The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end;they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” Lamentations 3:22-24, English Standard Version (ESV)
“The power of a moment makes it a source of immeasurable opportunity and hope. No matter what kind of life you’ve lived, no matter how many wrong choices you’ve made, the next moment is waiting to give birth to new life. .. We are always just one choice from a different life. At our worst, good is only one decision away.” -Erwin McManus, Seizing Our Divine Moment
Read Joshua chapter 2. What decision did Rahab make? How did that decision affect her life?
What was Rahab’s life like before this encounter? Rahab later married an Israelite and became part of the lineage of Christ. How could her life have been different?
I had a day recently where I woke up to sunshine and birds chirping. I was so excited to have nothing on the calendar and a clean slate. I thought: Today I am going to take my time playing with each child and just enjoying their cuteness! But after a great few hours, I felt my time being squeezed. I was so frustrated that there was just never enough time that I snapped at one of my daughters when she was not ready for our “quality time” when I was ready for it. Oh, the irony! I normally would spend the rest of the day wallowing in guilt that I had failed at my attempt to have a blissful day. But I had to force myself (like 30 times) to not to beat myself up but instead choose to make a better decision next time. His mercies are new every morning. Who I am and what I have done wrong today does not have to keep God from using me tomorrow. When I confess and repent, God wipes my slate clean. I pray that as I grow closer to Him, each day I will make decisions that less often reflect my natural, selfish desires and more often reflect His supernatural, gracious ways.
“Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”
― L.M. Montgomery, Author of Anne of Green Gables
What is one choice that you wish you would not have made?
What are two good decisions that you have made recently?
Celebrate that His mercies are new every morning!
Written by: Brooke Trumpower