March 1, 2013 WOE Staff

Compassion that Moves to Action…March Devotional

A 31 Day focus on scripture that shows us God’s examples of moving from the feeling of compassion to action.

Our ministry partners and their Mobile Messengers are tremendous examples of compassionate individuals that daily reach out to under-served people with physical and spiritual needs. The Mobile Messengers jump into action by doing whatever it takes to deliver God’s message of hope. 

Join us in March, as we grow together in God’s purpose of compassion that moves to action. As you pray each day over the scripture, please pray for the Mobile Messengers in the field and your next steps of moving into action. Together, God can use us to do some radical things for Him in 2013!


The With Open Eyes Team


March 1: “Get up and prepare for action. Go out and tell them everything I tell you to say. Do not be afraid of them.” Jeremiah 1:17

March 2: But you, O Lord, are a God of compassion and mercy, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness. Psalm 86:15

March 3: Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3

March 4: The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him. Psalm 103:13

March 5: Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your decrees! Psalm 119:5

March 6: Light shines in the darkness for the godly. They are generous, compassionate, and righteous. Psalm 112:4

March 7: Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows. Isaiah 1:17

March 8: Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions. Matthew 7:20

March 9: Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you. James 1:27

March 10: The Lord passed in front of Moses, calling out,“Yahweh! The Lord! The God of compassion and mercy! I am slow to anger and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness. Exodus 34:6

March 11: This is what the Lord says: Be fair-minded and just. Do what is right! Help those who have been robbed; rescue them from their oppressors. Quit your evil deeds! Do not mistreat foreigners, orphans, and widows. Jeremiah 22:3

March 12: The Lord is good to everyone. He showers compassion on all his creation. Psalm 145:9

March 13:  ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Matthew 22:39

March 14: And I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from your faith as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ. Philemon 1:6

March 15: You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate. Luke 6:36

March 16: You love justice and hate evil. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you, pouring out the oil of joy on you more than on anyone else. Psalm 45:7

March 17: I have not kept the good news of your justice hidden in my heart; I have talked about your faithfulness and saving power. I have told everyone in the great assembly of your unfailing love and faithfulness. Psalm 40:10

March 18: What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? James 2:14

March 19: Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law. Romans 13:8

March 20: Moved with compassion, Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” he said. “Be healed!” Mark 1:41

March 21: You see, his faith and his actions worked together. His actions made his faith complete. James 2:22

March 22: When God’s children are in need, be the one to help them out. And get into the habit of inviting guests home for dinner or, if they need lodging, for the night. Romans 12:13

March 23: If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person? 1 John 3:17

March 24: Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. 1 John 3:18

March 25: But I will protect the orphans who remain among you. Your widows, too, can depend on me for help.” Jeremiah 49:11

March 26: Moses was taught all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was powerful in both speech and action. Acts 7:22

March 27: The man answered, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Luke 10:27

March 28: Jesus saw the huge crowd as he stepped from the boat, and he had compassion on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things. Mark 6:34

March 29: Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before God. 1 John 3:19

March 30: For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5:14

March 31:  Don’t just pretend that you love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Stand on the side of the good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. Never be lazy in your work, but serve the Lord enthusiastically. Romans 12:9-11

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