His Mercy Reigns…

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Then Jesus told this story to some who had great self -confidence and scorned everyone else;

“Two men went to the Temple to pray. One was a Pharisee, and the other was a dishonest tax collector. The proud Pharisee stood by himself and prayed this prayer:

” I thank You, God, that I am not a sinner like everyone else, especially like that tax collector over there! For I never cheat, I don’t sin, I don’t commit adultery, I fast twice a week, and I give you a tenth of my income.”

But the tax collector stood at a distance and dared not even lift his eyes to heaven as he prayed.  Instead, he beat his chest in sorrow, saying….

“O God, be merciful to me, for I am a sinner.”

I tell you, this sinner, not the Pharisee, returned home justified before God.  For the proud will be humbled, but the humble will be honored..

I love this picture of truth and hope… As I was having my quiet time this morning, this story really struck a cord with me… How I need to be reminded that I am loved just as I am… right where I am..I will never get it all figured out, but I will always have my God..

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for your constant gentleness and love… You are the perfect picture of pureness and hope… I so love your beauty.  Thank you for your forgiveness every single day.. thank you for refreshing my heart that I don’t need to be perfect, or even close to that.. I am a sinner saved by your grace!  Yaay God… You are the best..

I love you,

 praying your peace in our lives..

In Jesus Name,


Live in Love :)


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