April 13, 2009

April 13–New Every Morning!

Our LORD’s great love, His compassions and His faithfulness are offered new to us every new morning of our lives–no matter what our yesterday was like. And that’s a darn good thing! 

Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

Our moods, our behavior, our circumstances, our health, our hope, our families, our friends, our jobs, our bank accounts, our perspectives–ALL can change–and sometimes quite radically–from day to day.

Some things–many things–we just can’t count on to remain the same from one day to the next. We don’t have perfect certainty or control in any situation or relationship. And that can be a very hard truth to accept.

Yet we can be absolutely certain that our LORD is God, and God doesn’t change. And every new morning our LORD offers us Himself.

We can be certain that the LORD’s great love for us is as present with us today as it was yesterday. And we can be certain that our LORD’s great love for us will be just as present with us in the new morning we’ll greet tomorrow.

We can be certain that our LORD’s compassions–His care, His concern, His mercy–flow constantly, consistently and unfailingly to us His children. God’s offer of compassion to us is always the same from one day to the next…to the next…to the next. Yet they are always new every morning for us to receive. 

How good it is to know that our LORD’s great faithfulness is based on who He is–not on who we are, not on what we do or even on what we think! 

Our LORD’s great love, compassions and faithfulness truly are offered to us new every morning. And if we will accept these as gifts from our powerful LORD, we are renewed every new morning.

And in our renewal, our LORD empowers each one of us to offer great love, compassion and faithfulness, that are new every morning…every new day, to all those who have broken our hearts, scorned our care and betrayed our trust. 

Is there someone in your life that needs this renewed offering of love, compassion and faithfulness from you?

By the LORD’s powerful Spirit working in and through us, it is always possible to do this–not necessarily easy. But it is always possible. Because it is “the LORD who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or even imagine according to His power that is at work within us!” –Ephesians 3:20

It is the through the very same power that raised Jesus from the dead, that the LORD will work to renew us…and work through us to offer–new every morning–love, compassion and faithfulness even to those who have hurt or disappointed us the very most! 



In love, peace and purposeful passion,                                                               Sylane