“The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.” – Psalm 145:8
God is kind and merciful, tender and sympathetic; granting help to those in need. He is patient with His people, and always abundant in love for all of His creation.
If I am to walk in His ways, I am meant to mirror my Maker through the ways in which I love people. As I receive grace, I am equipped to give grace to others. Because our Heavenly Father is kind and tender, patient and loving, ever ready to be our help in time of need; so are we, to do likewise.
Jesus left us a legacy to emulate. His graciousness guides us to give of the gifts that we have all been granted.
Each of us have been created for a purpose; planned prior to our pursuit of our Creator. As we seek Him, we begin to discover the plan that He has prepared for us, and we are equipped and empowered to pour out His grace and compassion, patience and loving kindness upon all who cross our paths.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are gracious and compassionate, patient and loving. Thank You for the glorious gift of Your Son, Jesus, who not only modeled the method by which we are meant to lead our lives, but also made way for Your Spirit to dwell in us when He died on the cross and rose again, and was soon seated at Your right hand. Thank You that You do not ask anything of us, that You are not willing to also empower us to accomplish. Thank You that Your grace is sufficient and Your power is made perfect in our weakness. Keep us from wandering away from Your will, and lead us on to a life everlasting with You. May our words and deeds mirror that which Jesus modeled for us, so that all may know of Your magnificent love that is ready and waiting to be received. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present