Micah 6:6-8 “What can we bring to the Lord? What kind of offerings should we give Him? Should we bow before God with offerings of yearling calves? Should we offer Him thousands of rams and ten thousand rivers of olive oil? Should we sacrifice our firstborn children to pay for our sins? No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good , and this is what He requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”
What is it that pleases God? When we give out of our pocket? Or when we give of ourselves? What can you give Someone Who already has everything? What He wants is your heart. A person who wants to do what is right, who shows mercy and walks humbly before God (not before man) is a person whose heart is tender toward God.
It isn’t easy to always do what is right, so if you’re struggling about it bring it before God. That is walking humbly before God – no pretensions, not trying out of your strength, but relying on His strength.
Loving mercy is not being judgmental – toward yourself or toward others. It’s a heart of compassion and understanding because you realize that without the grace of God on your life, you wouldn’t have been better off than a prisoner on death row.
Walking humbly before God is relying on His grace every single day, grateful for His love that fills you, and allowing yourself to be His hand of blessing for someone else who needs it, whether it be a word of comfort and encouragement, a hand on someone’s shoulder so they feel they’re not alone, or giving out of your substance where it’s needed.
Daddy God, though I may have my own needs that are still unmet, I can trust You enough to fill them. I rely on Your grace that is at work in my life so I can continue to be changed by You, so that I can be a blessing to others; and so that my life will always be pleasing to You.
In Jesus’ Name I ask, amen.