Wednesday, 13 May 2015

When Can I receive Mercy? - A Dose of Encouragement 72


Last month I wrote about God bringing my
attention to a special song to share about His
Mercy in the post
You're Not Guilty Anymore.


Then last week I started this short series on looking at God's Mercy in more detail and covered the question
What is Mercy?


Today I would like to come back to look again at this subject and consider when God's Mercy is shown upon us.



When Can I receive Mercy?



On Salvation

God is shows mercy to us as sinners and extends His mercy so deliberately at the point of Salvation.
In fact isn't He so merciful that He wants to draw us to Salvation and has provided His perfect plan in Jesus to be our substitute at the cross.
This is the obvious time in our lives for us to witness His mercy towards us and to understand partly what His mercy entails because suddenly we truly know we are being treated with Love and not rejection and death as we really deserve.



From Creation

Right from the start of mankind God’s mercy is shown.
 All the way through the Old Testament.
 All the way through the New Testament.

His mercy was not just produced at the cross although it is His greatest sign of mercy.

Mercy is an attribute of God so has always been part of Him, and always will be part of Him.



For Evermore







Every Day

God is merciful to us every day at all times it does not stop at Salvation.
This is the part that is hard for many Christians to fully understand, often we do not feel that God can possibly continue to show His mercy to us once He has Saved us. Even though we will read about it and sing about it and speak about it we still deep down do not accept that He is always a merciful God. It is one of His attributes and He doesn’t change so He is still merciful.


"It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness."  Lamentations 3 v 22-23


New Every Morning what a blessing!
1. Each day we can start afresh knowing that He is still merciful.
2. Can we even experience new different examples of His mercy on a daily basis?
            Yes God is infinite so His Ways are infinite


Edith McNeil wrote the words of this song based on Lamentations 3 v 22-23

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,

His mercies never come to an end,
They are new every morning, new every morning,
Great is Thy faithfulness O Lord,
Great is Thy faithfulness.


She was leaving us with a great prompt to help us remember that God extends His mercy to us on a daily basis.

Not only that but this song should be on our lips each morning as we rise to face the day with the new mercies He will extend in that new day.

We need to accept His mercy that is given so freely to us and be thankful for it daily.

Even when we do not feel worthy of it.

He has not put any conditions on it.


Let's be thankful for His Mercy even when we do not feel worthy of it.

And the last & most important comment is

Right Now

Aren't we thankful for that!



Enjoy this version of the song today and then go on to enjoy His Mercy.






The Other Blog Posts in this mini Mercy Series are:
What is Mercy
Where, Why, Who of Mercy
The How of Mercy


16 comments:

  1. I absolutely love the thought that His mercies "are new every morning." I most definitely need them on a daily basis. I also so appreciate there are no conditions on receiving mercy. Thank you for these incredibly important reminders.

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  2. Sandra,

    It is not a coincidence that your blog post was linked up right before mine on today's Women with Intention Wednesdays. This past Sunday I published my blog post called "Finding Mercy this Mother's Day." Wow! God is so good. Please feel free to stop by my site to read it.

    Blessings to you!
    Stacey

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  3. This is a great reminder, Sandra. His mercy isn't just doled out to those who already believe... and we're to mirror that same mercy as well, as His disciples. Awesome.
    Visiting from #TellHisStory and the Christian Bloggers group as well ;) Blessings!

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  4. Thanks for linking up at #ThreeWordWednesday!

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  5. This is great.

    I also recently wrote a post about mercy... must be the theme of the week!

    I hadn't really thought about the fact that mercy is found in God's character from the dawn of creation- I always just equate mercy with the cross, when really, our God has been merciful to us from the beginning!

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  6. What a fantastic reminder that He always has mercy for us. What a loving and good Father we have!

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  7. Oh I am SO grateful that God's mercy is an everyday thing-- otherwise, I would probably use up my "allotment" of His Mercy by about 8:03am on Monday morning :-) Thanks for this cool post, Sandra!

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  8. Thank God for new mercy everyday because I used up yesterdays already. Sweet post.

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  9. Beautiful! I take great comfort in knowing that God's mercy is new every morning. My messiness is wiped clean each day and that is all because of Jesus. Blessed you shared this at The Weekend Brew.

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  10. I am so thankful for a new day every morning along with fresh new mercy being granted to me. I have enjoyed reading your three posts on Mercy. Thank you for linking up with Thankful Thursdays.

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  11. Such wonderful reminders! I am so grateful that each & every morning He dishes up a fresh portion of His mercy to me. Even more grateful that His mercy endures forever as this assures me there will never be a day where His mercy does not meet me. Blessings!

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  12. Thank you for the reminder that God's mercy has been there from the very beginning, that it is part of His character and not just something he bestows upon us when He feels like it. Ugh, sometimes I'm so bad about creating God in my own image. Your words admonish and uplift. Thank you!

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  13. Isn't God's mercy just magnificent! Thank you for this beautiful and encouraging reminder, Sandra! It is always a joy to visit your blog!

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  14. It is the believing part that gets down to the root of our issue, isn't it? I am with you on that. But, he simply loves us. He just does. Praise God that he loves us. Great words today. I hope and pray we can let them all sink deep down into our being. Cheering you on wildly today from the #RaRalinkup with Purposeful Faith.

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  15. Thanks for linking up at Women With Intention Wednesdays! I look forward to what you will share this week!

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  16. His mercies are new every morning ... So grateful ... Many blessings to you ❤️

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