The first day of the New Year.
The day of new beginnings, promises, resolutions, changes, improvements, and in some cases moving in a new direction.
Realizing a need for change, and improvement in our lives is a good thing.
There is something I take comfort in always staying the same, however.....and that is God's everlasting LOVE.
He remains the same.
His love is constant.
He is the same as He was yesterday, today, and will be tomorrow.
I cannot "earn" His Grace and Mercy.
They are given, as is His Love....gifts to those humble enough to repent (change their heart), and accept what Jesus did for them on the cross, as the sacrificial lamb....shedding His blood for the forgiveness of sin once and for all.
I am assured of that unchanging love, and forgiveness each and every time I fall short of the glory.
He will NEVER leave me, nor forsake me....ever!!
I will continually strive to become more like Jesus.
It is my hope, that when I stand before Him, or fall to my knees....the changes made in my life will be those that have been from Glory to Glory.
In His Love.