Although what we did deserved an outcome that was not in our favor, we received mercy and things worked out for us. There is no doubt that God has been merciful to us, and the same way that God has been merciful to us, is the same way that we should be merciful to others. We should not be so quick to condemn and destroy, but we should be quick to encourage and lift others, just as God has done for us multiple times. The Scripture reminds us that, blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. I encourage you today, to be merciful. Look for the positive in situations, people, and things, before you highlight the negatives. When you are merciful, God has promised you will receive mercy, and you know you cannot make it without God’s mercy. I am a constant recipient of God’s mercy, and the same way that He shows me mercy, I am determined to show to others. Since I will be merciful to others, because I receive God’s mercy daily, I have no doubt, “It’s My Year To Get My Thing From My God!”
Lord, help me to be merciful and more like you each day. Grant to me your mercy and your amazing grace. In Jesus Name Amen.
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY