Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Orange Moon Tuesday, April 30, 2024 "New Every Morning"

The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…

"New Every Morning"

"The Bible calls us to believe in realities "new every morning."  God's compassions meet us at the outset of each day, administering grace and mercy in a love that "passeth knowledge."


      "This I recall to my mind.  Therefore have I hope: His compassions fail not. They are new every morning.  Great is Thy faithfulness" (Lamentations 3:21-23).


    Life often seems like same old same old repetition.  It is in many ways.  Some people love such continuity.  Others chafe, and most accept the reality that our present existence requires the mundane as a matter of survival and thriving.

    The Bible, however, calls us to believe in glories of God's promised goodness "new every morning."  His compassions meet us at the outset of each day, administering grace and mercy in a love that "passeth knowledge" (Ephesians 3:19).  Jeremiah knew such glory to be the maître d' of our mornings, as it were.  He also realized, however, that we do not naturally perceive God and His new gifts of goodness as the day begins.  "This I recall to my mind" determined the prophet in making a conscious decision to believe the first and greatest truth that greets all believers as the sun rises and our eyes open.

   We do well to join our brother of old in affirming that regardless of what each new day holds, all will be lived in God's faithful repetitiveness.  Yes, He ever recalls to His mind the determination of His heart wherein dwells the unfailing compassion of His great and glorious trustworthiness.  "I will be their God and they shall be My people" affirms our Lord of those who trust the Lord Jesus Christ (II Corinthians 6:16).  No "variableness, neither shadow of turning" exists in the commitment of the God from whom "every good gift and every perfect gift proceeds" (James 1:17).  He acts in accordance with an eternal commitment of repetition from which He never wavers.  Our response determines our experience of such assurance.  It does not, however, determine God's administration of faithfulness.  New compassions await us in each new day, based on the glory of the Lord Jesus, our needs, and the needs of our sphere of influence.  

   "This I recall to my mind."  Let us greet God's promise of faithful grace and mercy for each new day with our repetition of remembering that our Lord will always be everything we need, and far more - "exceeding, abundantly above all we ask or think" (Ephesians 3:20).  Over and over again, and forevermore, our Heavenly Father will administer new compassions.  Let us over and over again, and forevermore receive them by recalling to our minds and rejoicing in our hearts that "Great is Thy faithfulness."

"My voice shalt Thou hear in the morning, O Lord, in the morning will I direct my prayer unto Thee, and will look up."

(Psalm 5:3)

Weekly Memory Verse

    Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.

(Jude 1:2)


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