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Give Me One Good Reason

You're giving me a million reasons to let you go. You're giving me a million reasons to quit the show. You're givin' me a million reasons, give me a million reasons, giving me a million reasons, about a million reasons ...


Like any good Father, when you are of age, he will not hold you against your wishes. He won’t stop you. He created you with a free will and honors it.

Isa 57:7-13 New Century Version says this:

7 You make your bed on every hill and mountain, and there you offer sacrifices.

8 You have hidden your idols behind your doors and doorposts. You have left me, and you have uncovered yourself. You have pulled back the covers and climbed into bed. You have made an agreement with those whose beds you love, and you have looked at their nakedness.

9 You use your oils and perfumes to look nice for Molech. You have sent your messengers to faraway lands; you even tried to send them to the place of the dead.

10 You were tired from doing these things, but you never gave up. You found new strength, so you did not quit.

11 "Whom were you so afraid of that you lied to me? You have not remembered me or even thought about me. I have been quiet for a long time. Is that why you are not afraid of me?

12 I will tell about your 'goodness' and what you do, and those things will do you no good.

13 When you cry out for help, let the gods you have gathered help you. The wind will blow them all away; just a puff of wind will take them away. But the person who depends on me will receive the land and own my holy mountain." NCV


This is a sobering warning that God will no longer be keeping silent or let hidden things go unexposed.


Other translation read:

Isa 57:11-12 - CBJ version

I have held my peace so long that you no longer fear me.

12 I will expose your [so-called] ‘righteousness’; and what you have done won’t help you.


Isa 57:11-12 - CEV

Have I been silent so long that you no longer fear me?

12 You think you're so good, but I'll point out the truth.


His redemption is simple and clear!

"I’ve got a million reasons to walk away, but Baby, I just need one good one to stay."


Isa 1:18-20 "Come now, and let us reason together”You are stained red with sin, but I will wash you as clean as snow. Although your stains are deep red, you will be as white as wool.

19 If you will only obey me, you will eat the good things the land produces.

20 But if you defy me, you are doomed to die. I, the Lord, have spoken."


Come now, and let us reason together!


God doesn't want to walk away and yet He will without ONE GOOD reason to stay. Although I didn't bring this out in the message, it's no secret that God divorced Israel because of their continued disobedience.

Jer 3:8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also. KJV


The questions to discuss are quite pointed:

1. What is the ONE GOOD reason you gave Him to stay?

2. What would make God think that anything has changed?

3. You are most welcome to share any other observations, experiences, ect.


Thank you for taking this serious, the reason is critical to be able to transition into the next season approaching.

~The Rev.

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My what a message Rev Connie!


1 So I can help bring this next generation into a place of a true relationship with God. But like when I always tell the children with someone new children come in but they are the example. Well that's for I need to be for them! That I am big sample what it shows to to be committed. To be obedient and to acknowledge God and everything that I do. That's my reason!


2 my answer to this Ties in with my first one. How do I show God that I changed? It is through my actions! And that's my fooled by thinking that I'm okay when I'm not. . . The true repentance…


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Rev. Connie Anderson
Rev. Connie Anderson
19 Αυγ 2023
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Thanks for your post Stephanie! I appreciate your desire to be the example that portrays obedience and commitment to God. That's the best lesson any child could learn! Yes, actions do tell all!


The thing is, none of us want to feel like we are one of the "extras" to be used only when we fit. It goes back to adding God to our lives instead of being about His.


Thanks for being intentional about this one reason for Him to stay!

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Melissa Anderson
Melissa Anderson
16 Αυγ 2023

What is the ONE GOOD reason you gave Him to stay?

One good reason, I don't want to live without Him. Been there, done that, threw away the t-shirt. I have been in seasons where I have NEEDED God, yet I truly believe there is a new season that I'm entering where I WANT Him. I will always need Him, but wanting the thing/person that you need is a completely different connection. People know when you keep them around because you NEED them. They also know what it means to asked to stay because you WANT them. I WANT a daily relationship, a close relationship, a relationship that shine with a bright beauty that attracts others to Him.


2. What…


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Rev. Connie Anderson
Rev. Connie Anderson
19 Αυγ 2023
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Great post Melissa! Yes the difference between need and want! You have heard me say that it does nothing for me when Bishop says that he needs me. That he wants me is another whole level that many do not experience, at least for the duration of time! Yes, our spouses know, and God knows when it is a need basis versus want basis!


I love your statement about loving what God loves and hating what He hates! That is bringing it home! It's that simple!


What's the worst they could say concerning salvation? That they would rather stay on the train tracks until the train comes. 😪 Anything other than that is a place to begin! Thanks for hearing…

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John Kirkpatrick
John Kirkpatrick
16 Αυγ 2023

What is the one good reason why God should stay.

Well my life would be crazy and not in a good way.I just no I need to start and be more productive in my harvest field and I can't go back to the past that's why.the change in me is changing for God.I have been quiet for quite some time.thats why .why in the past I never feared him? The people that depends on me will receive the holy Spirit Jesus Christ God has a million resons to walk away what's one to stay because I truly care and I am not in it trying to act or to please people around or for praises it's because I want to…

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Rev. Connie Anderson
Rev. Connie Anderson
19 Αυγ 2023
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Thanks for your post John! I enjoyed your thoughts. I like your definition of change. You said, "Change means to move in a new direction. For God either becomes more in our lives or becomes less." Here is some food for thought. May our direction is good but the progress is SLOOOOOW because of all the "other" things that have become more important to us and therefore slooooooowed results almost to a stand still. Ugh!


I'm sure God has a place at the table for you! His question is simply how many place settings should he set. Who will you bring? How many will receive salvation because you have been about His business?

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Amanda Evans
Amanda Evans
16 Αυγ 2023

Thank you Rev. Connie for your love and obedience in delivering this word.

1. What is the ONE GOOD reason you gave Him to stay? Within the past two years I have seen far too many people die without warning, people who by all rights should not have died. Each time it it me like a ton of bricks, progressively getting stronger- the feeling/thought of “My God did anyone reach them? Was there something more that I was meant to do or say?” Perhaps this is why the statement of the urgency of eternity was my one good reason that I gave Him to stay. I never again want to question if I was supposed to be the one to…


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Rev. Connie Anderson
Rev. Connie Anderson
19 Αυγ 2023
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I love your self-reflection Amanda! I too have been guilty thinking eternity is so far off and yet, no one knows when their life on this earth will end. Weeks ago, I was reflecting on how many people from our congregation have died at an early age. Simply shocking! Yet, it didn't have a total impact until .... driving on 69 and seeing the accident. It suddenly made me realize the vulnerability that life can present in a moment.


You don't have to be afraid of Him walking away because "you failed Him again." He will never walk away as long as one has a sincere, genuine, attempt to love Him. It's the pain that comes from the realization that…


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Nathan Evans
Nathan Evans
16 Αυγ 2023

There were 2 distinct periods of my life where I felt closest personally with God. One after a baptism early in my life where the sky truly was bluer, the sun brighter, all things new. Another where after work I would go and read the word at a park by a pond. Not to store up knowledge or weaponize the Word, but just to get to know God and what He says about things. From there, a settledness and closeness to Him started to grow to compassion for others. But I stumbled along the way and lost it. Must’ve been something I didn’t obey, or delayed to obey. So I just want to return to my first love. I gotta…


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Rev. Connie Anderson
Rev. Connie Anderson
19 Αυγ 2023
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"You've lost that lovin' feeling ...



That's exactly what God is looking for .... RETURN to your first love! What a good God that even in His heart break He gives us opportunity to reflect, conclude and modify our behavior!


A relationship with God is not hard, it is actually quite natural. It's like a relationship with your spouse. You simply consider the other person before yourself,at least in the beginning 🤣, it's spontaneous, it's fun, it's work, and it's worth it! There are highs and lows, but even in the low times we never go find someone else. Do we miss it? Sure, but it is never intentional, and we make adjustments usually without being asked, unless we are…


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