Monday, January 11, 2016

New Mercies

Have you ever thought:
    ....I have used up my lifetime worth of grace or mercy from God, and I've got                                                         a lot of years left...
                    ....Mountain #??? that I have to round. I've lost count...

A couple years back I decided I would read the Bible through chronologically.  Loved it!! I know that it is growing more common to find those who know the Lord, or been a Christian, their whole lives, yet, the grand task of taking on this ONE BOOK seems daunting.  The overwhelming thought we  must understand what we read.  Crazy right!?!?  The truth is, He is the truth. His Word is truth!  

I found this great resource a couple months back.  It's copying scripture daily, maybe 10 min of my time.  Simple and short enough, my kiddos even join in.  I decided I would dive in this year.  Filling notebooks with the Word.  Allowing the Lord to fill my heart as I fill the pages.  Words I may or may not fully understand.  Trusting He will fill the gaps of my understanding.
I started a little late, but, better late than never...sometimes Mondays never come if we don't make them today!!  

Today I decided I would double up to catch up on the writing.  Lamentations 3:22-26 was one of those passages.
 v22  The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end
 v23  They are new every morning great is your faithfulness
 v24  "The Lord is my portion" says my soul "therefore I will hope in Him"

Many times we can feel like we have done so much wrong and made so many mistakes that He must be exhausted from our continual return to seek His mercy, His grace.  BUT did you see what it says??  His mercies never come to an end....forever...always enough.  And beyond this, they are NEW every morning.  Yes, LORD!!!! New mercies.  Just as He provided a way out of our sin by His son, He provides a way to return to Him daily.  His love never ceases!! It is steadfast.  And not only does His mercy never end....they are new every morning!!!!  

Psalms 23:6 Surely goodness and MERCY shall follow me all the days of my life and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever. This comes just a few scriptures after walking though the valley of the shadow of death.  
The darkness of the night, or the season you are walking in, can't overshadow the new mercies that await in the morning!!!  His provision of more mercy, new mercy is already there.  Push Him, His faithfulness is great. Call on the Lord!! He is your portion!!