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ROLIM Devotionals

A Fresh Start
by: Pastor Shane
date posted: 4/7/2008 4:26:23 AM

I was able to make a fresh start recently. It felt so good to be able to put all of those past mistakes behind me. It felt so wonderful to be able to look towards the future with clear eyes and a clean heart. It felt so glorious to greet the new day with a peaceful mind and a joyful soul.

I didn't get my fresh start by moving to another town, however. I didn't get it by starting a new job. I didn't get it by going on vacation. I didn't get it by buying something either. I didn't get it by changing the world around me at all. Those types of changes never work anyway. You can't clean your house by sweeping the sidewalk, after all.

How did I get my fresh start then? Why, I simply opened my eyes this morning. You see, everyday of our lives can be a fresh start if we wish. Each new morning is another gift from God when we can begin again to clean our house within and to live our lives better than we did before. Each new day is a fresh beginning to choose love, create joy, spread laughter, help others, and give something back to the world. Each new moment is another chance to share a hug, a smile, a compliment, or an act of kindness. It doesn't matter how many mistakes we have made, wrong turns we have taken, or days we have wasted. We all can begin again this morning, this day, and right now. God is there waiting to help us to live and love as we were meant to.

There is an old saying that goes, "If you wake up breathing, you have another chance." Don't waste your chance today. Make your fresh start now. Wake up this morning and say, "Good morning God! Thank you for my life!" Then go out and live it in joy, love, and oneness with Him. Open your heart, soul, and mind to the love, goodness, and delight that is all around you. Share all the wonder, talent, compassion, and uniqueness that is within you. Help to build a better world with the life you live in it. And seize each new day as a fresh start to live and love.

God is a God of a new beginning, He always gives a fresh start, so why not take what He is offering to us, choose to live His way, and you will never regret it. This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it. Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery but today is a present, so enjoy it and live a life that is pleasing to you Master. And you will be happy.

Pastor Shane

 

 


 





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