Was just in a conversation with a friend telling them about how God has been revealing mercy/compassion to me. I have been experiencing the movement of mercy almost daily, finding myself praying for people who are injured or sick, praying for those who seem unloved, and crying when I think about people I love, I hate or I ignore.
As we were talking, the in-between of his comments to me about mercy was this question, “Why do you want mercy?” Although he never said it, I answered it to myself. I thought: I just want mercy to be one of my attributes like it was one of God’s attributes that he attributed to himself (Exodus 34.5-7). Then it hit me. Like a anvil on my head. A simple revelatory prayer from a place not associated with my heart or head – it came from my depths: “I want no adjectives ever attached to my name that have not been said about the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.”
When have we recently realized that God is calling us to share in his character? What attribute of God do you desire? Have you welcomed him into that area of lack in your life expecting him to overflow you with his response? Give it a go. You might be amazed at the fruit of such reckless confidence.