Do I always react in Kindness? Even when someone doesn’t deserve it? Let’s chat about our 5th fruit of the spirit, Kindness ❤️
Definition: The quality of being Friendly, Generous, Considerate and of Service to Others
Synonyms: Compassion, Generosity, Affection, Tolerance, Empathy, Grace
So Kindness is an ACTION WORD 😊
In Proverbs 19:22 God tells us that, “What is desired in a man is kindness.” So as a Christian, Kindness is super important but what does it mean to be kind?
The mindset of Kindness is best described in Philippians 2:3-4: “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.”
The world teaches us the opposite of kindness (Each man for Himself) but we need to keep focused on God’s truth and Be Kind.
Mercy is linked to Kindness and Mercy is showing grace to someone even when they don’t deserve it. It’s doing “unto others as you would have them do unto you” Luke 6.31.
So when we humble ourselves and show mercy and love to people, especially to those who don’t deserve it, then we are being Kind. It is extending the same grace God gives us, to those around us.
-Being friendly, even to those who are always grumpy back to you
-Taking someone a meal even if they never have extended warmth to you
-Randomly paying for someones coffee or groceries
-Its picking up litter when you never dropped it
-Opening a door for someone who cant do it for themselves
Proverbs 20:28 says that “Mercy and truth preserve the king, and by loving kindness he upholds his throne”. These are qualities that God wants in His leaders. I don’t know about you but I sure want to “uphold” my throne in my household and be a leader to my children. I sure don’t always get this right. Looks like I need to be extending more Kindness to achieve this!
So this week let’s show “tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, long suffering” Colossians 3:13 to those around us “And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32
Do random acts of kindness, not only in your homes but to the community around you. You may just start the change you want to see.