A dear friend has reminded me of this verse this morning:
“It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.” (KJV)
I am thankful for His mercies because I do need them every morning.
I used to be a morning person before dogs and kids. My little dog Baxter pooped in the house twice this morning, must have been something he ate, it tried my patience. Then my son was giving me demands on what he wanted to do this morning. This does not start my day off very well!
But, then resetting the day by spending time with Jesus makes me glad. Lamentations 3 reminds me that I can start fresh because His mercies are new every morning. Even if we do not start the day off very well, we can reset our days with Jesus.
I reset my day today by spending time with Jesus in His Word, while my baby girl sleeps and my son plays in his room, dogs have been walked and the poop is cleared up. There is peace in these moments with Jesus.
“And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.
But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.” (NKJV)
When we spend time with the Lord, He does not want a big production with big words, impressing people. He wants an individual relationship with us.
Verse six shows us how we should spend time with Jesus. It is a humble picture, going into our rooms and just spending time with our Lord Jesus. And what a beautiful picture it is! It says when we do this we are rewarded openly. That to me is awesome! We really do not deserve to be rewarded but when we spend time with Jesus, He will reward us with His peace and faithfulness in answering our prayers.
If our days do not start off very well, it’s not too late to turn it around. Go into your room, open the Word of God and pray to Him. Reset your day with Jesus.