It’s a new day! Praise God for new days, they give me a chance to start over, try to not make the same mistakes I have made before, and there have been plenty of mistakes. I have begun starting each day with a prayer. Praise Him and thank Christ for my blessings and to ask that He help me be who Jesus wants, not who I was before. I still stumble, sadly that is part of human existence. But, I stumble less often, and less badly than before, so He is working in me. I also ask that He help me be a blessing to someone. Sometimes, I have the opposite effect, so definitely need more help with that as well. I wish I were perfect and didn’t say things that caused hard feelings at times, but I’m not perfect so I fail Him, others and myself. SO….NEW DAY, NEW CHANCE. Gonna believe in Christ and seek His help.
In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all. Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
Lord, I praise you and worship you, I ask that you continue to work in my heart that I not say or do things to cause hurt or suffering. I ask you to soften my heart and words. That you give me forgiveness and that you help others forgive me. I ask that you put kindness and forgiveness in my heart, a more gentle spirit, and that you help me be who You want me to be.