Sometimes we can become so bogged down in life that we don’t realise that with each new day comes a new start and new beginning. As a young man. I remember visiting my friend’s home. His mother had an embroidered artwork that hung at the end of the passage as you walked out of the house. I can’t remember the exact words, but it said something like this: ‘TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!’ This left an impression on me as a young man. At the time I was young and didn’t really take much notice, but yet it caught my attention, and has remained with me all of these years. How would we live if we realised that today was the first day of the rest of our lives? I am sure it would change our perspective and cause us to embrace the new day with renewed hope and strength. It would turn today into a new opportunity, and not just another day. It would make what we do today more significant, and perhaps encourage us to make a new start and to make better use of it. You see, your future begins now. This is a moment that God has given you. Grab it with both hands and make the most of it.
GOD HAS BROUGHT YOU THIS FAR
God in His wisdom and plan has brought you to this point. Recognise His hand in your life.
Psalm 139:16 ‘You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.’
Never doubt the Lord’s deep and enduring love for you, even in the tough times. Always remind yourself that it is the Lord who has carried and sustained you.
1 Samuel 7:12 Then Samuel took a stone and set it up… He named it Ebenezer, saying, ‘Thus far the LORD has helped us.’
Perhaps you could just pause for a moment and remember what the Lord has done for you, and be thankful.
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