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    For I am already being offered, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight. I have finished the course. I have kept the faith. From now on, there is stored up for me the crown of righteousness" 2 Timothy 4:6'8 WEB.It was late evening, and we were having dinner with some frie...
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Seventy Two Hours

  • 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.

    David stood amidst the ashes of his burned city with tears running down his face. Though he had been anointed as king years ago, he had been running from his father-in-law Saul ever since. Then today, while the men were away, Amalekite raiders had burned their city and carried off their families and belongings. Some of his own men discussed stoning him.

    It was a difficult time for David, but he strengthened himself in God. Within seventy-two hours, everything had changed. With God's help, David rescued their families and recovered all that had been taken (1 Samuel 30:18). King Saul died during a battle with the Philistines (1 Samuel 31:3), and they made David king over Judah (2 Samuel 2:4).

    Though David was standing there in tears that day, his breakthrough was so close. Things that hadn't changed for years were only hours away. Yet, David didn't know this. He would have missed the greatest years of his life if he had given up and fallen on his sword.

    It's always darkest right before the breakthrough. The battle can become so intense that you want to quit, but hang on. A lot can change in seventy-two hours. You are closer now than ever to see the promises of God fulfilled in your life.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please give me a heart like David that will trust You even in the face of adversity. Strengthen me, Lord, and help me to see past the problem. 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: Isaiah 11:6 "The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them." and Revelation 4:11 'Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.' ~ Just for fun our next themes for choice are 'Fur babies and so much more' or 'The Lord of all Formation' Show us what you love that God has created - Your fur babies, nature, your favorite coffee cup...what makes you appreciate that God is the true fabricator to all things? Our themes are always open wide for creative interpretation so let's have some expressively inspired fun! You are also encouraged to post anything else that inspires you as well. Have a terrific week everyone ~ God bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Tracy Carroll
Tracy Carroll

A most timely word for me!!!!!!! Thank you, Pastor!

Jan 25
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Yes, amen. Seen it happen throughout my lifetime.  Thank you Pastor.

 

Jan 25
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father

Jan 25
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

Jan 25
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

Jan 25
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Amen!

Jan 25
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Narciso Salas
Narciso Salas

Amen

Jan 25
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: Jan 25

Amen.  Heavenly Father,  I Thank you for being my guide and my strength.  You hold me up Lord. Amen

Jan 25
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Jan 25
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, Amen!

Jan 25
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

We love and worship you Jesus. Amen 

Jan 25
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Jan 25
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jan 25
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for all the times you have brought me through the fire and I didn't even smell like smoke, 

Jan 25
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen .Lord  please give me a heart like David that will

      trust  You even in the face of adversity  .amen

 God Bless everyone. thanks Pastor Dion and Sylvia.

Jan 25
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

God's timing in reading this Word this morning, Pastor Dion! Thank you for the affirmation. Lord, help me to see past the problems and look to You for strength and direction. Thank you. In Jesus' name, Amen

Jan 25
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

I needed this lesson today.  My break through will come in Jesus Name,  Amen and Amen 

Jan 25
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen God

Jan 25
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes please Lord Jesus, amen 

Jan 25
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

Jan 25
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jan 25
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

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

Jan 25
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen and Amen, Give me strenght in my trials. I trust in you Lord.

Jan 25
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! This is such a powerful story! I can't imagine this happening to me as it is so scary, but David did the right thing. He turned to God and poured out his heart, and then he trusted God. God always comes through for us when we trust Him with all our heart to help us and make things right! God is so good!

Jan 25