It's 5 Minute Friday again - that time when writers from all over write for five minutes on the word chosen for that day. Today's word is AGAIN.
"Tomorrow is fresh with no mistakes in it." This was one of those Anne sayings. If you haven't met her before, Anne Shirley is the heroine of a book written by L.L. Montgomery called Anne of Green Gables. Written around the turn of the last century, it was one of my favorite books as a kid. There's even several movies based on the book - but very loosely based.
This little phrase is what I say to myself when I mess up - and I mess up. A lot. I also tend to beat myself up and do the "what if" game when I make mistakes.
The thing is, though, God doesn't want me or you to do that. He wants true repentance when we sin, yes; but every mistake we make is not a sin. It's just us - being human.
I love the verse that says, "For He knows our frame and He is mindful we are but dust." (and since I only have 5 minutes, I can't look up the exact verse but it is in Psalms 34). I love the fact that my mess-ups, my very humanness that causes me to be such a frail being, He already knows all that about me and He takes that into account in His dealings with me.
God's mercies are new every single morning - again and again and again. We come to Him for forgiveness, for a fresh start, for mercy, for grace. And He gives them to us - again and again and again.
The well of God's love, mercy and grace never runs dry. We can come to it as many times as we need to.
I'm so glad my God is a God who is okay with again.
~ Blessings, Bronte