“Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. BE KIND to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you” (Ephesians 4:25–32).
Sometimes kindness just seems to flow from us. It can almost be second nature. It is when faced with a challenge that we are tempted to allow kindness to cease its flow. May that be just as unnatural as if an ancient spring stopped pouring forth water.
Jesus showed great compassion for all people! In our morning message today we find Jesus’ compassion is for people in comparison to a harvest. Jesus wants all people to be saved. He does not want them left out in the field to be ruined! To be wasted by sin. This shows the beauty and purpose to His compassion. He cares for your life and others. His prayer is that we who obey His word would all be the laborers to bring others into the Father’s presence. That work today starts with
Turtles are incredible reptiles! They come with their own house! They are the perfect example of homebodies…they never leave home! Many of us can relate with this during this pandemic! It is easy to become self focused during this time! May we remember that we all need one another! The kindest thing we can do for ourselves and others is to be there as best we can. Be connected during a time that is tearing society apart! So today my desire for you is don’t give in to a focus on self. In a way, like a turtle.
Request: Do you have ideas that we can all incorporate to show kindness from a distance? Please share your thoughts. God bless you all.
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“Be Kind” has become an anthem of our Morning Message. It is simple, yet powerful when carried out. The call for kindness is a purpose as this just seems to be needed now more than ever. What we find today, however, is that kindness is not a purpose. It is a result! Kindness is a Fruit.
Having a cow is generally a reaction of anxiety or even anger over a specific situation you face. In our Scripture this morning, we are told not to be anxious. Paul does not stop here. He tells us what TO focus on! Just imagine what this dog is thinking and strive to harness that kind of joy!
We in the world can be defined by fish in a river. Every fish is going to face different kinds of obstacles based on what is “current”ly happening to them. Every person faces the edge of the waterfall, rapids, and also moments of calm. The trick is, those we interact with might be facing the edge of the waterfall while we are in the calm or vica versa. We will both come from different perspectives yet can we not empathize? Can we not learn from our past to bring calm in the rapid flow of tension? Can we not
When we walk through the valley it is easy to allow the valley to affect our attitude and emotions. A valley is simply a depression in the rocky crag. Kindness just might be the first thing to fall down the mountain into that valley. The message today helps us when we face troubling situations.