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Cut it Loose

  • Fearing that we would run aground on rocky ground, they let go four anchors from the stern, and wished for daylight. As the sailors were trying to flee out of the ship, and had lowered the boat into the sea, pretending that they would lay out anchors from the bow, Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, "Unless these stay in the ship, you can't be saved." Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the boat, and let it fall off. Acts 27:29-32 WEB.

    The ship's crew was gripped with fear as it was tossed about by the wind and waves. For fourteen days, they had been battered and driven before this storm in darkness. Finally, some sailors decided they would escape using a lifeboat, but Paul told them that they would all die if they did not stay on the ship. So they cut away the boat, and they all made it to safety on the island of Malta, where God used Paul to perform many miracles.

    Sometimes you need to stay the course that God has put you on and cut loose the things that are dragging you back. Let it go. Let them go. They would have never fulfilled God's plan in their life if they had not cut the ropes and let go of that boat. They would have died while holding onto it. If something is holding you back and you feel that God wants you to get rid of it, then cut it loose and let it go. Trust Him to take care of you.

    When they don't want to be around you, there are those waiting who do. You are a child of God, not a doormat. When the door closes to a job, there is a better door getting ready to open. When you feel all alone, you are not, for He is right there with you. If you only knew how much He loved you, your life would never be the same.

    Is your past chasing you? Cut it loose and let it go. Today is the first day of the rest of your life, and God is interested in your future, not your unchangeable past. It is not too late. You can do this, and He will be with you through it, but sometimes we have to brace ourselves and endure the storm to get where we need to go.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please strengthen me today and help me make the right decisions. I want to do the right thing. Forgive me of my past mistakes and guide me into Your perfect will. With You by my side, I can face anything. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ 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 Keep guiding me Lord Jehovah for I need you at all times! Thank you Lord!
January 30, 2021
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

January 30, 2021
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask this , Amen.

January 30, 2021
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Kerryann Ivey
Kerryann Iveyedited: January 30, 2021

What a powerful message for such a time as this.

January 30, 2021
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Keyana Mallory
Keyana Mallory

In the name of Jesus Christ I pray in agreement! Amen!

January 30, 2021
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me".  Amen

January 30, 2021
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

January 30, 2021
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen,I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.Jesus is awesome.

January 30, 2021
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father I Thank You

January 30, 2021
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

 

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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I needed to hear this today. Thank you Pastor Dion!

January 30, 2021
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez

I need to here this.

January 30, 2021
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for helping me to make the right decisions.

January 30, 2021
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

I believe this is a lesson we all need to hear. Thank you Pastor. Amen

January 30, 2021
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Cindy Holcomb
Cindy Holcomb

Amen!

January 30, 2021
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father help us to let go all the mistakes we have done in the past, be with us today and show us the way to have more of You in our lives. Give us the strength to follow Your will to believe and be as You wants us to be In Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. Thank You Lord You are awesome, Amen. 

We must follow his command Pastor, God bless you both. 

January 30, 2021
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

January 30, 2021
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

January 30, 2021
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen God Sometimes I get so weary. 

January 30, 2021
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord 

January 30, 2021
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Thank you for today's wonderful and timely Devotion!! Thank you, Lord, for all that I have, I know that everything I have is from you, without you, I would have and be nothing. In Jesus' name, Amen.

January 30, 2021
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

January 31, 2021