Saturday, October 11, 2014

A New Day

Today is a New Day.  A chance for me to truly live out my life as HIS new creation.  

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" 2 Corinthians 5:17

Yesterday was full of tears and heartache as I struggled to understand and cope with what was happening to me.  One thing I never let go of was that I had HOPE, HIS HOPE, and I knew that once I got through the emotional part of my understanding, I knew that HIS truth would be revealed to me.  However, I wasn't sure what it would be, so today when I began to journal today's Power Thought Devotional by Joyce Meyer, I couldn't help but to smile as I read.

"A New Day!"  "As "a new creation" you don't have to allow the old things that happened to you keep affecting you."

" This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil" Hebrews 6:19

HIS Daily Teachings today is HIS loving reminder to me that today, is HIS gift to me, it's A New Day!  HE is telling me that its okay that I was hurting, but HE never intended for me to stay in that place of  hurt.  HE is wanting me to dig deep, press in, and press through in my FAITH, to wait for HIM, and allow HIM to work in me, and through me, and to cultivate the forgiveness, and goodness in me.  HE is telling me that when I seek HIM and ask HIM to create in me a heart of compassion, HE will deliver. 

Today I am seeking HIM to create in me not only a forgiving heart, but a heart of compassion.  Today I am laying my burdens down that I have been carrying, and didn't even realize I was carrying.  Today I am seeking HIM, and living out my day as HIS new creation, as it truly is A New Day.

HE is telling me that HE understands why I am upset, and HE knows how fearful I am about anyone knowing about me that has hurt me.  HE is asking me to TRUST HIM, and seek HIM, so that I will see ALL the good HE is doing in me, and through me.  HE is telling me that HE never intended for me to hold onto ALL this hurt and pain that I "feel" inside.  

" casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7

Today HE is meeting right where I am and taking me deep into the pain, and revealing to me HIS truth.  HIS truth about the pain I am in right now is that the person, or person's who inflicted this pain onto me, are in fact HIS children just as I am HIS child.  HE is wanting me to received HIS blessed assurance that HE is mine, and that HE is there for me.  HE doesn't expect me to just be over it in a moment, however HE does want me to be intentionally working through it with HIM.  HE is telling me that I was created specifically by HIM for HIS purpose so that I would be wandering through this life ALONE.  HE is reminding me once again that I was create On Purpose, for HIS Purpose!  

" For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2:10

Today HE is filling me with HIS unending love, and amazing grace.  HE is taking the pain that I am feeling, and pour HIS soothing Living Water into my wounds and healing them.  HIS truth is speaking straight to my heart, and letting me see how things really are.  HE is telling me that too often in the midst of my pain, I allow the enemy a foothold into my life, and allow my perception to become distorted.  HE is telling me that when I hold onto the pain, and the hurt from the darkest moments of my life, HE can't heal me, HE can't use me, and HE can't move me forward.  HE is telling me that the reason HE is working through me in drawing me near to HIM and bringing me along side of HIM, is so that I will be able to see that even in the midst of the tragedy that is a part of my story when I see things with HIS perspective, that is when the pain of my past will NO longer hurt me.  That means even when things that are happening in my present, or will happen in my future, I can be rest assured through HIS Blessed Assurance, that HE has this ALL worked out for me, and I need NOT to worry about a thing.

" And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28

Today though I am feeling sadness, I live with HIS HOPE.  Today ALL of my HOPE is in HIM.  HE is telling me that even in pain, HE is there.  HE is telling me that if ever I doubt whether or not HE is there, I must stand firm in my FAITH, and hold fast as HIS help is on the way.   HE is telling me that HE  will  always HELP me, HE will deliver me, and HE will heal me.  Today HE is reminding me that HIS promises to me are UNSHAKEN.  HE is telling me that just like HIS promises to me, I too must be unshaken.  

"Whatever will come our way. Through fire or pouring rain. We won't be shaken. No we won't be shaken. Whatever tomorrow brings.  Together we'll rise and sing.  That we won't be shaken.  No we won't be shaken." Building 429 "We Won't Be Shaken"

HIS loving reminder to me today is that HE has amazing plans for my life.  HE is telling me that the only way I am going to be able to navigate through this life of hangups is to walk through it with HIM.  HE is telling me that I must allow HIM to work in me and through me to mentally prepare me to face whatever comes my way.  More than that to prepare for whoever comes, by BELIEVING, knowing, trusting that even though I can't, JESUS Can! HE is telling me that the only way I can truly prepare is by reading HIS word, studying HIS word, and then choosing to speak HIS word.  

" For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

HE is telling me that if ever I am doubt whether or NOT a horrible situation will be resolved in my life, I must hold fast to HIS promise to me that GOD works GOOD out of ALL things! HE is wanting me to know that this means, even tragic circumstances.  HE is telling me that my HOPE is in HIM, HIS grace is ALL I need.  Today HE is meeting me right where I am, at HIS well of living water, and is pouring it into me, and is giving me new life.  

"God’s grace wipes out everything else on the landscape. It is not puny but plentiful. Not teeny but torrential. Not mini but majestic. It meets us right now, at our point of need, and equips us with courage, wisdom, and strength. It surprises us in our worst moment with overflowing buckets of faith. His grace is not a gentle shower washing away the problem. It is a raging, roaring river whose current knocks you off your feet and carries you into the presence of God." Max Lucado

Today truly is A New Day, a new perspective, a fresh start, a second chance, and I am taking it!  I am choosing to rejoice even in the sadness, I will rejoice, I will live out this day as it truly is HIS gift to me.  Today I will NOT let fear from my past take me out.  Today I will NOT entertain the negative thoughts that have been running rampant in my mind.  Today I will choose to stand firm on my SOLID Rock, my fortress, my shelter.   Today I will study and meditate on HIS word of WHO HE  is to me.  

Today HE is taking me back to the birth of HIS Daily Teachings, and is reminding me of the only picture that is found on the blog.  The picture in my blog is that of my bible, with HIS living water, opened to my favorite verse.  Today HE is pouring HIS message of HOPE into me, so that it will flow out of me, to reach that masses just as HE has always intended.  

"The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold." Psalm 18:2

Yesterday in the midst of my pain I received this loving text from my fifteen year old daughter:

 "Mama I love you <3  I understand what you want.  We all love you and it hurts us so much to see you hurt.  We all feel so helpless.  But I want you to do what's best for you.  I know GOD will bring you the peace you need because your amazingly strong spiritually and as a person.  So blessed to have you as my Mama.  I'm sorry that we tried to fix it.  So right now I'm here for you if you need me to just listen.  I love you so much <3"

He is wanting me to know that even though I may not see it I am modeling HIS love for them to see.  HE is reminding me of ALL of our morning walks, full of teachings that we have had for almost two years now.  HE is reminding me of the early morning's where my five year old son sneaks into our office to ask if JESUS is still here, if I'm still talking to HIM. 

Today HE is reminding me to Be Still........ wait, (patiently) good things are coming.  I mustn't be discouraged.  HE has it ALL worked out for my good.  HE is telling me that the more I seek HIM the more HE will reveal to me.  HE is telling me that I must understand HE will only reveal that of which I can handle at the moment I am in right now.  HE is telling me that HE is wanting me to embrace each  new season of growing, instead of reverting back to my old days, as each day is HIS gift to me, and each day is truly A New Day!

"This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24 NKJV

Today I am holding fast to today's Power Thought:  "I am new creation in CHRIST!"

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" 2 Corinthians 5:17

My Dear Brothers and Sister in CHRIST JESUS~ yesterday I wrote of being all out of grace.  I am so thankful to say that today I am full of HIS grace, as HE has renewed and restored my heart and mind to hear only HIS words, and be full of HIS amazing grace, and relentless love.  Friends I pray that if you are hurting you will allow HIM to reveal to you HIS truth of where you pain comes from.  I pray that you will have the courage to seek HIS perspective so that you will know that your pain isn't for nothing, but rather that HE is doing something good with your pain, and making things new for you.  I pray today that you will embrace today as it is HIS gift to you.  I pray that today you will be able to say, "Today is A New Day, I will rejoice and be glad!"  

Much love, prayers, compassion, and understanding,

Your Sister in CHRIST JESUS,

~ Heather 

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