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We talk about having compassion often. Especially in a world plagued with the sin, violence, and sickness we observe on a daily basis; we can’t help but be moved, to feel “something”, right?
But is that compassion? The Word says His compassion/love never fails, but how often does ours?
2 things God spoke in my spirit on this evening about compassion that I want to share. First of all , compassion is for EVERYONE. We have a tendency to love the underdog. To care about the one that’s crying the loudest. The one that shows the most pain. The one wearing battle scars and war wounds on their sleeve. (not saying we shouldn’t show them compassion, please don’t misunderstand what I am saying) But God is an all inclusive God. Any one who excepts Christ is His child, but we are called to BE COMPASSIONATE TO ALL. The strong need compassion as well. Those too intelligent in their minds to see the glory in being dependent on God need compassion as well. Our flesh seeks out the weak to help because they are the easiest to see visible outcomes in. But what about the quiet person battling inner struggles, do we not show them compassion because they seem to be handling it well? Brokenness does not have a color,gender,or an age. It cannot be easily identified in a world accustomed to hiding. Wholeness is not determined by our outward success, so why should hurt, hopelessness and the need for deliverance be determined by our outward manifestations of pain? We need to show compassion to ALL!
The second thing God showed me is COMPASSION IS AN ACTION WORD! It is showing the love of Christ we all profess to have, in action. Sitting back and pitying someone’s situation is not compassion. Verbally stating how bad you feel, is not action. We must show love in deed! We tend to show love to those suffering through things we identify with. Example: I overcome having an absent father, so I have compassion and help those with absent fathers. That’s ministry. You need compassion to do ministry, but you don’t have to have a ministry to be compassionate! Compassion is an outward expression of an inward heart characteristic. I don’t have to have walked in the same shoes to extend love to you. Jesus died for all WE had done. He showed compassion to ALL OF US, no differences. God loved us so much that He showed action and sent His Son to dies for us. How’s that for compassion/love in action?
Let’s start walking in compassion. Let’s love everyone and show them in the way the Holy Spirit leads us.
Prayer: Please Lord give me a compassion for your people like Christ had for the church. Move in me Holy Spirit that I not just see ailments in the natural, but You awaken discernment in me to see in the supernatural. Allow my heart to be filled with love that leads to action. Love that leads to more prayer with You in order to seek God given solutions. Teach me and guide me , Lord so I can BE FULL of COMPASSION !
God promises His grace to bring us 4 things after suffering and we should take comfort in THESE.
In 1 Peter 5:8 , the Word of God tell us to be sober (self-controlled) and vigilant ( watchful) because the devil is looking for someone to overtake. In verse 9 it states for us to be steadfast in our faith while resisting the devil because the same sufferings we have, so do our brothers and sisters in Christ. This lets us know we are not alone and we will suffer just resisting attacks! But greater is He that is in us!
Prayer is key during these moments. Go straight to God through our advocate, Jesus Christ. Allow the Holy Spirit to comfort and guide you, so you can overcome. It’s not about getting through, but learning while you are going through
Whatever you are going through , Be still and know that He is God and has it all under control. Be encouraged, it’s only for a moment….
~ BE MADE WHOLE
Weakness….ugh! A word dreaded by anyone who has ever struggled, compromised, lost, or battled. Sad thing is, being weak always puts the focus on OUR abilities, and not CHRIST’S!
We must (this is imperative in the Christian walk) come to the end of ourselves. Apart from Christ, we can do nothing…but in Him all things are possible. We read it, but do we believe it.
Let us start by getting rid of controlling everything and everyone around us. Let us admit we don’t know it all, and can’t do it all. In a world were being an Alpha male/female is rewarded, we have to look to our ALPHA GOD!…He loves for us to be at our lowest, so He can show the world how great He is…His glory shows up when our self sufficiency ends. His power comes upon us, when we let go. Trust in Him. Let go of pride and allow Him to be your All…it’s OK to be weak, because then He is strong.
Be Weak, Be Blessed And Be Made Whole! ~ ASB
Do we walk in who we are? Are we even sure of who we are as believers in Christ? WE ARE OVERCOMERS!
The definition of overcomer : to get the better of in a struggle or conflict, to CONQUER and to DEFEAT. Understand people of GOD, because of who we believe in and are associated with, by the blood shed for us, We ARE OVERCOMERS!
We don’t have to manipulate any situation; by faith it’s already defeated and conquered. That should make your heart bubble over with joy. The Lord says be of “good cheer” because He has overcome this wretched world we battle in today. ( Ref John 16:33 )
The Bible tell us “whatsoever is born of God, overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” (1 John 4:4)
We have this promise and title ONLY as believers who have accepted the gift of salvation BY FAITH! Membership has it’s privileges, folks!
So sickness, we have overcome you…
-Now we walk in our HEALING ,BY FAITH
Poverty, we have overcome you…
-Now we walk in ABUNDANT FINANCIAL BLESSINGS ,BY FAITH
Depression, we have overcome you…
-Now we walk in PEACE AND TOTAL RESTORATION IN OUR MIND ,BY FAITH
(Add anything personal you are overcoming and speak it ALOUD)
GOD is so Amazing and through Him we are OVERCOMERS!
Be encouraged on today. No matter what the world has us going through, it’s only temporary, YOU ARE AN OVERCOMER!
BE STRONG & BE AN OVERCOME
Be ENCOURAGED, Be BLESSED & Be MADE WHOLE ~ASB
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