Do you remember Pez candy dispensers? I remember getting one every Christmas in my stocking. I also remember handing them out as prizes at my children’s birthday parties. They were so much fun; all you did was load the chamber, flip open the lid and out came the candy. Which by the way, was nasty but at the time it didn’t matter; it was worth it.
God’s mercy is just like the Pez dispenser. You load up on alone time with Him, and out pops his miraculous mercy. Once we have had that quality time with him, he then directs us to be a dispenser of His mercy towards others. How do we achieve this?
Mercy is giving something to someone that is undeserving. How many times have you been in a position to show God’s mercy? I have many times and many times I’ve blown it! When we put faith and trust in Jesus Christ and come to him asking for forgiveness; the punishment for our sins is forgiven and FORGOTTEN! That’s grace!!!
So, do unto others as you would have them do to you…That is taught to us in Mark 12:31 and Luke 6:31.
Are you dispensing mercy?
But God, who is right in mercy. because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ(by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been save through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. Ephesians 2: 1-5
It was Nicodemus who came to me in my prayers today.
It was Nicodemus that made me reflect and ask Jesus some tough questions. Jesus tells us to seek and we shall find in the seventh chapter of the Gospel of Matthew. Are you afraid to ask God?
It was Nicodemus that came to Jesus at night asking a very deep question. It was he, the Pharisee of the Jewish ruling council that said, “Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him.” Nicodemus came to Jesus at NIGHT; in the dark with some deep questions. How do you ask your deepest questions with Jesus? In the book of John, we read Jesus’s words, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”…
When I lay my head down at night, looking into the deep darkness of the room, I re-evaluate my day. I thank Jesus for my re-birth in Him. But, when I have some serious questions that need answering, it is then that I write in my journal; it is where I feel comfortable enough to ask God my hardest questions. It is a place where my soul connects with the resurrected Jesus and my questions are tenderly answered.
I come as professional writer seeking answers to even some unasked questions. Jesus knows what we will be asking. Matthew 6:8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. My pen connects with my journal and revelations enter my heart and soul; revelations that I can share. I enter as a writer but leave as a personal follower. I become blessed through the words that flow.
An ember of Gods love fell into my heart today; an ember that will most certainly ignite into flames of burning love. It is yet another rebirth that will escort me to write words of encouragement and hope.
How do you seek answers to your questions?