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Mercy Me!

The rain has put me back under the barn this morning, reminding me that I am blessed to have sacred places to go and meet my Master. I love this very special time every morning. I really can’t imagine my day without it and it is the perfect start to heading in the right direction.

This morning our conversation is about mercy, which of course flows out of love. God loves us, is patient with us and wants us to to live the blessed life we were created for.

The Bible says: “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” -Matthew 5:7

One of my favorite stories in the Bible is the story of the woman taken in adultry. The religious crowd found this woman who had committed adultry and brought her to Jesus. They were trying to trick him. They said: “This woman was taken in the act of commiting adultry, now Moses and the Law says she should be stoned. What do you say Master?” They thought if he said to stone her, then his message of love would be jinxed and if he said let her go, then he doesn’t care about the religious teachings.

Love, grace, hope, mercy and peace are just a few of the precious gifts that God has given to us. Grace is when God gives us what we don’t deserve and mercy is when God does not give us what we deserve.

We deserve judgment, wrath, separation, punishment and death, but God in his beautiful mercy does not give us what we deserve. God instead gives us forgiveness, love, connection, restoration and life.

Because God shows us mercy and grace, we should show others mercy and grace. What are some ways you can open up your heart and life to receive God’s gifts and what are some ways you can open up your heart and life to share these gifts with others??? 🙏🏻

Mercy – The Gift Of Not Getting What You Deserve!

Someone said: Grace is getting what we don’t deserve and mercy is not getting what we do deserve!” And I think that sums it up pretty well. We talk a lot about grace and most of us seem to be pretty good at sharing it, at least with people that we like?!?

Mercy is often a little bit more of a challenge. I don’t think it’s because we don’t need it or because we have not receieved it. I think it’s probably because we don’t want to admit to ourselves or others that we need it, but we do need it and in a more desperate way than we might imagine.

The fact that we are sitting here, reading these words is a testimony to the reality that God gives us mercy, because everyone of us should have been taken off of the board a long time ago, but God, Who is rich in mercy, loves us and had seen fit to forgive us and give us space and grace to grow into what He knows we can be.

If we will be honest with ourselves, we can look back on our lives and see time after time where we have made mistakes, missed the mark, not measured up, just flat blown it, but God is loving, patient, kind, gracious and merciful. Look back – can you see it? It’s beautiful, when you actually take the time to look back and aprreciate it.

“Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.” -Matthew 18:21-22

Now if God shows us mercy for our mistakes/sins/failures and allows us to begin again, then we should do the very same thing for one another. God’s gifts of love, grace, mercy, forgiveness and restoration are woven into the tapesty of the Universe for all of us to receive and share.

Be sure to take all of the good things that God has given you and share them with others and one of the greatest ways to do that is by not giving people the wrath, judgment and condemnation we think they might deserve, but instead the gifts of love, grace and mercy. Now that is a beautiful gift that keeps on giving…