Over the last two years I’ve become passionate about mercy. I’m determined to remember mercy, because of the mercy that was given to me through the blood of Jesus on the cross. Yes, I fall short. I fail with my words, thoughts, and even actions, but I’m striving for it. I want to be merciful.
Do not remember the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions; According to Your mercy remember me, For Your goodness’ sake, O Lord. (N.K.J.V.)
If He remembers us, surely we can remember others. Sometimes, I hide behind words such as we or us. So let me say it this way… If He remembers me, surely I can remember others.
But, often, it’s hard. Who wants be merciful to someone who has taken your heart and cut it into little bitty pieces? Not me, but I’ve come to this conclusion…
Christ has made my heart His home, and I want to make it comfortable for Him to dwell there. Though I don’t always want to extend mercy, I must. Why? Because He tells me I have to. He tells me forgiveness isn’t negotiable. The day I asked Him in my heart and life, I made a commitment to die to myself, and that is what I’m desperate to do – to let the old pass away and the new take over.
Many people misconstrue forgiveness and trust. I don’t ever have to trust who has hurt me again, (sometimes it’s using wisdom not to) but I do have to forgive them.
I don’t want my mercy to wait. I’m purposing to give it freely. It takes practice and patience. I’m working on both.
What about you? Does your mercy wait? Have you misconstrued forgiveness and trust?
The release date for my eBook, Mercy Waits is August 20, 2013. Soon, I will be providing details as to how you can receive yours for free!