This morning I read something that made me stop and think. The saying was ” Don’t start your day with the broken pieces of yesterday.Every day is a fresh start. Every morning we wake up is the first day of our new life.”
Let’s just stop and think about that for a moment. Yesterday is gone. We cannot revisit it – the past is the past. Old hates, old grudges, old habits can be left there because today is a new beginning. The night has washed away all the things that happened the day before. We alone make the choice to drag all of the baggage into the new day and the new beginning.
God’s grace is that way . When we are covered by his grace, and we ask for forgiveness for all of the baggage we collected during our day, then we have a new day, a new life, a clean page on which to write our life story upon. We choose to bring over the old way, the old habits, the old sins. Once we have asked God to forgive us, his page is clean.
It is so important to understand this. To know that God’s grace is nothing we can earn. His son has already paid the price. However, even though it is offered we have to be willing to also receive it. To leave the old in the old day. To have a new day, a new page a new life with which to live doing his work and to live in his presence.
So, begin today the first day of your new life – write those things which are pure, honest. holy and productive.