The Spice Of Life

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lam 3:22-23

Most of us have a routine we follow every morning. There’s also a certain routine for our jobs, and another one that takes over after work. Even on the weekends, there are things that must be done. boring routine

Have you come to dread another sink full of dishes, another load of laundry, another car to wash, another lawn to mow, another rug to vacuum, or another floor to scrub? Is there any end to the “routine” of life? There’s no getting out of most of those chores. Someone has to keep things clean and running smoothly. The one thing we can control is our attitude toward it all. 

Rather than emphasizing the “same old,” we should remember what the Bible says: “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” (2 Cor 5:17) and “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you.” (Eze 36:26) God never changes, but He loves variety. He wants us to embrace life and keep our eyes open for new possibilities, our minds open to new ideas, our hearts open to new people who cross our path. 

Even in the midst of the “same old same old” daily routine, He can bring something new, unusual, and different. Sometimes upsetting the routine can be distressing. But don’t let it shake your confidence in God’s plan for your life, let it enhance His plan. Today, be aware that whether life seems to have a “sameness” or has turned chaotic, you are always changing inside. Through it all, the Lord is continually stirring new life within you, giving you new dreams and goals, and molding you to be more like Jesus everyday.

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