Sunset God Mercy

Handing Over the Paintbrush

…Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.  I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:13-14)

This is one of my favorite verses!  I love that I’m called to forget what lies behind me.  Yesterday can only trip me up if I let it.  I make the choice daily to start fresh with a clean slate.  God’s mercies are new for me each morning.  What an amazing thought!  I don’t have to live on yesterday’s mercies and I don’t have to wallow in all that wasn’t accomplished.  For today is a new day and God has something beautiful in store for it.

“Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:22-23, NKJV)

Every time I watch a sunset, I’m reminded of this.  As the sun sets and gives way to the night, painting it’s brilliant colors in the sky… I’m reminded that tomorrow is a new day with new colors that God wants to paint into my life.  I’ve never seen the same sunset twice.  In that I mean, the colors of each sunset are vastly different.  Just like my life!  The colors of today come out in different ways.  Every day, I’m a brand new canvas for the Lord to paint His marvelous work in!

Read more of Philippians 3

Dear Father God, Thank You so much for giving me new mercies every morning!  I look forward to the colors You will paint in my life today, so as I say this I hand the paint brush over to You!  I know You will be faithful to paint a masterpiece in me!

Handing over the Paintbrush,

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