The Lord is my Shepherd and I am His sheep. Therefore I will never be in want. The Good Shepherd, who laid down His life for me, will surely supply all my needs according to his riches in glory. I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, so no good thing will He withhold from me. I’m an heir of God and a Joint-heir with Christ, so whatever belongs to Him, belongs to me. All things are mine.
The boundary lines have fallen in pleasant places for me and I have a goodly heritage. He leads me to quiet waters, green pastures and to my desired haven, my Promised Land, my prepared place.
I will never miss my way. He leads me in paths of righteousness, holiness, progress and Good Success, for His Name’s sake. I hear His voice saying to me, “This is the way, walk in it. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go. I will instruct you with My eyes.”
I am blessed in my going out and in my coming in. I fear no evil because He is always with me. I am inseparable from Him.
Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me, all the days of my life, in Jesus’ Name.
11 And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. The Philistines had gathered together into a troop where there was a piece of ground full of lentils. So the people fled from the Philistines. 12 But he stationed himself in the middle of the field, defended it, and killed the Philistines. So the LORD brought about a great victory.
Blunderers can bounce back, regardless of great fall, despite hitting the rocks and it seems so hopeless. The answer is the cross. The way out is Jesus, Who forgives and restores.
3 He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. Ps23:3
Peter thought he was a champion but when push came to shove, thrice he denied the Lord.
He could not believe he did and nearly wept his heart out. He thought it was all over
Jesus later came and restored him, gave him new lease of life. Thrice He denied Him and thrice He affirmed him. He accepted forgiveness and put the past behind. (John21:15-17)
The Day of Pentecost revealed a New Peter. He was another man. He bounced back.
He was unusually bold and brave for his Lord and preached a fiery message -flowing with the anointing. Thousands came to the Lord. He was audacious, electrifying and unstoppable. (Acts2:14-47)
And became a leader and his shadow was enough to heal the sick.( Acts5:14-16)
He had no silver or gold, but what he had was enough- even more than enough. (Acts3:1-7)
Peter also having affirmed his love for His Master, fed His sheep, strengthened them and shepherded them and wrote two books that were included in the canon of scriptures. He lived up to the name that Jesus gave him, “Rock.”
Where are you in your relationship with the Lord? Have you failed Him many times like Peter?
Do you consider yourself useless and now clueless and hopeless? Peter thought so, but Jesus thought otherwise. After all, He had taught them to forgive seventy-times even.
He did it for Peter. He can do it for you. You too can Bounce Back. You too can return like the prodigal son. He is waiting for you. He is looking out for you. Waste no time. Return to your Source. Just like a fish has no life outside its source, so is anyone who is born of the Word. You will be famished outside your Source- the presence of God.
Bounce Back Today!
Let us Pray
Father, I thank You for your mercy which endures forever. I am glad to know that you are a God who gives a second chance. You gave one to Moses and gave one to Jonah. You are calling me home even now and I take the opportunity to come home. I come as I am. You should regard iniquity, who will stand? Thank You for the blood of the eternal covenant that speak for me.
Forgive me, Lord for my waywardness and backsliding. It is written: 22 ” Return, you backsliding children, And I will heal your backslidings.” ” Indeed we do come to You, For You are the LORD our God. Jer3:22
I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him. Hosea14:4
3 If You, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?
4 But there is forgiveness with You, That You may be feared.
Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your lovingkindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I acknowledge my transgressions, And my sin is always before me.
4 Against You, You only, have I sinned, And done this evil in Your sight — That You may be found just when You speak, And blameless when You judge. Ps51:1-4
And today I return, O Father
You also said:
As far as the east is from the west, so far You have removed my transgressions from me and high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is your love for me. ( Ps103:11-12)
You said, If we confess our sins you are faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.( 1John1:9)
Father, forgive me my sins and cleanse me from all unrighteousness, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
When God visits you He’ll open your eyes To see the greatness in you, Causing you to rise And possess your possession.
When God visits you, He’ll change your story From breakthrough to breakthrough; Grant you untold victory.
When God visits you, Unbelievers will know; Believers will know; Your adversaries will know; Your victory will be noised abroad.
Isaiah 60: The Gentiles Bless Zion 1 Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. 2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. 3 The Gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising. 4 ” Lift up your eyes all around, and see: They all gather together, they come to you; Your sons shall come from afar, And your daughters shall be nursed at your side. 5 Then you shall see and become radiant, And your heart shall swell with joy; Because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, The wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you.
15 So the wall was finished on the twenty-fifth day of Elul, in fifty-two days.
16 And it happened, when all our enemies heard of it, and all the nations around us saw these things, that they were very disheartened in their own eyes; for they perceived that this work was done by our God. Neh6:15-16
2 The LORD was with Joseph, and he was a successful man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.
3 And his master saw that the LORD was with him and that the LORD made all he did to prosper in his hand.
4 So Joseph found favor in his sight, and served him. Then he made him overseer of his house, and all that he had he put under his authority.
5 So it was, from the time that he had made him overseer of his house and all that he had, that the LORD blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of the LORD was on all that he had in the house and in the field.
21 But the LORD was with Joseph and showed him mercy, and He gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
22 And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph’s hand all the prisoners who were in the prison; whatever they did there, it was his doing.
23 The keeper of the prison did not look into anything that was under Joseph’s authority, because the LORD was with him; and whatever he did, the LORD made it prosper. Gen39:2-5,21-23
6 For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand.
7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
8 Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.2Tim4:6-8
“You know, from the first day that I came to Asia, in what manner I always lived among you,
19 serving the Lord with all humility, with many tears and trials which happened to me by the plotting of the Jews;
20 how I kept back nothing that was helpful, but proclaimed it to you, and taught you publicly and from house to house,
21 testifying to Jews, and also to Greeks, repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
22 And see, now I go bound in the spirit to Jerusalem, not knowing the things that will happen to me there,
23 except that the Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that chains and tribulations await me.
24 But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.