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His mercy is new

on February 25, 2015

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intrigued by morning’s glow

of a winter sunrise

I leash up my best friend

to take him out and feast our eyes

on the beautiful light of dawn

as we watch Him paint away-

once again, I am reminded

His mercy is new today 

I have not been sleeping well lately.  I admit that I have complained a little about this because it leaves me feeling tired.  All the time.

I love how God renews, refreshes, and reveals little things to me- when I am paying attention.  Just yesterday, in our women’s small group at church, we watched a short video of a sermon about being hungry.  The pastor said his very favorite part of the day was at 4 am when he woke up and got to spend time alone with God- all by himself.  He said he couldn’t wait for this time every day!

Yep, I had to gulp a little when I heard him say that.  Because lately, I have been so frustrated that I haven’t been able to get a full night’s sleep.  When I see the clock at 2, 3, and 4am…I have been less than thrilled.

He really gave me grace this morning, because I didn’t see the clock until 5am!  And when I woke up, I kept hearing that pastor say that was his favorite time.

Yes- it could be mine, too… if I commit it to Him…

And so this morning- I did.

Imagine my delight when I walked into the living room, and saw the pink glow of the sunrise coming through the window. I leashed up my dog and took him out with me. It was gorgeous.  And I love that the most beautiful part was hidden behind the trees.  You have to intentionally look for it.

Just like we have to intentionally look for Him!

And the EARLIER in the day- the BETTER!

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.  Psalm 143:8

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11 responses to “His mercy is new

  1. atimetoshare says:

    We search for Him and He finds us! Lovely post.

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  2. lorriebowden says:

    So beautiful, Julie! What a glorious morning you had…with incredible understanding 🙂 I have never been much of a “morning person,” but I tend to rise earlier and earlier as I age. Just as it should be 🙂 I’m so grateful for the reminder…thanks ❤

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    • Julie Harris says:

      My mom used to say “the early bird gets the worm!” She is a morning person, and I guess that’s where I get it from 🙂 I remember growing up, it was always my mom and I that got up first. We had the best talks early in the morning 🙂 Thanks for bringing back that memory!! Hope you are having a wonderful week!!!

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  3. popswally says:

    Reblogged this on Journey With Jesus and commented:
    “Just like we have to intentionally look for Him!” ~JH
    Just now, I am struck with how He wants us to intentionally look for Him as HE has intentionally sought us! There is no other God like our God-Creator of everything and Father to those who seek Him and find Him!

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  4. popswally says:

    Such a great greeting you experienced! Thank you for sharing and showing us how He spoke to you this morning. ~R

    Liked by 1 person

  5. aboutwhatnot says:

    As I have gotten older (I’m in my late 50’s) I have found it harder to get a good night’s sleep. What a wonderful morning!

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