Reset the day with Jesus

A dear friend has reminded me of this verse this morning:

Lamentations 3:22-23

“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.

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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.

 

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Matthew 6:5-6

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.

 

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2 thoughts on “Reset the day with Jesus

  1. This is so important and relevant to my life right now! As I showered yesterday quickly before an important, I was praying & seeking the Lord and asking forgiveness for not purposely putting Him first in some of my days. Some days began with being more up to date on the earthquakes and hurricanes which were all under his control! I needed to be close to Him for whatever He knew I’d face those days. I am thankful He drew my heart to Him as a book titled “Don’t Wrestle, Just Nestle” by Corrie ten Boom speaks so loudly to my heart but gently, too. I recalled the mayor of Puerto Rico asking for prayer for her people. It’s what I needed too. Thank you for writing this through the Holy Spirit’s guidance! I am still needing to reset & have my mind renewed at this time. I think we can all really use that! Blessings to you ladies in Jewels on Purpose!

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  2. The Lord actually let me put my hands on my little book “Don’t Wrestle, Just Nestle.” In these cooler days we want to nestle and cozy up with a fleece or blanket but to have Jesus with us means we have the best keeper of our hearts and souls in whatever season we are in!

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