how to be merciful like our Father

Beatitudes: Building Godly Character in Women, The Merciful

“He wants me to be merciful like He is merciful, and not only be merciful, but to love mercy.” Today we continue in our series, Beatitudes: Building Godly Character in the Woman of God, by welcoming our Moms in Prayer Graphic Designer, Georgene Kamphuis. We dive into the fifth beatitude, “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall be shown mercy.” Georgene draws us into the merciful heart of our Father and shows us how we can extend that same mercy to those around us. It isn’t always what we give, but also what we withhold.

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What the Bible says about forgiveness and letting goMake the soul of Your servant joyful, for to You, Lord, I lift up my soul. For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all who call upon You. Psalm 86:4-5 NASB

“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”— these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. 1 Corinthians 2:9-10 ESV

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 NIV

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16 NIV

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Mercy and truth go before You. Psalm 89:14 NASB

The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him. Psalm 103:8-13 ESV

Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Luke 6:38 NIV

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Merciful to my child, others, & myself.Georgene Kamphuis is a graphic designer on the Communications Team for Moms in Prayer International. She designs for web and print, creating images for the MIP website and products, event graphics, presentations, social media, and publications. After several years working in the corporate world as a designer, Georgene became a full-time mom who freelanced from home. For several years she volunteered to create graphics for MIP and then 16 years ago joined their staff.

She was first introduced to Moms in Prayer in 1989 when she met another mom interested in praying for their children and the new elementary school in the neighborhood. She and her husband live in North San Diego County, California. Three daughters, their husbands, two teenage grandsons, and a three-year-old granddaughter keep her praying in a Moms in Prayer Group every week. There have been countless answers to prayer these 35 years of praying for her kids, their kids, and their schools.

Georgene loves gardening, reading, and keeping in touch with her friends. Working full-time for Moms in Prayer with other women with the same passion for prayer and Jesus hasn’t been like working, but fun, and a gift from God.


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