February 19, 2015

Waking Up to Mercy



Lamentations 3:22-23
Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.

I am so glad I live in the grace and blessing that each new day is full of new mercy for me, and I rise each morning knowing this, and this assures me of God's love for me and the security I have in my walk with Him.  I walk in mercy I never deserved and grace that is rich and free because I am a child of God. 

Morning
Is still a wonder to me
Each brand new day
A new beginning
A time to start over
Try again, do it better

Morning is when
Hope is..
Fresh, strong – renewed!

Morning and mercy go hand and hand with the Lord. Each new day, we wake up to a new morning, and we wake up to new mercy, a clean slate and a fresh start. God's lovingkindness offers us this every day. As morning rises new each day, so do God's tender mercies.

Psalm 145:8-9
8 The Lord is gracious and full of compassion,
Slow to anger and great in mercy.
9 The Lord is good to all,
And His tender mercies are over all His works.

This gift of mercy He offers to us, filled with kindness and compassion in all the love God has for us, maybe we can pass some on to others. Is there anyone you know who needs to be on the receiving end of mercy? Maybe God is calling us to offer a fresh start, a clean slate to someone who needs us to extend to them - this bountiful mercy God has shown to us. To walk in this mercy is walking in the goodness of the Lord.

Psalm 23:6 
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.