Each dawn is a new beginning.

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The sun comes up
a new day is dawning
it’s time to sing your song again
whatever may pass and whatever
lies before me
let me be singing when the evening comes.
From Matt Redman
10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord o my soul)
Part of my new normal is establishing a quiet time no matter what time I get up. My days will start with giving God my first in hopes that my first will start earlier than they have. A friend and I were discussing how much smoother our days go when we talk to God first thing in the morning!  For me I pray before my feet hit the floor then start removing my pillows so I can make my bed, get a cup of coffee going then relax in my bedroom chair next to the window, if it is warm enough I open the window and begin reading from my InTouch devotional, then from Our Daily Bread and then begin my prayer time and scripture reflections sometimes I will journal to close out and write my final prayer in it or I will simply pray a closing prayer.
Some days this time is longer than others but these days this is done more days than not at all.
There is  a cross stitch saying my Mom made and framed for me that says ” Each dawn is a new beginning.” it hangs in my laundry room and the other day I realized the truth in that statement each day we have here on earth is a new beginning to use the gifts and talents God has given each of us,I don’t know about you but at the end of my life I want to stand before God and say there is nothing left,I used what you gave me to further your Kingdom, I want to be spent before Him.
In past post I have shared that I had a time in which God got very real with me about His purpose for my life, I now know that purpose and each day He gives me I will do my best to fulfill that promise to God. This blog is part of that promise, it is real and about real life, wonderful, messy, sometimes too hard real life we all face.  My heart is for women’s ministry, ministering to the hearts of women through art, photography, retreats, speaking, and writing.
My prayer as I continue on this journey is that God would bless through those gifts and talents He alone has given me to reach the lost, the hurting and to start a healing so that we may know that in Christ “Each dawn is a new beginning”!
Repost from a former blog – April 2014
Saved To Serve, Serve To Inspire,
Simply Peg