Sugar coated words doesn’t sway me but smart people impresses me, simplicity amazes me, and strength of character does influences me. And most of all, I am captivated by acts of kindness or compassion. Kindness, I think, comes from learning hard lessons well from failing and picking yourself up from rock bottom. Kindness implies an understanding of the human condition, forgives it many flaws and quirks. When I see that in people, it feels me with admiration.
Just like Mother Theresa said “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, and kindness in your smile.” Doing something nice solely for the good graces of those around you isn't really kindness. Don't feel the need to rejoice about your good-deeds towards other, always give God all the glory and be humble.
J Pass it on, KINDNESS is contagious J
Matthew 11:28 and Revelation 22:17 show us that the New Testament begins and ends with an invitation for all of us to receive God’s kindness. God’s kindness is available to everyone. Just like Mephibosheth in 2 Samuel 19 represents every poor, damaged, lame, depressed, sick, sinful, tired, scattered, wandering, lost, dead dog, person in all of human race. And, he lives in a desolate land. But what happened? King David has already made up his mind to be kind to him because he made a covenant with his father Jonathan to let his family live in freedom and blessing. God’s kindness is for those like Mephibosheth who was injured while fearfully running from a king who has already made up his mind to be kind to us against all odds.
From the story in the book of 11 Samuel chapter 19 we can see that God’s kindness restores relationship (Romans 5:8–10), provides us with incorruptible inheritance (1 Peter 1:4), and delivers our feet from falling (Psalm 116:8). Mephibosheth was restored, rich in blessing and his lame foot was covered by a king who loved him so much and gave him the favoured seat at His table. Like Mephibosheth you need to receive His kindness, be restored and see the rich blessing of Him in your life. Don’t forget to show kindness to others. I just want you remember that as Jesus is in heaven so you are here on earth.
You don't always need a reason to call up a good friend. Make a goal of calling one friend per week, or even three friends per week, just to catch up and see how that person is doing. Today, try not to be lazy, send a text message or even a Facebook post and give your friend a phone call from the heart. Don’t just call or be kind to people because you want something in return. I just wanted to say a big thank you to all those wonderful people in my life because your kindness in words gives me confident and your kindness in open-handed show me love.
Thank you! xx
Have a glorious week!
J TRULY YOURS, ALABA J