A new day with God

As I awoke this morning, I saw a new day dawning, the beginning of a new day. Each day that you and I see is a new day, a gift of God.

There are questions that often appear in our minds. These questions, though sometimes fleeting, must be asked: “Who am I” and “what am I supposed to be doing?”

The answers to those questions will always, always point to the Lord our God. He is our beginning and our end; He is our Creator and Sustainer; and He is our life.

Maybe you are facing difficulties, pain and fears. The devil would like nothing better than to steal your peace, to reroute your faith, to negate your witness and to destroy your life.

In C. S. Lewis’ fictional classic, The Screwtape Letters, we read the words of the demon, Wormwood, sharing insight with his nephew, Screwtape. (In the following paragraph, “Enemy” = God and “vermin” = people.) …

Of course I know that the Enemy also wants to detach men from themselves, but in a different way. Remember always, that He really likes the little vermin, and sets an absurd value on the distinctness of every one of them. When He talks of their losing their selves, He only means abandoning the clamour of self-will; once they have done that, He really gives them back all their personality, and boasts (I am afraid, sincerely) that when they are wholly His they will be more themselves than ever.

God loves you. Don’t let any enemy, whether the world system, the flesh (including other people), or the demons, convince you otherwise.

Start your day with your eyes on God…

I love the LORD, for he heard my voice;
he heard my cry for mercy.

Because he turned his ear to me,
I will call on him as long as I live.

Then I called on the name of the LORD :
“O LORD, save me!”

The LORD is gracious and righteous;
our God is full of compassion.

Be at rest once more, O my soul,
for the LORD has been good to you.

How can I repay the LORD
for all his goodness to me?

I will lift up the cup of salvation
and call on the name of the LORD.
(Psalm 116.1-2;4-5;7;12-13)

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