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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 • Damon Stuart

"You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance." - Psalm 32:7 (NIV)
 
"When I am afraid, I will trust in you." - Psalm 56:3 (NIV)
 
"But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, I am strong." - 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (NIV)

This is the first time in a very long time that I'm writing a daily devotional to share. With all that's going on right now around the world because of the Coronavirus, an uneasiness sits at the back of most minds.

Since being home, under stay-at-home or quarantine recommendations, life has changed for all of us to some degree. Overall, I've been at a place of peace despite the fact that the current ministry events I had scheduled have been canceled or will be rescheduled at a later date. On top of that, I was just placed on furlough from my part-time job in retail this week. A few years ago, I would have probably gone into a more stressful/panic mode but at this moment I know that God has a plan.

This morning I woke up from a dream I was having which was me singing, You Are My Hiding Place written by Michael Ledner, to the Lord. In February of this year when I was leading worship for a monthly meeting for the Watering Hole in Bolingbrook, IL, the Lord had me do that song. I hadn't sung it or used it in leading worship for several years but on that day that song so ministered to a lady that she got up and testified how that song had been ministering to her because of what she was going through at that moment. God always has a plan!

You may be feeling at peace right now, but I know there are many that are not. Take a few minutes and reread the verses I posted above. Plus, I'm going to add a link here to listen to the song, You Are My Hiding Place along with the lyrics too.

The hashtag phrase right now is "In This Together!" The reality is as sons and daughters of the King we are in this together because He is able and faithful to do more than we can ask or think during this time because He loves us. Since we have the time, let's worship Him because He is good, and His mercy endures forever!
 
Blessings
Damon Stuart
 
You Are My Hiding Place: https://youtu.be/uUx2WcC9JKo

You are my hiding place
You always fill my heart with songs
of deliverance
Whenever I am afraid
I will trust in You

I will trust in You
Let the weak say
I am strong
In the strength of the Lord

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Thursday, September 12, 2019 • Damon Stuart

Greetings, 
 
Most of you reading this already know the passage from 1 Samuel 15:22 when King Saul disobeyed God's instructions. If you're not familiar with this story, click the link to read it before continuing on with this newsletter.  Link: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Samuel+15&version=NKJV
 
There are those times we think we can do really good for God, but our "goodness" is not what God is asking from us. He wants us to "TRUST" Him with the instructions and/or plans and follow them because there is almost always something bigger happening behind the scenes. I hope my testimony below will help and encourage you if you have been questioning God's plans or instructions in your journey right now.
 
In November of 2018 my ministry schedule came to an abrupt halt. I picked up a second job working at my local Kohl's store for the holidays. Retail is retail, it helps fill in the gaps financially but's it not a career option. However, I've had great favor at Kohls with my managers and peers and they have graciously worked around my ministry schedule when it became super busy at times this year.
 
In January of this year, the Lord put it on my heart to start giving beyond our normal tithes and offerings at church. I already was giving to another ministry, but God wanted me to add 3 more to give to including the amounts I was to give each month. This was a huge stretch because the ministry was still not busy at this time, my wife was working of course, but with two kids still at home and the cost of living in the Chicago land area, it takes a lot to live.
 
So, each month I was doing as the Lord asked, not sure how this was going to work out, but we were managing. My spring and summer ministry calendar started filling up and I was busy. I traveled and ministered in ten different states and the services were awesome but after mid-July my ministry calendar came to a halt again and it was also empty for the rest of this year.
 
I didn't understand why this was happening again, but I went back to Kohls and started working as many hours as they would give me. They were happy to have me back since I had been gone for almost 3 months. As August came around my wife and I talked about the future and so I put a challenge to the Lord that if He wanted this ministry to continue that I would need to see 3 invitations come in for September or I would start looking for a different career option.
 
I messaged this to my ministry board and advisers including the request for prayer as our financial situation was not where we wanted to be since I hadn't been ministering for a while. However, I was still obeying during this time and still giving even though it was hard to.
 
After I sent the prayer request out to my board and advisers, I started planning out my letter to explain to everyone why I was going to have to shut down the ministry because I would be doing some other type of fulltime job in the very near future. Well, so I thought!
 
The third week of August arrives and so does the biggest financial miracle we've ever experienced. Without making this really long, a friend of ours, who has also been a longtime monthly supporter of the ministry, really surprised us by paying all of our bills for August, paying off all of our credit cards, also paid off my wife's car loan and as a bonus is paying for my wife and I to take a two week vacation. My wife's dream trip has always been to go to France so that's where we will be vacationing this October.
 
And on top of that – the Lord filled my ministry calendar in September with, yes you guessed it, three invitations.  God is truly good and His mercy endures forever!
 
It was only a couple of days ago that I realized why all of this happened the way it did. God was having me sow into my future miracle before I knew any of this was even going to come about. I was obedient to sow and give into good ground (anointed ministries) even when I didn't want to because we could really "use" that money. As the saying goes, "You cannot out give God" which is true but being a worshiper, I like to sing "Trust and obey, for there's no other way, to be happy in Jesus, when you trust and obey!"
 
God is speaking some things right now prophetically to me through people I respect and honor and they are saying the same thing. The hard season that I've been in is over and that the ministry is crossing over to another level. God is fulfilling promises both personally and ministry wise, but obedience and trust doesn't stop because of a big breakthrough. If I want to see those territories enlarged it will require me to trust Him more, obedience when He instructs but most importantly above all else, I have to stay in an intimate relationship with Him.
 
My ministry calendar is still empty the rest of this year after September, but I trust God for what's next. As I've recently just experienced, a breakthrough moment can happen in an instant. Another thing I'm truly grateful for too is my ministry board, advisers and intercessors who pray for me on a daily and regular basis. They have all been a gift from God for me when things get really tough as they support and encourage me always when I need it.
 
So, do you want a breakthrough? What is God asking you to do? Don't delay but do what He asks but don't try to do something beyond what He asks. Be faithful in the little things and He will give you the bigger things as well. Also, it's not just about trusting God it's also Him trusting us with what He gives us to do to accomplish for His purpose and glory. As it says in 1st Samuel 15, behold, to obey is better than sacrifice!
 
 
Blessings
Damon Stuart

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Thursday, December 20, 2018 • Damon Stuart

Tis the season! Interesting word "Tis" which rarely is used except during the holidays from Thanksgiving to Christmas Day. For the trivia people out there it's meaning comes from the two words "it is" and how it came about was its origins in the Christmas Carol, "Deck the Halls," which was translated to English in 1862.
 
Deck the hall with boughs of holly, fa la la la la, la la la la.
'Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la la, la la la la
 
Of course, we have used the word Tis in other contexts when describing some other exciting events in life or even in advertising but today I want to share it from perspective God has been speaking to me about lately.
 
It's a wonderful life or is it a wonderful life? Something to think about isn't it? Of course, that movie It's a Wonderful Life is a classic during the Christmas season but for you is it a statement of fact or is it a question in your mind.
 
When looking back on this year we've all had some trials and victories we could all share. Some of you may have had a great year in your personal, family and career. But some of you may have had one of the most difficult years ever and can't wait for 2019 to get here.
 
As Christmas approaches, I have been reflecting a lot about this past year more than I have in previous years. This year started out in a whimper because no one was inviting me to come and minister and it was very slow. Having started my 11th year in ministry this year you would think it would be non-stop by now but that's not how it goes a lot of the time.
 
In fact, I'm going to be transparent here and share with you that I've had multiple prophetic words, from well-known respected ministers, that were identical in stating that the ministry God has given me would become so busy that I would have to start pushing incoming requests out to later dates just to fit them in my calendar. Those words were prophesied to me in the early part of this year.
 
However, it would be almost April before my ministry schedule finally started getting busy. From April to October I was able to go and minister in various places, events and conferences in Illinois, Wisconsin, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Georgia. I was not only just leading worship either at these events as my speaking/teaching part of the ministry has increased a lot more this year. Something the Lord said I would start doing more and more.
 
The services this year were the most presence filled I've been in with an increase of words of knowledge and prophetic words being released. I've been able to meet and become friends with some very well-known worship ministers and musicians that only the Lord could make happen. It's also been an amazing year in that Aglow International has played such a bigger role in having me minister at their events. From local, regional and in other states, invitations to minister at future Aglow events & conferences have already been confirmed for 2019 and 2020.
 
As many of you know by following me on Facebook and a few updates I've sent out I also made changes in my life from a physical standpoint. Having been overweight, out of shape and being diagnosed with high blood pressure, Type 2 Diabetes, bad cholesterol and triglycerides a change was needed.
 
Since that time until now I have been able to lose 43 pounds by walking five miles almost daily and changing my diet to eating the right kind of food as well as the proper portion sizes. I no longer have Type 2 Diabetes or high blood pressure and all of the other key levels are now normal and in perfect ranges including the results for my liver, kidneys and heart. My doctor was very impressed with my dedication and hard work and wished that his other patients with the same diagnoses would do the same.
 
Now that I'm 50 years old I know that I must take care of myself physically and spiritually, especially if I'm going to finish the race the Lord has me running while on this planet.
 
Once October came to an end so did my ministry schedule. Except for a one-night event in November and the Worshipful Christmas I hosted in early December, it was not looking good for us for the Holidays. I, of course, have been praying and I'm blessed to have a few intercessors and a phenomenal ministry board praying with me about this as well.
 
After my birthday in mid-November, I knew I had to do something, so I reconnected with management at Kohls where I worked part-time a few years ago for the same reason then. I had left on good terms and had great favor when I was there, so they were very happy to have me come back which I have now been doing since late November. It's not what I had hoped or wanted to do at this point in my life but, Tis the season…to be jolly!
 
Sure, I get could really get down, disappointed and even angry about the situation because it doesn't line up with the prophetic words I got back in the early part of this year. In fact, it is the total opposite right now in every way. But it was also like that for Joseph, David, and many others in the Bible before their word/promises of the Lord came to pass.
 
Another thing the Lord spoke to me in September, while walking one morning, that I was to do another CD except for this time it would be my first live worship CD. This was not on my radar at all. In fact, I was preparing to do another studio CD project and it was going to be a Christmas CD. But I always obey God because I'm not going to win the argument anyway and He began to show me what songs were going to be on this new worship CD. I was able to connect and confirm with the two producers and musicians who would be part of this project and the venue to record it at. The only hurdle left was the cost to do it.
 
Since late November, I've had a Kickstarter fundraiser going to raise the $10,297 to do the whole CD project and with only 19 days to go (from the time of this writing) only $176 has been pledged so far. Not very encouraging when you see it written out like that, BUT I know a God who does miracles!
 
Tis the season…to be jolly! I'm still learning that the pressure is not on me to fulfill these words or projects. If God spoke it, He has to come through because His words never fail or return void. My role is to just believe and rest in Him knowing that all things are possible because of who He is!
 
It's funny but once I started back at Kohls, almost everyone one of my ministry board members either texted or called me and said this same exact statement. "remember, it's only for a season." There's that word again, season!
 
We really hear that phrase now with, it's the holiday season, it's the Christmas season, it's winter season, it's the season of_________ and the phrasing could go on but the point of all of this is, it really is just a season of life.
 
I realize that there are those who are going through things right now that are far worse than what I'm dealing with. It really is easy to get tunnel vision when you only see your circumstances through your own filtered lenses.
 
Whatever season you're in right now turn those lenses towards Jesus and His word. You may even have to get your praise and worship on because He is wanting you to know that the battle you face is not yours but His! Let Him carry you through it to victory.
 
I don't know exactly what the Lord is going to do and how He's going to do it. What may look like my defeat is really God preparing me for the victory that's about to take place. Don't forget, even David, the man after God's own heart, was discouraged but God still came through and fulfilled His promises to David.
 
In closing, since Christmas is just a few days away, make this a time of giving thanks to the Lord for what He HAS done this year. This is a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus and to remember those prophetic words about His coming in how they all came to pass at the right time in history. So, your promises are coming too – at the right time in history so be encouraged and don't give up. Tis the season…to be jolly!
 
Blessings and Merry Christmas to you all!
Damon Stuart

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Friday, November 09, 2018 • Damon Stuart

Greetings, 
 

I'm pleased to announce that after releasing two studio worship albums over the past eleven years, the Lord is directing me to step out in faith and do my first live worship CD.  

 

The title of this new upcoming worship CD is "More of You." This project is worship focused with piano and orchestra that has strong melodies to sing along with.  The songs I have selected and written for this project have one theme throughout - to lift up, exalt, enthrone and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

 

To do this effectively it's going to take the right people to come together and capture this music with the highest levels of excellence. This CD can be made at a minimum budget ($10,297) and I know it will be incredible. Along with the piano and full orchestra, there will be featured musicians as well as two talented, professional producers who will be working with me to bring about my vision for this project.

 

I'm reaching out to you to ask for your help and support to meet the budget needs for this project. This CD is being funded on Kickstarter which is a wonderful platform to raise money for music projects like this. I've included several pledge levels with rewards so when you find one that fits your budget, click on it and follow the directions.

 

The nice part about Kickstarter is that it's an all-or-nothing deal so your card won't be charged until the full goal is reached! Should, for some reason, the goal is not met, this project does not move forward.  NO money changes hands.  BUT, I'm believing that this project will go forth knowing so many appreciate the power of anointed worship and will want this new CD to be available for the people of God.

 

If you need more information about this project you can visit the Kickstarter page which has the full details including a personal video, the cost breakdown and pledge rewards by visiting https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/921855445/more-of-you-live-worship-cd?ref=user_menu or you can email me your questions using my contact information below.

 

Thank you for considering supporting this new worship CD project and I hope to see you at the live recording once the date is set.

 

Damon Stuart

info@damonstuart.com

 

P.S. This is a time-sensitive fundraiser that ends on January 5th!

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018 • Damon Stuart

Greetings,
 
This past Saturday, August 25th, I led worship and ministered at a house meeting in the suburbs of Chicago which I have not done in almost 7 years. As the time of worship was winding down the Lord began to speak this word through me to those who were in attendance. I knew this word was for the whole bride so I'm releasing it now because I know it's a timely word!
 
Prophetic Word: Saturday, August 25, 2018
 
I hear the Holy Spirit saying: As you see what is happening in the natural with volcanoes erupting, fires sweeping across acres and flooding from storms, this is a natural sign of what I'm about to do in my bride.
 
The earth is groaning but so is my church. My bride is groaning for a move of my spirit that will begin to erupt with a Holy fire that will sweep across this nation and around the world. Those who have been thirsty for an outpouring from heaven will begin to see it rain down in their lives, homes, ministries and churches like a flood. This move will be of such force that the enemy will not be able to stand against what I'm going to do.
 
Throughout the past years and seasons, you have heard many times about a great outpouring of my Spirit coming upon my church. This is that time and season that I've promised, and you are now going to step into and see miracles, signs and wonders and most importantly, salvations like never before. For many have cried out, Lord how come we haven't seen miracles like we did years ago? Why don't we see miracles happen when our shadows pass over someone like it did in the book of Acts? The Lord says to get ready and start expecting these very things to start happening once again.
 
For those who have been praying for loved ones who are lost and not saved…they will begin to be positioned to hear my name and will be drawn back to me. For I will have the last say, I will have the last everything concerning your loved ones because my name is the name above every name and at the sound of my name they will know that I desire them as my sons and daughters.
 
As my bride has been in kingdom preparation mode over the past few decades…I've been equipping her and establishing her, and although she is not perfect yet, I'm doing a fresh thing in her and for her. Holiness and righteousness will become the personality of how she breaths, acts, moves and speaks on the earth.
 
Where people have become nonchalant about the kingdom I'm now raising up those, who have been hidden by me, to the forefront because they are willing to carry my presence and my glory to the ends of the earth.  
 
I am coming upon my bride as a consuming fire. I am coming upon her with a wave of healing anointing. Many of you regard the days of Oral Roberts and Kathryn Kuhlman as great days but it was just a taste, a sample of what I'm about to release through my people. Because it won't be just the hands of a few that operate in healing, it will be the hands of many that have paid the price for my glory through intimacy with me.
 
Everywhere that my name is lifted, exalted and glorified there you will find me moving strongly and vibrantly. I will do this in you, in your family, business, ministry, city, state and nation because I am a promise keeper to my bride. My word never returns void.
 
Exalt my name…and there I am and will be in your midst with fire and power, for that time is now upon you says the Lord.

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Friday, June 15, 2018 • Damon Stuart

This Sunday, many will be celebrating Father's Day! Many of us will spend time with our Dad's over this weekend, or if you live a long distance away as I do, then you send a card and call on the phone. Unfortunately, there will be those who no longer have their dad around because they have passed away and even some who never even knew their father or maybe they had a dad but he was never really there for them.
 
I don't pretend to know or understand what it means to not have a dad in my life. I have been blessed with an amazing father who is not only still here on this earth but has always set an example of what it means to be a good man who cares for and loves his family and is also a strong spirit filled Christian. My dad will be 80 this year which is hard to believe but, in the spirit, he is much older and wiser. He is one of those guys who has read the bible so much over the years that he can tell you where that verse or passage is if you wanted to know something specific.
 
I can't begin to tell you how grateful I am for my dad and the Christian heritage I grew up in but most importantly that I am his son. My worship today to the Father comes easier for me because of the example of a loving father I've had here. I love my dad and I love my heavenly Father even more.
 
However, if you've never had or experienced a loving dad in your life, know that there is a Father in heaven that looks and cares about you even more. His love for you is unconditional, merciful, gracious and compassionate. He desires nothing more than for you to run to Him and love on Him because you are His creation and He is always faithful to fulfill the promises of His word to you and for you.
 
So, as we honor our earthly Fathers this weekend, be sure to honor and worship our heavenly Father for just who He is. He will never leave you or disappoint you. He has a plan, a hope, a dream for you because you are His son or daughter.
 
And to the Fathers out there who are setting the examples every day of what it means to be a good and godly father – keep going because you are needed, valued and so much appreciated!
 
Happy Father's Day!
Damon Stuart

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Thursday, March 29, 2018 • Damon Stuart

Hello Friends, 
 
Although technically it's spring, it sure hasn't felt that way here in the Chicago area. Those who know me well know that spring and summer are my two favorite seasons. Seeing the grass turn green, flowers bloom and the leaves blowing in the summer breeze fills me with great comfort and joy.
 
However, in life, we have seasons where things change as well. Many times, they are good things like graduations from school or college. Promotions on the job, getting married, having children which are all great.
 
There are other times when things we don't like take place either because sometimes relationships or jobs end or losing a loved one. Most of us will experience all these seasons in our lives and how we respond and deal with them usually determines our outlook for the next season of life.
 
For those of us who have a relationship with the Lord, we know that He is the one that we depend on no matter what we are doing or going through. I can't imagine not having the Lord with me when I've gone through some of the most challenging times in my life. I'm not sure how I would be today if I didn't have Jesus walking beside me through it all.
 
Right now, I am in a new season in life, ministry and our family. Many of you know my journey this past year to a healthier lifestyle which is going very good. I have a calling to fulfill and a race to run so I have to take care of my natural body as I do the spiritual part as well.
 
Even though I've been leading worship for 20 years now, this is my 11th year in itinerate ministry. This year has been the most challenging yet, but I have really sensed God is changing some things in this ministry. I've also had several prophetic words lately that new directions, new doors and new places were about to open. Please continue to pray for me, my family and the ministry when you can. 
 
 
Thank you and God bless!
Damon Stuart

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Thursday, March 08, 2018 • Damon Stuart

Greetings,
 
Back in November, I gave you an update concerning my health. If you don't know or haven't read it you can go back and read it by clicking the following link: http://www.damonstuart.com/Blog/Damons-Blog/Damons-Blog/Health-Update-November-2017/?link=1&fldKeywords=&fldAuthor=&fldTopic=0
 
A couple of weeks ago I went back to get some follow up tests to see where I was at now since I have been eating right and exercising these past several months. My doctor was very pleased with the results.
 
Since September, I have lost 22 pounds with only 15 more pounds to lose to be at the desired target weight. I've gone down one pant size in the process.
 
My tests results showed that my A1C which was a 10.3 last June is now 6.3 (I am no longer diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes) but I still need to get to the mid 5's. My cholesterol and triglycerides which were extremely high in June and in Sept are now in perfect range. My Vitamin D level which was a very low 12 last year is now perfect at 33.
 
My doctor was impressed and happy and reiterated that this is will have to be a lifetime goal to stay off the medications etc... I'm very happy to see that the eating right and exercising has been paying off. I want to say thank you to those who have reached out to me to let me know that you were cheering me on and praying for me. With me doing my part, God has stepped in and done His part and I'm so thankful for that.
 
Blessings,
Damon Stuart

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Sunday, January 07, 2018 • Damon Stuart

Happy Belated New Year to you all. I truly do hope that as 2018 has gotten underway that you are happy. The holidays can be a time of great joy and happiness, as it should be, but it also can be filled with sadness, loneliness and discouragement for others too.
 
If you're like me, I've been reading and listening to many words from well respected ministry leaders regarding 2018. These words are important and they do play a part in our lives, churches, ministries, regions and country but they all come with a question too. The question is, does that word pertain to me and if so what is the Lord requiring of me to be active in His plans.
 
Here is the flip side to that, what if you're so discouraged because of all of the disappointments and promises you believed were from God and yet nothing has happened. In fact, God seems to be so silent and distant you're not even sure about His promises for you anymore. Trust me; there are many going through this right now.
 
In fact, I'm going to be transparent here and tell you that 2017 was probably the hardest and most discouraging year I've had in ministry – and this was my 10 year anniversary. I had less ministry engagements than the previous few years. There have been several times when I wasn't given a proper honorarium which makes it hard to take care of my family and there has been very little monthly support to barely carry the ministry each month. There is some other things ministry and personally wise that has been extremely tough so trust me when I say discouragement has been attacking me relentlessly this past year.
 
Don't get the wrong idea though, there have been some amazing things God has done this past year. I released a new worship CD last January and every service I ministered in there was such an increase of the presence and power of God like never before. I ministered even more in words of knowledge with people getting healed and touched by the Lord because He showed up big time. God even had me release more corporate prophetic words at every church, place or region as well this past year. Praise the Lord for He deserves all the glory!
 
So, with all of the good things God did in every service and with so many prophetic words I've received about how God was going to take this ministry to higher levels and places, why was 2017 so tough over all? First, we do have an enemy that wants to steal, kill and destroy but second God does allow things to take place too. How do I know that? You just have to look at the life of David and realize that before he was king, he went through some extremely tough times too.
 
1 Samuel 30:1-6 reads like this: Now it happened, when David and his men came to Ziklag, on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the South and Ziklag, attacked Ziklag and burned it with fire, and had taken captive the women and those who were there, from small to great; they did not kill anyone, but carried them away and went their way. So David and his men came to the city, and there it was, burned with fire; and their wives, their sons, and their daughters had been taken captive. Then David and the people who were with him lifted up their voices and wept, until they had no more power to weep. And David's two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the widow of Nabal the Carmelite, had been taken captive. Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.
 
After reading this passage we see that everything went really bad for David and his men. They lost everything and so they naturally began to cry but notice they cried until they had no more power to do so. That's some serious despair.
 
But after they cried they wanted to blame someone so they blamed David. They even wanted to stone him but he's also in distress because his family had been taken. However, David chose not to stay discouraged, he had to encourage himself by remembering the promises of God. Because of his intimate relationship with the Lord he could say, but I know a God!
 
So, to strengthen ourselves in God means we have to remind ourselves of what Scripture says about God and his promises and then we must apply those truths to our current situation or circumstances. Strengthening yourself in the Lord is an intentional act; it is not something that just magically happens. When the passage says that David "strengthened himself" the Hebrew verb implies persistence and with a continuous effort.
 
We do love a pity party and I've been guilty of throwing a few of those too but here's the thing – no one else is going to show up with you. You can choose to wallow in despair or be like David and get back up and decree those promises once again.
 
How do we do that? Just get back to the basics by being real with God in prayer. It's even okay to complain to Him but when it's all said and done just begin to ask Him for help. Tell Him you need His insight, His wisdom, His guidance etc…Then start to thank Him for the things He has done including those personal promise and words He has fulfilled in your past. And lastly, just tell Him that your life is in His hands and that you will trust Him despite what your flesh or situation still wants to say. He truly is a good, good Father!
 
2018 is underway now so we can either choose to stay where we are or we can encourage ourselves in the Lord and see Him do incredible things. I want you to read the rest of 1 Samuel 30 because the Lord not only returned David's family back to him; he was also given all the spoils (riches) of the enemy. God will always do more than what you ask, think or imagine if you put your trust in Him!
 
I pray and decree that this year will be a year of God's promises coming to pass for you. A year in which you will see all of those despairing circumstance become your victories. That this will be a year in which new doors of opportunity, promotion and the acceleration of promises will come to pass in your life, career or ministry. I pray that your year will not see any lack in any areas but you will see the spoils of the enemy come into all of your accounts as you declare His promises and His goodness. In Jesus name!  
 
Blessings,
Damon Stuart

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Sunday, December 03, 2017 • Damon Stuart

This morning after a time of worship and taking communion at our home church, the Lord begin to give me a picture regarding the birth of Jesus. As I waited on the Lord as to what and why I was seeing this He then began to give me the following word.
 

"As my people begin to focus on the Christmas season I want to see them drawing closer to me now then they have all year. This time of seeking me will release a breakthrough that many are desperate for and have been anticipating as we head into Christmas and into 2018.

 

When I sent my son Jesus into this world, it was with a majestic proclamation of angels to those in the fields. What the world would consider a small gift by being born in a barn, I declared my Son's arrival with a big star so men who understood its significance would come and welcome him through worship. For He was not a small gift to mankind, He was the most precious gift I could give that would have the biggest impact on humanity and eternity. This was done because I love all people and because I love you. Every promise written in my word to you was fully completed by my Son's birth, death and resurrection.

 

During this Christmas season there are many facing situations and circumstances that are overwhelming and for some you really feel like you're walking alone. Some will even feel like they are or were abandoned, with no real hope for the future. Some will even feel like maybe they have been restricted to the stable because there's no room in the inn.

 

But I tell you that if you will be determined as the wise men, pursue what I (the Lord) have put in front of you to do and give your best gift, which is your worship, I will turn your problems upside down. I will turn your sadness into gladness and turn that emptiness into fullness. I will send the assigned angels to you for your help and you will see the Holy Spirit lead and guide you into my hand of rest, into your destiny and My promises becoming your yes and amen.  I Am the gift that keeps on giving!

 

And when they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. And they came into the house and saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell down and worshiped Him; and opening their treasures they presented to Him gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh (Matt. 2:10-11, NASB)

 

O come and adore me and watch this season of your life be the season of the miraculous for you, your family, your job and your ministry."

 

Blessings and Merry Christmas!

Damon Stuart

 

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