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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 told Jesus that he would rather die than deny Him, but that night he denied that he knew Jesus three times in a row. He was scared. Sometime later Peter mastered this fear. When he was later crucified by Nero, he asked to be upside down, because he saw himself as unworthy to be crucified in the same way as Jesus. Peter stopped denying the Lord, and died 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 until you beat it.

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

    Learn from the things that upset you or cause you to stumble. Be on guard, for like Cain, sin crouches at the door and it desires to have you. When you feel it coming, face it with a smile and the right attitude. Pass the test. 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 am weary of facing this same problem again and again. Forgive me and please 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 and let me be prepared, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presences and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Guide me dear God. Amen. 

January 10, 2019
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

January 10, 2019
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

January 10, 2019
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Thanking you Pastor, for teaching the word this morning. Powerful

January 10, 2019
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Please Guide me to do the right things in life Amen 

January 10, 2019
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

January 10, 2019
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Debbie Chaisson
Debbie Chaisson

I’d like to join ladies in distress group 

January 10, 2019
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen,

January 10, 2019
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!

January 10, 2019
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen Lord Help Us Pass The Tests!

January 10, 2019
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! How many times does one have to go around the same mountian? Thank You God for this New Life!

January 10, 2019
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Anen

January 10, 2019
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Guide me in all that I do Lord. I thank you for your blessings. Amen 

January 10, 2019
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen 

January 10, 2019
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

January 10, 2019
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Thank you Pastor Dion.  I really needed this.  I have had to take several laps but, it is getting better.  Thank you Jesus.

January 10, 2019
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

January 10, 2019
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen,guide us in the right direction.

January 10, 2019
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Jenny Majors
Jenny Majors

Amen!!  This really hit home.  Thank you and God bless!!

January 10, 2019
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

Right on time. Thanks for sharing.

January 10, 2019
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulusedited: January 10, 2019

Amen!

January 10, 2019
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Rhonda Jones
Rhonda Jones

Amen.  Great message. Thank you.  

January 10, 2019
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen! Dear Heavenly Father, please, give me discernment, let me hear your tender little voice to be ready for another test or what ever may be coming my way! Pleae guide me and lead me by Thy mighty power, by Thy Holy Spirit, for it is in the most holy name, the name above all names, Jesus Christ that I ask and pray, Amen!!!

January 10, 2019
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

This is so true! I have also found myself in the same trial over and over because I didnt understand what the trial was about or what God wanted me to learn from it. When I finally did understand and respond to God, the trial ended and God blessed me greatly! God is so great and merciful to us. He loves us so much and He provides for us! We do not deserve His love or His mercy but he willing gives us all things because of His great love for us.

January 14, 2019
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

AMEN

January 16, 2019