“I will tell of the kindnesses of the Lord, the deeds for which he is to be praised . . . yes, the many good things he has done for Israel, according to his compassion and many kindnesses”- (Isaiah 63:7).
Thoughts for Today
Kindness is a characteristic of God. Out of His kindness He made a covenant with the nation of Israel. And out of kindness, He kept His side of this covenant while they rebelled and disobeyed.
It is out of kindness that Jesus left the splendor of heaven to become a man. It is out of kindness that He hung on a cross to die and pay the wages of our sin. Out of eternal love and kindness, He offers to us His precious gift of salvation.
But God’s kindness did not stop at the cross. It continues today in the lives of those who accept His Son as their Savior. The more we allow Him to work in us, the more His fruit becomes evident to those whose lives we touch each day.
As we continue to live and grow spiritually, there are several things we need to know about kindness. Sometimes, kindness requires putting ourselves in another person’s place. We need to view others as Christ does.
There are those of us who continually show kindness to others and yet seem to be incapable of showing kindness to ourselves. We allow past failures and sins to prevent us from growing. However, God’s forgiveness is complete. When we pray and seek His forgiveness, He gives it. Therefore, we must learn to forgive others and ourselves, too.
Kindness gives birth to kindness. Love extended leads to more love. As you begin to show kindness to others, you will be set free from feelings of self-condemnation. You will find yourself being empowered by the Holy Spirit to exercise more kindness more often.
Prayer: Our Loving Heavenly Father,
Thank You for the kindness You have shown to me and will continue to grant me as I journey with You. As I grow in showing kindness to others, reveal to me how to show kindness to myself through forgiveness for past sins. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray,
Have a Blessed Thursday and God Bless you.
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team