Thursday, 9 June 2016
Joyce Meyer's daily devotional June 9, 2016 - Make Mercy a Way of Life
Topic: Make Mercy a Way of Life [June 9, 2016]
It is because of the Lord's mercy and loving-kindness that we are not consumed, because His [tender] compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness. - Lamentations 3:22-23 AMPC
Aren't you thankful for God's abundant mercy? it is new every morning. Surely we would all live miserable, defeated lives if it were not for His compassion and willingness to forgive us.
When we meditate on God's mercy and truly realize how much He willingly forgives us, we can much more easily show mercy to others. Good relationships are impossible unless we are generous with mercy and forgiveness. Being merciful simply means forgiving others even though their actions would warrant our anger.
Jesus said that we are to forgive our enemies and be kind. In this way we show ourselves to be like our Father in heaven, for He is merciful and kind.
God's mercy is new every morning, and I am glad—because I am sure I use my allotted portion every day. I am grateful for a new, fresh start each day. When we make mistakes, He does not want us to try to sacrifice to make up for them. When others hurt or offend us, He wants us to extend mercy to them.
Learn to give and receive mercy regularly; and let mercy become a way of life for you.
Love Others Today: God's mercies are new for you right now! Receive the mercy He has for you and extend mercy to everyone around you.