When you don’t have it in you, it’s still where you are.

O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 (NIV)

Other versions translate, “justly” as “justice” or “what is right,” and “mercy” as “kindness.” Imagine the impact that just shooting for just, right, kind, merciful, humble, kind attitudes and communication with others in every situation, can have on relationships, charitable giving, classroom and business practices, and public courtesies. We are unlikely to pull this off all the time even if- and maybe especially if – we are intentionally trying to do Micah 6:8 like it’s a task. We only have it in us to be this way because God has it in Him, and we are in Him and He’s in us. Focusing on these beautiful attributes in our beautiful God unleashes His love and grace in us so that we become rather than merely behave.

Lord, just as you supply all my needs, Micah 6:8 me please.