Becoming Like Jesus: Silence and Solitude

Devotional

Full of Compassion

Pray…

Heavenly Father, here I am. Teach me more about who you are today. Jesus, make me more like you in these moments. Holy Spirit, please open my eyes to what you want me to see and help me to hear your voice. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Read…

I love the Lord, for he heard my voice;
he heard my cry for mercy.
Because he turned his ear to me,
I will call on him as long as I live. Psalm 116:1-2 NIV
The Lord is gracious and righteous;
our God is full of compassion. Psalm 116:5 NIV

Consider…

This song reminds us that God is full of compassion. Compassion is the beautiful combination of God’s kindness and wisdom working together on our behalf. Compassionately is how God chooses to interact with us. What a gift that God acts in accordance with His righteousness and grace…His wisdom and kindness, not based on anything we do or don’t do.

What do you think it means to be full of something? What does it mean for God to be full of compassion?

God chooses to interact with us compassionately. What does that mean to you?

Recall a time when you called out to God and He moved in a visible way in your life. Thank God for His mercy today.

Listen…

Set a timer for 5-10 minutes.

Lead into your listening by praying Psalm 46:10 over yourself. “Be still and know that I am God.” Still yourself. Take some deep breaths. Keep repeating those words, dropping off one phrase at a time, until you are just reminding yourself to “Be.”

Be still and know that I am God.
Be still and know that I AM.
Be still and know.
Be still.
Be.

Ask God to speak to you.

When you get distracted, come back to Jesus by committing to call on Him as long as you live. Know that He is committed to working for your good as well.