Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
MERCY BRINGS CHANGE
We are not always fond of change but we need it. We need some things to remain the same but we also need some things to change. When we are open to change and willing to do something different, we will have different results than we have had in the past. God’s mercy, His withheld punishment, on us can bring change in our hearts and lives if we allow Him to work through us. His mercy gives us a new, fresh start each day to begin it with Him so we can seek how He wants us to change.
1 Corinthians 4:1 “Therefore, since God in his mercy has given us this new way, we never give up.” (NLT)
Dear Lord, we know You have the ability to change us but we have to come to You and be ready and willing to change. We thank You for Your mercy on us that allows us to start over brand new again and again. Help us to learn from You and grow every day, every morning that we spend with You so we change in the way You want us to. Help us to trust in You to change us with Your power, Your wisdom and Your love. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
God’s mercy, power and love can even change those who are greedy and materialistic.
God’s mercy, power and love can even change those who are angry and distant.
God’s mercy, power and love can even change those who are stubborn and selfish.
God’s mercy, power and love can even give hope to those who have no hope.
God’s mercy, power and love can even help the wicked change their ways.
Isaiah 55:7 “Let the wicked change their ways and banish the very thought of doing wrong. Let them turn to the LORD that he may have mercy on them. Yes, turn to our God, for he will forgive generously.” (NLT)