Lord's hands.
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Daisy Lugardo
Daisy Lugardo I have been so out of touch but i am catching up.   The Lord is My Rock an this is so true without a test no Testimony.  I can attest to this..   Thank you for always enlightening us!
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady In my personal experiences with trials, persecution and adversity, God's grace is abundantly poured out! He is my Rock, my Redemption, my Salvation, my Protection, my Father, my God! In plenty and in lack I am content. In the storms of life I can lie my head down and sleep. I praise You Abba Father for Your daily provision and protection as You fill me with Your peace which passeth all understanding!
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield Here is another devotional worthy to be printed and saved for future reference--so that's just what I am doing. Thanks so much for the encouragement I needed today!
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Deleted Member Praise The Lord, I pray you are feeling better today. Love and blessings, Tamara
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Deleted Member Amen, I totally come in agreement with you for this prayer is prayed over my life too. Thanks for sharing. 
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Deleted Member Amen
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Deleted Member I pray God gives you divine direction to do what is best and I pray that the stress be gone in Jesus Name.
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Deleted Member Amen
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Michael Griffin
Michael Griffin Hallelujah!!
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Amen! 
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Chris Dibbern
Chris Dibbern "and give me wisdom to excel, in the name of Jesus." After reading that, my coworker dropped by my desk, and the first thing I ended up doing this morning was fiddling around in Excel. :-)
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Love this verse! I saw a column in my mind to write down such as this...The Lord is my rock...my fortress...my deliver...my God...my rock....etc.  need to remember what God did for David He will do for me!
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Amen!
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Yvonne  Tompkins
Yvonne Tompkins Amen 
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Yvette Cantrell
Yvette Cantrell The LORD IS MY ROCK AND MY SALVATION... WHOM SHALL I FEAR... NONE!!!!!!!! HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH 
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Yvette Cantrell
Yvette Cantrell In spite of me!!!! I pray that you ALL have a fantabulous weekend.
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Deleted Member I pray you have such an amazing week:) That there will so many blessings you just have to say I know its You, Jesus. 
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Deleted Member Amen
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Patty Martin
Patty Martin I have always loved the story of David.  I once attended a Bible study that focused only on David.  Through the study, I learned that no matter how much we mess up, God can use us for a good purpose.  Only He sees what we have the capability to become and only He knows the sincerity of our hearts.  God has used me in more ways that I could have ever imagined possible, He has forgiven me for my transgressions and taught me how to forgive myself, and He has given me the gift of the Holy Spirit.  Thank you, Lord, for believing in me when I didn't believe in myself.  Thank you for providing strength and endurance when I didn't have any, and thank you for leading the way when I was lost. 
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Patty Martin
Patty Martin Yes, He will!  How blessed we are!  
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Melissa Panzera
Melissa Panzera Amen!! Needed this!!
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Melissa Panzera
Melissa Panzera Prayers needed for my family!! 
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd May the Lord provide for you, protect you, and work His perfect will in your life in the name of Jesus. 
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor Thank you Tamara. Seems like I am under so much stress right now my head will explode! Prayer and my animals are what keep me going! (((hugs))
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Deleted Member Prayers being sent your way right now. Please Jesus touch and meet the needs of Melissa and her family in Jesus Name we pray. Amen.
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Deleted Member Such a beautiful testimony, many many blessings to you. 
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J D  Williams
J D Williams YES YES THE LORD IS SURLY MY ROCK AND MY SALVATION AND MY DELIVERER HE HAS DELIVERED ME FROM SO MANY AFFLICTIONS AND FOR THAT I WILL FOREVER PRAISE HIM THERES NOBODY LIKE JESUS.......NOBODY.....
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Deleted Member You always bless my heart, you are so uplifting. God bless you.
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Debbie Bible
Debbie Bible This is a seriously meaningful devotion to me. Saving it. Thanks.
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  I pray for the wisdom to rely consistently on God.
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu Amen,  Lord you are my Rock, thank you for loving me!
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Chinye Kwentua
Chinye Kwentua Without the lord, we are in nothing. 
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor for the message!
July 21, 2015