Love Does 16

Saturday, May 16
Chapter 16: Hunting Grizzlies
(pg 103)

Quote of the Day:

“These days, the view of God I hold on to isn’t Him being mad because I’ve missed the mark. It’s the one of Him seen through a bloody eye, scooping me into His arms, getting blood all over His shirt, and carrying me away to get healed.”  – Love Does by Bob Goff, pg 108

Scripture Reference:

Psalms 86:15

But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, Slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.

Putting Love into Action:

As your thoughts begin to drift towards the faults of someone else, consider your own shortcomings and reconsider. Ask God to shape your thoughts and feelings to reflect the heart of God – slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.

Question/Discussion:

Has there been a time in your life where God scooped you up in His arms and carried you away when you’ve missed the mark?

Post your comments below for today’s question/discussion. I can’t wait to hear your answers!

~Starr

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5 thoughts on “Love Does 16

  1. I’ve missed the mark so many times as a mom. I catch myself having a short temper or getting super frustrated about nothing. Over and over again, God has shown me His lovingkindness through my husband and the forgiveness of my daughters. They don’t hold grudges and they totally get that we all mess up. I’m thankful for second chances, and third, and fourth, etc.

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  2. Amen! I miss the mark daily with my kids too. But I usually miss the mark at work just as much. I see that one girl is not pulling her weight for God to remind me that I don’t always get all my share of the work done either. I have to ask my co workers for forgiveness all the time. I don’t want to see faults of anyone else as I have enough of my own 🙂

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  3. Missing the mark sometimes seems like a daily thing for me… at times I feel like someone slapped me afterwards When I realize it.

    I don’t think there’s been a time when He’s carried me away. But I do know that He has comforted me and used the times to open My eyes.

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  4. I agree, I miss the mark all the time. I used to pray for God to change others and then I realized that it was more likely that I needed to be the one that God changed. I have changed over the years, I hope I’m better for the most part. I don’t stress over the little things. I am more patient than I was as a young mother and wife. I pray more often for the will of God and try harder to focus on the things and people who matter the most.

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