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January 04, 2022 Daily Inspiration

New Year 2

New Year 2

Lamentations 3:22-23

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

 

Thought for Today

Why do we make resolutions at the beginning of the new year? Because it is a time when we feel we have a fresh start. New years are times of new beginnings. So it makes sense to dedicate ourselves afresh. God tells us that we get to start over much more often than every year. He tells us His mercies are new every morning. Each day that you rise you get a fresh start and a clean slate! No matter what happened yesterday, God says it is in the past and what matters is that you make today count. What do you need to leave behind from yesterday (or many yesterdays ago) and what do you need to start fresh today?

 

Prayer

Lord Jesus, thank You for the cross, where you won a fresh start for me today. Help me to strive for You today knowing I have a fresh start tomorrow. Amen.

 

Devotional Quote

Be willing to be a beginner every single morning. ― Meister Eckhart

 

Quote of the Day

The beginning is always today. ― Mary Shelley