How To Have A Heart of Compassion

How To Have A Heart of Compassion

How To Have A Heart of Compassion

God wants to brand our hearts with His compassion! We first believe in the power of His compassion then we receive it by faith. This happens when we spend quality time encountering His presence. It is in His presence where we change and become more like Him.

1. Compassion For People

“Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.”

Matthew 9:35-37

God’s compassion allows us to feel the pain of the people we are called to liberate. If Christianity is only about our blessing, our provision, our breakthrough, and our family, then our faith walk can become very shallow. We won’t live a fulfilled life and fulfill our destiny.

Christianity will affect us and our family in a positive way. As we receive the blessings of God, we can be a blessing to others as well. This happens when we have compassion for people that are far from God!

2. Carriers of Compassion

“As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it.”

Luke 19:41

He can be touched by what we go through because He knows what it is like to be us. He carries compassion, and if we are His followers then we must also carry His compassion.

This is a supernatural miracle that takes place by the power and grace of God when we are open to receive it by faith. Compassion for our nation, community, city, and broken people! Compassion brands the miracle burden of Heaven into our hearts.

“For he who avenges blood remembers; he does not ignore the cries of the afflicted.”

Psalm 9:12

Affliction and abuse defile this world, and we have to be concerned because human nature does not pay attention to these things. Human nature lives a self-absorbed life, which is not the way we should follow. Ultimately it will end up destroying us. But if we have a burden for the lost and for the broken, God can trust us to be blessed so we can be a blessing to others.

3. Compassion Is Power In Action

“And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them. So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.”

Exodus 3:9-10

We must open our hearts to the cries of the people. When we allow God’s compassion to brand our hearts, we will never be the same again because God’s compassion is power. The enemy is afraid of people that carry compassion because those people won’t settle into complacency.

A church with compassion will reach the nations! When the blind man’s eyes were opened, that was power. When Jesus fed the five thousand, that was power. Are you ready for the power of God to touch your life?

The power of God’s compassion is pure love, and it is faith in action. It opens programs, orphanages, men and women’s homes, and takes the gospel to the four corners of this world for this generation and the generations to come.

4. Living A Selfless Life

“From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life. Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!” Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”

Matthew 16:21-23

Peter wanted Jesus all to himself in this scripture: heal me, restore me, Jesus. All of this is good, and we should believe for all of these things and more. But at some point, it must go from being about us to being about others. Peter’s assignment was the rock, and the church would be built upon him. It was not about Peter only, but it was about the church also.

Let us not become humanistic and only think of ourselves. Yes, God wants to give us blessings in abundance. That is His desire for His children. But He wants to bless us so that we can be a blessing to all the people on earth.

Final Thoughts

Compassion is pure love in action.

Compassion is just not talking, it is stepping out in faith and doing something!

True compassion is to receive God’s blessings and be willing to give away to others.

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About Pastor Jason

Jason Lozano leads Freedom City Church in Whittier, CA and pastors a global multi-cultural church with thousands of members. His church has one goal and one vision: To Bring God’s Freedom To This Generation.