Thursday, August 11, 2011

Good Morning, God!

Once, when Senator Talmadge was running for reelection, he decided to make a special effort to visit farmers. It was reported that when he asked the first farmer he met to vote for him, he was surprised at the response.

Said the farmer politely, “Can’t do that. I promised the other fellow that I would vote for him.”

“But,” said the politician, “I’ve done a lot for you in the past.”

“Yep, that’s right, Senator. But you ain’t done nothin’ for me lately,” came the reply.

Often, the past benefits and blessings of God are forgotten, not so with Jeremiah. Looking back, he wrote, “The unfailing love of the Lord never ends: great is His faithfulness.” Looking ahead, he said, “His mercies begin afresh each day. I say to myself, the Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will trust in Him.”

God willingly responds to our requests for help whenever we ask. Each morning when we awaken, we have the knowledge and assurance that He is with us. We can be confident that His great promises of the past assure us of His presence in the future. His love, grace, and mercy are always available.

Prayer: Lord, as we begin this day, we thank You for Your gifts in the past and what You will do for us today! In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Scripture for Today: Lamentations 3:22-24 22 Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!”

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