“You will taste my Mercy”

Sharing from the Passion Translation Team:

I Hear His Whisper…

“You will taste my Mercy.”

Today you will see that My strength never fails you. For many days you have felt that your progress was so slow, but from today forward, you will soar swiftly like an eagle in the sky. But I am asking one thing of you today, that you would learn to forgive, even as I have forgiven you. The gift I give to you that will make you fly, is the gift of forgiveness. Freely take this gift and give it away. I have died for all and forgiven My enemies, even praying for those who pierced Me.

You will find in heaven many people that will surprise you, for in their later years I came to them with this gift and they received Me as their Redeemer, the One who took away their sin. Now today you will extend a hand of mercy to those who have pierced you, those who have brought pain into your life. For as you forgive you will fly.

You will taste the gift of mercy as never before, but only as you give this gift of mercy to others. I will take that dark veil away from your heart and you will begin to see others in the light of grace, the beautiful light of mercy. Even as I have freely forgiven the most vile offender, I call you to walk with Me and find that My strength will not fail you– the strength to forgive. This is the new ministry I am calling you to embrace. You will need My grace to accept this calling but it will bring life into your soul, for My life will cause you to overflow with great love expressed as you forgive.

Today you will have opportunities to say the words that I once spoke and My servant Stephen also spoke, “Father, forgive them.” As you release this forgiveness I will release the pain from your heart and you not feel it again. My grace will wash and cleanse and empower you to forgive and forgive and forgive, until you no longer keep records of wrongs against you.

Even as I cooked breakfast for the one who denied Me three times, you will show mercy. Today you will learn that My strength will never fail you, for you will taste the sweetness of My mercy.

Psalm 34:8-9 The Passion Translation

Drink deeply of the pleasures of this God.
Experience for yourself the joyous mercies he gives
to all who turn to hide themselves in him.
Worship in awe and wonder,
all you who’ve been made holy!
For all who fear him will feast with plenty.

Keep Him in Your Sight

What causes you to take your eyes off of God?

What precipitates a fall from a place of faith?

What are your weaknesses?

It helps to know the answer because Satan knows, and he will use it to his advantage.

Where has God gifted you?

Has the Lord directed you to do something for Him?

If you are following the Lord and seeking His will for your life, you will face trials. Knowing your areas of weakness, as well as your gifts & strengths can help you recognize the enemy’s attacks. You will then be able to overcome them in the power of the Spirit, once you recognize what is really going on.

Take a person who is gifted as an intercessor for example. God calls all of us to pray, but some people have the Spirit-lead ability to pray for extended periods of time for other people or situations. God will give them insight into to hidden things, not for the purpose of sharing it with other people, but to bring it before the Lord, asking for His intervention, His will, His grace, mercy & love. The burden to pray can be so intense, the intercessor does not get a sense of release until God’s will has been accomplished in prayer.

But what if the gift that is meant for good becomes stifled or forgotten because the intercessor turns their prayer focus upon themselves instead of others?

It’s not wrong to ask for God’s help in our lives, so please don’t misunderstand me. But if the enemy knows that an intercessor’s weakness is worry about family, or health or finances, then what area(s) do you think Satan will attack? Now our prayer warrior is spending most of his or her prayer time focusing on their own needs & troubles rather than impacting the Kingdom of God.

But the easy way back is to turn it all over to God. Repent and ask for grace to stay focused on what He wants you to focus on. God promises that when we “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and then all these things…” will be given to us as well (Matthew 6:33).

We don’t have to be afraid of trials because God is for us. His promise to us is steadfast & true:

“No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their vindication is from Me,” declares the LORD.” ~ Isaiah 54:17

I’m praying that God will give you wisdom & insight for whatever you are going through at this time. And in doing so, that you will grow spiritually and become the overcomer God has destined you to be.

Blessings & have a great week!

Hebrews 12.2