Day 14: Lenience

: a mild or merciful dispositionrock-and-redeemer

: a lack of severity in punishing

 PRAY: Lord, today I ask that you would visit the hearts of your people in America. Reveal to us, oh God, the ways that we have been unfaithful and disloyal. May we be broken before you as we seek your heart for our nation during this election, and may we receive your lenient grace as our hearts are stirred to remember that you alone are our Rock and Redeemer.

Psalm 78:35-38

“They remembered that God was their Rock, that God Most High was their Redeemer. But then they would flatter him with their mouths, lying to him with their tongues; their hearts were not loyal to him, they were not faithful to his covenant. Yet he was merciful; he forgave their iniquities and did not destroy them. Time after time he restrained his anger and did not stir up his full wrath.”

Author: Dr. Mary Ellen Schoonover

Well loved! I have been blessed all my life to be surrounded by family and friends that nurtured, supported and loved me into the person that I have become. That love has sustained me throughout whatever circumstance I have found in life. It is the greatest gift that one can give and the essential ingredient to living life with no regrets. I reached this conclusion while lying in a hospital bed on life support for 70 days. Under those circumstances I dealt with the essential ingredients of my life. What was important? Why was I alive? What did my life mean?

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