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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.

    When looking back over all the mistakes in his life, Peter probably regretted this moment the most. He was one of the closest companions of Jesus, part of the inner circle, then he denied that he even knew Jesus three times. Thankfully his story does not end there. Peter pulled himself together, 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, but fortunately His plan for you is not behind you, it is always ahead of you. Stop looking at the things in your past that you cannot change, and begin to make the best of what is left. 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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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen,

Nov 2
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Nov 2
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Judith B
Judith B

Heavely Father please help me to focus on the great future you have set for me. Help me to ride over all the distractions and hindrances so that I can get to my destination in The name of Jesus, Amen

Nov 2
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

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.

Amen. Thank you Father.

Nov 2
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Praise God

Nov 2
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmannedited: Nov 2

Thank you dear God for hope after a long ordeal. Make a way for us.  Protect us. I'm so thankful. In the name of Jesus Amen 

Nov 2
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen, thank you Jesus.....Thank you Sylvia and Pastor Dion for the daily devotionals.

Nov 2
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Thank you Lord for leading forward and help me not think of the past mistakes I've made. Forgive me Lord and guide me onward in your name I live and breath. Amen Jesus Christ. Amen

Nov 2
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Father GOD, Thanking you today, for my Future. Thanking you for forgiving my pass Sins, and allowing me to have a great future with you. Amen

Nov 2
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Nov 2
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Father for Your forgiveness and a bright future, Amen!

Nov 2
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank you Lord for forgiving me of all my past sins and even though I'm going on 68 years old I thank you for leading me forward with your blessings and showing me what to do and say to help lead any loss person to you Lord. Let my light shine that I may be a witness to many. In Jesus Name I ask.  Amen

Nov 2
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen  praise God for all his love 

Nov 2
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen! Thank You and praise You Father Yahweh for every time you've helped me back up to press on, forward!

Nov 2
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Sandy Neff
Sandy Neff

Thank you for the reminders that our God fogives us when we repent and pick ourselves up and pray without ceasing. As times are rough, I need the Lord even more.

Nov 2
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen

Nov 2
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, I know I'm a sinner but I look to You for forgiveness. Help me to focus on You and follow Your designs by picking ourselves up and sin no more, in Jesus name I pray. Amen. The Lord is my Sheppard. 

Thank you for this wonderful reminder, God bless you Pastor. 

Nov 2
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Nov 2
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

I TALKED TO A FRIEND OF MINE THE OTHER DAY, SHE WAS DOWN IN THE DUMPS, THE BEST THING I COULD TELL HER WAS ,NEVER LOOK BACK. KEEP YOUR HEAD UP AND KEEP MOVING FORWARD

Nov 3
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Good advice, Sandra! You are a good friend to so many, including myself! Blessings (h5)

Nov 3
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

dank

Nov 3
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!!! 

Nov 3
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Shara Abel
Shara Abel

Thank you so much!  

 

Nov 4
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen! Praise the Lord.

Nov 5
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

Nov 5