“Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon” (Isaiah 55:6-7).
“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11).
“Behold the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear;” (Isaiah 59:1).
“Praise ye the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever” (Psalm 106:1).
“For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power” (Colossians 2:9-10).
There’s no other way that our God could gather us than with “great mercies.” We didn’t deserve salvation, but he willingly robed himself in flesh and walked among men, knowing that soon he would become a living sacrifice for our sins. Sometimes we take for granted how great God is in our lives. We come to church and worship with our whole heart, give our tithes and offerings, support the building fund, give our time, and serve God. Can that be considered true worship? The Lord desires for us to worship him in Spirit and in Truth. God is great and greatly to be praised. Let’s give our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength to worship. God is faithful to us and his mercy is everlasting.
Our church continues to grow as we reach out to the lost. In the Sunday School, the Lord encourages us to keep reaching out for our children with the gospel. Every week we share the word, plant a seed of hope, and tell about God’s salvation; we don’t take that responsibility lightly, even though sometimes we may not see immediate results. I believe that we’re doubly blessed because we have faithful attendance in Sunday School, and committed teachers and parents who see the value of studying God’s word.
God’s mercy provides us a shelter when the storms in life become too intense. It gives us to drink when we are thirsty for the living water. God’s mercy outlasts the empty promises of a world that has slipped farther and farther away from the Truth. God’s mercy holds wayward children while they weep bitterly for forgiveness. God’s mercy carries the ones who continually reject and deny the name of Jesus, (The alternative is letting go of these souls to be lost for eternity.) God’s mercy can’t be measured or bought by undeserving sinners, but it is given to them freely when the Lord chooses to do so. God’s mercy endureth forever. God’s mercy is extended when we struggle the most to live independently. God’s mercy gathers his children unto himself and loves them for eternity. God’s mercy endureth forever. God’s mercy understands us and it will overcome all obstacles if we’ll trust. God’s mercy provides eternal hope.
In this week’s Lattereign, we can be assured that He shall direct thy path.