Be Kind, Merciful and Compassionate!

““I tell you, love your enemies. Help and give without expecting a return. You’ll never—I promise—regret it. Live out this God-created identity the way our Father lives toward us, generously and graciously, even when we’re at our worst. Our Father is kind; you be kind.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭6:35-36‬ ‭MSG‬‬
https://www.bible.com/97/luk.6.35-36.msg

Can God’s Love dry up?

“GOD ’s loyal love couldn’t have run out, his merciful love couldn’t have dried up. They’re created new every morning. How great your faithfulness! I’m sticking with GOD (I say it over and over). He’s all I’ve got left.”
‭‭Lamentations‬ ‭3:22-24‬ ‭MSG‬‬
https://www.bible.com/97/lam.3.22-24.msg

His LOVE is more than enough, it flows from his throne of grace. It saturates us from inside out. Thank you Lord, for your faithfulness. 💕

Who Will You Serve?

““If you decide that it’s a bad thing to worship GOD, then choose a god you’d rather serve—and do it today. Choose one of the gods your ancestors worshiped from the country beyond The River, or one of the gods of the Amorites, on whose land you’re now living. As for me and my family, we’ll worship GOD.””
‭‭Joshua‬ ‭24:15‬ ‭MSG‬‬
https://www.bible.com/97/jos.24.15.msg

My prayer today is that everyone will confidently say, “ As for me and my family, we will serve the Lord. 🙏

How Love Expels Fear!

“God is love. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us. This way, love has the run of the house, becomes at home and mature in us, so that we’re free of worry on Judgment Day—our standing in the world is identical with Christ’s. There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life—fear of death, fear of judgment—is one not yet fully formed in love.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:17-18‬ ‭MSG‬‬
https://www.bible.com/97/1jn.4.17-18.msg

Heart racing, hands sweaty, unable to speak, or scream, feeling immobilized from fear is a terrible feeling. I chose a career in the financial industry that is known for robberies that causes anxiety and fear. It doesn’t happen very often, but in my forty-three years of banking five robberies are a lot to endure.

It was January 16, 1992, just a normal day at work. I was unloading supplies and was putting them away. Finally finished, I gathered the empty boxes and headed for the back entrance to the dumpster. As I approached the door, I stopped in my tracks. I felt a presence on the other side of the door. At that moment, the door swung open to an image of a sawed-off shotgun in my face. The person was completely covered, from head to toe, in black clothing. I could only see blue eyes looking at me. ”This is it, lady, ” he announced, as I turned around to march back into the lobby. I felt a peace come over me that only God could give. Upon reaching the lobby, he banished his weapon and said, ”THIS IS A ROBBERY, GIVE ME ALL YOUR MONEY.” He immediately handed me a plastic bag and instructed me to get the money from each one of my tellers. As I walked to the teller line, he was right behind me with the shotgun pointed to my head. God had removed all my fears. I could feel his shield of protection around me and my employees. I knew God was in control. I had never felt his presence and his love as I did that day. ❤️

His perfect LOVE cast out all fears.

Why did God forgive David?

David was a man after God’s own heart. He loved God, but like most of us, he made mistakes and sinned. What made David different? When he messed up, he truly was sorry he had a contrite heart. David was filled with a sense of guilt and the desire to be forgiven by God.

David, a shepherd boy, grew up to be King of Israel. As King, he prayed and asked God to forgive him for sinning. If we are rich, poor, or middle class, we all need to repent our sins to GOD. It’s not what words we choose when we pray. It’s our motives and the condition of our hearts. Do we have a contrite heart like Davids? Is it filled with remorse, sorrow, and guilt? Do you love God and desire a relationship with him? Read Davids’s prayer below from the New King James version. Then read it from the Message Bible. Same prayer different styles. Pray today to ask for forgiveness for your sins. He will hear you and answer your prayer. 🙏

“Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your lovingkindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭51:1-2‬ ‭NKJV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/114/psa.51.1-2.nkjv

“Generous in love—God, give grace! Huge in mercy—wipe out my bad record. Scrub away my guilt, soak out my sins in your laundry. I know how bad I’ve been; my sins are staring me down.”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭51:1-3‬ ‭MSG‬‬
https://www.bible.com/97/psa.51.1-3.msg

❤️ God Bless