As I look outside this morning and gaze at the gorgeous, sparkling blanket of newly fallen snow, I can’t help but think about new mercies.
A fresh start.
A clean slate.
What a beautifully miraculous concept! What a miracle it is that in Christ I can live today with no regrets.
LIke the snow covers the weeds in my backyard and makes my yard look fresh and new, God’s mercies cover my mistakes of yesterday…of a few minutes ago…
Hope for tomorrow! Not bound by my yesterdays! But freed to live my todays in HOPE of my promised tomorrows…
PROMISED! Now that’s a concept.
Psalms 138:8 says, “The Lord will perfect that which concerns me. Your mercy, Oh Lord, endures forever…”; or another version says, “The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me. Your steadfast love, Oh Lord, endures forever.”
Jesus says that He will “perfect” that which concerns me. That’s His promise…if I listen and learn from Him I will journey into a LOVE that perfects me. That doesn’t mean I will be without mistakes, but that I will be wrapped in the arms of love of the Perfect One…and that LOVE will change me.
I want to live this life of no regrets. New mercies. Perfecting LOVE. Freedom.
How about we journey together with HIm in 2016…into His LOVE…living with no regrets??
Shanda Harris is a lover of Jesus, dedicated wife, mother of 6 and the Women's Pastor at Epikos Church in Bend, Oregon.