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Mercy

Mercy—This gift equips one to respond lovingly and compassionately to those who are suffering or have struggled with sin or the conditions of life.  An example of leading through mercy would be feeding a homeless person (Mt. 25:35).

Spiritual Gifts Passage on Mercy
" . . . if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully" (Rom. 12:8).

Characteristics of Those with This Gift:

- Sensitive, caring and compassionate
- Understanding of those who fall into sin, seeking to protect and lift them up
- Able to cheerfully minister to sick, homeless, handicapped
- Careful not to be judgmental
- Regularly enjoy doing small acts of kindness

Application 
Application for World/Workplace/Neighborhood Settings
-  Look for co-workers who are stressed out or facing life and work challenges and seek to encourage them
-  Be on the lookout for people in the neighborhood, children's friends' parents, etc. who are facing these challenges and be proactive in ministering to them

Application for Church Ministry
- Serve in food pantry, clothes closet, homeless, orphans, recovery, and hospital/sick type of ministries
-  Seek to comfort and lift up those who are going through divorce, bereavement, depression, anxiety, worry, job loss, or have failed in sin

Application for Family
- Watch for stresses in your spouse's life and when they come, offer to do something that will lighten their load
-  Explain to your children why people who fail (athletes, celebrities, church members, or siblings) should be given a second chance

Watch These Inspiring Videos of How People Have Used the Gift of Mercy!
-  Food Pantry Ministry


Testimony/Example of How People Have Used This Gift:
Jen, stay-at-home mom, married, mother of three young children--“I care about people. I have always cared about people, how they feel and how they are treated by others.  My dad used to tell me repeatedly, ‘You can't help everyone.’ I believe I can make a difference.  Many people look down on others who have made bad choices. We all make mistakes. I want to show people Jesus' love. As Christians, we have received mercy from Jesus--shouldn't we be quick to show mercy to others? In college I knew a girl. This girl was mad at the world. She wasn't well-liked. I met her through a Christian group. Although she was very brash, I prayed with her, spent time with her and listened to her. I showed her mercy.  I have a friend who gets migraine headaches. Understandably, she can be very quick-tempered when a migraine comes on. I do not get mad at her. I listen. I take her a Starbucks coffee. I offer to watch her kids for a few hours--anything to help her out.  Many people agree with my dad. They still tell me I can't help everyone. ‘I can't save the world.’ The reason I show mercy to others is that God sent someone to us ‘to save the world.’”

Dr. James Nored, Author, Minister

 

 

 

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