Sunday, January 4, 2015

It's all about "ReNEWal"

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
    his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23




2015.  A new year.  A blank calendar.  

God's mercy, God's grace, God's love... it overflows.  If we knew just how much He loved us.. it would boggle our minds.  His grace and love never ever ends.  No matter what you did or didn't do yesterday, when you repent... He forgives.  He wipes the slate clean.  He gives you His mercy.

Why is it often so hard to extend that same grace to ourselves? Today, I woke up with the distinct feeling I needed to write these thoughts down.  I felt the nudge deep in my spirit, that there would be someone, somewhere that needs to read these words today.

Whatever you did or didn't do last year, it's ok.  Yes, learn from it.  Take it in.  But do not let it define you or block you from setting new goals, new dreams, or a new vision for this year.  

I want to encourage you today to set your sights higher for yourself than you ever have before.  Whatever you dreamed of doing last year, dream even bigger.  Wake up each morning, and acknowledge, receive, and thank God for His renewed Mercy and Grace.  But then, don't waste it.  Use it.  Make positive changes in your behaviors and choices.  

Choose to make 2015 a year of ReNEWal.  Accept and receive the gift.

I would love to keep encouraging you on your journey this year.  I invite you to post a comment below, so that I can do just that.

Your Sole Searching Sister,
Julie


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