Week 16: We Need God’s Mercy When We Mess Up

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?

Week 15: Don’t be Miserable, Enjoy God’s Mercy

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:
1. Salvation
2. Mercies of God – Practice the mercies of God.
3. Hope
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?

Week 14: Process of Miracles

To have a miracle in your life, you have to have a problem. You have to be willing to listen to those trying to help you. The right counsel will always encourage you to follow God’s will, not your feelings or emotions. You have to be willing to do something about your problem. If you don’t move; God won’t move. Without God, you cannot; without you, God will not. Listen to God’s Word and apply it. God will do a supernatural miracle in your life. 2 Kings 5:1-3 NKJV Now Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Syria, was a great and honorable man in the eyes of his master, because by him the Lord had given victory to Syria. He was also a mighty man of valor, but a leper. And the Syrians had gone out on raids, and had brought back captive a young girl from the land of Israel. She waited on Naaman’s wife. Then she said to her mistress, “If only my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! For he would heal him of his leprosy.” 2 Kings 5:10 NKJV And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored to you, and you shall be clean.” What problem do you need God to turn into a miracle? Is there something God is asking you to stop doing or start doing? Did you experience a conviction, challenge or a commitment you need to make from this devotion?