Who is a God like You, Pardoning iniquity And passing over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He does not retain His anger forever, Because He delights in mercy. He will again have compassion on us, And will subdue our iniquities. You will cast all our sins Into the depths of the sea.
Memory Verse: “For there is hope for a tree, If it is cut down, that it will sprout again, And that its tender shoots will not cease. Job 14:7
Have you ever been around a baby learning to walk? It’s a pretty interesting phase in their development stage as they start to rise up, take a few steps, try to run, fall over, then try again. The tenacity is endless because they child would have just discovered he or she can do something different but most importantly it also has an impact on the life of the parent waiting to see if the child will just try again or give up from the multiple trials.
Even more frustrating it can be for the parent due to all other information they may have absorbed from reading online, informing them of what the norm should be and when the baby should have crawled, walked and move up phases. At those times, most parents forget that children are completely different and will develop differently from others but the child just never gives up and the parents never stop trying to help them stabilize.
After all those stages, the child begins to walk and even run but having mastered to walk and run does not mean they won’t or will never fall again. They still fall whiles running on their way to school but this time though they may hurt themselves, often when such children return home, the parents out of love rebukes them but takes care of the child and gives warning on safety measures to take when going out the next time.
God is our heavenly father and He loves us even more than our earthly parents because we are the work of His hands. The bible tells us that for us human, He created in His own image and breathed into our nostrils the breath of life, Genesis 2:7. We are the only creature of God that He created in every way to look like Himself so it’s impossible to have anyone love us more than He does. Like a baby we go through various stages and phases in life and through all those stages we will continue to fall and through all those falling stages, our father is there, standing by us, trying to ensure we get it right and ready to help us with strategies to get us back on our feet.
Whiles all these is happening, the devil is also working tirelessly to create fear in our lives to ensure that we remain in the fallen state but whiles the devil may be a father in his own kingdom, he is not our father but a father of lies hence our progress in not his best interest because every time we try to move in God’s direction, we are working against the devil.
Life is though and truth be told living right is a daily process which involves a lot of falling. Apostle Paul said in Philippians 3:13 that he has not yet achieved it and neither does he see himself as attained but still he forgets the pas, focuses on the future looking forward to what is ahead. We may not achieve it just immediately and may not achieve it in years to come but its ok to fall. Yes, as long as you can continue pressing on in the right direction and are looking towards Jesus, then we can be sure that not only does God give second chances, He is God of another chance.
Some people mess up the second chance but He has the ability to give another. Just do all to be closely knitted to God, His grace is sufficient and I pray we will not run out of it in Jesus name.
- Father I thank you for you are a wonderful God
- Thank you for your endless mercies and faithfulness towards me
- Sorry for the ways I have departed from the truth and stayed down when I fall
- I receive the grace to stay faithful and focus on the task set before me.
- Help me from today to live my life solely for you, not to keep falling but keep standing firm
- I renounce and denounce being unreliable from today, I become dependable to God.
- Help me Lord to build my relationship with you, help me to fellowship and draw closer, I know you are looking for people who are reliable, here I am Lord, send me and use me for your works
- Forgive my sins o Lord and receive my sacrifice of praise, AMEN.