21 This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope.
22 The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease,
For His compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I have hope in Him.”
25 The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him.
26 It is good that he waits silently For the salvation of the Lord. (Lamentations 3)
Okay, so God asks me to be vulnerable a lot. God wants us to be transparent, genuine, honest with Him and with one another. No pretense, no games, no hiding behind masks. As I awoke this morning, so many things were vying for my attention. The dogs needed to go out, so Out they went. But then, I was tempted to do a work-out before my Quiet time. I resisted. My mind then automatically drifted to the Bank Balance, “I wonder what it is? Did all those Bills we paid, hit yet?” Etc. I resisted that too. I felt hungry. Distractions were popping up everywhere. But what all this showed me was that that I sometimes forget to put First things First. If I claim that God is the most important Person in my life, then my everyday choices will show it. So, today, I made the best, first choice. I chose to Sit with God, before starting my day. There are days where I do not choose this, and truly, they can become Chaotic. Yesterday was one of those days, and I never did get much of a “sit down with God.” I missed Him very much. I mean just look at God in the above passage of Scripture.
His lovingkindnesses never cease,
His compassions never, ever fail
His mercies are New every Morning
He is good to those who wait for Him,
He is my Portion
Every time I open the Word of God, I come to know Him better, and I come to see why I love Him so much. His love for me is boundless, unceasing, without measure. I fail Him too often, but He never fails me. I am blessed beyond my ability to express these blessings. There are no words full enough to declare His Wonders. He is just the Most Beautiful Person I have ever known. And yet I take God for granted almost every single day.
Forgive me, Dearest Lord God Almighty. Your Mercies are New every single morning. Teach me to bathe in them, to bask in the Wonders of God. Everything else can wait. Help me to put First things First. You are My First My Best, and I love You. How can I possibly ever thank You enough for Your incredible Love and Faithfulness. Well, I can start by always choosing to be with You first every Morning. Remind me to do this, teach me to wait upon You Dearest Lord. I love You, but more than that, your Love inspires all I do. I sit here awaiting Your Words to me, and I am so excited to see You today. Amen
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AMEN, AMEN AND AMEND. It is a process which we continue to learn more and more, year by year., Blessings, Mom