“The LORD is gracious and merciful; Slow to anger and great in lovingkindness.” – Psalm 145:8
How often do we extend grace? Real grace?
I am forever frustrated when I ask my kids, or my husband, to do something and it doesn’t get done – especially when they commit to completing the task. I try to be a bit more understanding when they forget, truly forget. But nothing bothers me more than when they simply choose not to do it!
It’s during these times when I’m reminded of my disobedience to my Heavenly Father. There are more times that I care to admit when I choose not to do what the Lord asked me to, and what I committed to do. But I’m so grateful that my Heavenly Father NEVER stops rooting for me.
Gracious is: characterized by kindness and warm courtesy; of a merciful or compassionate nature.
God is GRACIOUS!!!
Gracious, Merciful, Slow to anger and Great in loving kindness. SLOW TO ANGER! This is SO not me … especially when it comes to complete disobedience. Choosing not to listen to me is one of the quickest ways to ignite a fire in the depths of my body that is hard to extinguish.
Oh to be more like my PRECIOUS Lord! To demonstrate grace, mercy and lovingkindess, when this is what is needed?! What would that look like? What would that feel like? I’m sure I would go to bed with less regrets if I could choose this path; the path where grace, mercy and lovingkindness abound!
Dear Lord, Thank You for Your unending grace. Today You’ve chosen to bless me despite my disobedience. That’s the perfect picture of a gracious spirit! Thank You for allowing me … a disobedient child … into Your perfect presence, and to make my request known to You.
Thank You for looking past who I am and loving me anyways. Thank You for allowing me to fall at Your feet, the place where restoration begins. The place where GRACE, MERCY AND LOVINGKINDESS wash over my soul, repairing any battle wounds I’ve received. The place where You make it known I’m special to You, and I’m needed BY You to perform the will You have spoken in me. May I be as gracious towards others, and Lord, may I always be obedient to Your calling.
Join me at His feet … Let the healing begin. Let Him restore Your soul.
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