February 1, 2017 – Second Time Around

Second Time Around – Daily Challenges

It’s the first again, does that mean we get to start the New Year over?

(I sure would like to, how about you?)

Second thoughts – that feeling of “Did I do the right thing?” or “Should I have done something different?”

Second guessing ourselves – Second thoughts about our decisions.

Not knowing for sure that what we did or what we said was the right thing.

If only we could see each and everything with twenty-twenty vision.
(Wouldn’t that be nice?)

That’s the thing we call hindsight. If only we had known.


Second Time Around – What Else Can We Do?

Second Chances are always available through God. If we’re willing to take them.
(That’s the tough part!)

Forgiveness for ourselves and for others is the first step.

Willing to acknowledge and accept that we are not perfect and will not ever be.
And a willingness to accept others imperfections too. (And love them no matter what.)

Sometimes, we need that second chance to do something different and hopefully better.
Because if we messed up the first time, that is what we call a learning curve.

Isn’t it good to know that God never makes a mistake and never messes up.


Second Time Around – The Bible Says

The heart of the righteous studies how to answer…Proverbs 15:28a

For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. Matthew 6:14

Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? “up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, ‘up to seven times, but up too seventy times seven.” Matthew 18:21-22

Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:37-39


Bible Trivia: Did Moses make a second set of Commandment Tablets for God to write on? Yes – See Exodus 34:1

Bible Verse: Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10

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