"His Mercies are New Every Morning" by Darla Beardsley

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases
His mercies never come to an end
They are new every morning
New every morning.
Great is Thy faithfulness, O Lord.
Great is Thy faithfulness.
(The Steadfast Love Of The Lord by Robert Davidson)

Lamentations 3:22-23 (NLT)
The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease.
Great is his faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning.

New King James puts verse 22 this way “Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.”
Mercy. The Lord has so much for me, yet I find myself struggling to have it for others. In the past couple of weeks, the phrase, “His mercy is new every morning,” has been running through my thoughts, popping up again and again.
Sunday morning, Randi shared a perspective on communion that was new and eye-opening for me. She identified the relational side of communion. In communion we share in the life, hope, vision and purpose of Christ. We drink in the plans and purposes of God in our lives. We drink in the nourishment of the Holy Spirit. We take Him into ourselves, His essence and presence.
John 6:56 (NKJV)
He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him.
John 15:5 tells us that Jesus is the Vine and we, the branches. In him we bear fruit, but apart from Him we can do nothing. In John 17:21-23, Jesus prays for us that we be one as He and the Father are one. “That they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.” He then says, “I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.”
“I in them, and You in Me…for without Me you can do nothing.” These scriptures have been burrowing into my life, thoughts and spirit for several years. At the risk of sounding dramatic, I would even say that they have penetrated my soul. God never intended that we go through life alone. It is not about us performing to win our place as his children. It's not about us trying harder to be like Him. It is about us returning to the purpose and relationship at creation. We are meant to have a relationship in which He dwells in us. We are a part, an extension of Him.
In this way only can we be like Him. Only as He dwells in me can my mercy be new every morning. Only as He is in me can I give another person a clean slate everyday and not hold yesterday’s trespass against them. Only as He is in me can I accomplish anything He has asked me to do. So I want to invite Him in again and again and again, give Him time and space in my life to move in. Every day He gives me a new chance and I want to extend that opportunity to others. In John 17:23, Jesus tells us that there is an added bonus to this indwelling...“that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.”