Matthew 5:7 (AMP) 7 Blessed (happy, [a]to be envied, and [b]spiritually prosperous—[c]with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy!
All of us have opportunities each day to show mercy to someone or to make someone pay for their shortcomings. How do we make them pay? By making them feel guilty for something that they have done that may have hurt us. When God forgives us, he completely forgets it and doesn’t make mention of us. If God is so forgiving, who are we not to forgive? Are we better than God? Forgiving doesn’t mean you do not set boundaries in relationships, but it does mean you do not carry around unforgiveness toward someone.
When we really forgive someone we show them mercy, and let it go. Mercy understands why a person may be behaving a certain way rather than just see what they are doing. We see someone who mistreats someone we almost immediately think about how that person should be acting differently. What we don’t realize is that person may just be having a tough day. We all have tough days. Instead of reacting to their behavior negatively, we could show them a little bit of love and even go a step further and ask them if there is anything we can do for them. Let people have a bad day without judging them and getting offended by them.
If you would like to accept Jesus as your savior, and you are not quite sure how, it is as simple as saying a prayer to God letting Him know you are ready to accept Him into your life. Say this prayer if you would like to invite Jesus to live in your heart:
Father God, I love you and believe in you. I need you Lord and I am sorry for my sins and the way that I live. Lord, I want you in my life. I receive Jesus as my savior and Lord. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose from the dead. Lord take me as I am and make me the way you want me to be. God, thank you for saving me and being with me on my journey. I am looking forward to my journey with you Lord. I know you will equip me for my journey and I am glad I have you by my side as I walk this walk of Life. Thank you Lord, I love you. Amen