A New Day
Suspended between darkness and the first light of day,
Caught between slumber and wakefulness,
The mind slowly wakes up as one eye opens a crack and then both slowly adjust to the morning light.
The body begins the slow dance of waking up,
One small stretch at a time, shooting oxygen to all ten fingers and eventually to all ten toes.
A new day begins!
The choice to embrace the slow dance beckons us to a new day of possibilities.
Presence is not just a state of mind but an acceptance of the “yes” to all the new day holds.
It is the permission to accept what comes your way
The opening of your heart to the whispers of all that will be.
Our awakening is reaching for God from beginning to end.
A matching of our footsteps with God’s as we walk through the day.
A heart cry to embrace and extend grace as we mirror our faithfulness
And a settling of ourselves into God’s truth.
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But some days dawn with news that is heavy and hurtful
Our hearts weigh down with the burden of a broken world
We question “Why” over and over but the answers don’t come
The truth we know is not the truth splashed all over the news.
Hurting hearts, judgment, and misconceptions lead to deeper hurt
This is a new day to seek God’s truth and embrace His new mercies
A time for understanding love is an answer to all the questions
A new day to seek the goodness in others and in yourself and let it shine
The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. Lamentations 3:22-23
As the new day unfolds into God’s glorious majesty
Seek love, share love and speak love.
Embrace the truth of God’s faithfulness from morning to night
And start each day knowing God’s mercies are new each morning.
His grace enough, His truth is all we need and His love is never ending!
Today I am standing on the truth that God is always good and faithful. May we pause and recognize our shattered world will be made whole by God’s grace and love.
In hopefulness and peace,
Linking with Lisha @GiveMeGrace
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New every morning, praise God, new every morning. And this – I love, “Our awakening is reaching for God from beginning to end.” So beautiful Mary. Thanks for linking arms and hearts this week at #GiveMeGrace
Blessed to have you here today, Lisha. Keeping our eyes on God throughout the day is how we stay focused on what is important. I love linking arms with you each week at #GiveMeGrace. Hugs to you friend!
Yes, Mary! He is the answer to our chaos, pain and confusion. We don’t have to fear crazy candidates in an election year, nor the rage and injustice of rampant shootings across our land when God is the One who can bring calmness to our bitter hearts. He is the only One who can heal our divided land. Thank you for bringing this into clearer focus this Sabbath!
Jesus is the One. He is constant, faithful and willing to grant us new mercies over and over. As we come to Him in humility and love, He loves into hope and grace. Blessed by your comment and willingness to share in this space.
While it is important that we grant others grace and the love of Christ, I am finding that the trouble in our land goes deeper. It is rooted in our people turning away from a relationship with God, and a lack of repentance for our sins. God will restore us but we must bow before Him with a sincere heart that recognizes who He is and repents of our sin. Not a popular message. Joel 1&2. Various verses.
Janis it is so good to see you. As humans we have so much to learn about how to develop a relationship with Jesus as well as others. As important it is to love others and extend grace we need to show by our consistent example that our hope is found in God. We also need to be willing to forgive and come before Jesus for forgiveness for the mistakes that we make over and over again. Thank you for sharing Joel 1 and for sharing so honestly. Blessings!
With travesty and discord all around us…I join with you in standing on the TRUTH that God is good…He is love…and His Will, will be victorious. We can lament, but because of what we know…we don’t have to stay there.
Blessings sweet friend,
We CAN lament but knowing our truth in God gives us the strength to move forward. My heart is broken and hurting and I have more questions than answers. I know God is the answer in the messiness that surrounds us. Thank you for being here today. We are stronger together.
Waking up with the whys, the whens, the hows.
And leaning harder than ever into His arms …
Too many whys, hows and whens this past week. God is in all the whys, hows and whens and is the answer to the endless questions that cross our minds. Leaning with you into the strong arms of Jesus. He is our safety, strength and hope.
Amen, Mary. To seek the goodness in other, as well as ourselves and LET IT SHINE! Blessings on your Sabbath, my friend.
Blessings to you too. I am joining you in seeking the good in others, praying and recognizing that hurt is happening. May we show our love for each other and continue to point to God in all we do.
I am holding hands with you friend. In a broken world our anchor of hope is in Christ.
Hugs and blessings to you
I love that you are reaching out to hold hands with me. I am doing the same for you. Thank you for your friendship. May we never forget our hope lies in Christ.
I’ve barely blogged this week, my heart heavy with what is going on in the world, my mind numb. I want to wake up to this new day filled with hopeful expectation!
You described it perfectly! My mind has been numb too. Not sure what to say and feeling angry but knowing that is not going to help anything. Then there is the disbelief that the same thing continues to happen over and over. I am grateful to God for truth and the gift of hope.
I’m touched by your imagery: “settling ourselves into His truth.” Even on the days in which we wake up to a world that is tearing itself apart, we can find our feet on bedrock if we reach for Truth. Thankful — so thankful — for those new, everyday mercies.
Praising God with you right now for the gift of His new mercies every morning. I pray we find ourselves on the solid ground of truth that is only found in Jesus. Have a blessed week.
“Today I am standing on the truth that God is always good and faithful. May we pause and recognize our shattered world will be made whole by God’s grace and love.” I’m standing on that truth too friend!
Thank you for standing with me on the truth that God is mighty. In Him we find our hope and He will never misguide us. Praying that we turn to Jesus first before reacting out of misunderstanding or anger. Love you friend!