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  • Writer's pictureKandi Swift

New Beginnings

Revelation 21:5 (ESV)

And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

I love the early moments of morning when everything is still quiet, and the day hasn’t quite yet begun. Almost as if life takes a pause before the busyness of the day sets in. It’s my favorite time to meditate, reflect and pray and probably the time when I’m the most spiritually sensitive. Each morning represents a new beginning, a new opportunity to start over, a reset from the day before.

This morning, the one scripture that kept going through my mind is found in Psalm 118:24 "This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." I’ve heard that scripture a thousand times. We’ve sung the song over and over, and I hate to even say that I allowed it to lose its significance because we as Christians have used it so much. This morning was different though. It was rolling around in my spirit as if it were the first time I’d heard it. So I began to repeat it out loud: “This is the day that the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it. THIS is the day that the LORD has made; I WILL rejoice and be glad in it! This is the DAY that the Lord has made; I will REJOICE and be glad in it!” Every time it came out of my mouth, it was new, it was fresh and every word had its moment of emphasis.

When I think about THIS being the day the Lord has made, it makes me think about this day a little differently than if it were just any other day. I begin to realize that this is a day He has purposed. It is a day He has designed. It is a day He has planned, and no matter what it holds, He is fully aware of it. Life has a way of happening and God has a way of letting it, because those ‘happenings’ cause us to grow and mature, even when they are painful (dare I say, mostly when they are painful). But He gives us the opportunity to start over EVERY SINGLE DAY. We’re all familiar with new year’s resolutions, and most of us have presumably made some a time or two in our lives. The majority of us have perhaps failed at them as well. Why? A year is a long time! We look at the beginning of every year as the reset, the start-over moment and we say “this year I’m gonna do such-and-such." But what if we made new day resolutions instead? I am certain we would be more successful.

Every day is a new beginning. A new sunrise that’s never happened before, a new dew on the grass with its first time falling. A brand-new day that hasn’t been filled with excuses, disappointments or letdowns. Let’s begin to make new day resolutions to leave yesterday behind, let it go, start all over and rejoice in THIS day. For this is the day the Lord has made!


Isaiah 43:18-19 (ESV)

"Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert."

Philippians 3:13-14 (ESV)

"Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus."

2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV)

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come."



Lord, I thank You that with each day comes the opportunity to start over. I choose to leave yesterday behind, letting go of its failures, hurts and disappointments; for this is the day You have made and no matter what it may bring, I rejoice. You are the God who makes all things new and I thank You for this new day.


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