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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 lying 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 say 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 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. So 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. Please help me make a fresh start today. Forgive me of my past, and deliver me from the things that hold me back. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, please restore me and draw my heart to you. Please help me make a fresh start today. Forgive me of my past, and deliver me from the things that hold me back. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️
December 10, 2023
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

December 10, 2023
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

December 10, 2023
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

December 10, 2023
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen!

December 10, 2023
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen!

December 10, 2023
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David Krull
David Krull

Test

December 10, 2023
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

December 10, 2023
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Father for Your forgiveness and mercy! Amen.

December 10, 2023
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Shara Abel
Shara Abel

This is wonderful! Our loving, forgiving God... amazing Love. Lord help me forgive myself like you forgive me and use the past only as a tool, and help me to forgive others like you forgive them. Thank you Pastor, I love your devotions, they are biblical, relevant, and moving! 

December 10, 2023
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Prayer: Heavenly Father, please restore me and draw my heart to you. Please help me make a fresh start today. Forgive me of my past, and deliver me from the things that hold me back. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! Your will be done in my life Father through my relationship with your son Jesus Christ no one comes to the father except by the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ 

December 10, 2023
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Have A Bless Sunday Everyone 

December 10, 2023
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

December 10, 2023
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!! Alleluia!! Praise God!! Alleluia!! 

December 10, 2023
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord. 

December 10, 2023
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

December 10, 2023
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

December 11, 2023