Monday Devotional – October 10 2022

Mercy Follows Me

‘Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.’ Psalms 23:6,47


'Afterward Simeon, a Jewish religious leader, asked Jesus to his home for dinner. Jesus accepted the invitation. When he went to Simeon’s home, he took his place at the table. In the neighborhood there was an immoral woman of the streets, known to all to be a prostitute. When she heard that Jesus was at Simeon’s house, she took an exquisite flask made from alabaster, filled it with the most expensive perfume, went right into the home of the Jewish religious leader, and in front of all the guests, she knelt at the feet of Jesus. Broken and weeping, she covered his feet with the tears that fell from her face. She kept crying and drying his feet with her long hair. Over and over she kissed Jesus’ feet. Then, as an act of worship, she opened her flask and anointed his feet with her costly perfume. When Simeon saw what was happening, he thought, “This man can’t be a true prophet. If he were really a prophet, he would know what kind of sinful woman is touching him.” She has been forgiven of all her many sins. This is why she has shown me such extravagant love. But those who assume they have very little to be forgiven will love me very little.”' Luke 7:36-39,47


Have you been forgiven a lot? Prostitution may not have been your sin, but have you lied or been deceitful? Have you gossiped? Have your thoughts been pure? I don’t need to list every sin in scripture to know that you have been forgiven a lot. The bible says all of us have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory. No exceptions. So why do we have an opportunity to rejoice and pour our praise lavishly on the Shepherd of our hearts? Because we have been forgiven. 

‘Surely goodness and mercy and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, And I shall dwell forever [throughout all my days] in the house and in the presence of the Lord .’ Psalms 23:6

I pray today that we remain grateful for God’s daily renewal of His mercy. May our hearts never forget the sweetness of the relief we felt when he first lifted the burden of sin off our shoulders. I pray that we give thanks for His unfailing love that pursues us in spite of us. It is Thanksgiving Day in Canada and I pray that we spend a few moments trying to count the ways He has blessed us abundantly.

Here is the top seven on my gratitude list today:

  1. There is breath in lungs
  2. I have been forgiven of so much
  3. God’s undeniable, unexplainable love for this woman – all that I am and all I am not
  4. Family!
  5. My Tribe – those folks who choose to have my back
  6. Provision – God continues to blow my mind
  7. The things I hate to go through – They teach me so much more than comfort does

Song of the Week:

Journal Prompt: 

Describe God’s mercy towards you

What are you grateful for today?


Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life;


Have a great week!

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