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The God of Seventh Chances

  • for the righteous falls seven times and rises again Proverbs 24:16 ESV

    Once again, I found that it was I standing in the need of prayer. I was the man who promised he would never do it again, and then went and did it again. I had slowly drifted away, one more time. I have found that it is easy to make God promises, but it is often difficult to keep them. While laying on the floor in tears, and asking for forgiveness, I heard a faint whisper: 'Now get up, and let's get back to it for I have plans for you.' God was not interested in the past or my mistakes.

    Everyone stumbles, everyone falls short in this life. When you do, repent and get back up. God is interested in your future, not your past. There is nothing behind you that can be changed, but today is the first day of the rest of your life, and it can be redeemed. You do not need to be limited by what your parents said about you. You do not have to live like your family. You can break the cycle and make a fresh start, even if you fall seven times a day (Luke 17:4). All you have to do is ask (and forgive others: Matt 6:15).

    Still, the enemy will always try and remind you of your past mistakes in order to discourage you, but once you have asked for forgiveness, the Lord removes your sin and remembers it no more. We are to put on the 'helmet of salvation (Eph 6:17)' to guard our minds against attacks like this. When the past comes to mind, remember that when you ask for forgiveness, you will be forgiven (1 John 1:9). He is the God of seventh chances.

    Prayer: Father, restore me and draw my heart to you like never before. Help me make a fresh start. Forgive me of my past and deliver me of the things that hold me back, in the name of Jesus.

    Note: Happy Monday! Because we haven't been able to bring our RHM Live church service for the last couple of weeks because of the hurricane and other matters, we decided to spend this Sunday doing an update of what has been going on. Included in the video at the top of the post are some images of the hurricane aftermath. For those interested, here it is! September RHM News Update


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Help us not to be trapped or dwelling into the past! Help us to understand that we are forgiven and have the ability to get up and move on ! Thank you Jehovah! Praise the Lord!
Sep 24
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

Sep 24
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Denise  Gaines
Denise Gaines

Amen

Sep 24
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Patty Seckar
Patty Seckar

You are such an encouragement! I really need to remember this!! Praise God you two are ok! I will keep praying! God bless!! 

Sep 24
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Father, thank you for your mercy!

Sep 24
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

Sep 24
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen, thank you for your mercy on my soul.

Sep 24
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen!

Sep 24
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen

Sep 24
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen

Sep 24
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen. 

Sep 24
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen 

Sep 24
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Merciful Father, thank You for the many chances You allow! We don’t deserve them. Thank You for Your loving kindness towards us. We owe everything to You. 

Sep 24
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Father for Your forgiveness. Help me to get up and move forward in Your will. Amen.

Sep 24
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

Sep 24
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Barbara Neahring
Barbara Neahring

Thank you!

Sep 24
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

Sep 24
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, I know I have fall many times and You always forgive me. Keep me from falling again and lead me.  In Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

Sep 24
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father You know I've fall time and time again and You have forgotten me. Lead me to  follow Your designs. In Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

Sep 24
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen He will always forgive us, we only need to ask

Sep 24
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Bill Digiglio
Bill Digiglio

Amen I need a fresh start, sometimes you feel like throwing in the towel.. 

Sep 24
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Sep 24
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

A very encouraging msg again....timely often.  Thanks Dion....things from your life experiences God is using!!

Sep 24
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen, Pastor Dion! You are so honest and straight forward, I so appreciate your testimony! I constantly battle with things, sins that so easily beset me and come back to hunt me, especially, when I'm on top of the mountain, and then here he comes, as a roaring lion .......   But I know my Lord is faithful and longsuffering, whenever I fall HE is right there to pick me up! Praise, honor and worship to my Lord on high, in Jesus name, Amen!

Sep 24
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Happy Monday everyone what a great devotional pastor as I am trying to quit smoking cigerettes again for the 70th time, well honestly I dont know how many times I have tried to quit in the past but they were all failures but not this time I am going to be a non-smoker very soon, thanks again pastor for ur awesome devotionals and for praying with me for my needs have a SUPER DUPER GREAT Tuesday! 

Sep 24
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Sep 25