Examine your life before God. Self-examine yourself as if you were standing in court before God. If you were to die today would you be found worthy to enter God’s kingdom? Have you accepted the Lord in your life? If you did accept Jesus as Lord, do you continue to follow Him each day? Accepting the Lord means giving up our old ways and following Jesus. Our heart is broken before God. Our lives are given over to Him so that His will may be done in our lives. We sacrifice all for God’s glory. Those that are filled with the Lord’s love are born again. Their minds are renewed through the Words of the Bible. Love fills there heart each time they pray. Their love is made known by how they treat others. They serve others because of their love for God. If they fall under sin they seek the Lord’s forgiveness through repentance. The Lord’s mercy is for all those that turn their hearts to Him. We need the Lord’s mercy all throughout our life for we all stumble and fall daily. As we seek God’s grace He will comfort us and help us back up again. He gives us newness of life each day that we follow Him.
There was a time in my life where I was never fulfilled. I had so much, by way of my family, but I wasn’t fulfilled. I had a home that kept me warm but I wasn’t happy. I always needed something else to give me joy. Over time, this joy turned to shame. I was so lost in my ways. I felt so unworthy before God. My heart was broken and I needed comfort. That was when I sought after God in prayer. I poured out my soul to Him. I was so sorry for all of my sins. It was at that moment that I could feel His mercy. His arms were wrapped around me. He had compassion on me. I gave Him my heart and He changed it from within. He took away all my guilt and filled it with love. Jesus saved my soul from Hell. Oh Lord, I find rest in your presence. I praise your Holy Name. Thank You for your kindness. Your sacrifice on the cross means more to me than I’ll ever know. Through your blood I am washed clean. You have overcome death that I might become worthy. You bring life to all those that are weary. It brings me pleasure to serve my King. Your love burns within me. Jesus, I love You with all my soul.
5 Now therefore, thus says the Lord of hosts: “Consider your ways!
6 “You have sown much, and bring in little; You eat, but do not have enough; You drink, but you are not filled with drink; You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm; And he who earns wages, Earns wages to put into a bag with holes.”
7 Thus says the Lord of hosts: “Consider your ways!