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Sin Less

  • If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us the sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we haven't sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. 1 John 1:8 WEB

    While helping an elder at our church repair the roof of his house, I learned a lot about him. When you work with someone day after day and you watch them smack their thumb with a hammer, drop something on their foot, or wait in line at a store, you get to know who they really are without their church face on. I got to know him.

    He was in his seventies, and after walking with the Lord for forty years, he was very polished. He prayed over everything, never seemed to lose his temper, trusted God, and controlled his emotions. He looked the other way when a short skirt walked past us at the diner.

    We went to the hardware store for nails and a little boy who was with us put some extra ones in his pocket. When the elder found them later, he drove all the way back to town to return those nails, because he hadn't paid for them. He was the real thing and when he prayed, God often answered him back. One night at church, He laid hands on the pastor's wife and she was instantly healed of cancer. The prayers of a righteous man can accomplish much (James 5:7).

    From what he explained to me though, it was not always like this. When he was young he had quite the temper, and made many mistakes, but he sinned less these days. He had learned to discipline his body and make it behave. Like Paul said, 'I beat my body and bring it into submission, lest by any means, after I have preached to others, I myself should be rejected' (1 Corinthians 9:27).

    That is the goal, and it is not a quick process. None of us are perfect, none of us are without sin, but we are working on it. Hopefully, I will sin less this year than last year. And if you do sin, repent and get back up. Grace, forgiveness, and acceptance can be yours if you only ask. We all fall down. Repent, get back up, and try to sin less.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for saving me. Forgive me of any sin in my life. Wash me and I will be clean. Guide me to where I need to be. Help me walk upright as a child of the Most High God, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer" (Psalm 17:6) 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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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for saving me. Forgive me of any sin in my life. Wash me and I will be clean. Guide me to where I need to be. Help me walk upright as a child of the Most High God, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. Lord, hear my prayers. Good morning everyone have a blessed day and weekend.

Oct 19
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, sister <3!

Oct 19
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

Oct 19
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

Oct 19
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen Lord! Thank for your mercies and forgiveness

Oct 19
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen Lord!

Oct 19
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

Oct 19
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father!

Oct 19
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

Amen!

 

Oct 19
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! I am so glad most did not know me when I was young. Father, search my heart, and help me change. I do not want to go back to my old life.

Oct 19
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Shara Abel
Shara Abel

Excellent advice!  Keep on trying, it's a lifetime process.

Oct 19
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

If we are faithful to stay commited to Him and abiding in Jesus, we will not become sinless, but we will sin less.

Oct 19
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,please forgive us of our sins.We love and worship you.

Oct 19
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

Oct 19
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for saving me. Forgive me of any sin in my life. Wash me and I will be clean. Guide me to where I need to be. Help me walk upright as a child of the Most High God, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Yes please! Amen Thank you

Oct 19
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen! Thank You for Your forgiveness Father. It is only by Your grace and strength that I can get up and go on.

Oct 19
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

 Amen

Oct 19
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

My hope and prayer is to show fruit of Jesus in my life all the days of my life! Thank You, Lord, for s l l You have done for me and will do. 

Oct 19
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, Help me to get up and start once again. I thank You for all Your support in my life, cleanse me of all my sins. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. 

Thank you Pastor for this devotional. 

Oct 19
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen. 

Oct 19
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Oct 19
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You for saving me. Forgive me of any sin in my life. Wash me and I will be clean. Guide me to where I need to be. Help me walk upright as a child of the Most High God, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

Oct 29