The Bay Talks – I am Persuaded

It’s a new day! How I love those words. Every morning they are my first thoughts. No matter what the day may bring or what yesterday delivered to my doorstep, I know the truth. Yesterday is gone, today is a gift. The events of the day are not formed yet so all things are possible when God is with you.
As I get up, ready to face the day, three words echo in my mind and I confess them.
“I am persuaded.”
I dwell on that thought for a few seconds and I affirm them again. I am persuaded.
I am persuaded that nothing can separate me from the love of God that is revealed in Jesus Christ, my Lord.
I am persuaded that if God is for me, who can be against me? I am persuaded that no weapon formed against me shall prosper. I am persuaded that I can do all things through Him that strengthens me. I am persuaded that no matter what may come against me, God is with me and He will fight my battles for me, I only need to stand still and trust in Him.
I am persuaded that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I am persuaded that in Christ, I am a new creation. The old has passed, the new has come.
I am persuaded that I am forgiven. I am persuaded that in Jesus Christ there is no condemnation.
I am persuaded of all the things that Jesus Christ stood for and gave His life for.  He gave it all for us.
How we start our day is our own personal choice. I have learned that in every new day lies a great opportunity for us to turn our lives around. To do better and greater than before.
It’s a new day. How can we not embrace that gift and make the most of our day in honor of Him?
Choose to embrace the gift of a new day.
By Stella Ashworth

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