Slow down…Be Kind!
“Kindness can only be sown from a heart that is tender.”
(The God of my Kindness - Psalm 59:11)
Love is patient, love is kind…... I Corinthians 13:4
Read Psalm 59 & I Corinthians 13
It has been said that our actions speak louder than our words. The Bible states, “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as Christ God forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:32 NIV). I should always remain cognizant of the fact that if I constantly maintain a disposition of unforgiveness; I will be prevented from possessing the ability to express kindness to others.
So Lord, I ask that you reveal to me anything within me that is yet hindering me from the ability to show compassion, gentleness and thoughtfulness to EVERYONE. May I not be bias in my actions, but develop a renewed mindset that has become yielding to the extent, that I have the ability to communicate your unconditional love to everyone that I encounter.
May the spirit of pride never mask its self in me, thus manifesting in an: unkind, arrogant, haughty, rancorous, vindictive, egotistical, overly confident, heart. May I never forget, because of my own pain, hurt or “convenient amnesia”; the countless acts of kindness that you have displayed and are yet displaying to me. May I operate daily from that platform.
May my desire to show kindness become more than a mere desire; but become an automatic response especially to those who are not expressing that character quality to me.
May I rapidly mature to the extent that I will become aware of every selfish motive that I still possess…. and actively make the necessary amendments. May I also realize that I need not “feel” like being kind….. to produce the action. because it is a mindset.
Therefore, I decree, as of today; that I have made a conscience DECISION to be kind. Holy Spirit I ask that you bring to mind strategies that will permit me the ability to outwit the enemy when he attempts to provoke me to be unkind.
Thanks “Elohay Chasdi” for every expression of kindness that you have extended to me…. and may I now ….in every situation reciprocate the same.