Good Monday Morning!
How are you dear one? I hope the weekend has been pleasant?
May this new week bring joy and peace like you’ve never experienced before! Amen.
Let’s go right into The Word for this week.
As I was about writing this, I realized something. Isn’t it funny that many times we Christians neglect the practical part of what our faith stands for?
Joyce Meyer is a preacher I love very much because of how relatable and practical her teachings her. She always says not to put a bumper sticker about Jesus if you can’t even be kind to people on the road.
I personally think God wants to work on me to be kind. I listened to a Christian music video I had on my laptop that I’d never watched. The song is by Brandon Heath and it’s titled ‘Give me your eyes’. I instantly connected to the lyrics of the song and put it on replay.
The song basically talks about the singer asking the Lord to give him His eyes so he can see people the way God sees them. The video was about him seeing so many people around him and not even take note of someone, anyone who just needs kindness. I think you should watch it!
Then a day after, I get a devotion mail from Proverbs 31 ministries on ‘Divine Interruptions’. It was centered on the fact that we all have schedules that we don’t want interrupted, but that we can (must) allow divine interruptions that allows us show love and kindness to people. Oh, how we all need constant divine interruptions in our lives!
I meditated for a while after hearing the song and I knew that I hadn’t been showing as much kindness as my Lord will want me to.
From reading the Bible, you’d get to know Jesus as the kindest person ever! He always went about doing good and having compassion.
We Christians can sometimes be so mean! I remember getting back from a stressful day at work and walking home, when a bike man from behind said he’d hit me because he wanted to pass the exact path I was walking, though the road was wide. I allowed my feelings take over and lashed out.
When he’d gone, I thought to myself how I’d just been unkind to the man.
You see, showing kindness doesn’t mean the person/people deserve it. It just means we remembered to do what Jesus would have done.
‘What would Jesus do?’ Isn’t just a cliche; it’s a motto who must align our lives with.
Being kind just means having compassion! That’s it.
You don’t even need money to show it. Smiling to a stranger can be kindness, when you see or sense that the person is moody.
This week, let’s make it our duty to be kind! Let’s take it upon ourselves to not just talk about Christ’s love; but let’s show it.
Remember Galatians 5:22-23, But the fruit of the Spirit is love , joy , peace , longsuffering , kindness , goodness , faithfulness , gentleness and self-control. Against such, there is no law.
Let’s ask Jesus to give us His eyes, that we may see people the way He sees them and not the way we think they are.
I could have stood for an old lady to sit in the bus on Friday, but I didn’t. I used the excuse that I was tired. The woman probably didn’t know that I was battling myself inwardly; but I lost the opportunity to be kind to her.
God gives us several opportunities to show kindness through out the day; we just need His eyes to take notice.
Maybe it’s time you made that call to the person who hurt you. Show them the compassion that God has shown you.
Take every opportunity!
Have an awesome week ahead everyone! The lines will fall for you in pleasant places! Amen.
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Plenty love, B.