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“When The New Dawn Comes”

The Bible teaches, “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).  What are the Lords “compassions”?  We know He promised to always be with us – His love in everlasting – His faithfulness endures forever – has promised to forgive our sins – supply our needs – stick closer to us than a brother – the extent of His grace and mercies have no limit and it’s impossible for Him to lie.  And those are just starters.  How about His patience – His willingness to give us two, three or a dozen opportunities to make things right?  He is all powerful so there isn’t anything He cannot do.  Now – read the opening verse again.  Our loving God NEVER gives up on us and provides everything mentioned and more – EVERY SINGLE DAY.  He renews them every morning.

 

When a new dawn arrives and it’s time to put our feet on the floor, our thought process might go like this.  It’s morning already?  What day is it?  What do I have to do today?  Some necessary deeds are pleasant while others are things you don’t want to do.  Do you have a “mental agenda” you run through every morning when you wake up?  It appears to me that God has an agenda with your name on it.  His agenda is to bless you, encourage you, empower you, guide you, strengthen you, pick you up when you fall, give wisdom when you don’t know what to do, and to give you grace and mercy every single day.  In other words, His mission is to help you.  He does that through the power of the Holy Spirit. 

 

After reading these lines, try to take a moment.  Close your eyes and meditate upon the Lord and His faithfulness.   Paul said, “Therefore, we do not lose heart, though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are BEING RENEWED DAY BY DAY” (2 Corinthians 4:16).  Yesterday is gone – but with a new dawn comes a whole new set of God’s love, grace and mercy.  Some will wonder, “How much love, grace and mercy are in a set?”  That’s an easy answer – ENOUGH!  Whatever you need, God will supply it when and where it’s needed.  So we’ve reminded ourselves of God’s faithfulness to us – His mercies are new every morning.  He is razor focused upon each one of us.  What if we decided to develop a passion and focus for life?  What if our desire was to glorify God in our daily walk?  Paul said, “That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His suffering” (Philippians 3:10).  Paul was determined to get to know more about this man Jesus who literally transformed his life.  His life goal is described in that one sentence.  What is your life goal?  Whatever it is, I trust it will reveal a heart focused on Christ and on becoming more like Him every day.

 

Pastor Carnes