Sunday, September 10, 2017

Kindness Works

Be kind today. It won't cost you anything, but sooner or later, it will pay rich dividends in your relationships. It's not always easy to be kind. Many people may see it as a sign of weakness. Not so, it is a sign of spiritual strength and power. It is a characteristic of the Holy Spirit working through your life. "But the fruit of the Spirit is . . . kindness" (Galatians 5:22).

You may say, "It's just not my nature to be kind." You are right. Outside of the Holy Spirit working through us, it is not anyone's nature to be kind. However, the fruit of God's Spirit working in us produces kindness. Let God use you. Yield to His Spirit. "And be kind one to another" (Ephesians 4:32). Kindness works for you today.

Pray the Word: Father, I yield to the Holy Spirit to work the fruit of kindness in my life. Give me grace to be kind to others, through Jesus Christ. Amen.

Do the Word: Consider any memories of being unkind to others. Ask God to forgive you and give you the kindness of Christ for them. Consider memories of others who have been unkind to you. Ask God to forgive them and bless them through Christ.