A Fresh Start

Psalm 5:3In the morning you hear my voice, O Lord; in the morning I prepare (a prayer, a sacrifice) for you and watch and wait (for you to speak to my heart.) (AMP)

I so appreciate a fresh jar of peanut butter. A twist of the lid, a peeling back of foil and there it lies, smooth, level, crumb free, waiting for the dip of my knife and a slathering on toast. In a day or two, it won’t be so appealing. Family breakfast use will leave its mark. Bits and pieces of various breads will linger. There may even be a fingerprint or two. Then once again, I begin to long for a new, clean jar. That junk gets in the way of my enjoyment of the food and I long for a new beginning.

God likes new beginnings. He yearns to take our yesterday crumbs of pent-up anger, fear, and disobedience and help us make a fresh start. When we come to Him in repentant prayer, He is oh, so ready and willing to make our paths smooth once again. Every day with God can be a fresh jar of peanut butter!

Prayer: Lord, we have been careless in our walk with you. Our failures, like toast crumbs, lie between us. Take them, Lord and give us yourself instead. In Jesus’ name. Amen

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