God’s Vantage Point

18 Jan

God’s Word: Psalms 123

God’s Attribute: Mercy  (compassion shown especially to an offender or to one subject to one’s power)

God’s Message to me:

If you haven’t noticed by now—you and I work from different life maps.  Your map says “at this point God needs to give me mercy, and give it right now.” My map works off of a different time frame.  Remember, from my vantage point I can see the entire picture of your life, and can see clearly how the present situation relates to the whole picture.

Life can be likened to a complicated weaving.  The most challenging circumstances often lead to the most beautiful and intricate designs.  My Word said “All things work together for good, to those who love God and are called according to his purposes.”  That does not mean that everything that happens is good; but that through it all I am with you and will help you glean the most good from the challenges.

You want my mercy? Then give mercy to others—all others?  You cannot expect from me that which you are unwilling to give to another. “ Life isn’t fair,” did I hear you say.  That’s right, because I gifted humanity with free choice and most spend all their free choices on pleasing themselves.  That is what makes the weaving of life complicated.  Just hang in there—the beauty will be evident one day.  It will be worth it all.

God’s Question for me:

Will you extend mercy to others through the words, deeds and thoughts of your life?

God’s Promise to me:

I will not give you more than you can handle.  And through even the most difficult of life’s weavings—I am there with you.

My Song to God:

Let the beauty of Jesus be seen in me—All his wonderful passion and purity!

O Thou Spirit divine, All my nature refine, Till the beauty of Jesus be seen in me.

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