Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Mercy Has a Voice

I want to encourage you today that mercy has a voice and it is a voice that brings change. Especially for those of you who may be struggling with some type of issue in your life, I hope you will take the time to read this today.

It’s amazing how we as Christians, living by our denominational labels, will argue about doctrine. People may argue about the interpretation of this scripture or that scripture, but no one can argue with a changed life. A changed life speaks. As young girls have come through Mercy Ministries over the years, we have seen them set free from all kinds of issues that the experts of the world say are impossible to be set free from - things like eating disorders, self-harm, sexual abuse, depression, fear, and suicide attempts. We also help girls facing an unplanned pregnancy, as well as girls who have been wounded from past abortions. We’ve found that no matter what the problem is, Jesus Christ is the answer. Jesus can heal anything and everything. There’s nothing too hard for God.”

The Lord showed me that His heart is to lift people up, not put them down. God began to teach me about mercy, and how mercy triumphs over judgment. Proverbs 25:4 says, ‘Show me Your ways, O Lord. Teach me Your paths.’ So we don’t need to do it our own way. Instead, we need to ask God to show us His way. Proverbs 25:10 says that ‘all the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth.’ Not judgment and self-righteousness, not religion and hypocrisy. Mercy has a voice, and when you do things His way, that voice speaks. I don’t care what you’ve been through. ‘Come to Me just as you are.’ He says, ‘I don’t care where you’ve been, what you’ve done, or who you’ve done it with. I love you and I’ll meet you right where you are.’ That’s the voice of mercy.

For those of you who are Christians, but are still bound with shame, guilt, and condemnation because of the secrets that are in your closet, He wants you to know that you don’t have to live under a load of guilt and shame any more. He wants to free you on the inside. He wants to liberate you and lead you into the land of the living. He will make rivers of living water flow from you so that you can touch other people and see them set free. Mercy has a voice! There are a lot of heart-sick Christians wandering around because they’ve lost their hope and joy. However, the joy of the Lord is our strength, and we need to throw off the former things because the Lord says, ‘Behold, I do a new thing. Shall you not see it? It will spring forth.’ The Lord is doing a new thing in the lives of women, and I’m here to tell you today that Jesus paid a price on the cross, not just so your sins could be forgiven, but so you could be set free - spirit, soul and body.

I have seen so many young girls overcome the bondage and get completely set free from such issues as eating disorders, sexual abuse, addictions, and self-harm that I want to make a special offer to you today. If you will email at nancy.alcorn@mercyministries.com and tell me what your issue is, I will send you one of our Mercy For books that I believe will be life-changing for you. It won’t cost you anything. It will be my gift to you. I just want to encourage you today that freedom is possible, and it can be yours! Just send me an email with your mailing address and your issue, and I will send you a free book.

With love and prayer,

Nancy

5 comments:

~Scot, Lisa, and Timmy said...

I loved this blog. Mercy does have a voice! My life is totally changed because of it. I love you Nancy!

Megan said...

My life is a testimony of Mercy's voice. We can talk and talk and talk about God's grace and power, but until people see it manifested in our lives, it means nothing. Does my life reflect the salvific power of Christ? I pray that my life reflects His power, or else my words are empty. I have had so many people in my life assert that God's power has been expressed in my life through my transformation at Mercy. Praise God for allowing our lives to be testimonies of Him and His power. Through His great grace and mercy, I am where I am today, and through that grace and mercy, He is making me more and more into Him image. It is an incredible process of sanctification.

Britney said...

My life is a Testimony of the voice of Mercy as well... and so are my parents lives... they were saved while I was at Mercy because they were absolutely AMAZED at what God was doing... mercy has a voice and if we shout it from the rooftops, unashamedly, God's love will change life after life after life. He is amazing.

Michelle :) said...

love all three of those books- what an awesome gift! Thank you for your heart to love and help others heal

Leafy said...

Thankyou for this... Life is really tough for me again at the moment, but your words are exactly what I needed to read today...thanks so much,Love & prayers,
leafy