Monday, July 16, 2012

Great is Your Faithfulness

A New Day Dawning
I did something this morning I can’t take credit for. I woke up. Each new day is a gift from God, our Creator and Sustainer of life. 
The day is ours to do with as we wish. 
Do we consider God’s plans amongst our own? More so, is anything about Him included in our day?
“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
God chose to give me this new day. Regardless of whatever might weigh me down today, I choose to give Him praise for that. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow will have its own worries.
Today, a clean slate waits for me to write upon. 
Today, I will allow Him to guide my steps.
What about you?
Father God, we praise you for this beautiful morning. You, who are able to do more than we can imagine—we thank you. You’re in the midst of our problems today, working for our good, even if we can’t see it. Forgive us in the areas where we fall short. Direct our steps for Your glory. Thank you for the mercies you extend to us through your Son Jesus. It’s in His name we kneel before you today. Amen. 

© Laura Hodges Poole

12 comments:

  1. Awesome post! It's hard to keep perspective in each day's purpose if God isn't our pilot. Keep up the great work. -Josh

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    1. Thanks, Josh. I'm glad you were encouraged!

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  2. Beautiful truth, Laura. You are right, every day is a gift and the older I get the more I realize how precious each moment of each day is...and the importance of asking God what He wants me to do. What a joy and privilege to know the creator and sustainer of our lives. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Glenda. I agree. The older I get, the more I appreciate each day I'm given. God bless you.

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  3. "I did something this morning I can’t take credit for. I woke up."
    All I can say is, "WOW"!

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  4. Thank you for this beautiful prayer and reminder that today is a gift. Blessings!

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  5. Each new day is a gift and do is this reminder! Definitely leaving encouraged. Thank you Laura. Be blessed this week.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Diana. I'm thrilled you're leaving encouraged! God bless you.

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  6. Good morning, Laura.

    Choosing to praise him and rejoice in him today too, yes!

    Jennifer Dougan
    www.jenniferdougan.com

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    1. I'm glad you stopped by, Jennifer. I hope your day has gone well. God bless.

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