Women of Radiance & Devotion
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Women of Radiance & Devotion

Radiance Focus Verses: “And God…

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Changing Seasons
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Changing Seasons

I love the sunshine!  I…

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The Backing
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The Backing

Cancer. At first we thought…

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“Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.”Psalm 51:1

The light turned green. I eagerly started to drive. And, I drove right into the bumper of the man in front of me. The man bolted out of his car with his arms flailing in the air. Mad. Upset. Shocked. Well, who wouldn’t be? He analyzed his car and found two hexagon shaped indents on his bumper (from my license plate screws). I stood speechless. He looked at me and said, “You need to be more careful, young lady.” “Yes, sir, you’re right.” He slumped back into his car –flustered­– and drove away.

Mercy.

He could have made my life miserable over two hexagon shaped indents. He had every right to fight for a perfectly smooth bumper. But he had mercy.

How can I emulate mercy to those who have wronged me? “They don’t deserve mercy”, you may say. And, you’re right! No one deserves mercy because it is given where judgment is expected. I didn’t deserve mercy that day, but I’m so thankful he gave it to me.

Today, impart the love and mercy of God to people. When you do that, all kinds of healing can take place.

Prayer: Lord, thank You for being merciful to me every day. When someone wrongs me, help me to forgive and remind me of all you have done for me.

Friends, don’t complain about each other. A far greater complaint could be lodged against you, you know. The Judge is standing just around the corner. (James 5:9, The Message) I love The Message version of this scripture. I know from experience that we can be so hard on people, especially…

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10, NIV) We all want to hear the voice of God. Whether He speaks to us very boldly and clearly, or in a still small voice, we long…

Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy. (Proverbs 28:13, NIV) Forgiving others becomes second nature to most of us.  We know that people make mistakes and sometimes it’s easier to forgive and move on.  Forgiving ourselves can be a different…

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;  in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6, NIV) Everyone is worried about something. No matter who you are or what phase you are in your life, there is going to be something that…

“But the father said to his slaves, ‘Hurry! Bring the best robe, and put it on him! Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet! Bring the fattened calf and kill it! Let us eat and celebrate” (Luke 15:22-23, New English Translation). Have you ever been part of…