Word 4U Today

Kindness

Kindness

 

‘…What does the Lord require of you…to love kindness…’    Micah 6:8 NAS

 

Every day we miss opportunities to be kind because we’re in such a big hurry.

One author writes, ‘When I treat people as obstacles, or a means to getting things done, I become a smaller man. With each brusque comment…dismissive glance…curt reply I lose a little more of myself…my relationship with God suffers.’

Paul says, ‘The fruit of the Spirit is…kindness…’ (Galatians 5:22 NKJV), and you can’t love God without being kind to those He loves. Consider Ruth and Naomi. When circumstances left them widowed, Ruth told her ageing mother-in-law, ‘…Don’t ask me to leave you…May the Lord punish me…if I allow anything but death to separate us!’ (Ruth 1:16-17 NLT).

Consider Jonathan and David. When Saul tried to kill David, Jonathan stuck by him and ‘…loved him as himself’ (1 Samuel 18:3 NIV) although it meant sacrificing his chance to become king.

Consider David and Mephibosheth. In an era when newly-appointed rulers routinely sent away members of former dynasties, David sought out Jonathan’s son and said, ‘…I will…show kindness to you for the sake of your father…and…restore to you…the land of your grandfather…you shall eat at my table regularly’ (2 Samuel 9:7 NAS).

Consider the Shunammite woman who noticed Elisha was always passing her house, so she built a little room so he could ‘…turn in…’ when he was tired (2 Kings 4:9-10 NAS).

You never regret kindness. Og Mandino says,

‘Treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend all the care, kindness and understanding you can, with no thought of reward, and your life will never be the same.’

What now?  

This is now an opportunity for you and me! Our country had been into a very devastating situation. Is this God prodding us in the belly. I know there are many ways how we could help the Typhoon Yolanda victims, and one way is by joining us in Praying for our Yolanda victims and if God leads make a donation to help with the relieve and rebuilding efforts.

Want to donate…in CASH? Click Here.

Want to donate…in KIND? Click Here.

Joy Ferdiz

November 12th, 2013

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