Making the most out of another chance.


In life have you ever felt like you were getting a second chance at life because of something that happened in a relationship? In life have you ever felt like you were getting a second chance at life because of something that happened in a job? In life have you ever felt like you were getting a second chance at life because of something that happened with your health? In life have you ever felt like you were getting a second chance at life because of something that happened in accepting a gift? In life have you ever felt like you were getting a second chance at life because of something that happened in a accepting forgiveness?

Ever felt like you have gotten a third chance? a fourth chance? even more chances?

Will you make the most of a second chance? or another chance? Will you be grateful and live a transformed life as you step up and into your chance? Will you avoid the tripping hazards or issues of the past and press forward to make the most of your chance? Will you live a different life? Will you live a healthier life? Will you live a more loving life? Will you live a more grace filled life? Will you live a more forgiving life? Will you be willing to give others another chance?

How will getting another chance change the way you approach life?


The One Year Daily Insights with Zig Ziglar and Dr. Ike Reighard for January 6th

Second and Third Chances

MEMORY VERSE OF THE DAY: Colossians 2:13-14

‘And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. ‘

POINTS FROM THE DEVOTIONAL:
DISCUSSION TOPICS FROM TODAY’S DEVOTIONAL:
What’s the difference between excusing sin and forgiving it?
  • Excusing sin doesn’t solve the problem, it just shrugs it off or pushes it down the road. The weight and the burden don’t get taken care of.
  • Forgiving sin takes care of it once and for all, paying the price and setting the person free. The weight and the burden are replace by relief, healing, and deliverance.
What are some things you’ve thought or done that need to be forgiven by Jesus?
  • I remember when I encountered Jesus at the end of 2000 and start of 2001 and how it transformed my life.
  • I remember the jet back journey between things like Cleansing Stream, Bible studies, Men’s groups and retreats, Spiritual Emphasis weeks, Prayer and Fasting and all the sins that were taken care of and nailed to the cross
  • I am glad that when I trip up, I don’t have to carry the burden anymore but can bring it to God right away and thanks to Jesus nail it to the cross where it is dealt with once and for all.
QUOTES FROM TODAY’S DEVOTIONAL:

This is the mystery of the riches of divining grace for sinners; for by a wonderful exchange our sins are now not ours but Christ’s, and Christ’s righteousness is not Christ’s but ours. 

MARTIN LUTHER

Today’s reading from Tanakh


Are you needing forgiveness? Are you needing a second chance? Are you needing another chance? Were are you at today? Are you looking for guidance? Are you wondering where to turn? Are you at the end of your rope and needing help? Are you ready for some help? Are you ready to turn to God and ask? seek? knock? Let’s pray together.

Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and there is nothing that I can do to save myself. I confess my complete helplessness to forgive my own sin or to work my way to heaven. At this moment I trust Christ alone as the One who bore my sin when He died on the cross. I believe that He did all that will ever be necessary for me to stand in your holy presence. I thank you that Christ was raised from the dead as a guarantee of my own resurrection. As best as I can, I now transfer my trust to Him. I am grateful that He has promised to receive me despite my many sins and failures. Father, I take you at your word. I thank you that I can face death now that you are my Savior. Thank you for the assurance that you will walk with me through the deep valley. Thank you for hearing this prayer. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

The Sinner’s Prayer

Did you pray this with me? Would you like to connect and discuss it with me? Would you like to make time to start your walk with Jesus? Do you have questions? Please let me know through the comment section below, through email, or even through text messages.


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