Sunday, January 1, 2017
JANUARY 1 "LORD, WHAT'S A DAY?"
God gave us the calendar year, days and months to help us process life, in Lamentations 3:22 we have the promise "because of his great love, we are not consumed, for his compassion's never fail. they are new every morning." Of course God could not have inspired that to be written had He not created "the morning". Today, on the 1st day of the year we read, " and God said, let there be light and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness. God called the light day and he called the darkness,night and then there was morning, the first day." Imagine that! The first day ever, what that must have been like!! (dialogue) "whats that, Lord, that you've done?", asked Michael, the great archangel. "I've just created a day!, says the Lord. "what's a day?", asked Michael. "what's a day, that's a good question Michael; how do I put this........a day is a bite size portion of a humans existence. Iit will help them process life, instead of just being thrown 700,000 hours of time, we will break up the 700,000 hours of life in to 24 bite size bits, so that they can process life, day by day. and each day, my mercies will renew for them", the Lord answered. "each day?", Michael commented, with a puzzled look. "yes a day you know ........each day has 24 hours,", Jesus replied. Embarrassingly Michael asked, " and what is an hour?" "its another bite size moment of time for humans to process life and start fresh, each day and of course each year", responded Jesus. God has made, thence, to relate to life on earth in days. Psalm 39:4. "show me oh Lord, my life's end and the number of my days" then God took days and built them into years. Psalm 90:10. "the length of our days is seventy years or eighty, if we have the strength." vs. 12. " teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom" A new day, a new year is the gift of days, that God gives us in our earthly lives. It keeps with God's redemptive nature and that He is, ie: a God of second chances. you will live out a new january 1st, 2nd, 3 rd, that you have never lived before. January 1, 2015 might have been a nightmare day, last year....but january 1, 2016 can be an awesome day, this year! We have the hope of new days, new opportunities with a new year. maybe in February of last year you made some screw ball decision that haunted you for the rest of the year, but this year you get a chance to have a different February. Reflect and ask yourself, "what was the month I caved in last year and made screwball decisions?" because this year, this day, you will have another chance! Here on the 1st day of the year we have the first day ever created and because of that we have the hope of a new day, a new year and the sheet of paper is blank and God is wanting to write, along with us, a new chapter. it is as if if he gives us a blank check today and says, "go ahead and write in what you want for this year". and we say, "yes and amen......and who signs it Lord?" the Lord says, "you do!" and we ask, "how?" and He says, "you sign it with faith". while we cannot prophesy over our own year, we can make a direct influence on our year by going in to this year with faith, believing him by faith for His promises and because He has created the day, Jesus can now also say, "and let my mercies be renewed "each day" for them and certainly "each year"!