22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness. - Lamentations 3:22-23
I am expecting SUCH GREAT THINGS for the month of June this year. I feel like a new beginning is upon us for Dunamis Church Sarnia -
It has been an up and down roller coaster of a ride - this thing called "starting a local church". The crazy thing about leading a church is that it's full of people! It's full of unpredictability, sometimes. It's full of surprises. It's full of joy and agony all at the same time.
We see someone come to Christ and give their lives over to him, get baptized, change their life. The power of the gospel is at work. And sometimes the person rises up into their potential, and sometimes they don't. Sometimes they continue on with Jesus, sometimes they fall away from Him. The POWER of choice... is perhaps the greatest risk God took when activating mankind in his own image and likeness.
And the power of choice, the freedom of choice needs to be activated for a new beginning to happen... otherwise it's just wishful thinking. If you're reading this post, God may be speaking to you of a NEW BEGINNING!
So even though God spoke to my heart that June 1st (today) would be a day of new beginnings for me and this ministry, I know I still need to receive that word, and enter into it, and walk it out!
I encourage you to make this day a new beginning for you as well! A day to freshly give your heart to Christ. A day to make the renewed commitment to put Christ at the centre of your life. A day to choose to receive his full forgiveness for all your shortcoming and sin and receive his grace.
His mercies are new this morning (or afternoon). Receive them, and make a fresh start today!