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Take Another Lap

  • The cock crowed the second time. Peter remembered the word, how that Jesus said to him, 'Before the cock crows twice, you will deny me three times.' When he thought about that, he wept. Mark 14:72 WEB

    Peter had just finished telling Jesus that he would die for Him, and then denied that he even knew Him three times in a row. Sometime later Peter mastered this fear as he was crucified by Nero upside down, because he saw himself as unworthy to be crucified the same way that Jesus was. He stopped denying the Lord, and did die for Him just as he had promised.

    We do not face the weaknesses that we have just once, but multiple times, until we master it. It is not 'once clean, always clean' either. I have seen people fall right back into something that they crawled out of more than once. If you lose your temper every time someone does something, you will face that something time and time again.

    A good friend of mine called it 'Taking another lap around the mountain.' Just as Israel spent forty years circling a mountain in the wilderness, we can spend forty years of our life circling the same mountain.

    Learn from the things that upset you. Be on guard, for sin crouches at the door. When you feel it coming, face it with a smile and the right attitude. Pass the test and when you beat it, chances are that you will never have to face it again. Or we can take another lap.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I tire of facing this same problem again and again. Forgive me and give me the grace and wisdom to deal with this once and for all. Guide me and help me make the right decisions. Give me a clear warning when the test is coming, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I tire of facing this same problem again and again. Forgive me and give me the grace and wisdom to deal with this once and for all. Guide me and help me make the right decisions. Give me a clear warning when the test is coming, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. My revisit is anxiety and fear of change... Father I lay it all at your feet today!! Thank you for calming the storm within, thank you for holding me through the changes that take place in life. Thank you for the knowledge that you will always provide a place for us and all we may have need of. Thank you for strong faith in your grand plan. Thank you for showing me over the last couple of years that I have no need for these fears, doubts, and anxiety. Send Satan away from me and let your peace be mine once again. In Jesus name Amen Thank you <3

July 6, 2017
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez

Amen

July 6, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Father let me know when my test is coming and the wisdom and strength to get past it.

July 6, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

July 6, 2017
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

July 6, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,please keep focused in your direction Jesus.You are awesome.

July 6, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

interesting! In My world, its pretty amazing too real there is hope for Me! Hum ralizes the help comes through Faith and a Walk, its a done deal, when you work it!!

July 6, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I need this message today, have been going around the same mountain too long!! I surrender to You, Lord help me pass this test once and for all. Give me wisdom and strength. Amen

July 6, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

I agree with, Lynn. Thy will be done. Amen <3

July 6, 2017
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Amen 

July 6, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

July 6, 2017
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez

Amen........

July 6, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Father,give me the strenght to fulfill your Word. Amen.

July 6, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen my Lord. 

July 6, 2017
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Love this and especially the prayer at the end.  Lord,help me deal with those feelings of worthlessnes and failure, and please put me in the job where I belong, and will be happy and successful. Please have it be something that pays enough for me to support myself and my animals on my own. Amen.  Had a really rough day yesterday. 

July 6, 2017
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen, Lord give me strength continuously.

July 6, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, I tire of facing this same problem again and again. Forgive me and give me the grace and wisdom to deal with this once and for all. Guide me and help me make the right decisions. Give me a clear warning when the test is coming, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

July 6, 2017
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Rev.Donald  L Mercer
Rev.Donald L Mercer

Had a football coach, who made me take many extra practice laps.  At the time I didn't know why, but i wanted to play so bad I did it!  Now over 60 years later I see it as a chance to grow into being Varsity!  Life will throw you low balls, but remember God has a long term vision of what we can be, but it takes fatith and a lot of work!

July 6, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Thank you Pastor Dion. This devotional spoke to me as there are problems in my life that keep coming back to upset me.Dear Lord help me to face these problems with a smile and the right attitude.Pastors prayer:Heavenly Father, Forgive me and give me the grace and wisdom to deal with them once and for all. Please guide me and help me make the right decisions and give me a clear warning when the test is coming.In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.Amen.

July 6, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father I tire of facing this same problem again and again. Forgive me and give me the grace and wisdom to deal with this once and for all. Guide me and help me make the right decisions. Give me a clear warning when the test is coming, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

 

 

Pastor Dion, thank hyou for your devotion toay. I would like to not have to take another lap but sometimes we fall short of the glory. We have to get up dust out selves off repent and try keeping the faith. In Jesus, name. They will be done. Amen. <3

July 6, 2017
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Amen! Thank you for the reminder!!

July 6, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I tire of facing this same problem again and again. Forgive me and give me the grace and wisdom to deal with this once and for all. Guide me and help me make the right decisions. Give me a clear warning when the test is coming, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen..

July 7, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Yes, to be not of little faith...also knowing when I am weak He is near...

July 8, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

His love is everlasting.

July 8, 2017