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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Keep an Open Heart

11/3

1 Peter 3:8

Keep an Open Heart

Everywhere you go these days people are hurting and discouraged; many have broken dreams. They’ve made mistakes; their lives are in a mess. They need to feel God’s compassion and His unconditional love. They don’t need somebody to judge and criticize them. They need somebody to bring hope, to bring healing, to show God’s mercy. Really, they are looking for a friend, somebody who will be there to encourage them, who will take the time to listen to their story and genuinely care.

 

If you want to live your best now, you must make sure that you keep your heart of compassion open. We need to be on the lookout for people we can bless. We need to be willing to be interrupted and inconvenienced if it means we can help meet somebody else’s need.

 

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