God’s Word: Psalms 119:41-48
God’s Attribute: Love that shapes our lives
God’s Message to me:
Have you stopped to consider how your love shapes other lives? The amount of love, forgiveness, compassion and kindness you give others shapes their very being. In the same way, the extent to which you respond to My love and forgiveness, compassion and kindness, shapes your very being. You cannot give what you do not possess. Accept from Me and then pass on to others. My love and attributes can flow through your life, into the lives of others. Oh, how hungry the world is for My love, forgiveness, compassion and kindness. But unless they see it reflected in you—they may miss it altogether.
Guard what I have entrusted to you. Use the words of counsel you read from My Word to shape your life and shape how you relate to others. My truth and wisdom do not flow into your life by osmosis—you must search them out and then live them out in the school of hard knocks. Do you deserve My love and forgiveness? What could you ever do to deserve the sacrifice that was given on your behalf—the death of Christ? Then why do you think others should be deserving of your love and forgiveness.
To fully benefit from My gift of love and forgiveness, you must allow it to shape your thoughts and be extended to all others—regardless of whether they deserve it or not. Regardless of whether they accept you or not—you be My hands, feet and mouth that conveys My love for your world.
God’s Question for me:
How has My love shaped the way you relate to others in your life?
God’s Promise to me:
My love shapes your life so you can shape other lives on My behalf.
My Prayer to Emulate God’s Attributes: I Pledge:
My mind: To focus on forgiveness instead of retribution.
My voice: To be an encourager of others by ready forgiveness.
My heart: To express my appreciation of your love by loving others.
My body: To serve others in appreciation for Your forgiveness of me.