How Many Times Have You Fallen?
As I meditate on this devotion, I kept asking myself why would Jesus defend a woman caught in adultery: a sin with such a grievous consequence (stone to death) by the Jewish law.
But, Jesus said, let he who has never sinned (in other words, he who has never fallen) throw the first stone…surprisingly, they all slipped away one after the other until no one was left to judge her (John 8:7-11).
It doesn’t matter where you failed or have fallen. Don’t allow that voice of condemnation rob you of God’s love and forgiveness.
Don’t allow that evil/shadow of the past tie you to the past.
Jesus told the woman, “…didn’t even one of them condemn you”? No Lord, she said. And Jesus said, “neither do I. Go and sin no more”.
Prov. 24:16, “For the righteous falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumble in times of trouble”.
Don’t allow the mistake of your previous relationships rob you of your future celebration.
There is forgiveness with Jesus. Irrespective of what has happened, let the past live in the past.
God has a reason for permitting that fall, that loss, that rejection, that hurt.
God wants to use it to hasten your rising and miracles!
You have a future and a hope. You have to beat that fear, that stigma, that status…
What God intends to bring out of your moments of falling is victory and testimony! You must rise above that situation. Don’t allow it destroy your glory and hope. The biggest disaster do not prove to be a permanent setback!
You may have suffered a complete loss of what you hold dear, however, such a loss is never actually complete at all, for righteous people rise again even after falling seven times.
How many times have you fallen? You can rise again!
Say this to yourself ;I arise from my guilt and shame.
God has a plan for my future I have hope in God : Christ in me my hope of glory!
CONFESSION FOR THE DAY: My past is a stepping stone to my victory.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY: Lord, I overcome every power of my past holding me back.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. (Isaiah 60:1,ESV)
ACTION PLAN FOR THE DAY Face your fears and fight it..
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