Wednesday, June 9, 2010

When You Fall, Get Up!

During an interview, Paul Harvey, the great news commentator was asked, “What is the secret of your success?”

“I get up when I fall down,” he quickly replied.

Nearly everyone, even the greatest, fall down. Consider Peter. His name is mentioned more often than any other name, except our Lord’s. Jesus spoke more often to him than to any other disciple.

When he was called to be one of the twelve, he forsook all to follow Jesus. He even declared that he would even die for Him. What commitment!

We also read that when he was walking on water he took his eyes off of Jesus and began to sink. At the Last Supper, Jesus said that one of them would betray Him. Peter declared that under no circumstances could he ever deny Jesus. But before morning he denied his Lord three times.

When he took his eyes off of Jesus, he began to sink. When threatened, he denied his Lord. But when he fell, he confessed, repented, got up and the Lord transformed him. He became one of the most valuable of The Twelve.

When we fall, we need to get up, confess, repent and go on with God!

Prayer: Father, when we sin, convict us and forgive us when we repent. When we fall, lift us. Strengthen us, sustain us, and enable us to overcome in Your strength. We ask in Your Name. Amen.

Scripture for Today: John 21:15-19

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