If you have already said yes to God but still realize that you need to learn how to walk with Him by faith, it is critical that you understand compassion. As you meditate on this post, you will discover its meaning and how it actually manifests itself. Your walk with God and your family will be much more enjoyable.
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From the beginning, God always revealed himself kind, patient, and great in compassion. He offered forgiveness and gave Adam clothing before he even apologized for his disobedience. When Moses asked to know who God is, that was the answer he received:
The Lord replied, “I will make all my goodness pass before you, and I will call out my name, Yahweh, before you. For I will show mercy to anyone I choose, and I will show compassion to anyone I choose.Exodus 33:19
Compassion is one of God’s chief marks. If we want to walk with him, it is important that we value this issue. Parents are more likely to understand this because it is very natural in their relationship with their children. But we all need to find out what it really is and how to discern compassion within us.
A movement from the inside out
It is from deep in our belly that it begins. A sense of movement, of direction, of certainty that we must move in a certain way.
Jesus had compassion on the multitudes in the course of his ministry. Marvelous miracles occurred at such times as the multiplication of bread and fish, the healing of the blinds of Jericho, the healing of a leper, and the resurrection of a widow’s son.
Jesus saw the huge crowd as he stepped from the boat, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.Gospel of Matthew 14:14
Who will be the next one?
In the same way, Jesus taught us that the way we should live and love the people around us is by exercising compassion. We see this in the parable of the Good Samaritan, which shows us that the person who lives well is guided by compassion. While the law expert did not say “he who had mercy on him,” the teaching on love was not completed.
Then a despised Samaritan came along, and when he saw the man, he felt compassion for him.Gospel of Luke 10:33
A revelation of compassion
A few months ago I had a dream where I would enter a room where there was the body of a dead person lying on a bed and some people around mourning. The moment I saw the body, I was absolutely sure that person would live again if I only ordered him to get up. And so I did, walked to the edge of the bed where the dead person was and calmly and firmly told him “get up now”. And immediately the person opened his eyes and got up totally healthy.
When I woke up, I asked God for understanding about that dream. I then realized the Holy Spirit showing me that he had given me a revelation of what true compassion is. It is a sure internal conviction that a reality will be changed for the better by a simple attitude of mine.
Considering this, realize that a miracle depends first and foremost on a clear direction given by God. Note that Jesus and his apostles did not solve all the world’s problems, nor were they inconsistent in giving us that task. Whenever God wants to count on us to change a reality, He clearly guides us to that. And compassion is that inner impulse that moves us to a God-given task.
Still meditating on this dream, which was so clear and revealing to me, I realized the Lord telling me that many times the devil accuses God’s children of not fulfilling their role. He leads you to the thought that you could be more spiritual or be praying for more people, for example. And so he deceives you.
In fact, the enemy will never encourage you to do more for the Kingdom of God. His strategy in this case is to harass you so that you feel flawed, distracted, and negligent. It is like spiritual bullying.
and give no opportunity to the devil.Apostle Paul, letter to the Ephesians 4:27
Don´t Burn Out
How, then, to react to these attacks and distractions? In fact, we should not react, but act as we perceive compassion. If we want to please the Father, we must live in Christ. And he never reacted or even answered many questions or offenses.
The way we practice true compassion is by ignoring every voice of the enemy and all that distracts us, seeking to grow in our relationship with the Holy Spirit.
Since I began praying for the Holy Spirit to help me more easily perceive his movement, I have identified a growing sensitivity to his voice and compassion within me. Compassion does not arise in the brain, but deep in the belly. It never flows from the intellect, but from within. Not born in the soul, but in the spirit.
This requires focus and training. But it really is not complicated. If you value your inner convictions (without explanation or argument) to bless someone rather than trying to understand how to be a good person to those in need, you will grow in compassion.
The Lord is good to everyone.He showers compassion on all his creation.Psalms 145:9
Compassion, Responsibility and Resources
Of course you will meet needs, but not simply because you have decided to solve other people’s problems. You will be the person God put in that situation with the proper resource to solve the problem. This includes responsibility.
When you feel compassion, you will be responsible for the situation. And you will have the resources you need to solve the problem. This can include a simple visit, a financial donation, a big project or even a miracle.
Jesus and the apostles did not see miracles because they risked wasting their time with some people. They had a destiny given by the Father, and were going there. On the way, they approached needs and, guided by compassion, were agents of miracles.
Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.Apostle Paul, letter to the Philippians 2:1-2
It is like making a trail. I don’t go through parks and mountains because I have a GPS. But I do it because I have fun with these adventures. A GPS is a good tool to help me be guided and not get lost. I do trails not because I have a GPS, but with the help of a GPS.
Similarly, we do not live miracles because we have compassion. But we live them because Jesus sent us to represent him in the world, and compassion serves as a GPS pointing us in the proper direction.
Compassion is an inner awareness that moves us toward blessing people around us. It does not depend on our own desire or effort, but on the Spirit of God.
The more you seek to know and be guided by the Holy Spirit, ignoring the devil’s thoughts and all distractions, the more assertive you are in manifesting compassion. This will make your life with God and your family much more enjoyable. You will live in a path of miracles.
Prayer: God, I thank you for You alone are good, your love endures forever and great is your mercy. Please help me to ignore every lie of the devil and focus on listening and obeying your Holy Spirit. Let your compassion be present in my life to bless those around me in the name of Jesus. Amen.
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