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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Valley (08/10/06)

TITLE: MULTITUDES IN THE VALLEY OF DECISION
By LEELA ABRAHAM
08/15/06


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TOPIC VALLEY

TITLE MULTITUDES IN THE VALLEY OF DECISION


Family camps and special conferences always provide “mountain top experiences,” that linger for a while. Physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally we are revived and we return to the valley with greater determination to be better citizens, more responsible parents and committed Christians. But very often these hopes soon fade as bigger challenges in life come our way. What happens when we come down to the valley and face reality?

Down in the valley we meet our colleges in the workplace, the daily chores of life inside and outside the home begin. There is less time to relax and socialize. In spite of the green pastures and rivers of water that provide plenty of food and nourishment there is a deeper desire for the goodies of the earth than the treasures in heaven. Life and comforts are taken for granted and one forgets the Creator. Selfish desires and longing for the temporal things of this world take prominence instead of faithfulness to the heavenly Father. Priorities change and we live to please ourselves.

In the book of Joel the prophet records, “Multitudes in the valley of decision. For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.” Chapter 3:14. kjv.
The Lord has been so good to us and longsuffering. Very patiently giving us opportunities to love and serve Him. In spite of Gods faithfulness, mercy and kindness man has a hard time making right decisions. When a man’s ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

When we allow the LORD to lead us He takes us to the green pastures and still waters. Down in the valley let us follow our Master and enjoy the calm cool breeze. We have nothing to fear when we make the right decision.


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Trina Courtenay08/17/06
Sounds like a great devotional. Great take on the topic.

May the Lord continue to guide your quill as you write for the glory of HIM!
Jan Ackerson 08/17/06
You make the valley seem like a very pleasant place, with the cool breezes, etc. Unique approach to the topic. I'd suggest that you leave off the title and the topic from the beginning, and let your reader start right off with your lovely words. Also, watch the spelling of "colleagues." Very nice; I'll read more of your writings.