God told Moses, “I’m in charge of mercy. I’m in charge of compassion.” Compassion doesn’t originate in our bleeding hearts or moral sweat but in God’s mercy. Romans 9:15-16

“I can do this on my own!” At some point, we have all said it and believed it. Some people still think ‘good intentions’ are the key to right-living. Others imagine their effort is building a pathway made up of service, family, posy=tion, reputation, good work, and desire. None of these without reaching out to God will earn us His mercy. I heard Pastor Rick Warren say many years ago “If you could do this on your own you would have already done it.” We all need recovery based on a personal, daily relationship with the Holy Spirit.