How to Begin Again

The sun has yet to rise this morning but the dog is stirring.  I should get up and let her out but I lie here not yet ready to have my feet hit the floor.

Some days are hard to start.  Especially when the starting is admitting once again that the habit I had wanted to begin yesterday will need to begin today.

 I tried yesterday.  I failed yesterday.  Here and now I lie comfortably in my dilemma. 

In the dark not all things are quiet.

The Spirit begins to whisper.  “What you have planned is a good thing but is it the right thing?

Like David who had it in his heart to build a temple for the Ark of the Covenant, I hold in my heart good intentions.   

In his heart man plan his course but the LORD establishes his steps.   Proverbs 16:9 NIV

Good intentions are not always God intentions. 

The prophet Nathan had to tell David He was not the one who would build the temple.   I may not have a Nathan but the Word speaks with clarity.

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.  Proverbs 16:3 NIV

Begin here with Him.  It is where it all began and where it all begins again.

Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own.  Listen for God’s voice in everything and everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.  Don’t assume that you know it all.  Proverbs 3:5-7 The Message

This day – this very special day – the dog stirs my body awake and the Spirit, likewise, my heart. 

Feet slowly hit the floor but only to pause before falling to knees. 

This is how to begin again.


Joining in:


Jennifer@GDWJ - “Good intentions are not always God intentions.”

I’m just taking that in right now. I really appreciate this. So glad you’ve linked in community with us.

Grace and peace to you,

Stacy Pelzl - Amen!

Denise - Jennifer…it is point that I have to take in again and again. Wish I wasn’t such a slow learner!

Angie - Amen, amen and amen!

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