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All or Nothing

  • For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises up again; But the wicked are overthrown by calamity. Proverbs 24:16 WEB

    I felt disgusted with myself because I had tried so hard, but in a moment of weakness returned to my old habits. Now like an injured animal, I just wanted to be left alone. Soon I was saddled up with the baggage of guilt and shame and began to avoid my Christian friends. The enemy finally had me where he wanted me, separated, alone, broken, defeated, and an easy target. I believed everything that he said. I felt that I had let God down, He had moved on and forgotten me, and it was hopeless. Have you ever done that? I have.

    Backsliding is like that. Once you slip, if you don't get back up, you will slide all the way back down the mountain. I felt that I could never live this life of being a true Christian, at least at the standard my mind had created. I was 100% in, or 100% out, on or off. It was all or nothing.

    When we stumble, the enemy will quickly swoop in to take advantage of it. Peter said that the devil walks around like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour (1Peter 5:8). Lions are not looking for a serious fight, they pick off the weak and stragglers. Immediately after you stumble, thoughts are going to start coming like: 'You can't do this. It is not worth it. God is mad at you because you have let Him down. Why bother? They don't care about you anyway.' If you listen to this garbage, you will soon fall into a dark spiral and your relationship with God will begin to recede, not because of Him, but entirely because of you. The battle is won and lost in your thought life.

    God will never forget you, and His plans for you still stand. His gifts and calling are irrevocable (Romans 11:29). Everyone stumbles, especially at the start. So Get. Back. Up. The Bible is very clear on this. No matter what happens, get back up. There is a spiritual war going on around us and it is natural for some to be knocked down, but if you want to make it then are going to have to claw your way through. Walk, crawl, drag yourself forward, and never let your circumstances fool you into thinking that God has given up on you, for He has not and He never will. He knew who you were before He called you, and that calling has not changed.

    Jonah fell, but he repented and continued on. David fell, but he repented and continued on. Peter fell, but he repented and continued on. That is what winners do. The master teacher has failed more times than the student has tried. What I have found to help me when I stumble is to repent immediately. This step takes away the enemy's ammunition that he was going to use against you. When you repent and put sin under the blood of Jesus, there is nothing left to accuse you about. When you are not up, then you should be getting up.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please take my hand and pull me to my feet. I give You permission to work in my life. If You will show me what to do, then I will do it. Forgive me of the things that I have done wrong, correct my course and fulfill Your will in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." (2 Chron 7:14) ~ 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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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen,
May 29
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father I Thank You

May 29
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

I am blessed each day for it is anew and whatever happened in the past is in the past.  I am learning to keep looking ahead to Our Lord Jesus Christ, the perfecter and King of the Universe!  To God Be the Glory, forever and ever!!  Amen!!  Alleluia!!  Amen!!

May 29
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name Amen and Hallelujah!

May 29
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen!!

May 29
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JD Austin
JD Austin

This is a really good reminder to us that none are perfect and that we all will fall at some time, some like myself many times in our life. What I have found after twenty-three years of serving GOD is that as you say it is about repenting immediately and getting back up. Back when I used to rodeo we had a saying " Cowboy Up". Well as a Christian many times I have had to "GOD Up", I had to repent and remind myself that He knows the plans He has for me, plans to prosper me, to give me peace. In other words, I needed a fill-up, just as my vehicle runs on fuel; I needed to get into GOD's Word and fill up. I have done time in a level five prison, back when I was much younger and even though I was a Christian when I went in, I had not been when I had done wrong. The amazing thing was GOD was with me there, it was probably one of the top two times in my life as I was able to spend most of my days in His Word, this past January when others including my doctor worried I would not make it GOD was there, I was not worried I had peace. When anything in life happens and it seems like GOD has abandoned you it is time to GOD UP again for God will never leave us, He will never forsake us. He is truly an AMAZING GOD!

May 29
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

That's the truth brother. Fall off the  horse, get up,God up and ride on! God bless.

May 29
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God you know how much I depend upon you. Praise God   Praise the Lord Amen 

May 29
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. So grateful Lord you helped me find my feet and hepled me stand.  Thank you for removing the evil from my life. I walk with you Lord. Amen

May 29
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name Amen. 

May 29
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

This was a great  devotional  praise God! Amen 

 

 

May 29
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen,please give us your loving touch and let our lives be for you and your glory.

May 29
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name Amen. 

May 29
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen Father thank you for always helping me to my feet when I stumble I love you!! show me where to go and I will be there!!

May 29
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Amen.

May 29
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

May 29
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Heavenly Father I give you permission to work in my life. Take my hand and pull me to my feet.  Forget me of all my past sins and direct my life according to your will forward.  Thank you in Jesus Name,  Amen 

May 29
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I have stumbled so many times, I pray that You give me the strength to get up again when I fall and to live a life according to Your will. Forgive me for the things I 've done wrong and lead me to have a better life following Your directions. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. Praises to Your Holy name. 

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

May 29
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Fulfill Your will in my life, Amen.

May 29
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

May 29
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! Thank you for todays word! Everyone needs to hear these words because we all sin and have all failed at once time or another! We need to all know that God still loves us and will immediately forgive us if we will only ask for his forgiveness and repent.

May 29
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

 In Jesus name Amen. For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee. Isaiah 41:13

May 29
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen,God is awesome.

May 29
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

May 29
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!!! O Lord, my God, please take my life and let it be consecrated Lord to THEE, thake my hand and lead me on to all that THOU hast for me!!!

May 29
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Keyana Mallory
Keyana Mallory

Heavenly Father please take my hand and pull me to my feet. I give You permission to work in my life. If You will show me what to do, then I will do it. Forgive me of the things that I have done wrong, correct my course and fulfill Your will in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

Amen.

May 30
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

May 30
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Crystal  Van Houtte
Crystal Van Houtte

Your devotionals are always spot on! Thank you! Also I noticed youve got chapter 1 of the book of John up, Im looking forward to reading the bible study and taking the quiz.

Jun 2