Seize the Moment – Day 211

A New Day!

2 Corinthians 5


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Wednesday, October 14.


It’s a new day with new opportunities! What is your mindset when you start a new day?


Paul teaches us in 2 Corinthians 5:6-9, “So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.”


The faith we are given and called into is a deep trust of who God is, the assurance of what He has already done, and the hope of what He will complete, so that we may confidently live by grace in obedience to His commandments and the purposes for our lives.


Faith fills us with courage regardless of what appears to be on the horizon in a new day. Faith gives us the courage to do more than survive another day, but to thrive for God’s glory—to hope for the New Heaven and New Earth and to live accordingly.


It is our faith that reminds us that we know the One who calls forth every sunrise as a gift of God—your life is pure grace!


Lamentation 3:22-24 teaches us, “The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘Therefore I have hope in Him.’”


Nothing on the horizon of this new day is a surprise to God. Be of good courage; live by faith and not by sight! Put your trust and hope in Jesus today.


Please listen: If you can hear me, you are blessed! Jesus is praying for you!


Seize the moment and make it your aim to please God today!

Have a wonderful day as you live in God’s amazing grace!

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