Let’s remember to keep applying mercy to anyone we are in contact with each day!
You may notice that I speak on relationships and on being peacemakers a lot.
You can teach or preach with true authority what we aspire to live out.
That does not mean I am perfect by any means. None of us have all the answers, for sure. Still Jesus does, so we must seek to be Spirit filled.
I admit I fall short of the glory of God at times. Still it is my heart to go after God with everything in Me!
We may turn to others for counsel but above all if they’re giving bad counsel it is just wrong.
Most of all, if it don’t line up with the Word of God, let it go!
Here, I am taking about ungodly psychiatrists, etc. If they lead you away from the Truth of God’s Word — it gives a person wrong counsel.
Getting back here, before I begin chasing a rabbit trail… 😀
The maturity and wisdom of years should help us see no one person has it all complete in a package neatly figured out.
Imperfect humans we all are!
Still, thank God we can seek Him for wisdom and understanding how to help a person.
Just make sure the knowledge we do have on a subject does not puff us up!
Also a lot of times we are harder on each other than The LORD is on us.
Still everyone of us have something to impart daily as we even meet people.
For sure kindness goes a long way in any setting!
God wants to even teach us leaders ‘patience’, I feel.
As we see the flaws in the ones we are around they also can see ‘ours’. Is that not a daunting thought?
Never expect something of someone else we can’t do ourselves!
Guess, that gets into the motes and beams huh? It will also take the puff out of our sails. Haha
People are often dramatized by life itself! They can have mental and emotional breakdowns at times.
That fragile child or adult you are dealing with and trying to help, needs special handling!
You don’t enable them to stay in that locked up place in their mind.
Still most importantly you don’t go too fast or you will do further damage!
What The LORD has taught me when talking to children is to never crush their spirit!
Still it is another thing to break any stubborn wills against authority for example.
Sometimes we are better Aunts, Grandmas, bonus or spiritual Moms, ‘after‘ we have lived a lot of life!
Don’t beat yourselves up for your past mistakes!
Forgive yourself — as well as others!
Rise up and walk each day in new life, through Jesus Christ!
Closing with scriptures and a link.
God bless you all.
“And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love him, because he first loved us. If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.” 1 John 4:16-21
“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of The LORD.” James 1:5-7
~ Joyce D. McGuire
My name is Joyce D. McGuire, called to work in and for the Kingdom of God! To lead we must try to follow Jesus Christ closely. That is my heart. I am a Chaplain to the prisons; prophetic intercessor by His grace; author; and a Mother in the Kingdom of God. To many I am simply Mama Joyce. Some favorite verses of mine are Matthew 11:28-30.