Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Kindness in Review

Another month has come and gone! This year I have been sharing  about the Bible's Fruit of the Spirit. You can go back and check out those as listed:
January - Joy
February - Love
March - Peace
April - Hope
May - Faith
June - Self Control
July - Patience
August - Perseverance
September - Kindness

In the month of October I will be sharing about Wisdom.

Picture is from my friend, Bonnie's blog. Click below.
Bonnie's blog

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Let's Put Our Fruit (of the Spirit) on the Table

This month I have shared about the Fruit of the Spirit, Kindness. Today's world really needs a lot of this attitude/disposition. If Almighty GOD's kindness had not been shown to us in His death on the cross in Jesus for our sins, no amount of our kindness would have any meaning. It's only our willingness (through salvation in Jesus Christ) for Him to use us for His purposes that renders His true kindness in us toward others.

May we always reach upward for His kindness.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

GOD's Kindness Is Everlasting

Luke 12:27-28, "Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor. Yet, not even Soloman in his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how GOD clothes the grass of the field, how much more will He clothe you!" GOD's kindness in the beauty of His creation is manifested in reborn "man who is made in His image." (Genesis 1:27)

Grow in the kindness of Almighty GOD in Christ Jesus through the Holy Spirit. Don't allow the wilds of the world weigh you down with the burdens of life.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Start Your Day With GOD's Loving Kindness

Proverbs 3:6, "Listen for GOD's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; He's the One Who will keep you on track!" The best time to do this is when you start your day. Begin your day with GOD's Loving kindness in thanking Him for what He has blessed you with. There are so many others who are not as fortunate to be so blessed. Praise Him throughout the day for His Loving kindness and close your day thanking Him for His Loving kindness to you in that no matter what happens in this life, you have eternal Life with Him forevermore!

I Corinthians 14:7 speaks of the different sounds of the instruments. Have you ever heard an orchestra tuning their instruments before they begin their performance?! What a jumble of sounds! However, when they are all in tune, what a beautiful sound comes from their instruments. Let us be in tune with His Holy Spirit and what His kindness has for us each day. Share that kindness with others who need His Loving kindness, so they too may come to Almighty GOD's salvation in Jesus Christ through His Holy Spirit!

This tree below reminds me of a tuning fork, ha


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Kindness Doesn't Leave You Hanging

Kindness always draws people toward those giving it. How much more so our Almighty GOD's kindness to mankind. The greatest kindness is Jesus' redemption offered to mankind. It goes beyond comprehension. Accept Him today and watch the blessings of kindness He brings!

Don't be left hanging on for dear life! Know for sure your eternal salvation in Jesus Christ!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Many Facets of Kindness

We are what we say, do, and think. Kindness also works this way. 

Isaiah 55:11, "So is my word that goes out from my mouth; It will not return to me empty." Make sure your words are those of kindness! I would rather have kindness returning to me than unkindness.

Matthew 7:12, "In everything do to others what you would have them do to you..." Even to those who reject your kindness, the seed is planted for the LORD to work in their hearts.

Job 21:27, "Behold, I (GOD) know your thoughts and devices which you wrongfully imagine against Me." GOD knows everything we think, make sure it is things of kindness!

Secure yourself to Jesus, the Rock of our salvation!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Kindness Not Only Helps Others, It Helps You Too

Have you ever been at your "wit's end?" Have you been on "overload" and can't take on another thing? Or, is everything happening at once? Today's fast lane of life surely can slow down when we have others who show their kindness through a gentle smile in passing, a joyful hello with smiling eyes, or a kind hand of help when you've dropped a hand load of things. Do you feel spread out too thin?

Stop, take a moment to show a little kindness and what you send out will return to you in the kindness of others coming back to you!

Acts 20:35, "It is better to give than to receive!" Kindness is a gift from our Almighty GOD. Share His kindness with everyone you come into contact with. The kindness you sow your will surely reap.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Be Surrounded By Loving Kindness

The mercy, grace, and kindness of Almighty GOD through Jesus Christ in the Holy Spirit has, is, and will always sustain me.

Be surrounded by Almighty GOD, His angels, His people, and never be surrounded by the junk of the world!

Monday, September 15, 2014

GOD's Loving Kindness

Hebrews 11:1, "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see."The kindness of Almighty GOD gives us the reassurance of eternal life with Him! May we share this kindness with others. Are your roots of kindness not very well grounded

Let today be the day that you become rooted in our LORD Jesus Christ! Accept Him as your LORD and Savior! In doing so you will become certain beyond any doubt Who Jesus Christ is!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Kindness - Worth More Than You Think!

Kindness brings a double blessing; blessing the one who the kindness is bestowed upon as well as the one who is showing the kindness. What is even more exciting is the anticipation of what our Lord GOD has in store for us who are saved by His mercy and kindness of salvation!  

John 14:6, "Jesus said, ' I Am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father accept through Me.' " Jesus paid the penalty for man's sins, but man must accept His gift of salvation or eternally pay the penalty himself, that being separated from Almighty GOD forever in suffering and pain.

One fruit of the Spirit is kindness! Looking below, do you have this much kindness?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

GOD's Kindness To Us.

Romans 5:8, "Yet while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." When I read this verse I think, who is the most nastiest, dirtiest, foulest, repugnant and hateful person? Then having such love and kindness for him/her that I would die for that person to make him/her the most cleanest, spotless, purest, acceptable, and perfect person without blemish. This is exactly what Almighty GOD in Christ Jesus did for every human being; you and me. Father GOD is so perfect and expects perfection. Man is so imperfect and can never do anything to meet Father GOD's qualification. Only Christ Jesus paying the penalty for our sin can change us to the Father's expectation. Accept Jesus as your Savior today, then begin living and learning of this new redemptive life!

Psalm 136:12, "With a mighty hand and out stretched arm, His Love endures forever!" I couldn't help but share this picture of a sapling growing on the out stretched limb of another tree!

Are you out on a limb? You're never to far for Almighty GOD to retrieve you unto Himself forever!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Kindness Knows No Boundaries.

If the animal kingdom can express this kind of kindness, surely mankind has even more ability to do so. This truly shows in the following video when a lion cares for an orphan deer.

Don't let life tie you up in knots. 

Genesis 1:27, Only man is made in the image of GOD. If His animal creation can show this kind of kindness, man by all means can do much more so. Let the Holy Spirit work His kindness through you and you too will find your kindness has no boundaries. 

Galatians 6:7, "You reap what you sow."

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Is Your Kindness Twisted By The World's Whims?

What is popular is not always right. The older generation can share many things they would not have done if they had it to do all over again.

Showing one's strength through bullying is one example of this. It's not really a strength, but a very inferiority complex within one's self to have to prove to himself/herself that no one will treat them in this manner. This not only happens on an individual and gang level, but it happens on national levels as well. This world would be a very different place if every person would use kindness instead of unkindness.

Philippians 4:6, Don't allow yourself to be twisted in the ways of the world, but with "every supplication present requests to GOD." 

Philippians 4:5, "Let your kindness be evident to all. The LORD is near."

Friday, September 5, 2014

Kindness, A Product of GOD's Mercy

Exodus 33:19, Roman 9:15,18 "The LORD said, 'I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.' " Thank you, Father GOD for your mercy and compassion for me!

Romans 9:16, "It doesn't depend on man's desire or effect, but on GOD's mercy." So let the Holy Spirit in us display GOD's mercy in our words, actions, and deeds.

Man's kindness to others is best learned from GOD's mercy and compassion for us in the salvation He has offered by Jesus Christ paying the penalty for our sins on the cross.

Mercy is GOD's kindness to man. Compassion is man's kindness to his fellow man. Faith (in Jesus Christ) is man's kindness to GOD. 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Kindness Verses Coldness

Psalm 23:6, "Surely goodness and mercy (loving kindness) will follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever."

Treating others as we would have them treat us takes much "flexibility" especially with those who are harsh with us.  From the movie, Buck; "Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not get bent out of shape!"

 Learn to make your kindness to be like that of Christ's. For in doing so it will bring about one of two things in those who don't have kindness. 1. It will open their heart to Jesus Christ and a path way of witness to bringing our LORD's salvation to them or; 2. "It will heaps coals of fire upon their heads" (Proverbs 25:22, Romans 12:20.) for hardening their hearts to the truth of our Awesome, Almighty, Creator, Savior, Holy Father GOD. Let your heart not be hardened. Believe in your heart what Jesus has done for you and the Holy Spirit will open up to you His eternity!

Monday, September 1, 2014

The Kindness of Our GOD

1 Chronicles 16:34, GOD's kindness to man is His Mercy that endures forever. Mercy is receiving something we don't deserve.

Proverbs 3:3, "Don't let kindness and truth forsake you. Bind them around your neck. Write them on the tablet of your heart."

I think the saying  should be, Kindness begins at home. It is a learned behavior. Those who have been fortunate to have had parents teach this to them through example understand the joy of the LORD.  Others have learned of it by people being kind to them in a time of great need. The greatest kindness there ever was or could be was when GOD became a man in Jesus Christ and took our sin upon Him so that we can be with our Almighty Creator forever! Accept His mercy of His kindness of salvation and you too will experience a kindness in your heart that goes beyond anything in this world!