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  • Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a right spirit within me. Don't throw me from your presence, and don't take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation. Uphold me with a willing spirit. Psalms 51:10 WEB

    David had an affair with Bathsheba and she became pregnant. In order to cover it up, he had her husband, Uriah, killed and then later married Bathsheba. A noble act, taking in a poor widow carrying another man's child, except she wasn't.

    A year quietly passed by and Bathsheba had a son. One day, Nathan the prophet came to David and told him a parable about a rich man that had many sheep. When a visitor came to his house, instead of taking one of his own sheep to prepare for dinner, he sent for the only pet lamb that a poor man had nearby. He had raised it as his daughter and it slept in his arms. The rich man took it away and ate it for dinner.

    David burned with anger when he heard the story and said 'That man deserves to die!' Nathan told him: 'You are the man!' That had to hurt, to be confronted with all that he had so carefully hidden, but it was the beginning of restoration.

    David said that his sin was always before him. He repented of what he had done and his prayer is recorded in Psalm 51. In verse 12, David asked God to restore the joy. Joy was one of the first things that left, the joy of serving the Lord. Nothing is hidden from God and He gives us space to repent.

    When we mess up, it is best to get it over with immediately, before it festers like a sore. Stand up and say, "I am the one!" instead of waiting for God to confront us with it and walk joyless and depressed the whole time. If you ask God, He will forgive you, and the mistake becomes history, rather than a mystery of what may later become of it.

    Prayer: Father, I thank You for Your mercy. You are long suffering and understanding. I am sorry for the times that I have let You down and chosen my way over Yours. Forgive me, restore me, and help me live my life for You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome amen
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Deleted Member Amen, God is so good.
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Kath Paro
Kath Paro Dion~ This again is what I needed to hear.  I feel that I have committed a deep sin and it has eaten at me for years.  Now this gives me the courage to confess my sin and not hide it.  God knows and the person I sinned against needs to know if it be God's will.  I will speak to my pastor first then act.
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Deleted Member Always know that Jesus loves you so much and that no matter what wrong we might have done, He still loves us and is there to forgive us and give us strength, peace, and joy unspeakable, a greater joy than we have ever know. Jesus loves you so much, praying for you and everything is going to be alright. Love, hugs and prayers.
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Joey Smith
Joey Smith Amen, thank you Pastor Dion for sharing the inspirational words of the Lord it is always a blessing to start the day with words from the Lord.
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Deleted Member Amen
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Dorene Glaze
Dorene Glaze Amen
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Mark Duell
Mark Duell Amen.   My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.
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Deleted Member Amen
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Jeffrey Smith
Jeffrey Smith Love it. Praise God! Great message.
February 15, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Gods mercy is hard to understand, but I believe it, and trust Him with my life. I thank God that He sent His only Son to forgive me all of my sins. I believe that He would have done this just for me.
February 15, 2016
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<i>Deleted Member</i>
Deleted Member Amen, yes He would have done it all for just one to be saved and not lost, because He loves us so much and His mercy endures forever.
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Deleted Member This is showing us just how merciful our loving Father is, He goes above and beyond to give us all chances to ask for forgiveness of our past and go forward into the future, I pray this beautiful prayer over all of us here at RHM and all our family and friends. Thank you for this beautiful sermon this morning, to let us know that we can always turn back to Jesus, He is waiting with arms open wide to accept us and to forgive us. Love and blessings to all.
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! The quicker we repent, the sooner we can receive His forgiveness and move on.
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Deleted Member Amen, I love that, God bless you. Love, hugs and prayers.
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield This is one of my favorite Old Testament verses, and one I can really relate to.I'm convinced God will restore me, just as He did  in the past! He is a God of miracles!
February 15, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Yes my Lord Jesus, amen. 
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Amen!!
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen!!
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Love the song that goes with Pas 51
February 15, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen.Thank you Paror for the word for today.Thank you for the prayer..I feel the same things in my heart.Father for give the times That I fall short of the things I have learnt  by your word..Help me live my life ,that you will be glorified in all that I do,.In Jesus name I pray.
February 15, 2016
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!
February 15, 2016
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Mahlet  Tsegaye
Mahlet Tsegaye Amen ! help me God.
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Linda Cella
Linda Cella Amen
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thnks Pastor Dion!  Lord have mercy.
February 16, 2016