From: David Kabanje
Date: January 20
Subject: GMU: Springs of Mercy

Springs of Mercy 


I have a new desire percolating in my heart—a desire to live a life of mercy. God’s mercies are a perpetual reminder of His character—a character of mercy. “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22-23). God’s faithfulness is unwavering; from a scriptural standpoint, there is no dispute; however, what about the person reading the text or the person reading this GMU? We are so rich in God’s promises to bless, comfort, and direct us, but what about the reciprocal nature of blessing God through our faithfulness to Him? Friends, could it be that we have subconsciously created a culture of spiritual self-indulgence and neglected to bless God by blessing others with mercy? See, God’s mercies are new every day; however, do I bless God by reflecting new mercies to others daily? Am I an intentional spring of blessings, or do I collect God’s mercies and let them sit and die like the Dead Sea? Life cannot survive in the Dead Sea due to its high salt concentration; the same application can be said about our spiritual lives. If we choose to hold on to the new mercies of each day without giving those mercies to others, we begin to create a spiritual atmosphere that resembles the Dead Sea where no good thing can grow.

I want to bless God’s heart today, so I chose to become a spring of mercy, mercy that flows from God to me than to others. I pray that we may not only cherish and celebrate God’s mercies but that we may SHARE them to a soul that may feel dead inside. Friends, you are blessed so that you can bless others. Let us show mercy today.