Extend Mercy

We were meant to do well.

God’s people have fallen far away. We were meant to flourish and thrive, but our waywardness causes us to stumble down a slippery slope of sinful ease. The enchantment of the world seems too great at times.

How do we recover and get back to the place that God called for us to be? We asked for a Savior and He stands outside our front doors, but we never let Him in. It’s too hard to push past our own pride and need for ease.

Micah 6:8 NIV

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
    And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
    and to walk humbly with your God.

God doesn’t need extravagant showmanship or over the top acts. He only wants our love. From there we extend outward the tools He has given to all of us: humility, justice, and mercy. As we recognize our fallen natures, and accept His grace and forgiveness, we can pay it forward by the way we live our lives.

Our own merciful hands can make a difference in our communities. Our homes can demonstrate a way of life that brings peace and hope to those in our circles of influence.

A we extend these things, remember to keep your eyes on the Lord. He will see us through and guide our steps. Let’s look to have a merciful mindset as we serve the Lord in whatever capacity that He calls us to.

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This post comes from the 20 Days of Devotionals series.

2 thoughts on “Extend Mercy

  1. I”ve decided to focus on my neighbors – to love on them in creative ways. Mercy is a big part! so is passing out lemons and cake (:

    1. I enjoy that- passing out lemons and cake. I, too, should focus on my community.

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