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Old 01-06-2019, 03:27 AM   #19
HERn
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Default Re: Need fellowship here

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Originally Posted by byHismercy View Post
Hi saints,

I wanted to put a question out to the body and see if the Lord could shine on this question I have.

I've been following the Chris Watts case and the story fills my heart for compassion for his wife and kids, and their family members, extended. Even the perpetrator of this crime has my pity. I thought to pray for his salvation but considering his wife, and suspecting she may not have known Jesus as her savior, considering where she may be, stopped me. I believe Jesus loves Chris too, so I will pray for his salvation, against my wishes.

All this considered, my recognition now is in my own lack. Lack of His love, lack of (enough) compassion, lack of mercy for every one, which is what He has for us, what He displayed on the cross. Just makes me understand my condition is sort of pitiful.....

My question is, what does the word tell us or show us regarding increasing our hearts toward others? Our love toward others? When we come up lacking, is there any practical way to get more love for others, any instruction God gives us?

Loving our neighbor comes 2nd only after His command to love Him....so I know how important this is to the Lord....aside from asking Him for increased love or enlarging my heart....is there any scripture anyone can suggest I look to? Thanks for anything you throw my way.....

Humbled before Him,
byHismercy

I think we who realize that we have a lack in love, mercy, grace, and compassion are just the ones to whom our Great Physician applies the needed medicine to heal the ones who acknowledge that they are sick. Our Lord says God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.
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