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Mistakes. We all make them. Wrong choices. We all do them. But what do you do with that?
Questions to Ponder:
Are you one to forgive and forget?
Do you hold onto those mistakes to beat yourself up with later?
Do you expect yourself to be perfect?
Are you angry when you or others make a mistake?
I have to admit it – I am a recovering Perfectionist. I used to have very unrealistic expectations for myself and for others. I was miserable. And I made everyone else miserable. I could not receive grace or mercy from God because I would not accept it while I was trying to be “perfect”. For me, it shut down my heart. I didn’t allow myself to “let my guard down” with God or anyone else. So I became a “platstic person”. I was never good enough in my own eyes. And neither was anyone else. But I would smile on the outside and say I was just fine…
It took the love of God to break through my mask of perfection. The more I read the Word, the more I received forgiveness and love from the Lord. He loved me right where I was at, and encouraged me to get up and try again.
If God forgave me, who was I to condemn myself?
And who was I to criticize what God had made?
What freedom I found when I finally gave myself permission to make mistakes. Wow, I can’t tell you how great it is to be human today. And now I can extend grace and mercy to others too. Because I have received grace and mercy from God. I forgave myself. God did. Jesus died for all my sins. I believe it. I receive it. And now I can forgive others. I can only give to others what God has given me. If I could not receive forgiveness for my shortcomings how could I forgive others for theirs?
I encourage you today. Forgive yourself. God already did, and I forgive you too – for whatever. Accept healing, accept grace, accept mercy – Jesus died to give it to us. It’s ok to be human today! That’s how He made us anyway. And I really think He already knew we would need His help!
“But you shall be named the priests of the Lord, They shall call you the servants of our God. You shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, And in their glory you shall boast. Instead of your shame you shall have double honor, And instead of confusion they shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land they shall possess double; Everlasting joy shall be theirs.” (Isaiah 61:6-7 NKJV)
Do you like rain? I love how it smells after a rain. Everything is so fresh and clean. You can smell the flowers, the grass, and everything is so alive. Yes, let it rain.
We have a lot of ‘rain’ praise and worship songs. Rain in the Bible is often associated with blessings. I hope you rest in his rain today! even if there is a little mud to walk through!
Here is a video I made with my TOP 10 Song called FAITH. I added some ‘Healing Rain’ to it.
Songs with Rain
Each Song has a YouTube video attached. Have fun in the rain!
1. Let it Rain
2. I Feel the Rain
3. Holy Spirit Rain Down
4. Healing Rain
5. Rain Down on Us
6. Grace Like Rain
7. Let Your Mercy Rain
8. Rain Down
9. Bring the Rain
10. Wait for Your Rain
11. The Latter Rain
I came across a pin on Pinterest last night that rocked my world. Yep. So I had to share it with you. It was one of those ‘aha’ moments. Revelation.
God knew I needed to laugh!
- Can You Hear the Sounds of the Abundance of Rain? (billvirgin.wordpress.com)
- Faith leaders: Prayer can bring rain and other blessings from God (modbee.com)
- Healing Rain (elizabethre.wordpress.com)
- The Word of the Day: God’s healing rains (fggam.org)
- Healing rain (theobamacrat.com)
- Blessings (oldfashionedgirls.wordpress.com)
- Healing Rain (healingprayersandpromises.blogspot.com)
- Love like rain (marissasouder.wordpress.com)
Hope, Mercy, Grace and Love
Copyright 2013 Diana Rasmussen
Hope closes her Eyes
To see sparks in our hearts
Mercy sits Beside us
And Loves us anyway
Grace says Yes despite
Love looks Beyond what is
to what will someday be
- Let Grace Carry You ~ (poetrybydeborahann.wordpress.com)
- God’s Mercy in Messed Up Families (connecttowommin.wordpress.com)
- Garment of Grace… (throughhimwithhiminhim.wordpress.com)
- The Word for the Day: Grace, Mercy, and Peace! (fggam.org)
- God’s Love (weareabundantly.wordpress.com)
- Amazing Grace. (mercyshipscanada.com)
- For Your Grace (voidbrenda.wordpress.com)
More on MERCY, thank you Pat!
More on MERCY, thank you Pat!
But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior (Titus 3:4-6)
God’s Sunrise will break in upon us,
Shining on those in the darkness,
those sitting in the shadow of death,
Then showing us the way, one foot at a time,
down the path of peace. (Luke 1:78-79 MSG)
GOD’S PROMISE TO YOU:
The Biblical meaning of “mercy” is to be spared or rescued from judgment, harm, danger, or trouble.
Psalms 4:1 says, “Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have MERCY upon me, and hear my prayer.”
Psalms 6:2 says “Have MERCY upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.”
Psalms 9:13 says, “Have MERCY upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:”
1 Timothy 1:12-13 says, “And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained MERCY, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.”
Titus 3:5 says, “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his MERCY he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;”
Jude 1:21 says, “Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the MERCY of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.”
(Above is from http://www.libertygospeltracts.com)