Dailies – In His Word Day 3

Dailies – In His Word
Day 3
What are you going to do?
Today I was reading in John 13-14 and had some interesting notations in my study Bible notes. I saw that Peter went silent when Jesus told him that he would deny Him three times before the rooster crowed and I imagined what it was like.
The guys were all sitting around. Jesus was giving them a ton of information. Peter was boasting. Jesus leans over and says, “Whoa, hold up there dude! You’re going to not only deny that you know me, but three times before I let the rooster crow you will!”
Peter is stunned. The study says he went silent, I think to keep from denying Jesus.
Simon Peter asked, “Lord, where are you going?” And Jesus replied, “You can’t go with me now, but you will follow me later.”
 “But why can’t I come now, Lord?” he asked. “I’m ready to die for you.”
Jesus answered, “Die for me? I tell you the truth, Peter—before the rooster crows tomorrow morning, you will deny three times that you even know me. John 13:36-38
Have you ever wished you could break out of the mold? Do what they least expect of you?
Fast forward to Peter denying three times and then realizing as the rooster crowed what he had done. The crushing sensation when you realize you did it, just what they said you would do? Failed it! John 18:26-27
We have all been there, failed new years resolutions, or diet plans, or work out plans, and it feels horrible to realize we have let ourselves down.  God knows this and this is why God knows people fail, but it’s what we do afterwards that counts! It shows what’s in our hearts. If we fail and are boastful and prideful thinking we didn’t sin because whatever reason we give; then our heart is not repentant. But if we feel bad, and realize we messed up, apologize or repent to God then He can help us get back in the plan.
John 21:17-21 tells us how Jesus restores Peter, not how we would have suspected but by telling him to grow up and be responsible because the day would come when he couldn’t just do what he wanted but would have to do what needed to be done. He could not be selfish in his acts but know that God was with him and he would need to lead the sheep of His pasture for Him.
There comes a time when we have to do this, we have to put away childish things and realize that God loves us as we are but that does not mean we do not need to change and be humble, before Him. 
Heavenly Father Help us all to be humble toward you and obedient to love one another as we walk out the Word this year. Help us to see that You still love us even when we fail to do what you require.. In Jesus’ name, amen. 
Be blessed this day as you walk  in His Word.
Teresa M. Wilson