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A Rooster Crows

  • After a little while again those who stood by said to Peter, 'You truly are one of them, for you are a Galilean, and your speech shows it.' But he began to curse, and to swear, 'I don't know this man of whom you speak!' The rooster crowed the second time. Peter remembered the word, how that Jesus said to him, 'Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times.' When he thought about that, he wept. Mark 14:70 WEB

    After walking closely with the Lord Jesus for over three years, Peter denied that he even knew Jesus three times in one night. Earlier that evening, Jesus had even told Peter this would happen, but he could not believe it. Then as Peter lied to the people in fear, Jesus looked right at him (Luke 22:61) and Peter went out and wept bitterly.

    Looking back over the mistakes in his life, Peter probably regretted this moment above them all. He was one of the closest companions of Jesus, and part of the inner circle. Now he had denied that he even knew Jesus three times. But his story does not end there. Peter got up, and followed the Lord again and his greatest days happened after this incident. He could not change the past, but he would make the best of his future.

    Everyone falls, but not everyone gets back up. The Lord knew what Peter was going to do, and He told him about it before it happened. Jesus loved him anyway. The Lord knows our weaknesses and our frailties. He knows that we will fail sometimes. When you do, it is important that you get back up. Though the righteous may fall seven times, they rise again (Proverbs 24:16).

    When you stumble, tell God you are sorry and try it again. Do not give up. Do not throw in the towel. We all fall down. Be the one who gets up and fulfill the Lord's plan for your life. Do it now. No one can change the past, and fortunately His plan for you is not behind you, it is always ahead of you. Stop looking behind you at the things that you cannot change, and begin to make the best of what is left, like Peter did.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please lead me into all that you have for me. Help me become the one that you want me to be. Draw my focus away from my past, and toward you, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

March 19, 2018
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

 Amen and Amen!

March 19, 2018
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

 Dear Lord, thank you for forgiving my sins and flaws; thank you for being compassionate and loving even though I don't deserve this from you in Jesus name I pray!  Amen!!

March 19, 2018
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father please lead me into all that you have for me. Help me become the one that you want me to be. Draw my focus away from my past, and toward you, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Thank you Amen

March 19, 2018
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

Amen 

March 19, 2018
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen.....thank you Lord God!

March 19, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

March 19, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen!

March 19, 2018
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Yes very good lesson!! Amazing how we can mess things up-easyaly...

 

March 19, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen praise Jesus 

March 19, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Draw us closer to you Jesus.Plase give us strength.We love and worship you. Amen 

March 19, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank you Pastor Dion I needed to be reminded of this! Too often the past creeps back in to my thoughts and I feel condemned. Father, help me to be who You want me to be <3

March 19, 2018
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Same here. Praise God for helping us to move forward.

March 19, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father, I know I'm a sinner but You always rise me up. I want to be like You want me to be. Lead me forward not looking at my past, and on this day and in the future You be my light,Amen. 

Thank you Pastor, on this day (72) I'm reflecting in what The Lord has given me.

March 19, 2018
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Happy Birthday Jose.  GOD LOVES YOU SO MUCH. 

March 19, 2018
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Thank God we don't have to live in the past. Living a day at a time, and serving a BIG GOD, releaves a lot of stress. I thank God that He gives me strength and wisdom to live for today, and I pray that by meditating on His word and being still to hear what the Spirit has for me today, that I will serve Him in the way He wants me to. I do plan ahead, but want to fix my eyes on Jesus so I don't get distracted with the things of this world, I know that God will guide my steps. He created me and knows best how to lead me!

March 19, 2018
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

AMEN!!!

March 19, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen !

March 19, 2018
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Kee Moon Chang
Kee Moon Chang

Amen. Let me get up again.

March 19, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father please lead me into all that you have for me. Help me become the one that you want me to be. Draw my focus away from my past, and toward you, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

March 20, 2018