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Restoration

  • David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in to her, and lay with her. She bore a son, and he called his name Solomon. Yahweh loved him; and he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet, and he named him Jedidiah, for Yahweh's sake. 2 Samuel 12:24 WEB

    David and Bathsheba were the talk of town. They had an affair while her husband Uriah was away serving in the military. She became pregnant, and David had her husband killed in order to cover it up. This was worse than most church scandals today.

    Though David went through a very bad time because of his actions, God restored them all. They got married, had a son named Solomon, and the LORD loved him. David, Bathsheba, and their son Solomon, are listed in the lineage of Jesus Christ (Matthew 1:6). God loved David before, and after this incident. It was just a bump in the road, but he did have to repent in order to move forward with God once again (Psalms 51).

    In my own life, the Lord told me to prepare myself for ministry. I went through Bible college, earned my degree, and looked forward to a bright future. Later though, I had to endure a long messy divorce, which brought out the worst in everyone involved. Wrecked and humbled, I was convinced that the ministry path had ended, that the ship had sailed, so I concentrated on my computer business.

    Years later when He felt that I was finally ready, He ended the computer business and pushed me straight into the ministry. Now, I am here writing this devotional and using the skills that I learned during that time of preparation to build an online church.

    People fall, they repent, and God restores them. If you have made mistakes in your life, know that you are in good company. Repent, and don't worry about the disapproval of those around you. Even though David and Bathsheba are in the lineage of Jesus, they would probably not be welcome in many local churches. I am not saying that we should view sin lightly, but that God is more forgiving than His people.

    Likewise, be kind to those around you who have fallen. Often we will hang on to what they have done forever, long after the Lord has forgiven them. Though what they have done may have been as serious as David's sin or even worse, you do not want that bitterness to live in you.

    Face it, life is messy. People are not perfect and sometimes they are seriously flawed. Still, if they truly repent, God will restore them. If you have fallen, repent and get up. This is not the end. Though the righteous fall seven times, they get up. God will restore the fallen when they call out to Him.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for Your grace and mercy. Unless You had sent Your Son Jesus, none of us would be saved. None of us can earn Your salvation. Forgive me of my sins. I forgive others and let them go. Wash me and cleanse me from all bitterness, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you." (Jeremiah 29:12). If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Thank you.....Amen!!
February 20, 2018
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Leslie McLea
Leslie McLea

Awesome message! 

February 20, 2018
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Wash me. Cleanse me. Purify me. Use me.

 

February 20, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus, amen 

February 20, 2018
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

February 20, 2018
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

Thank goodness for God's unconditional love He has for us. It's so sad that I can't feel comfortable with certain people that consider themselves as good christians, child of God-to be able to share things about my past for fear of judgement or when they ask me Why do I hang out with Homeless people? Why not? Many are homeless due to lost jobs. Many even work or go to school working on GED. They're trying to do the best that they can; working minimum wage jobs. Some don't realize that it takes so much money to get a place to live, when you figure deposits for first and last month rent, deposits for power, etc. It makes me so angry: who are they to judge. Let them cast the first stone if they are such "Good  Christians "

February 20, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!!

February 20, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! God seems to love broken people, who can understand the ways of God?

February 20, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God find a way. Amen

February 20, 2018
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Please forgive me of my sins and restore me.I love and worship you. Amen 

February 20, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen we have a  great  loving God  praise God for his love God bless you 

February 20, 2018
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for Your grace and mercy. Unless You had sent Your Son Jesus, none of us would be saved. None of us can earn Your salvation. Forgive me of my sins. I forgive others and let them go. Wash me and cleanse me from all bitterness, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen

 

February 20, 2018
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Barbara Neahring
Barbara Neahring

thank you !

February 20, 2018
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez

Amen

February 20, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Father for Your grace and mercy!

February 20, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Thank You Father for all Your blessings and care, I believe You will deliver to me and give me what You believe is right. In Jesus name I pray,Amen. 

February 20, 2018
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

This message is exactly what I needed to hear today! Just when I think all my old resentments are gone, they spring back....I thank you once again, Pastor Dion!

February 20, 2018
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Marie Fletcher
Marie Fletcher

Thank you for always sharing your own personal experiences with us.

Marie

February 20, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen !

February 20, 2018
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Heavenly Father I thank You for Your grace and mercy. Unless You had sent Your Son Jesus, none of us would be saved. None of us can earn Your salvation. Forgive me of my sins. I forgive others and let them go. Wash me and cleanse me from all bitterness, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

 

I repent of any sins that I have made. Father, please forgive me and make me clean. I pray in Jesus, name. Amen <3

 

Thank you Pastor Dion for your devotion. :-)

February 21, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You for Your grace and mercy. Unless You had sent Your Son Jesus, none of us would be saved. None of us can earn Your salvation. Forgive me of my sins. I forgive others and let them go. Wash me and cleanse me from all bitterness, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

February 21, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen, thank you Jesus !!!

February 22, 2018
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen brother

February 22, 2018
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen❤ yes Lord, please cleanse me.

February 24, 2018