SELAH Daily Devotions!
Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth, Shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, And rivers in the desert? Isaiah 43:19
Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says the Lord of hosts. Zechariah 4:6
I still remember when I would actually curse the breaking forth of the morning. For me, it only meant another day filled with excruciating physical pain, sadness, discouragement and disappointment–just like all the others.
Looking back, it’s doesnt take a lotta stretching of the imagination to figure out who had secretly planted those deceitful diabolical thoughts into my mind, okay? But that was B.C. (Before Christ came into my life)!!!! But by The Grace of God, today I stand as a living testimony to reality of The New-Life-Giving Power of God! (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Yessirreee Bob, this ol’ gurl’s gotta new attitude! Coming from an extremely negative environment, I thought that this was just the way of the world. However, once I accepted Jesus into my life, I learned that God’s Salvation’s Benefit Package included a completely different attitude, faith! Yeah Baby, this new faith attitude is the heritage of the saints, the children of God!
Once you recognize that you’re really in a personal relationship with the True and Living God, it’s actually possible for you to embrace each day with joy, hopeful anticipation and confident assurance that this is a great day because God made it! Seriously, it’s a new day! #WHOKNU?
Before you open up your eyes or your feet hit the floor, you have the power to dictate your day. You can say,‘Good Lord, it’s morning already!’ or ‘Good Morning, Lord’. You choose whether to approach your day with joyful celebration and gratitude for another opportunity to behold The Beauty of The Lord, experience God’s Glory, Grace and Praise for what He’s already done, is doing now and for what He is about to do or you can claim fear, discouragement and defeat by murmuring and complaining!
Don’t get it twisted! Even as a disciple of Christ, everyday is not the same! Howevrrrr, each day you’re becoming new as you grow in the Wisdom, Knowledge and the Grace of God! That’s right Saints, the new you makes the decision to enjoy this wonderful gift of present by refusing to allow past sins, past failures, past wounds and past disappointments, to keep you from moving forward into this brand new day! Didjaheardat?
The Ol’ Saints used to sing, ‘Everyday with Jesus is sweeter than the day before!” Sometimes, we think that’s because things were a whole lot different, as my Granddaughter Sadie says , ‘Bacndaday’! Don’t fool yourself, they lived through some very distressing times. Remember, The Great Depression! Yet, amidst their adversity, they remained convinced that God was well able to keep them thru and to bring them out of anything that would unfold during a day!
When Jesus is your Shepherd, it doesn’t matter what happened yesterday. God empowers each new day with new mercy, new grace and new faith to believe that today is the first day of the best of my life…because today is MY new day !
Soooooo, I decree and declare that Today, I have the mind of Christ! I believe that God is making a way out of no way, for ME! Today, I believe that God is up to something that He’s never done before. Today, I fully expect to be strengthened, delivered and re-joyed! Today is another chance for me to do better and become more because today is another opportunity to get closer to Jesus!
Now if that doesn’t jumpstart your day, you better check your vitals and make sure you’re still living! OOOHHH GLORRRAAAAA!
HEY YALL, TRUST2KNO…LIFE GOES BETTER WITH CHRIST! O HAPPY EVERYDAY! IT’S A NEW DAY!
Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praiz!