Meditation for Perfectionists – Saturday February 22, 2020
Passion Or Com-passion
Hosea 6:6: “For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgement of God rather than burnt offerings.”
Those of us in service-related pursuits and careers want to help others. And we do. But sometimes we work, serve, and help when we could be spending quality time developing relationships with our families, ourselves, or God. We become involved in additional worthwhile programs and meetings even though our agendas are already full. Our fixing, helping and serving may be thwarting our personal growth. Perhaps it hinders others’ development, as well.
God prefers compassion that overflows in merciful daily action over planned good deeds wrought out of a persistent need to prove something. God loves us no matter what we do. We can offer him our hearts first and then our relaxed good deeds.
Lord, why am I compelled to do and give?
Help me step back from the passion of my sacrificial service
to allow you to produce your compassion within me.
Copyright Joan C. Webb
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