New Day

Each day is a new page. Each day is a new chance to do better than the day before. New beginnings. New opportunities.

Each. Day.

Jesus,
Help me live for you with all that I have. Let me shine for You. Remind me each morning is a new opportunity to start again. My sins are behind me. My mistakes are behind me. My past is behind me. You have given me a new day. Thank You Jesus. I love You Jesus with all my heart.

Rebekah M.

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3 thoughts on “New Day

  1. You make it sound like the past is irrelevant and has absolutely no ties to the current. A new day maybe, but you still have to live with your past, you can’t just do whatever you want with no accountability and start fresh in the morning as if it never happened. Actions have results and consequences, you take the wrong actions your going to have to deal with them later, new day or not. This sounds like a cop out to me, although I see its positive approach, the way many people would see this gives them an excuse to try and ignore making amends for their past actions and I’ve found many a Christian who takes that approach, pretends like things never happened when they still need to deal with their past in order to truly move on.

    • Medryn,
      Thank you for your comment. Although I do think you make a good point that people can twist God’s principals to serve their own desires, I truly believe the Bible when it says “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new (II Corinthians 5:17).” The key, however, is “if any man be in Christ.”

      Many people claim Christ, but in the end will He say ” I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity (Luke 13:27)” or will He recognize us?

      The Bible proclaims “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us (Psalms 103:12).” However, we must truly repent for as Acts 3:19 says, “Repent therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out…” But what does it mean to repent? It means to turn 100% away from those things in our past.

      My post isn’t to say, “I’m forgiven so I can go about and continue in a destructive life.” It is just what my heart was feeling- that the ties of my past are behind me- the hurts, the anger, bitterness, lusts, and selfish desires are behind me- and that God gives me a new chance each day to choose right over wrong. Each day, instead of being chained by the choices I have made in the past that sometimes convince me “why bother doing right when I always do wrong?” I felt like God was saying “just take today to choose right, take today to do what I want instead of what you want.”

      This is not to say “I killed someone but I repented so God’s going to save me from the consequences of my actions.” However, “For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth (Hebrews 12:6).” So you still have to face the music, but you don’t have to do it alone, nor do you have to be chained and repeat these bad habits/actions.

      If you read my older posts, you would see that my journey to this point has had many twists and turns- I so often allow my past to hold me back from my future. I so often allow the pain and shame of things in my past to stop me from moving forward- that is NOT of God. We face our consequences, but then we take those lessons learned and MOVE ON.

      I hope this LONG reply helps you (and those reading) better understand my point of view for I personally do not think that everyone has the same view as you, but obviously, some might and I would like for you (and them) to understand where I was coming from. God bless you.

      ~Rebekah M.

  2. “It is through the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.” -Lamentations 3:22-23

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