What do you think of when you hear the word fresh? To me, fresh means just-harvested fruits and vegetables, not stale or spoiled, but crisp and full of flavor.

We need that kind of freshness in our relationship with God. W can have too many stale attitudes, impatience, criticism, and selfishness, and not enough kindness. As David repented of the sin in his life, he prayed, "Create in me a clean heart." Confession and repentance of our sin renews our fellowship with the Lord and allows us to joyously begin anew.

What better time than today to ask God to give you a newness of spirit, a freshness of faith, and a renewed appreciation of Him! Lord, we desire the fruit of our lives to always be "fresh and flourishing". Help us to experience Your love, compassion, and faithfulness that are "new every day" Amen.