What is kindness?
The dictionary describes kindness as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate or a kind act.
Have you heard about paying it forward? This is an act of kindness right. Do unto others as you would like done unto you.
The world would say “Karma” good or bad ,it will affect you. But the Bible calls it reaping and sowing. If you are kind to someone you may or may not revive it back from them but if you just keep on doing what is kind it will come back to you.
I feel that being kind to someone takes you out of your own world and helps you to think of others instead of just yourself all the time. I can be in the worst mood and then I choose to release kindness to others the atmosphere just changes and hearts change.
It is a choice right? We can choose to be kind or choose to be mean. I believe being kind will change your heart in the act of the kindness. Kindness is something we must be taught or shown. When I was child if I was doing something that wasn’t kind my mother would step and say “that wasn’t very kind”
The Bible has a lot to say about kindness, so I thought I would share a few verses with you.
"Whoever pursues righteousness and KINDNESS will find life, righteousness, and honor."
"A man who is KIND benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself."
1 Corinthians 13:4
"Love is patient and KIND love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant."
"Be KIND to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you."
I love the Word of God because no matter what the topic is you can find truths that are timeless because Jesus is the way , the truth , and life .
Prayer: Father God forgive me for being unkind to myself, to you or others. I want to learn how to be kind and to think of others. Would you help me and change my heart to be kind ? I can’t do this alone. Show me ways and people to be kind to and to learn kindness each and every day. In Jesus name AMEN.
What is peace to you?
For me it’s a sense of stillness and rest, where I have no anxiety or fear. Certain things can help me to get into peace, taking slow deep breathes can physically help me to fill my lungs with oxygen and release the fears and worries.
The environment I am in can give me peace. A comfortable room that’s cool, soothing instrumental music and putting on my aroma therapy diffuser with lavender scent. Lying in a beach chair in a beach listening to the waves can also bring me peace.
All these things can be wonderful but temporarily ,ultimately I want to know the ONE person that is PEACE and gives me lasting peace.
Jesus left this earth and reminded us that he is the Prince of Peace.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” ... “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ
Satan our adversary comes as the deceiver, the one who can come as false peace.
2 Corinthians 11:14 King James Version (KJV)
14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6)
Prayer: Forgive me to looking to the world and other things to give me peace. I want to know lasting peace which is in you Jesus. Touch me today to I would know the truth of who you are and your lasting peace. In Jesus name, Amen.
Joy, is it the same as happiness?
We can be happy for a moment with a person or situation but ultimately that fades. Everlasting JOY can only be found in the Lord almighty. Joy unspeakable and full of Glory.
The term HAPPINESS is used in the context of mental or emotional states, including positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. It is also used in the context of life satisfaction, subjective well-being, eudaimonia, flourishing and well-being. Wikipedia
Happiness can change, emotions can be like a rollercoaster and you can almost feel schizophrenic at times because this world and people change but God doesn’t change who he is!!
Find JOY in the Lord TODAY!! It’s NOT in things, people or places but in HIM!
John 15:11 ESV
These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
Prayer: God forgive me for putting my happiness in things, people or places. I want to know what true JOY is all about. I want to understand your ways and who you are. Open my heart to receive the Joy of the Lord today! In Jesus name I pray AMEN