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Puppy Dog Eyes

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

    She was a black and tan dachshund chihuahua mix named "Lady." After finding her homeless and living on the street, I adopted the little dog. Apparently, she had been abused in the past. Whenever she did something she thought was wrong, she would tuck her tail between her legs, walk away slowly, and hide behind the couch. If she even heard a loud voice on the television, she assumed it was her fault and that I was mad at her. No amount of coaxing would stop her or bring her back out. Because of her past, she wrongfully assumed that all communication aimed at her was negative.

    Eventually, she would peek around the corner with those sad little puppy dog eyes, so hurt that she had disappointed me. I would catch her looking out, give her a warm smile, and she would bolt into my lap and lick me like I was some tall, delicious lollipop. She was so thrilled that she was accepted. Then she would claw her way under my shirt, curl up and go to sleep, happy and content.

    So many times, when we stumble in our Christian walk, we want to withdraw from everyone and everything. We believe that God is mad at us, so we hide, scared to face what may be coming, fearing punishment. Our past treatment causes us only to see more of the same abuse, and we can have a hard time trusting God. We begin to feel like, "They all hate me."

    Yet, God isn't mean, and Jesus Christ has already paid for every sin you have committed in the past and future. He even paid for your great-grandparents' sins and those of your great-grandchildren on that rugged cross. We only have to ask, and we are forgiven and accepted.

    A failure is an event, not a person. It's a blip on a timeline and not your life. There is nothing to hide from. When you come out from behind the couch, you will find that you are accepted. You can happily be snuggling in your Father's arms again.

    We hide just as Adam hid from God in the garden, and it is up to us to come back out. Like with Adam, God will call to us, but He won't force us to come out of our hiding place. When you fall, get up, keep going, keep moving forward. Jesus isn't mad at you, and He will welcome you right back into His loving arms with no condemnation. You don't have to hide anymore.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your loving kindness today. Please forgive me for my past. This is a new day, and I am turning over a new leaf. Today is the first day of the rest of my life, and I will live it for You. 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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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen,
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your loving kindness today. Please forgive me for my past. This is a new day, and I am turning over a new leaf. Today is the first day of the rest of my life, and I will live it for You. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

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David Krull
David Krull

Yes Lord Amen. Thank you for Your mercy and grace and forgiveness of my sins.

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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen.

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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen, Snuggle❣️

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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: May 11

AMEN. Heavenly Father, I Thank You for your forgiveness. Bless me Lord with your Grace and Mercy.  AMEN

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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen 

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Sylvia Brainard
Sylvia Brainard

Amen

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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen

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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

  Amen ! God Bless everyone !!!

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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Heavenly Father ,I am ashamed for my past sins and I want to start a new life with You .Forgive our trespasses and hear my prayers, don't forsake me Lord I need You. In the name of Your Son Jesus Christ I pray, Amen. 

Thank you Pastor and Sylvia for leading us to the Lord through Your daily devotionals,God bless you both, Amen. 

 

 

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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank you Jesus,  Amen and Amen 

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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Jesus!

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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!! Alleluia!! Amen!!

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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Even for those of us not hiding, this is an encouraging message, Pastor Dion! Lord, today is the first day of the rest of my life and I will live it for You. Thank you!

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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Holy Spirit please help us to live life in God's presence. In Lord Yeshua's name we ask this,Amen. 

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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen. 

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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Thank you God for speaking these words. Good to know Amen

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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen, Lord Jesus!

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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen!! Well said! May we all cling to our beloved Savior that died for us in our place!

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