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Take Another Lap

  • The cock crowed the second time. Peter remembered the word, how that Jesus said to him, 'Before the cock crows twice, you will deny me three times.' When he thought about that, he wept. Mark 14:72 WEB

    Peter had just finished telling Jesus that he would die for Him, and then denied that he even knew Him three times in a row. Sometime later Peter mastered this fear as he was crucified by Nero upside down, because he saw himself as unworthy to be crucified the same way that Jesus was. He stopped denying the Lord, and did die for Him just as he had promised.

    We do not face the weaknesses that we have just once, but multiple times, until we master it. It is not 'once clean, always clean' either. I have seen people fall right back into something that they crawled out of more than once. If you lose your temper every time someone does something, you will face that something time and time again.

    A good friend of mine called it 'Taking another lap around the mountain.' Just as Israel spent forty years circling a mountain in the wilderness, we can spend forty years of our life circling the same mountain.

    Learn from the things that upset you. Be on guard, for sin crouches at the door. When you feel it coming, face it with a smile and the right attitude. Pass the test and when you beat it, chances are that you will never have to face it again. Or we can take another lap.

    Prayer: Father I tire of facing this same problem again and again. Forgive me and give me the grace and wisdom to deal with this once and for all. Guide me and help me make the right decisions. Give me a clear warning when the test is coming, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning, happy Friday! For those who are participate, or wish to join in, the weekly "Fast & Pray Friday" event will be contending for their unsaved loved ones with their annual "Sunrise to Sunset" fast today. Participating in this event is determined by each member. You may choose to fast until sunset or just from one activity until sunset. You may choose to fast one meal and to just pray the prayer videos posted on the event page. Choose whatever you may. God will hear our heartfelt prayers as we come before His throne and place them there. If you wish to be part of this fast, whether today or each week, please join on the event page! If you have any problems joining, just comment on the devotional today and we will help you :-).

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Yep! I have been around that mountain a number of times on the issue of forgiveness. I get hurt easily and have a hard time of letting it go... I have improved but I keep revisiting the same issue so I must need more practice! Thank you for your wise words! Pastor's Prayer: Father I tire of facing this same problem again and again. Forgive me and give me the grace and wisdom to deal with this once and for all. Guide me and help me make the right decisions. Give me a clear warning when the test is coming, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!
January 8, 2016
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<i>Deleted Member</i>
Deleted Member Amen, I too pray this prayer over me too.
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Amen, sister!
January 9, 2016
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Norman Glaze Sr
Norman Glaze Sr Good Stuff Pastor. A lesser man would have worn his knees out making laps around the mountain such as I have, lol. Even after being so mercifully, and wonderfully, and miraculously Born Again, I found myself slipping right back into the destructive things that I had Gracefully crawled out of. Sin(Demons, Flesh, Familiar Spirits)truly does crouch at the Door, and eagerly waits to rob us of our walk with God. Thanks for the Great Message Pastor Dion.
January 8, 2016
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Dorene Glaze
Dorene Glaze Amen
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Deleted Member Amen
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Amen, so glad you recognized the traps of the enemy!
January 9, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome for where I am weak For God is strong thank you God for waking me this day amen
January 8, 2016
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Deleted Member Amen
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Joey Smith
Joey Smith Amen, thanks for sharing the words of the Lord this Morning Pastor Dion.
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Deleted Member Amen
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Dorene Glaze
Dorene Glaze Good message this morning ..Reminds me of a particular problem I couldnt conquer, going round and round, finally I got in the word and used the scripture ..confess your faults one to another that you may be healed ..I found me a couple of safe people to confess to and after awhile I noticed I wasnt being tempted as often and when I was I had the strength to resist and one day it was not a problem anymore,every now and then i'll be tempted again but I say no ,im free!
January 8, 2016
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<i>Deleted Member</i>
Deleted Member Praise The Lord, He is always there for us. God bless you.
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Amen, Dorene, it is not always easy, but with His help, we will get through it!
January 9, 2016
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Linda Cella
Linda Cella Amen 
January 8, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! Pastor Dion I have done so many laps in my life , I could run a marathon. Yet each time the lap grew shorter, until I could recognize the test and pass it successfully.  
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Deleted Member Amen, I have too Carol, I pray that my laps grow shorter too. I pray that I can pass the test. 
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady You will pass, He will never forsake us!
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb In the midst of another lap this morning and know that Jesus is running along side and will see me through this trial. Thanks for the words of encouragement this morning, Pastor Dion. Thanks as well to everyone lifting others to the Lord this morning. We will overcome by he grace of God!
January 8, 2016
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Deleted Member Amen, we can make it together by lifting each other up and encouraging each other. Love and Hugs. God bless you.
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Laura B. Martinez
Laura B. Martinez Amen. Another wonderful reminder from Pastor Todd. Thank you.
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Deleted Member Amen
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Angela Woodward
Angela Woodward Thank you! You are spot on for what I needed to hear!
January 8, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen, This is so true. God gives me the strength to face fear and worry, by meditating on His word, and being obident to it.
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Deleted Member Amen
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Amen!!!
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Joseph Krell
Joseph Krell Happy Friday and good to hear of your trip!  Praying Sylvia is getting well and indeed there is no place like home. May the new year bring you blessings beyond expectations and thanks for all you all do!
January 8, 2016
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Amen pastor Todd very helpfull devotional again today thanku God Bless!
January 8, 2016
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Julie Schneider
Julie Schneider Thanks for another wonderful devotion!  I have taken a few laps around the mountain and keep hoping i will figure it out!
January 8, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Amen, sister, I know you will!
January 9, 2016
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield WOW!! This message sure hit home to me! For 40 years, I had been enslaved to an eating disorder that manifested itself as anorexia, then bulimia and exercise bulimia. It really seemed as if there was no way I could conquer the demons...and I was right. I can't conquer anything without God! By His grace, I am no longer in bondage to food.
January 8, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Praise God that He finally set you free, Kathy! How have you been feeling? Fully recovered from the surgery?
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<i>Deleted Member</i>
Deleted Member May I ever be on guard, so that I won't have to continue walking around that Mountain, awesome message. God bless.
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Amen, Tammy!
January 9, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen! 
January 8, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza "'once clean, always clean'"  This is not who I am.  I always fall back and have sinned especialyl with my thoughts (fear, negativity, and sometimes anger towards other people).  There was never a day that my thoughtd are clear of this. this is my prayers today qouted from Pastor Todd's prayer for the day. "Father I tire of facing this same problem again and again. Forgive me and give me the grace and wisdom to deal with this once and for all. Guide me and help me make the right decisions. Give me a clear warning when the test is coming, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray"
January 8, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Amen, Deng! I know we all go through a journey of falling and getting back up. As long as we keep getting back up, it is not over!
January 9, 2016
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Praise God
January 8, 2016
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you, for the great message!
January 8, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  Lord, Forgive me, and give me the grace and the wisdom to deal with this situation appropriately.  God, I pray in the Name of Jesus, and I thank You now.  Amen.
January 9, 2016
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Iris Parlin
Iris Parlin Amen!! I feel as though I have made many laps, but I'll keep on keeping on!!
January 9, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Hi Iris, I see you can post now! What did you have to do to be able to post?
January 9, 2016
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley Amen thank you Jesus for your saving grace  and pastor Todd for this devotional message 
January 10, 2016
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Jeanne Hill
Jeanne Hill Thank you Lord for you love and patience.  Great word, Pastor Todd.
January 12, 2016