Thursday, 8 August 2013

His mercies are new every morning...

...and this is His gift of grace.

Good morning.  I'm sitting with my toast and marmalade and a lovely steaming cup of coffee. Mmmmm.

I am try to get into the habit of prayer at set times again.  When I go away on holiday it all becomes a bit hit and miss.

Always have your camera at the ready for orange juice pictures.
I'm very much exercised by 'light' at the moment.  Light of life.

A morning prayer
::Lord, I light this candle because you LORD, are, "My light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?  The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?"

::Without your light, Jesus, I am blind and living in darkness, for You said, "I am the light of the world. He who follows me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life."  May I always live in Your light.

::I pray, Heavenly Father, as a child of yours, that I remember always that I have the light of Jesus within me.  May I carry that light to others and always walk as a "child of light".

::You tell us Lord, that we your children are, "The light of the world.  A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house".  May I today be a light in my home for you Lord.

::Kindle in me a flame by your Holy Spirit, may the oil in my lamp never run dry, may I always turn to you to be filled with life and light.  May I always be awake and alert.

::And now, Lord, help me to meditate upon, learn and live your Word today.  May your life giving Word be, ...a lamp to my feet and a light to my path."

::In Christ Jesus, who was and is and is to come, amen.

[Scriptures: Psalm 21:1; John 8:12; Ephesians 5:8; Matthew 5:14-15; Matthew 25:1-13; Psalm 119:105.]

I have a few things to do today, the garden is the most pressing...that and Squidge's toenails!  My word, I think she's been digging in the garden with them!  LOL.

Haha, now there's a to-do list:


You don't often see that on a to-do list. ;)

The garden is jungle like.  I'm pretty sure that whilst we have been away on holiday someone has been pouring miracle-grow on the weeds!  No doubt as I am mowing the lawn I will uncover David Attenborough making a documentary about gorillas or something. "Here, in someone's badly maintained garden, we see a whole new eco-system has exploded."

Anyway, must get on.  Finish coffee and then smoke family out of their beds.

Have a blessed day!


Originally published on my old blog on 7/8/13.  Edited and published here 27/3/14.


  1. Hi, Sarah!
    That's the BEST way (and so lovely) to start the day. Spending time with God sets the tone, and gives us what we need for the day, doesn't it? Having said that, I've yet to do that to do it NOW.
    Thanks for the lovely reminder.

  2. Melissa you would be shocked by Squidge's toenails...she doesn't like shoes and so runs around our garden in bare feet. The grass is rarely very dry and so she gets grubby. She laughs so much when I'm scrubbing them because the scrubbing brush tickles her. :D