Thursday, January 28, 2010
Every Day is a New day
Lev 15:5 And whosoever toucheth his bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
This phrase, "...and be unclean until the even." appears 28 times in the Word. It deals with situations where folks who have touched something else unclean have to bathe and then are considered unclean themselves until sunset, which, in the Old Testament, starts a brand new day.
Genesis, chapter one, sets this pattern for the new day when it states. "and the evening and the morning were the first day." etc.
Now, let's make this relative to us. We rightfully regret our failures. But we have to repent, learn from them and move on. Each day is a new day and God intends for it to be fresh, sin free and devoted to fellowship with Him.
Is it any wonder the Apostle instructs us, "Let not the sun go down upon your wrath."? It is a great idea to start a new day putting the past where it belongs, in the past.
I wonder, are you allowing hurts, mistakes, offenses and the like to fester day after day? Imagine a beast of burden, say a camel, being laden down with items and never being relieved of the burden. Eventually that animal will succumb to the weight.
Now, think about the load you are carrying. Understand the additional issues that are heaped upon you. What do you think is going to eventually happen to you?
So Peter tells us to cast our every care upon the Lord because He cares for you.
Friend, why not lay your burden down before the close of the day? Jesus invites
us, "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." Mt 11:28-30
Hey, if you will confess your sins, He is faithful and just to forgive you of your sins and cleanse you of ALL your unrighteousness.
Bring your sins, your heartaches and your burdens to the Lord and let Him start for you a new, clean day.