Posts tagged ‘Mercy’

July 31, 2014

Patience & Faith

Let me tell you about a journey I had to take
I had to go around the world to learn about patience & faith
God took the time to condition me to open my heart and mind
Through so many mishaps God’s grace always made sure I was fine
Rushed things and always tried to live by my own rules
Until one day I realized your laws are truly precious jewels
My patience grew because I learned to trust in you
Now I know to wait on the Lord and always give Him His due
When I started, my faith was weak as tap water
Through loving Christ, I learned I could always go farther
Took all my faults and problems and laid them at your feet
Praying to you everyday that those same mistakes I never repeat
Couldn’t ask for anymore mercy, kindness and grace
Long for the day you welcome me into heaven and I see your face
Just wanted to openly announce that I’m officially on your team
My face, heart and soul is lit up like a light beam
Thank you for not taking my life when it seemed I couldn’t wait
I’m blessed that Jesus taught me Patience & Faith

written by Freddie, an inmate

January 13, 2010

Psalm 23

Great scripture to memorize and burn upon your heart.  Read it and practice saying it back to yourself over and over and ask God for His wisdom to help you memorize the entire Psalm.  It’s a great way to get started and familiarize yourself anew with His word in this New Year and Decade.

“Goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life”  Psalm 23:6

January 11, 2010

David’s Repentant Prayer Psalm 51

1 Have mercy on me, O God,
       according to your unfailing love;
       according to your great compassion
       blot out my transgressions.

 2 Wash away all my iniquity
       and cleanse me from my sin.

 3 For I know my transgressions,
       and my sin is always before me.

 4 Against you, you only, have I sinned
       and done what is evil in your sight,
       so that you are proved right when you speak
       and justified when you judge.

 5 Surely I was sinful at birth,
       sinful from the time my mother conceived me.

 6 Surely you desire truth in the inner parts [a] ;
       you teach [b] me wisdom in the inmost place.

 7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
       wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

 8 Let me hear joy and gladness;
       let the bones you have crushed rejoice.

 9 Hide your face from my sins
       and blot out all my iniquity.

 10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
       and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

 11 Do not cast me from your presence
       or take your Holy Spirit from me.

 12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
       and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

 13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
       and sinners will turn back to you.

 14 Save me from bloodguilt, O God,
       the God who saves me,
       and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.

 15 O Lord, open my lips,
       and my mouth will declare your praise.

 16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;
       you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.

 17 The sacrifices of God are [c] a broken spirit;
       a broken and contrite heart,
       O God, you will not despise.

 18 In your good pleasure make Zion prosper;
       build up the walls of Jerusalem.

 19 Then there will be righteous sacrifices,
       whole burnt offerings to delight you;
       then bulls will be offered on your altar.

July 28, 2009

Focus

“Our eyes are upon thee”  2 Chronicles 20:12

My eyes are focused on you Lord, regardless of my problems that are around me and within me.  Help me stay focused according to your Word, so that I may prosper and lay hold of the bounties of Love, Grace & Mercy that are found in You!

Blessings!

March 18, 2009

who’s glory?

Reading a devotional today from ‘Experiencing God’ for March 18th, I found it very intriguing.  The scripture is from Psalm 50:15, “Call upon Me in the day of trouble;  I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.”

What beautiful and eloquent words those are and how encouraging are those words as well.  The summation of the devotional is that in times of trouble we should always turn to our Father in Heaven.  When we don’t we take away His glory and thus give ourselves the honor and one of the seven deadly sins enters into the picture–Pride.

I want to always glorify my Father in Heaven and give Him the praise, honor and glory He deserves only.

Having said that, I do fall short and fail as well, but the great thing is God is always there to pick us back up!

His mercies are new everyday, regardless of the stupid, dumb and bad things we do.  He loves us anyway and wants to help us make the right decisions and guide us in the right paths, for His name’s sake. 

Therefore, in times of trouble, and at all times, let’s call upon Him and His holy name to help us, bless us, protect us, guide us and direct us in all things.

Blessings!

February 10, 2009

just another day

in paradise today. 

No, truly, I am blessed and grateful for this day that I have.

Scripture tells us that His mercies are new everyday.  This really gives me a new sense of peace, joy and hope, that no matter how bad I was yesterday, no matter how much I have sinned in the past, that God gives me a fresh start to a whole new day with a brand new full account of Mercy!

Thank you Lord that you are soooo good to all!

April 22, 2008

He raised me up

“He brought me out of the miry clay, out of the slimy pit and set my foot upon the rock and established my goings”  Psalm 40:2, paraphrased

This scripture reminds me of me.  This is how I felt like I was when I was lost at age 24.  I was in the depths of the biggest hole I had ever been in.  I was destitute, with no place to call home.  I needed a change and I needed it quickly.  I was going nowhere Fast and I was hurting inside, missing loved ones and missing peace and joy. 

God reached out to me in my mom and gave me a chance to start over.  It was God working through my mom to get me home and back in the ‘fold’.  I felt that I was in a slimy pit, But now my goings are established and it is all because of Jesus and His Grace and Mercy! 

I once was lost but now I’m found.  My chains are gone, I’ve been set free, My God My Savior has ransomed me, and like a flood His Mercy reigns, unending love AMAZING GRACE!!