It’s day ONE of the rest of my life

Write 31 Days…Day ONE

First, a timeless prologue (and epilogue!) for the days and pages ahead:

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
    for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness. (NIV)

And a foreword* written by Matthew West:

*OK, so he didn’t write an actual foreword for ME and my writing project, but the lyrics to this song SEEM like they were written for me (can anyone relate?)

“Day One” from the album Live Forever

 

Well, I wish I had a short term memory
Wish the only thing my eyes could see
Was the future burning bright right in front of me
But I can’t stop looking back

 

Yeah, I wish I was a perfect picture of
Somebody who’s never not good enough
I try to measure up but I mess it up
And I wish I wasn’t like that

 

I wish I wasn’t wishing anymore
Wish I could remember that nobody’s keeping score
I’m tired of throwing pennies in a well
I gotta do something
Here goes nothin’

 

It’s day one of the rest of my life
It’s day one of the best of my life
I’m marching on to the beat of a brand new drum
Yeah, here I come
The future has begun
Day one

 

Well, every single day Your grace reminds me
That my best days are not behind me
Wherever my yesterday may find me
Well, I don’t have to stay there

 

See my hourglass is upside down
My someday soon is here and now
The clock is tickin’
And I’m so sick and tired of missing out

 

It’s day one
And here comes the sun

 

Every morning, every morning
Every morning, mercy’s new
Every morning, every morning
Every morning, I will fix my eyes on You
Every morning, every morning
Every morning, mercy’s new
Every morning, every morning
Sun’s coming up, the beginning has begun

 

Starting over, I’m starting over
Starting over, I’m starting over, starting now
I’m starting over
Starting over, I’m starting over
Starting over
Starting over, starting now
I’m starting over

Knowing the beginning and the end gives me courage for the in-between. If you’re feeling consumed, join me as I #Write31Days (or 39 weeks?!) We CAN start over, day after day, with a fresh measure of love and compassion. Thanks for visiting and listening. Come back each day 39x for a great read and a bonus soundtrack! For links to all 31 39 posts, go here. Next post “I refuse” coming November 2015.

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