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  1. Thank you for a well written devotional. It is a wonderful reminder on how God provides a clean slate for us daily. May God bless you and your family.

  2. This was timely and oh so powerful. I prasie God for the daily (in)courage podcasts, which He uses to refocus my heart and mind on Him. Thank you for all you do.

  3. Mary,

    Yes & amen to fresh starts & new grace each day!! God knows we are just flawed human beings doing our best down here. So grateful for His love & grace. Boy do I mess up daily!!

    Heavenly Father, thank You for loving me so much better than I can ever love myself. Thank You for adopting me into Your family and loving me even when I’m as disobedient as a child! And thank You for forgiving my every sin, wiping the slate clean, and giving me a fresh start each day. Because, Lord, I mess up every day. I need Your grace every day. And I’m so grateful for it! Thank You, God. I love you. Amen.

    Blessings 🙂

  4. Mary well said. There are things in all our lives that we ourselves have done that people have to forgive us from. Look at all our sins that our Lord has forgiven us from. Especially when he went to Calvary for them and to show he loved us that why he did that. You had to in the end forgive your Daughter behaviour no matter what she done wrong. Yes you as her parents were hurt by her behaviour. But you did the right thing in the end let it go and forgave her. Yee you didn’t like what she done. Like our Lord doesn’t like what we do at times but he when we repent see our wrong does forgive us. Our Lord does that because he loves us. It says that in Colossians 3 verse 13 “Bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if anyone has complaint against another even as Christ forgave you, so you must do.” There is it black and white from the word of God we must forgive. Yes it can be hard. I know it was hard for me to forgive my Dad for all the wrong he done to our family. But I had to aa it says in the word of God. God said to me Dawn you have especially more so when you say you are saved and living for me. Put all he has done behind you. Like I did when you got saved forgave all your sins and wrong doings. I still do when you mess up even as follower of mine. You do as all followers of mine do as you like them are not perfect and never will be like your Dad. Even though he not saved. You have to let go with the wrong he has done and love him as follower of mine. Put all behind you. Love him like I love you. Keep praying for his salvation. If I had not done that I know God wouldn’t be pleased with me. Plus I not now he 82 years old helping him do his house and walking his dog that he not able to do now. I feel so much better. I have this fresh start with my Dad. I don’t let what he done in past get to me. I love my Dad for being my Dad not the wrong he done. I do his house for the Love of my Dad and on to the Love of the Lord. Pray for his salvation. Love this reading keeping you all in prayer incourage Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xx