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The Late Bloomer

  • He said to Jesus, 'Lord, remember me when you come into your kingdom.' Jesus said to him, 'Assuredly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.' Luke 23:42 WEB

    As they hung bleeding on the crosses that they had been nailed to, one of the two thieves beside Jesus asked Him to remember him when He came into His kingdom. Jesus replied, 'Today you will be with Me in paradise." After a life of crime, and with only moments left to live, this criminal made things right with God and was saved.

    Jesus told the thief three things: That it would be a blissful place (Paradise), in the immediate future (Today), and with Jesus (With Me). A simple sentence and the right attitude, and that man was saved. It could happen anywhere, and at anytime. For where there is breath, there is hope.

    I have met people who thought that God would never forgive them for the things that they had done, but the sin problem was taken care of at the crucifixion of Jesus. Jesus took away the sin of the universe (kosmos - John 1:29). If you will let Jesus wash your sins away, you get to start completely fresh with a clean slate, and nothing that you have done in the past will be held against you. Though our sins be like scarlet, He will wash us as white as snow (Isaiah 1:18).

    When you fall, get up. This is an endurance race and we all trip at times. We all need His forgiveness. Your pastor needs forgiveness just as much as you do. As long as you keep trying, you are going to make it. Your past can no longer stop you and God is here to help with your future. It is never too late to get started and He can make what is left of your life count. No matter the situation or what you may have done, there is still hope.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank you so much for forgiving me of the things that I have done wrong. Fill my life with Your presence and let me be a living testimony of the power of God. Walk with me, talk to me and through me, let me live my life for You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people" (Ephesians 6:18). 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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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Thank you for being forgiving and loving Father.....Help us to be like you in this world, your child of God.......❤️
Jan 10
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen, amen and amen Lord Jesus

Jan 10
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Jan 10
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!!

Jan 10
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

Jan 10
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Thank you Heavenly Father for your forgiveness. Thank you for teaching me to forgive others. Amen

Jan 10
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Jan 10
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You for Your forgiveness! Amen.

Jan 10
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Jesus,let our lives be for you and your glory. Amen 

Jan 10
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Thank You Jesus for our Hope is in you!!!

Jan 10
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen

Jan 10
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen!

Jan 10
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Amen. Fill my life with Your presence and let me be a living testimony of the power of God. Thank you, Lord!

Jan 10
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I always be grateful to You for all You do for us, for the forgiveness of our sins and the wrong steps we have taken. That Your unconditional love be with us at all times, in the name of Your Son Jesus we pray, Amen. Praises to Your Holy Name forever. 

Thank you Pastor and Sylvia for your teachings every morning, God bless you both. 

Jan 10
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Stay with me God Amen 

Jan 10
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Thank you for a wonderful devotional.  I am so thankful our Lord never gives up on us. Praise His Holy name. Amen

 

Jan 10
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!!!

Jan 10
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen.

Jan 10
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

We love you JESUS. PRAISE THE LORD

Jan 10
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jan 10
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jan 10
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

 PRAISE THE LORD

Jan 10
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen!

Jan 10
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

Jan 12