During this time of social and emotional upheaval it is essential to find deep spiritual resources and substantial ethical foundations. It is my sincere prayer that these weekly devotions will address this need and encourage faith and fortitude for living in these times. They are designed to provide inner enlightenment and spiritual nurture by focusing upon the Word of God and the revelation of Jesus Christ.
I am convinced that daily prayer and reflection on the Light, Love and Liberation that comes from the personal encounter with God will provide needed renewal, restoration and refreshment to our inner person for the journey through the contemporary places and spaces we find ourselves. These devotions also serve as an invitation, to engaged contemplative intercessors, to the practice, privilege and power of prayer.
Come and join me each week for the journey and the adventure of learning more about the life of prayer for such a time as this.
– Dumas Alexander Harshaw, Jr.
WEEKLY DEVOTION – June 21, 2021
“New Every Morning”
One of the great benefits of the walk of faith and the Christian life is the constant care of our loving God. We do not have to wait on God’s arrival in our daily lives we need only lean on the everlasting arms. This is why our faith is renewed on a daily basis when we awaken in the morning for the adventure of a new day.
In the very moving book of Lamentations chapter 3, we have a promise that brings us much joy and assurance. The prophet Jeremiah not only laments he also praises God for who God is. When recalling his affliction and even his wandering he remembers that the Lord was there through it all. He says, “yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope.”
The hope Jeremiah refers to is based upon the love of God. Our victory therefore is not within ourselves, but in God’s love and purpose for us. We often forget how we have come so far on our spiritual journey, but Jeremiah reminds us of the source of our forward movements. “Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.”
So, each morning we too can worship God, express our gratitude and declare that the mercies of the Lord, “are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
Thank you, Dear Lord, for your mercies and steadfast love. Amen
Dumas Alexander Harshaw, Jr.
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