We may think of ourselves as compassionate, but is it not empathy or pity? What does compassion really look like? Jesus had compassion, so what would we be our characteristics if we were a people of compassion?
Requiring obedience from our children can be a challenge. Especially when they do not actually understand what obedience looks like. Do we as believers understand what the obedience that God expects from us, actually looks like?
To make a new start there has to be a fresh revelation of God. We have to encounter the supernatural to make sense of our natural again. Like Moses’ bush, or Elijah’s mountaintop experience, we have to see God as He really is. Then we can start.