Monday, January 5, 2009

Monday's Mercies

How do you feel about Monday mornings? I know so many people who really despise them! I used to fall into that same category, until I changed my attitude.

Week after week, I would fall short and miss the mark with this or that. But then, each Monday morning began to represent a new week with a fresh start to get it right. I know that God's mercies are new every morning, and I am so grateful for that fresh mercy, but I need to give myself a break as well.

I can be very critical of myself and get downright depressed if I allow my mind to beat me up for all of my failures. That's why it has become a very important part of my life to celebrate Monday's as a fresh new week, and to glorify God for His mercies as I approach the new week with a renewed heart and spirit.

If you've been down on Monday's perhaps you should take a fresh new look at the opportunity to start each week anew with God.

Lamentations 3:22-23 "The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."


Chatty Kelly said...

What a great attitude! Actually, I love Mondays because...SCHOOL!! *grin*. But actually the winter months are the ones where I get the blahs, so Jan & Feb are really tough for me. So I will focus on the renewing presence of God, not just on Mondays, but every day. AMEN!

Sharon said...

sounds like you have the attitude of gratitude. Mondays I have to problem with, I use to feel this way and let it depress me, but I also heard this song awhile back and learned that "Everyday with you Lord is Sweeter than the day before" I sing it on Mondays, Tuesdays, all week long.
Great post,
Be Blessed today

B His Girl said...

That is one of my favorite verses. I know His great mercy is on my life and I thank Him for it. Hope you enjoyed your family time over the holidays. b

Krista said...

That is exactly how I feel this Monday, not just a fresh new week but a fresh new year running away in front of me. The potential is so inspiring! Thank you for your words.

Mary Moss said...

What a great perspective to have. Thanks for the reminder about God's new mercies each morning--I need them on Mondays and every day:-)

Anonymous said...

I am so glad the Lord give us new mercies each day. Everymorning when I get up to let the dogs out. I see the sun begin to rise and I say to myself - his mercies are new each morning. It gives me the strenght to know He and you are at my side.

Your husband.

Edie said...

Ever since God has allowed me to stay home, every day of the week is a great one. I thank Him immensely for this gift.

Hope you had a great New Year Sonya!


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Cheryl Barker said...

I love the truth that His mercies are new every morning. I don't know where I'd be without them!

Spring Fricks said...

What a great way to look at Mondays. I actually like Mondays. I just never put the "why" into words but what you said made a lot of sense.

Anonymous said...

"Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you?"
1 Corinthians 3:16

Terri Tiffany said...

Mondays don't bother me now but I know once I start working again they will-- so I will try to remember your wonderful attitude!

Kathy S. said...

Thanks for the encouragement Sonya! I usually get "the paralasis of analaysis" on Mondays. The tasks seem daunting before me, as if I have to get the whole week done in one day.

I constantly fight on Mondays to get God's perspective. (confessions of a self-reliant,first-born sheep again)

This will help me make a concious effort to take it (that attitude) captive before it captures me...