Fresh morning starts for me involve breakfast and coffee with Tony, cool morning air (preferably sitting on the “chicken yard bench”, a scripture promise to focus on throughout the day, some worship time with music and a grateful heart.
God really is greater then all my concerns and as a friend texted me this week…”Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us—”(Eph. 3:20). There is so much in that one verse! Yes, He is able. He can do so much above and beyond what I even ask or think! Last is the catch, if there is one. It works according to the power that works in us, which hinges on our belief and trust in Him. This morning I am again thankful for fresh starts to to humble myself before Him and let His power be at work in me.
As our pastor said in another great message Sunday, we have to make a choice who we will be like, the prideful Pharisee who was consumed with a judgmental, critical spirit, or the humble woman known as a sinner, who could not stop her tears of gratefulness for her Savior. (Luke 7:36-50) “Though the Lord is exalted, He takes note of the humble; but He knows the haughty from a distance.” Ps. 138:6 HCSB
“Because of the Lord’s faithful love we do not perish, for His mercies never end. They are new every morning great is Your faithfulness! I say: The Lord is my portion, therefore I will put my hope in Him.” Lamentations 3:22-24