Have you had your JOY JUICE today? The great thing about this special drink is that its flavor is new every day!
That reminds me of a scripture in Lamentations 3:22-23(NIV)“It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.” KJV
Such a comforting, encouraging passage to hide in our hearts at the beginning of this New Year! Our shortcomings of 2015 ...are PAST! And God’s love, compassion and forgiveness can erase them away, and give us hope.
Often, our biggest problem is that we can’t forgive ourselves. All of us have made mistakes, bad decisions, ungodly choices. We must realize that nothing is too bad to bring before God. If we come to Him with a remorseful heart…truly repentant of our mistakes…He is willing to give us a new beginning. What a good time to get things right with God and ask Him to wipe the slate clean so that we can have a fresh start. Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit as He whispers to your heart and gives you fresh goals that will draw you closer to Him, and will help you to accomplish His will and purpose for your life.
May I challenge you to memorize those two verses in Lamentations 3…”Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
Hide these words in your heart and experience JOY in the Lord!