This morning, I was reading The Maxwell Daily Reader–I read this book almost every day for a quick leadership lesson–and the lesson for today was about life and choices.
Maxwell started the lesson with this statement:
“Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.”
And then he asked a few questions, but two of the questions stood out to me the most: “What will you do with today?” and “Who will you become?”
These questions made my mind reel, and I ended up asking myself a few other questions.
“What will I read today? Where will I go? Who will I spend time with? How will I spend the precious hours of today?”
Earlier this morning, I was up before the sun. I walked outside to our little balcony to look at the clouds and watch the sun rise. I reflected on this new morning and the fact that God didn’t give us one long continuous day from the beginning of time. When He made the heavens and the earth and stars, and made day and night, He decided to put twenty-four hours in each day. No more, no less. Most days, I wish I had a few more hours. But God thought twenty-four was just enough. God gives us a new day, a fresh day, every twenty-four hours.
Let’s look at what Lamentations tells us.
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23
His love never ceases. His mercies never end. They are new every morning. Great is His faithfulness. These verses make my heart sing and rejoice and so very grateful. And they also cause me to want to answer the questions above in a way that honors Him.
I pray that my choices today, the way I spend this day will honor Him above all else. I pray that I live this day and every day to love Jesus and love others with my whole heart and in doing so, will become who God has called me to be. Jesus, thank you for this glorious new day and for your mercies that never end.