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The God of Seventh Chances

  • for the righteous falls seven times and rises again Proverbs 24:16 ESV

    Once again, I found that it was I standing in the need of prayer. I was the man who promised he would never do it again, and then went and did it again. I had slowly drifted away, one more time. I have found that it is easy to make God promises, but it is often difficult to keep them. While laying on the floor in tears, and asking for forgiveness, I heard a faint whisper: 'Now get up, and let's get back to it for I have plans for you.' God was not interested in the past or my mistakes.

    Everyone stumbles, everyone falls short in this life. When you do, repent and get back up. God is interested in your future, not your past. There is nothing behind you that can be changed, but today is the first day of the rest of your life, and it can be redeemed. You do not need to be limited by what your parents said about you. You do not have to live like your family. You can break the cycle and make a fresh start, even if you fall seven times a day (Luke 17:4). All you have to do is ask (and forgive others: Matt 6:15).

    Still, the enemy will always try and remind you of your past mistakes in order to discourage you, but once you have asked for forgiveness, the Lord removes your sin and remembers it no more. We are to put on the 'helmet of salvation (Eph 6:17)' to guard our minds against attacks like this. When the past comes to mind, remember that when you ask for forgiveness, you will be forgiven (1 John 1:9). He is the God of seventh chances.

    Prayer: Father, restore me and draw my heart to you like never before. Help me make a fresh start. Forgive me of my past and deliver me of the things that hold me back, in the name of Jesus.

    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 presence 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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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah! Thank you for forgiving us !
Jun 4
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Thank you for forgiving all my sins and all my past mistakes Amen
Jun 5
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father Thank You for Your Forgiveness

Jun 4
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Thank you Heavenly Father for a brand new day.  Amen

Jun 4
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank you Lord for a new start today.  Thank you for forgiveness and helping me today. Amen

Jun 4
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Jun 4
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen

Jun 4
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen pastor Dion thank you Father for always being there and for lending a helping hand when we fall your grace remembers it no more when we repent thank you Jesus for being in the ditch with me.

Jun 4
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

 

Jun 4
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Jun 4
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Jesus,we ask for forgiveness and we repent of all our sins.We love and worship you. Amen 

Jun 4
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Jun 4
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name Amen. Thank You Father Yahweh for Your mercies that are new this morning.

Jun 4
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You for forgiving my sins, give me the strength and wisdom to stop what I am doing. I humbly ask You to lead me and sin no more, draw me to You like never before. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. Thank You oh Lord, thank You. 

Excellent devotional reminder Pastor, God bless you and Sylvia for all you do for us and this ministry. 

Jun 4
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Jesus for forgiveness of my past mistakes, Amen.

Jun 4
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord

Jun 4
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Tom Cartmell
Tom Cartmell

Thank you for another fantastic devotional Pastor Dion 

I wish i could forward these like i used to but i don't get the devotionals im my inbox any more. Can you fix that.?? Love to you and Sylvia and all at RHM

Jun 4
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Hey Tom :)! I re-subscribed you again, but what you should probably do is include a note for your friends that you're forwarding them to and let them know they can reply to you if they don't want to see them. One of them keeps unsubscribing you :).

Jun 5
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

Jun 4
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen! Thank you Jesus!!!

Jun 5
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!!

Jun 5