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  • When David and his men came to the city, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, their sons, and their daughters were taken captive. Then David and the people who were with him lifted up their voice and wept until they had no more power to weep. David's two wives were taken captive, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite. David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the souls of all the people were grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters; but David strengthened himself in Yahweh his God. 1 Samuel 30:3-6 WEB.

    When David and his men returned home, they found their village had been burned to the ground. Their families and belongings had been taken away by Amalekite raiders. The men with David were so upset they considered stoning him. Yet, when everyone turned against him, David encouraged himself in the Lord his God. David regained his strength by focusing on the Lord for a while. Within seventy-two hours, David recovered all.

    There are times when God allows us to go through things instead of around them. I don't claim to know why, but when we come out of the other side, we are better, stronger people, and we have a testimony to go with it. My Dad grew up during the Great Depression, and there is hardly a generation that turned out better. Hard times make strong people that don't begin to whine when the slightest thing goes wrong.

    When times get hard, stay close to God, and it will work out for the best. Later, you will look back and see that you are still here no matter what you have been through, for our God can turn the bad into good. If you act like David, stick to God, think positive, believe His word, you will recover all you've lost, and then some.

    Today, if you feel down, defeated, and it seems that the world has turned against you, there is still hope. For God is more than enough. The Lord can sustain you, and when He is for you, who can stand against you? As He becomes bigger in your life, your problems will become smaller. Rekindle that flame within you by recalling what God has already done in your life. He is still the God that created the universe. Build yourself up in the Lord, and you will come through this just as David.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please draw my heart to You like never before. Put a new fire within me, and fill me with Your zeal. Fire me up, God! Help me shake off the things that hold me back, focus on You, and become steadfast. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: For those following the Creation Photography weekly challenges, here is this week's theme from group leader, Dianna Wyles: Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." ~ "Focus on Beauty, Focus on Hope" will be our next fun loving theme. This theme will be for two weeks, as I will be taking some self-care time again, and as always our themes are wide open for creative interpretation! We also encourage you to post anything else that inspires you as well. My photos this week reflect how I try to stay in hope: I focus on nature's beauty. I remember Jeremiah 29:11 and moments like this when God shows his almighty-ness and healing grace in big calming, relieving ways for me. It makes those fears seem foolish don't they? Anyway, have a glorious couple of weeks and I'll see you in October ~ God Bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

September 28, 2021
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

September 28, 2021
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen in Jesus Name.. 

September 28, 2021
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Yes, Lord. Amen!

September 28, 2021
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Heavenly Father,  My Faith and Trust is in the Lord. Now and always, I believe. Amen

September 28, 2021
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Very true...

Hv experienced receiving double for all the trouble when I go thru to the other side

September 28, 2021
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen! Have a blessed day everyone :)

September 28, 2021
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Yeshua's name I ask this, Amen. 

September 28, 2021
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone Have A Good Day 

September 28, 2021
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

September 28, 2021
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen 

September 28, 2021
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Believe and stand on God's word.  Thank you Pastor Dion for added encouragement.

 

September 28, 2021
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen!

September 28, 2021
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Such an encouraging word for this week, Pastor Dion! Lord, put a new fire within me and fill me with Your zeal. Help me walk and act in Your will. Thank you. In Jesus' name, Amen

September 28, 2021
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You for the courage that You have given me to keep going through my life, in good and bad times with the faith You have place in me. Strengthen me Father in every situation I confront, in Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. 

Thank you Pastor and Sylvia, your daily devotionals and testimonies have been a beacon of light in my path, God bless you both, Amen. 

September 28, 2021
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen

September 28, 2021
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord 

September 28, 2021
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God you are my strength Amen

September 28, 2021
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Keyana Mallory
Keyana Mallory

Amen

September 28, 2021
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

September 29, 2021
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

September 29, 2021
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

AMEN!!

September 30, 2021