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Risky Business

  • Jonathan said to the young man who bore his armor, Come, and let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised: it may be that Yahweh will work for us; for there is no restraint to Yahweh to save by many or by few.' 1 Samuel 14:6 WEB

    Greatly outnumbered, Saul and about 600 Israelites were cowering in fear from the Philistines who had come against them. Only king Saul and his son Jonathan had a sword amongst the entire Israelite army, while the Philistines had thirty thousand chariots as well as six thousand horsemen (1Samuel 13:5). The people who were following Saul were trembling with fear. Some hid in rocks and caves, while others fled the country.

    Jonathan gathered his courage, told his shield bearer that 'nothing restrains the Lord from saving, by many or by few.' They strode boldly to the Philistine garrison and started the battle. When he did, God sent a panic amongst the Philistines and they began to attack each other. As the Philistines turned on each other in confusion, Saul and the rest of the Israelite army joined in the battle and Israel won a great victory that day.

    Nothing changes until someone takes a risk. God waited for someone to step up and when they did, He backed them up completely. It only took Jonathan crossing the fear barrier to win that battle. David was the only man who would face Goliath, but he was all that was needed. God just needs one obedient person who will trust Him to change the environment around them, like Peter stepping out on the water. If you feel the Lord calling you to do something, take the risk and then He will back you up.

    Prayer: Father, I put my trust in You today. Thank You so much for bringing me this far. Draw me out with Your loving kindness. If I know that it is You speaking, I will follow. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning, Sylvia here :). For those who don''''t know, it''s Dion''s birthday today! I''m sure he would be blessed by anyone who wants to post a happy birthday blessing to him :). ALSO, the FAAD group is hosting a 15-Day Reach Out Challenge, a commitment to look past what we are feeling in our own lives to ''Reach Out'' to be a positive reflection to someone else. This challenge will take us out of our comfort zones and begin to see an increase in our own self-worth. God has a purpose for us all and by stepping out for his Glory, he can use us to reach others in their time of need.

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Amen! Thank you :) I have never been dissapointed when I let go of fear and trust in God to carry out HIS plans... we are always taken care of and usually in mightier ways than we could have imagined. I still work through fear... but now it's easier to put it aside and step out in faith anyways. 1 step at a time is all I'm usually given and it works! I can steady myself and take that next step when it's time. All in God's time :) Happy Birthday Pastor Dion <3 May you be blessed with many, many more blessed and happy years of shining your light for all to see the way to God's love and light. Have fun! Be safe! God bless! Pastor's Prayer: Father, I put my trust in You today. Thank You so much for bringing me this far. Draw me out with Your loving kindness. If I know that it is You speaking, I will follow. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

July 17, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

July 17, 2016
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Brenda Hopkins
Brenda Hopkins

Thank you for that word this morning I want to wish you a very happy birthday for this is the day the Lord has made we shall rejoice and be glad in it

July 17, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

July 17, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

thank  you  father  for  drawing  out  into  this wonderful day   hallelajuh  amen

 

July 17, 2016
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Myrna Gonzalez
Myrna Gonzalez

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PASTOR DION,MAY YAHWEH CONTINUE BLESSING YOU N GRANT YOU MANY MORE YEARS WITH SHALOM,JOY,PROSPERITY AND ABUNDANT HEALTH..MAY YOUR MINISTRY AND THE RHM TEAM CONTI NUE. GROWING IN YAHSHUA'S LOVE.MAY YAHWEH ALSO GRANT YOU YOUR HEARTS DESIRES THESE ARE MY WISHES FOR YOU.AND THANK YOU ALWAYS FOR YOUR DEVOTIONALS MAY THE RUACH HAKADOSH CONTINUE PUTTING WORDS OF TRUTH IN YOUR LIPS.ENJOY YOUR DAY .HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

July 17, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Padyedited: July 17, 2016

If we never step out in faith we never experience His mighty power to enable us. We simply sit like a lump on a log and nothing changes. Life is boring when we sit on a log, life is thrilling when we cast all to the wind and obey His call. There is nothing so exhilarating or satisfying as walking in His plan for you!

July 17, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

July 17, 2016
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Happy Birthday Dion!

July 17, 2016
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Khalilah Horton- Spencer
Khalilah Horton- Spencer

GM, Happy Birthday, Pastor Dion enjoy your day! Great message.

July 17, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Happy Birthday Pastor-great message!!

July 17, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen and amen Lord Jesus.

July 17, 2016
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Diane Casey
Diane Casey

Amen thank you for that encouraging devotional.

be blessed!

July 17, 2016
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Deanna  Hummel
Deanna Hummel

Happy birthday to you from Hulett, Wyoming!! Thank you for the message of the day to start every morning with hope an direction!!

July 17, 2016
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Kelly Knox
Kelly Knox

Happy birthday! Thank you for the messages 

July 17, 2016
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Rileyedited: July 17, 2016

Happy Happy birthday Pastor Todd I wish God richest blessings upon your life and many more birthdays.  Thank you Pastor for this  devotion. Lord am going to take the risk of faith and trust you whatever you want me to do Lord Jesus I will do amen 

July 17, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

amen

July 17, 2016
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Happy birthday Pastor Todd!  Blessings on this day and always

July 17, 2016
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Thea Williams
Thea Williams

Happy Birthday, Pastor Dion!  This message falls right in with other messages I've heard today: if we take that step of faith, despite our fears, God will show Himself strong for us!

July 17, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

July 17, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Happy Birthday Pastor Dion. Birthday Blessings and I hope you have an awesome day.  Another great message. Thank you and Amen.

July 17, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen, happy birthday pastor Dion 

July 17, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen. Thank You Father for your ways are so much higher than our ways.Lord forgive me for where I lack trust in you,and help me to put my full trust in you in every way..Knowing you come to my rescue,and that you are watching over me.In Jesus name I pray.

July 17, 2016
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Marcia Lament
Marcia Lament

Happy Birthday Pastor Dion Blessing to you and Sylvia

July 17, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Stepping out with God gets great results

July 17, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!   Father, I put my trust in You today. Thank You so much for bringing me this far. Draw me out with Your loving kindness. If I know that it is You speaking, I will follow. In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

July 18, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen! Thank you Pastor Dion for your daily devotion. :-) 

July 18, 2016