“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16
Every time you extend mercy and grace to people you encounter in your life, you come that much closer to living out your purpose. By extending mercy, you show love and genuine care and concern instead of negativity or condemnation. By extending grace, you give something good to someone who does not expect and/or deserve it.
Giving and receiving heaping measures of mercy and grace, you are bring forth the love of God to those who need it most. You can be a vessel of change in their lives. You find God’s purpose for your life when you put the needs of others first and by doing this, you are extending mercy. This can sometimes be a challenging task because it’s easy to extend unconditional mercy to a spouse, a parent, or a child, but extending it mercy to others outside your family circle requires work. You find your purpose and honor God when you step out of your comfort zone and act with mercy regardless of how easy or challenging it is.
Extending unconditional grace delights the heart of God. When you forgive someone who has hurt you, you are extending grace. When you give to someone who least deserves it, you are extending grace. God demonstrated many times how to give without counting the cost. He graciously gave the Graden of Eden to Adam and Eve. He graciously gave His Son to all mankind. God gave you his best, and He gave it without worrying about what it would cost him. He gave with joy and that’s what He expects from us.
Love in action comforts, demonstrates kindness, and improves the lives of those around you. Giving in action heals, and demonstrates the true heart of God. My challenge to you is this, each day find one way to extend mercy and grace to others. Before you know it, you will have created a habit that will not only enrich the lives of others but that will greatly impact your life as well.
Until next time, Be Blessed!