Random Acts of Kindness – Why We Should Do Them

Ephesians 4:32 NIV (New International Version)
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Kindness is one of the fruits of the spirit; it is a way to spread God’s everlasting love. Not only that, but showing kindness is simply a nice thing to do–it is a way to make someone’s day brighter. And today is the perfect day to talk about kindness. Why? Because it is Random Act of Kindness Day! Although I’ve already posted several posts with this subject on my blog, today is especially special.

It isn’t always the big actions that mean the most–sometimes something as small as a hug, a letter, or a compliment can make the biggest difference; bigger then we might think or imagine. Kindness can come in many forms. Not to mention that it’s good for our health (it’s good for our immune system, good for our heart, and it can reduce anxiety and depression.) It feels great to be kind!

Here is a list of some of my past posts pertaining to the subject of kindness. Enjoy!

Kindness is selfless, understanding, and loving. Not only should we practice being kind to those who we call our allies (family, friends, etc.) but we should even be kind to our enemies. The Bible says that if we forgive others for their wrongdoings our Heavenly Father will forgive us. If we don’t forgive others, then we aren’t forgiven by God. (Matthew 6:14-15) And believe it or not, forgiveness is a form of kindness.

Besides, God shows us kindness every second of every day. Why shouldn’t we follow in His footsteps and do the same for others as God is always doing for us?

Have a beautiful and blessed day, everyone! ✨

Think Before You Speak – Words of Wisdom #5

James 1:19 NIV (New International Version)
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,

In my lifetime, I’ve heard the words “be quick to listen and slow to speak” so many times, I can’t even count. And I’m grateful that I have, as in this short scripture lies a lot of wisdom that everyone should know and follow.

When some become angry–which in my case, isn’t often–it can be tempting to do or say something that they shouldn’t. All this is is the devil knocking on a door; trying to destroy a relationship, an opportunity, or the peace in our homes and hearts that he doesn’t want us to have. But just like any knock, it’s up to us to choose whether or not we will answer the door.

The Bible says “Refrain from anger” In other words, it is telling us to think before we act and speak out of that anger. God is slow to anger. And as followers of Christ, its important that we follow in His footsteps.

Now, keep in mind that its normal to be angry sometimes, specifically when we are wronged or deceived. While we should be slow to anger, being angry is not the only factor of this equation. It is also how we act even in our anger and how long we allow the anger to effect us.

Ephesians 4:26-27 NIV (New International Version)
26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold.

Okay, okay, so let’s wrap up this addition to Words of Wisdom with some key points:

We, followers of Christ should…

  • be quick to listen and slow to speak: we need to listen–and think–before we act.
  • refrain from anger: no matter what, we should be slow to become angry.
  • NOT sin in our anger: even when we may get angry, we must NOT sin.
  • NOT give the devil a foothold: just because he knocks doesn’t mean we have to answer. DON’T answer that door. Instead, we need to follow God’s path for us.
  • NOT let the sun go down while we are angry: this means we also need to learn to let go of our anger and learn to forgive.

Remember that it is a wonderful, and crucial, thing to ask God for help if you struggle with refraining from acting out of anger and being slow to speak but quick to listen. I find myself asking Him for wisdom, too. As long as we humble ourselves enough to admit that we need Him, and we obey His words, He is always able and willing to help us in all things that will give Him ALL of the glory.

Have a happy, healthy, beautiful and blessed day, y’all!

And remember, God is Love.

Reading the Word of God – Words of Wisdom #3

Having a healthy relationship with the Lord, Jesus Christ, is important for so many reasons. It’s a blessing to be able to talk to Him, bond with Him, and spend time with Him. And a huge part of my relationship with God is continuing to learn who He is.

It’s actually very similar to forming a relationship with any other person: in order to have a positive relationship with someone, you have to know who they are. The same applies with the Lord.

He already knows who we are. In fact, He knows more about us than we know about ourselves. But a relationship goes two ways. And that means, we need to spend time meditating on the Holy Bible, and sending our thanks and prayers to God to learn who He is and how He wants us, followers of Christ, to live.

God not only shows us who He is by the miracles that He preforms in our everyday lives, but also in His Word. I made a goal for 2022, and the rest of my life, to spend more time with the Lord. Me and Goodmommy have been having frequent Bible studies ever since the 1st of January, and we are both learning a lot, even despite the fact that she already knew a lot of the Holy Bible.

Before this year, I did know some of the stories of the Bible, as well: Noah’s Ark, Adam and Eve, The Crossing of the Red Sea, etc. However, what I love is that when you take the time to read the Word of God, there’s always something new to learn. New wisdom to receive.

No matter how much I think I know, God is always teaching me something new. Something that I never knew before.

In short, I’m thankful for my time spent with the Lord. He truly is an amazing God.