It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
but you are making them your IDOL by obsessing over them, talking about them, writing about them, keeping them front and center. Anything you do other than praying about them or moving forward with them in a positive way, is furthering your idolatry.
” The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning” (Lamentations 3:22-23, NLT).
Isn’t it good to know that no matter what happened yesterday, no matter what you said, no matter what you did, God’s mercy is new for you today? Mercy is empowering. It frees us to make the right choices and live in a way that is pleasing to God. We have to always remember that God is not condemning us. Romans tells us that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ. God wants to love us and equip us to overcome in this life.
Do you need new mercy today? Receive it by faith. You don’t have to beg God to forgive you. He forgives you the first time you ask, but it’s up to you to receive that forgiveness. Open your heart today and receive His mercy. Let Him wash over you with His peace and joy. Then choose to extend that mercy to others. Remember, you are God’s representative in the earth. As you show His love and character to others, He’ll pour out His blessing upon you and use you in ways you never dreamed!
We must become aware that God dwells within us and do everything with Him; then we are never common-place, even when performing the most ordinary tasks; for we do not live in these things, we go beyond them! A supernatural soul never deals with secondary causes, but with God alone.
Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity, Carmelite