Today is the day of the start of new beginnings. We usually associate new starts with the New Year, but what makes us limit that opportunity to just one day a year?
I was most inspired this morning by the new day that I was given by the grace of God. I hadn’t earned it, I couldn’t buy it, I couldn’t count on it, no, it was only by His grace and mercy that I was afforded this privilege, I had a lot to be thankful for as my thoughts began to stir this morning.
Today, we started our reading programme for an hour per day. To read the complete Bible in 11 weeks. Today was Genesis 1 through to chapter 20. If you have joined us, I hope you have been inspired and blessed, if you haven’t yet, why not join us?
A good friend contacted me this morning with some really exciting news, they were now on the move in their mission of faith, further confirmation of New Beginnings.
I relished doing my own reading and study today. It was a perfect day. The sky was clear blue. There was hardly a breath of wind. The clarity of sight is peculiarly staggering. It gives a real sense of being so acutely aware of Gods work in nature with senses being so distinct. That sight, smell and sound are extraordinarily stronger. I had the feeling of being able to step into a 4D picture as time seemed to stand still in front of me .
Bertie’s day had a slightly different flavour today. My friend, the house owner had arranged for the collection of one of her chairs today. It’s a lovely chair and is on its way to be reupholstered in some tasteful new material. Whilst a conversation was going on the chair was being manoeuvred to the van outside. The wolf-dog from down the road, whose name happens to be the rather un wolf-like “Rita“, sneaked down the side of the house and found Bertie’s half eaten bone and hot-footed down the road with it!
Bertie had seen her on her way past and wanted to intervene. I called him and blocked his path as I wasn’t sure that stopping a hungry bigger dog would be best plan of action for him. He didn’t look really pleased. I did feel for him. It would also be a new experience for him, letting go. It couldn’t be sharing as it was taken. I do wonder whether he will remember tomorrow or when he sees her again. I suppose we will just have to sleep on it, in the meantime, I gave him another bone.
I may have relished reading my Bible today, but reading it also had a sense of conviction over me. It left my heart heavy, I had a sense of loss and love at the same time. It is a strange emotion, like saying goodbye to your new partner for the night. You know that you will see them tomorrow, but there is a deep sense of anguish that you want that time to be now, you know that it is only a temporary separation and there is eternal reassurance in that God loved you first.