“All Things New”


          I am so thankful for second chances and new beginnings through our moments of imperfection, we are humbled with the realization of God’s grace and mercy as He forgives us and gives us a second chance. The question is not whether we will fail, but how we will respond to failure.




          Every motivational speaker will tell you that the best way to respond to failure is to pick yourself up and keep moving. Learn from the failure and move forward. There is some truth to this. Yet our moral failures require more than just getting up and trying again.




           The Bible records the colossal failures of some of the heroes of the faith. Abraham twice lied about his wife and nearly caused international incidents on both occasions. Isaac perpetrated the same lie about his wife with similar result. David committed adultery and covered it up with murder. Peter denied Jesus three times. Paul began his career as a bounty hunter bringing Christians to persecution and death.




          All of these men, like us, have experienced failure. They each have also experienced forgiveness and restoration. They were in relationship with the God of second chances. God promises to forgive when we confess and repent .  “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:91 John 1:9
Spanish: Biblia Reina Valera - revisión de 1995 - RVR95

9 Si confesamos nuestros pecados,ñ él es fiel y justo para perdonar nuestros pecados y limpiarnos de toda maldad.

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          The restoration of Peter in John chapter 21 is illustrative of this. Not only did Jesus restore Peter to fellowship, he gave him a ministry of caring for the church that was about to be born. Tend my lambs is what Jesus commanded Peter to do. Jesus did not excuse Peter’s behavior but gave him the opportunity to move beyond it. Not only did he get to move beyond it, he was also able to be a key figure in the growth of the early church.




          Too often in the church, people are labeled as a result of some event in their lives and not allowed to recover from that failure. Unfortunately there is some truth in the criticism that the “church is the only organization that shoots its wounded.”




          There is nothing so heinous that cannot be forgiven by God and we should not be slow to practice that same forgiveness. When we repent of our sins, it is as if Dios throw our sins down the bottom of the sea to never remember them, Micah 7:19Micah 7:19
Spanish: Biblia Reina Valera - revisión de 1995 - RVR95

19 Él volverá a tener misericordia de nosotros; sepultará nuestras iniquidades y echará a lo profundo del mar todos nuestros pecados.

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: “He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.” My guess is that if we did a better job of forgiving, our stress level would go down and our church attendance would go up.




          If you fall, get up. Stop whatever negative road you are heading down, ask God for fogginess and start afresh with God. Don’t ever think you are useless because you’ve fallen. We all have. God wants to bring victory in your life, but you have to make the conscience choice and decision to follow after God. “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” Hebrews 8:12Hebrews 8:12
Spanish: Biblia Reina Valera - revisión de 1995 - RVR95

12 porque seré propicio a sus injusticias, y nunca más me acordaré de sus pecados ni de sus maldades».i

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. Remember God will make All Things New if we allow Him to work miracles in our life’s.



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