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As I wake up each morning, I do my usual lay in bed and pretend that it isn’t really time to get up and then eventually reality hits. I slowly stumble out of bed and take a minute to thank God that I am here for another day. The ritual continues as I make my way into the bathroom to get ready. The amazing part of this is that God grants me this day to use and complete as I see fit. Hmmm! Sounds like a lot of open-ended adventures could lie ahead, but in my world when you live a life to honor God your choices become centered on Him who created you for His glory.
One of my life changing verses is from Lamentations 3:22-23. God’s promise in this verse has pulled me through many a day when getting out of bed was the last thing I wanted to do. The renewal of each day is a promise that God grants because of His deep love for us.
[Tweet “The chance to start fresh each morning is God’s grace gift to us as we wipe away the messes from the day before.”]
The joy of knowing that God forgives over and over even though we make the same mistakes is His way of allowing us a “do over” in the midst of life’s messiness. The chance to start fresh each morning is God’s grace gift to us as we wipe away the messes from the day before. God gifts us with His mercy everyday and we need to embrace the day and say thanks as our response to God’s great love.
May we begin each day with a newness that is granted by knowing that God’s promises are true. May we thank God for the day and honor Him in all we do!
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Very nicely done! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you, Abbi! I hope you will come back as I continue the series and join in the conversation.
Don’t you love praying your way through the day? He just never leaves, never grows bored with our conversation, loves to keep company with us as we pour out our hearts.
I love Him so …
Oh yes! Keeping God in my heart and His name on my lips helps me to get through each day! Weekend blessings!
It’s inspiring to see how much someone can write in so little time. Also, I loved your focus on the Word. Thanks for reminding us of what the truth is!
So blessed you stopped by today Emily! God’s grace refreshes like rain and washes away our mistakes to begin each day anew.
Oh, that we would remember His promises are true! Such a life giving reminder, thank you!
Thanks LeeAnn! Praying that your weekend away is a blessing! Love that you made the time to stop by!
Thank you God for the new beginnings you allow every morning. Thank you for your grace. How great He is.
Beautiful post, Mary.
God’s grace poured out for us each morning is His wake up call to start the day and honor Him. Blessings for a beautiful weekend!
A fresh start is exactly what I need today. After hectic weeks of preparing to move out of my house of 15 years, pack a storage locker, then take to the road in our RV is in the final day. Clean the house, move our personal items to the RV and then hit the road tomorrow is the final agenda in this tiring process. I didn’t make a lot of time for communing with my God, but this morning, starting fresh was your reminder that that changes today. Thanks Mary!
Karen-you are embarking on the trip of a lifetime with your hubby! Your journey will take you many places but God will always be with you every step of the way. Can’t wait to see you in a few weeks!
Yes, we should always be thankful for God’s grace that is never ending. Everyday is new and a new opportunity to live it God’s way and experience all that He has for us!
Living each day for God is a gift that He so graciously gives us every time He grants us a new day. So blessed you stopped by! May your weekend be full of God’s grace!
What would we do without fresh mercies every morning? I’ve always loved this verse. Thank you for sharing how it helps you.
Thank you as always for being here and encouraging me along the way. Have a beautiful weekend!
AMEN! His mercies are new every morning!
It’s a big Amen and this verse has seen me through many days when the life was overwhelming and oppressing. Have a beautiful weekend!
Oh how I love that verse!
And we get this fresh start, clean slate each day whether or not we deserve it! It just comes like the dawn. Always there for us. Always waiting when we roll out of bed. Just the thought of it lifts me. Love you my friend.
Love that I saw your beautiful face pop up here today! That verse has pulled me through many a day when life’s struggles made me feel like pulling the covers over my head and not facing the day! Love you friend!
Mary — the “do over” love this. Here’s looking to a night filled with thanksgiving I have it and a tomorrow where I’m encouraged to thank Him before my feet hit the floor.
Beautiful words, Jamie! Thank you for being here and saying again in your words how important it is to give thanks as the beginning and end to our day. Weekend blessings!