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The God of Seventh Chances

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

    Once again, I was the one who promised he would never do it again, then went and did it again. I had slowly drifted away, one more time. I have found that it's easy to make promises to the Lord but often difficult to keep them.

    While laying on the floor in tears and asking for forgiveness, I heard a faint whisper: "Get up, and let's get back to it, for I have plans for you." God wasn't interested in the past or my mistakes but in my future.

    Everyone stumbles. Everyone falls short in this life. Yet, when you do, repent and get back up. God is interested in your future, not your past. He understands how fleeting our lives are. 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 great.

    You don't have to live like the rest of your family. Or be limited by what they said about you. 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 repent (turn away from it) and remember to forgive others of their wrongs (Matthew 6:15).

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

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please restore me and draw my heart to you. Help me make a fresh start. Forgive me of my past, and deliver me from the things that hold me back. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: For those following the Creation Photography weekly challenges, here is this week's theme from group leader, Dianna Wyles: Hebrews 11:1-3 "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible." ~ 'Faith in Action' or 'Beautifully Ordinary, Visible Things' will be our next fun-tastic theme choices and, as always, are wide open for creative interpretation so let the jollification begin You are also encouraged to post anything else that inspires you as well. May your troubles be less and you blessings be more, may nothing but happiness come through your door ~ God Bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen,
March 8, 2022
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Amen! Amen!
March 8, 2022
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

March 8, 2022
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Brenda F
Brenda F

 Amen

March 8, 2022
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

March 8, 2022
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen.

March 8, 2022
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: March 8, 2022

Amen.  Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your forgiveness and mercy. And blessings You so graciously provide. AMEN

March 8, 2022
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

March 8, 2022
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

March 8, 2022
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David  Earlywine
David Earlywine

Amen,praise Jesus.

March 8, 2022
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen and Amen 

March 8, 2022
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Father for Your forgiveness! Amen!

March 8, 2022
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen 

March 8, 2022
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

 

March 8, 2022
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David Krull
David Krull

Yes Lord..

March 8, 2022
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes please Lord Jesus, amen. 

March 8, 2022
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John Smith
John Smith

Amen.

March 8, 2022
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

March 8, 2022
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondelloedited: March 8, 2022

In Lord Jesus name I ask this, Amen. Thank you pastor Dion for today's message, I needed this.

March 8, 2022
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Thank you Lord for forgiving me!

March 8, 2022
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help me to do whatever I need to to be saved. Amen. 

March 8, 2022
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Janet Sorensen
Janet Sorensen

Amen! Much needed today!

March 9, 2022
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Marilyn Salter
Marilyn Salter

I sometimes feel like I've used up all my chances, then God reminds me that worry and anxiety rob me of peace. I pray the Lord will always watch over me and all my faults.

March 10, 2022
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen!  Oh, Lord and my God, I thank You from the bottom of my heart and soul for Your eternal love, Your faithfulness, and Your forgiveness!  Please deliver me from all the many old habits that hold me back by the power of Your Holy Spirit, in the name of JESUS I ask and pray, Amen and Amen!!!

March 11, 2022