Monday, January 2, 2017
Monday Morning Devo - Beginning New
Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23, NKJV
Sometimes I'd like to go back to being a brand new baby with a chance to start over and not make some of the mistakes (aka sins) I've done over the past. Not to mention, I'd be rid of all of the old sagging skin. ☺
One thing nice about following the Lord: all we have to do is ask forgiveness (and mean it) to become brand new, sinless, again.
"Sin" has become a forbidden word in our society these days, but no one should panic when they're labeled sinners. To sin means that a person has fallen short of perfection. I've never met a perfect person; have you? White lies, a snippy attitude, not helping when you could have, giving less than your best--all sins. It doesn't take much to become a sinner, but God is eager to forgive.
That's why He sent His only natural Son. What a God we have! No one loves like God does--completely, without reason. And all we have to do is accept His gift. Isn't that amazing?
We can't earn it. We can't buy it. It's free for the asking. So go ahead and ask.
Father, beloved Father, Holy Son, forgive me once again. I'm so sorry I disappointed You once more. Return me to Your good graces. Thank You. Thank You for Your forgiveness, and thank You for Your everlasting love. In Jesus's name, amen.