Wednesday, December 7, 2016

New Mercies Who Dis?

"It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness"-Lamentations 3:22-23

       I woke up this morning feeling vibrant and ready to attack my day without hesitation. I got a full eight hours of sleep, I went to bed last night completing all of my tasks and I felt confident that today was going to be the best day yet. It had me thinking about how refreshed I feel with my relationship with God. I am working daily toward my relationship with Him, pushing toward my calling and purpose.
       Many times and I mean many times I have fallen not knowing how to pull myself out of what I pushed myself into. God then reminds me how His grace is sufficient for me and his power is made perfect in my weakness. When I sin and come to God He forgives me and bestows his mercy upon me. I feel like a new person and as vibrant as I felt this morning. I don't dwell on the choices that I have made in the past because God doesn't. Why do something that God does not do? This is what I asked myself and I want you to ask yourself. 
     When you are forgiven and redeemed you are a new creature. People will look at you knowing something has changed but they cannot put their finger on it. Your mind changes, the way you approach situations changes and how you treat others and yourself ultimately changes. Isn't that amazing? Coming to God with a sincere heart asking for forgiveness can do all of that. 
      When you are made new you cannot engage in old things. It is hard, I know first hand. Let me give you a few tips on how to go about living this new life of yours. I work in Underwriting and while reviewing documents we develop a process so we will not miss important details that may negatively impact our loans. In our own lives we have to have a process that causes us to be proficient in our Godly lives. Read the Bible daily, journal, pray, read inspirational books, develop new habits, fast etc. Strengthening your relationship with God impacts how you approach the negative things that may come about that once pulled you down.
      I know I have a long way to go but knowing that God is peeling off the layers to reveal his diamond is so amazing to me. To serve a God that incomparable was the best choice that I have ever made and I hope this is a choice you are making as well. 

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