Be Merciful

Tuesday, 16th February 2021

Luke 6:36 – Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

Be merciful as God is also merciful.

When you consider the meaning of mercy, you can understand why God is good at being merciful. Simply put, mercy is receiving the good we don’t deserve. Actually, God is known for His mercy, and the main reason for it is because He desires to have relationship with us.

The Lord could not have relationship with us if He were not merciful, because, otherwise, He would completely alienate Himself from us. But, He is not willing to be that way. We are assured of it in that He mercifully manifests His presence with us.

Let your heart reflect the heart of God. Let your heart be sympathetic, tender, responsive, and compassionate towards others. Let Christ lead your heart in every season.

Choose to let your heart be compassionate. Choose to let your heart reflect the compassion of Christ in every area of your life. Let Mercy dwell richly within your heart. Let Mercy dwell richly within your life. Let Mercy dwell richly within the foundation of your heart.

Let Mercy lead your lips. Let Mercy lead your language. Let Mercy lead every decision that you make. Let Mercy lead everything that you do. Let the Mercy of God season your heart. Let His Word saturate every area of your heart.

Be Merciful

Monday, 15th February 2021

Mathew 5:7 – God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

Jesus says in Matthew 5:7, “God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy”. In other words, what you give, you’re going to get.

Why is being merciful so important?

1. Because God has shown you mercy.
Ephesians 2:4-5 says, “God’s mercy is so abundant, and his love for us is so great, that while we were spiritually dead in our disobedience He brought us to life with Christ. It is by God’s grace that you have been saved”.

God wants you to pass on the mercy that you’ve received from Him.

2. Because God commands you to be merciful.
Do you want a summary of what life’s all about? Here it is: “The Lord has told you what is good. This is what the Lord requires from you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to live humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8).

3. Because you’re going to need more mercy in the future.
You’re going to make a lot of mistakes between now and when you get to heaven, and you’re going to need God’s mercy. But you cannot receive what you are unwilling to give. James 2:13 says, “You must show mercy to others, or God will not show mercy to you when He judges you. But the person who shows mercy can stand without fear at the judgment”.

4. Because showing mercy brings or causes happiness.
Matthew 5:7 says that God blesses those who are merciful. The word “blessed” also means “happy,” so the more you learn and demonstrate this quality, the happier and more blessed you’re going to be.

You’ve got to learn to be a minister of mercy if you want God’s blessing on your life.


Sunday, 14th February 2021

Romans 5:10 – Since we were restored to friendship with God by the death of His Son while we were still His enemies, we will certainly be delivered from eternal punishment by His life.

Your relationship to God has many different aspects: God is your Creator and Maker, Lord and Master, Judge, Redeemer, Father, Savior, and much more. But the most shocking truth is this: Almighty God yearns to be your friend!

In Eden we see God’s ideal relationship with us: Adam and Eve enjoyed an intimate friendship with God. There were no rituals, ceremonies, or religion, just a simple, loving relationship between God and the people He created. Unhindered by guilt or fear, Adam and Eve delighted in God, and He delighted in them.

We were made to live in God’s continual presence, but after the Fall, that ideal relationship was lost. Only a few people in Old Testament times had the privilege of friendship with God. Moses and Abraham were called “friends of God,” David was called “a man after my own heart,” and Job, Enoch, and Noah had intimate friendships with God.

But fear of God, not friendship, was more common in the Old Testament. Then Jesus changed the situation. When he paid for our sins on the cross, the veil in the temple that symbolized our separation from God was split from top to bottom, indicating that direct access to God was once again available.

Unlike the Old Testament priests who had to spend hours preparing to meet God, we can now approach God anytime. The Bible says, “Now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God all because of what our Lord Jesus Christ has done for us in making us friends of God” (Romans 5:11).

Friendship with God is possible only because of the grace of God and the sacrifice of Jesus. “All this is done by God, who through Christ changed us from enemies into His friends” (2 Corinthians 5:18a).

An old hymn says, “What a friend we have in Jesus,” but actually, God invites us to enjoy friendship and fellowship with all three persons of the Trinity: the Father (1 John 1:3), the Son (1 Corinthians 1:9), and the Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 13:14).



Thursday, 11th February 2021

Isaiah 40:31- But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

“When you surrender your will over to God, He will give you new vision and fresh hope.”

Choose to elevate your way of thinking by “mounting up” on His Word. Seek Him daily. Seek Him frequently. _For God has promotion in His hands. Favor is under His Authority. Enlargement is in His Hands. Choose to mount up on every Promise of God.

When you choose to rise above life’s problems and choose to trust God’s Word, God will give you the capacity to soar above life’s problems and spread your wings beyond your circumstances. Don’t magnify the problem, choose to exalt God.

Think about this, an eagle has the ability to fly higher than most birds, its wingspan is wider than many of its counterparts. The eagle has the ability to fly long distances. An eagle has the ability to see farther than most of its peers because of its elevation.

You were equipped to fly higher. You were built to fly longer distances. You are gifted by God to mount up above life’s problems and soar above the turbulence of life.

Don’t let the circumstances of life rock you off course. God has given you talents, abilities and gifts that need to be cultivated, sharpened, developed and matured. Trust God at every level. The more you exalt Him in your life, the more your perspective changes.

As you’re rising, choose to remember God and place Him at the center of your mind, thoughts and actions. It is God who gives you the power, access, authority, ability, strength and stamina to succeed. Your success is in Him. As God elevates you, remember it is He who gives you the power and the platform to succeed.

Choose to wait on Him. He’s preparing you. He’s preparing the platform to receive you. He’s preparing the stage. He’s preparing the table. He’s preparing the promise. Have patience. Keep cultivating and developing that which He has given you. Trust God, don’t faint.


Wednesday, 10th February 2021

Isaiah 40:31 – But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

When you choose to wait on the Lord, He will renew your strength. Waiting requires patience. Waiting has purpose. Waiting produces maturity.

When you choose to intentionally wait on the Lord and willfully surrender your will over to Him, God will renew your strength. Place your hope in Christ. Choose to wait on Him.

When you choose to wait on God you are in expectation that He will bring the promise to pass. When you choose to wait on God and choose to place your hope in God’s Way of doing things, you’re choosing to rely upon Him completely. Lean on God, His timing is perfect, His Will is perfect. Choose to place your hope in Him and He will renew your strength.

As you wait on God, He will increase your ability, capacity, capability and character. Wait on God and let Him strengthen every area of your life. Waiting produces patience. Waiting on God is not a form of laziness, it’s a sign of a surrendered heart.

There is strength in submission and healing in surrendering. Surrender your heart over to Him. Let God strengthen the character of your heart the right way — His Way. Let God strengthen your talent, skills, gifts and abilities. Surrender to Him.

Let God sharpen you in His season. Let God lead your business, finances, career, and ministry. Let God lead your ability to guide your home. Generations depend upon your ability to surrender.

God wants you to wait on Him. Choose to wait on God and He will renew your strength. As you wait on God He will refresh you in every area of your life. Choose to trust and wait on Him.


Tuesday, 9th February 2021

Job 1:21 – Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.

God’s omnipresence and the manifestation of His presence are two different things. One is a fact; the other is often a feeling. God is always present, even when you are unaware of Him, and His presence is too profound to be measured by mere emotion.

Yes, He wants you to sense His presence, but He’s more concerned that you trust Him than that you feel Him. We live by faith, not by sight or by our feelings.

The situations that will stretch your faith most will be those times when life falls apart and God is nowhere to be found. This happened to Job. On a single day he lost everything; his family, his business, his health, and all his possessions. And then, for 37 chapters, God said nothing!

How do you praise God when you don’t understand what’s happening in your life and God is silent? How do you stay connected in a crisis without communication? How do you keep your eyes on Jesus when they’re full of tears? You do what Job did: “Then he fell to the ground in worship and said: ‘Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised’” (Job 1:20-21).

Tell God exactly how you feel. Pour out your heart to Him. Unload every emotion that you’re feeling. Job did this when he said, “I can’t be quiet! I am angry and bitter. I have to speak” (Job 7:11).

He cried out when God seemed distant: “Oh, for the days when I was in my prime, when God’s intimate friendship blessed my house” (Job 29:4).

God can handle your doubt, anger, fear, grief, confusion, and questions. You can bring them to Him in worship and reverence submission, acknowledging that He is sovereign and always present no matter how you feel.