The Broken Pieces of Yesterday

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.

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Turn The Page

As 2018 draws to a close and once again we have a moment to reflect on the year that we will soon see in our rear view mirror, it is time to ask ourselves a question. Are we going to turn the page? Yes, turn the page. You see life is a book of sorts. Each day is a new chapter, a new phase a new beginning. The past is yesterday and the future is tomorrow.

What we have is today and if we don’t turn the page we get stuck in the past which affects our present and future. In fact, if we don’t turn the page we have neither present or future.

Things that happen in our life sometimes can and will create a void – a place where we get stuck because we dread the next page – we become afraid, or  the prospect of turning the page is too painful, due to a loss or an illness.

The question we have to ask is this, How do we know how the story goes if we don’t turn the page. How do we know what is next if we don’t turn the page. The answer is simple we don’t know. We waste time that we could be using to shine by refusing to turn the page.

So, with all things of the past year in mind, all the tragedies, triumphs, successes and not so good successes, do not be afraid to turn the page.

Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero”  Which is translated,   “seize the day, trusting as little as possible in the future” in other words, turn the page. You might be surprised.

 

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