Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A NEW DAY, A NEW CHANCE

A NEW DAY DAWNS

Another day is dawning
Another days begun
Another day to turn to God
And pray, "Thy will be done"

A day to slay doubt's dragon,
To know within your soul
That as you give yourself to Him
He'll bless and make you whole.

A DAY TO LIVE WITH PURPOSE
A day to show you care
when others turn to you distraught
Confused or in despair.

A day to share God's blessings
In quiet countless ways
That touch the heart with hope and joy
And brighten cloudy days.

IF WE MIGHT HAVE A SECOND CHANCE
TO LIVE THE DAY ONCE MORE,
AND RECTIFY MISTAKES WE'VE MADE
To even up the score.

IF WE MIGHT HAVE A SECOND CHANCE
TO USE THE KNOWLEDGE GAINED,
PERHAPS WE MIGHT BECOME AT LAST
AS FINE AS GOD ORDAINED.

BUT THOUGH WE CAN'T RETRACE OUR STEPS,
HOWEVER STANDS THE SCORE,
TODAY BRINGS ANOTHER CHANCE
FOR US TO TRY ONCE MORE.

A day for sweet rejoicing
For gratitude and praise
Because His love enfolds you
Both now, and all your days.
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PSALMS 121:1-2

"I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help? My help cometh from the Lord, who made heaven and earth."




Our help comes from the Lord and He can smooth out the rough times in our lives.

Sometimes the going gets rough but as they say, that is the time for the tough to get going. We can be tough , if we let the Lord strengthen us!! It is a new day with new chances. Let us make the most of each of them. Just one step at a time will give us one ounce at a time, and those ounces add up to pounds. I know sometimes it seems as if it will take forever. But today is the first day of forever. We will get there if we do not give up. It is a good thing, what, we are trying to accomplish. A body that is more healthy, brings a smile more readily. Each day that passes brings us closer to our goal. Just take that one day at a time and don't forget to lean on the Lord and look to Him for all the strength that you need. He wants to give it to us. We are told by the One who made us that we can do all things through Christ. Losing weight is one of those things that we need His help with, so let us start each day with a prayer asking God, to please give us that help and the determination to do what is right. God bless each of you and I am praying for us all. connie




6 comments:

Pam--in Jerusalem said...

I love the "ounce by ounce"... it sure feels like that some times!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Dear Pam, it sure does my friend. We just have to take what we can and be thankful. Today maybe I can encourage you for tomorrow it maybe you that is giving me encouragement. Thank you in advance. love you, connie

Tori said...

Thanks Connie for all the encouragement! You are always a blessing!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Tori, You are welcome. I want to be a blessing because all of you bless me so much. connie

sparrow's song said...

you shared,
A body that is more healthy, brings a smile more readily.

Absolutely true. We are more ready for everything that is good. Ready for service with eyes on Him and the needs of others instead of ourselves. A healthier person is happier because we are set free to be the best we can be physically in Him.

Wishing you total success.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Thank you so much Sparrow's Song. You have been a blessing to me. I will keep trying. connie