Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. — Lamentations 3:23 (NLT)
Do you like special occasions? Perhaps the special occasions that you are most fond of are those that involve a gift exchange. After all, it’s typically exciting to receive something new because it begs for our attention to broaden our horizons and incorporate into our lives all that the new gift has to offer. In a sense, it even shifts our mindset from old mundane thoughts and entertains fresh new ideas.
Let us now transition our thoughts to the extensive list of gifts that God has lavished upon us. As you reflect back, were you equally excited to receive and implement each one of these gifts? The truth of the matter is that we don’t always recognize everything that God sends our way as a gift. As a matter of fact, we down right reject some things because we think that we have a better solution.
Nevertheless, take for instance the start of a brand new day. He actually limits the hours in one day and puts that day to rest for our absolute benefit. Unfortunately, at times, we don’t take full advantage of that gift. We enter the new day weighed down with old baggage that we were never meant to carry. If that is the case in your life, take time out at this very moment to take hold of the miraculous amazing gift by unloading the excess baggage before you take another step forward…breathe deeply and feel the release.
Oh Lord, I am sorry that I have carried the things from my past like a noose around my neck. I am excited about taking hold of a fresh new start and all the freedom that it has to offer.