Have you had your Joy Juice today? The great thing about joy in the Lord is that its flavor is new every day!
Remember the beautiful scripture in Lamentations 3:22-23(NIV)?“Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
Such a comforting, encouraging passage to hide in our hearts at the beginning of this New Year! Our shortcomings of 2016 ...are PAST! God’s love, compassion and forgiveness can erase them and give us hope.
Often our biggest challenge is forgiving ourselves for our unwise choices. All of us have made mistakes, bad decisions, ungodly choices. But let’s be reminded that nothing is too big or too bad to bring before our Heavenly Father. If we come to Him with a repentant heart, He is willing to give us a new beginning. Today is the perfect time to get things right with God and ask Him to wipe the slate clean so that you can have a fresh start. Use Him as your guide, your compass, your conscience. Let the Holy Spirit tenderizer your heart and give you new goals that will draw you closer to Him.
May we be intentional about hiding in our hearts those two verses in Lamentations 3… “Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
Drink from the fresh fountain of JOY as you are reminded of His faithfulness.