Nothing under God’s control can ever be out of control.
Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less.
Genesis 13:8-9 NKJV “So Abram said to Lot, “Please let there be no strife between you and me, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen; for we are brethren. 9 Is not the whole land before you? Please separate from me. If you take the left, then I will go to the right; or, if you go to the right, then I will go to the left.”
The hardest people to show mercy to is those closest to you. The most mature person is the first one to acknowledge and take action when there is a problem. Lot was looking at earthly opportunity instead of obedience. How you deal with disagreements with those closest to you will determine the relationship you have with them.
The first sign of immaturity is when you think you are smarter than God. Problems we encounter sometimes are nothing more than a process God allows to teach us to handle His promises. Prosperity without process equals pride.
What person did God bring to your mind that you might need to show mercy to? Is there someone close to you that you need to forgive or ask forgiveness? Did you experience a conviction, challenge or a commitment you need to make from this devotion?
If you don’t have peace it’s not because what’s happening AROUND you, but because of what’s happening IN you.
When you finally figure out why, God will then show you how.
Steps to Enjoy God’s Mercy
1. Keep recalling/reminding yourself what mercy is. Mercy is undeserved forgiveness and unearned kindness. Mercy is being pardoned from the punishment we deserve.
2. Practice receiving and giving mercy or we will be miserable.
Jesus did not come to condone sin or condemn the sinner—He came to change the sinner! Satan uses condemnation to drive us away from God. Mercy brings us back to God.
Benefits of God:
2. Mercies of God – Practice the mercies of God.
4. Abundant Life
5. God’s Mercies will always outweigh your sin.
Romans 12:2 KJV “and do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of the mind that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
Have you been allowing Satan to make you feel condemned? Where do you need to give and receive God’s mercy? Did you experience a conviction, challenge or a commitment you need to make from this devotion?
God does not speak to us or see us so much as we are but who we could be and should be.
God created us in a way where we are to control things, not us be controlled by them.
God has the provision for the vision.