112. Stale?

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As Stan bit into his blueberry muffin, he made a sour face.

“What’s wrong?” I asked.

“This muffin must be from yesterday.  It is stale.”

Stan called the server over, explained the problem and asked for a fresh muffin.

The server left, came right back with a fresh muffin, and apologized, saying, “I am so sorry. A new worker didn’t understand what he was supposed to do with the muffins left over from yesterday, and you got a stale one by mistake.  Sorry!”

“That’s ok,” Stan told him.  “I’m fine now that I got a fresh one!”

Stan then said to me, “What just happened is a stark reminder to me of where I have been too many times with God.  Stale.”

“How so?” I asked.

“If I am not continually seeking a fresh word from God, I get stale in my relationship with Him.”

“God has a fresh word for me every day.  When I fail to seek that freshness and choose to stick with the stale, I’m heading in the wrong direction.”

“A fresh word from God is just like this fresh muffin.  It tastes a whole lot better than the stale one!  His fresh word revives me.”

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The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is His faithfulness.  Lamentations 3:22, 23.

Prayer:  Lord, you know how easy it is for me to get stale in my relationship with you.  I want and I ask for your freshness in every aspect of my life.  Please, Lord, move in me so I am never satisfied with a stale relationship with you.  Please draw me near and open me to hear, see, understand, receive, and embrace all you have for me every moment of every new day.  Thank you that I can and do come before you in the name of Jesus.  Amen.

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