Lamentations 3:22-23 (ESV)
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end; they are new
every morning; great is your faithfulness.
When I was a little girl my dad would tell me, "you need to learn something new every day". I think it must have been in relation to school, however, even as a "not so little girl", I have carried that thought in my heart throughout my life.
As a Christian, I see the profound truth of Dad's statement in a much different light. That light being the Light of God's Word.
As I learn to apply God's word to my life, I am encouraged and strengthened.
Just this week I was asked to consider heading up a project at my church. I was interested immediately but said I would like to pray about it first (as is my way). So today, I'm sitting here thinking, what's my holdup? Why am I dragging my feet?
Well the answer is actually very simple. I tend to jump right in with both feet when I know I "can" do something, and do it well. This is a project that I know I can do, however the method is different from what I have done before. Doubt enters my mind and I begin to question whether or not "I can" do this. If I allow it, it will overtake my every thought... Oy Vey!
Then, as God's Holy Spirit often does, the truth gently comes in, slowly yet purposefully...
"Where is my faith? Has God not equipped me time after time to do a specific work for Him? If He calls me to it does He not go with me; equip me and see it through to the end?"
Yes He does....
So my "something new" today is really not so new but a reminder of the fact that God IS Faithful, and God IS True and God Keeps His Promises....
Most important for me...God has never let me down... I love God!