Wednesday, December 13, 2006

new mercies i see

One of my favorite hymns of all time is the well- known Great is Thy Faithfulness. As I went to bed last night this historical tune was running through my heart and mind. I awoke this morning with the words of this verse: "morning by morning, new mercies I see".

What a powerful discovery! With each waking morning, God reveals to us new mercies; new spaces in our lives where God has been faithful. Great is God's faithfulness! What mercies do you see in your life today? Are you still waiting to see them? Be assured they are there. They are present all around us. How has God been faithful to you?

Sara Groves has written a unique version of Great is Thy Faithfulness. Read her lyrics below as we encounter God's goodness together:

Morning by morning I wake up to find The power and comfort of God’s hand in mine
Season by season I watch Him, amazed In awe of the mystery of His perfect ways
All I have need of, His hand will provide He’s always been faithful to me.

I can’t remember a trial or a pain He did not recycle to bring me gain
I can’t remember one single regret In serving God only, and trusting His hand
All I have need of, His hand will provide He’s always been faithful to me.

This is my anthem, this is my song The theme of the stories I’ve heard for so long
God has been faithful, He will be again His loving compassion, it knows no end
All I have need of, His hand will provide
He’s always been faithful, He’s always been faithful He’s always been faithful to me.

May this day bring new mercies that reveal God's faithfulness. Amen

L and Sparkfly

"Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23

2 Comments:

Blogger Mindy said...

Dear Sparkfly friends,

This in some ways relates more to Monday's post, but I thought I'd put it hear. You may not have heard about a string of murders in Ipswich, England. 5 young women have been killed - 3 are confirmed as having worked in prostitution and it is possible that the other two did as well. The police have no idea who is doing this. Please pray for these women. They are out on the streets alone and even more vulnerable right now than they are normally. I can't imagine how frightened they are and how hopeless they might feel. Please lift them up to our Father. That He will protect them and that the authorities will catch whoever is doing this.

If you would like more information please email me at mindyashley02@yahoo.com

Freedom and Abolition,

Mindy

11:04 AM  
Blogger sparkfly said...

Mindy, thanks for sharing this with the group.
S

4:00 PM  

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