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Day Five: “Kindness…God is Kind but He’s Not Soft.”

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Romans 2:4 (NLT) - “Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?”

Romans 2:4 (MSG) - “Better think this one through from the beginning. God is kind, but he’s not soft. In kindness he takes us firmly by the hand and leads us into a radical life-change.”

God’s kindness is always what is best because it will always lead into the intentions and plans of God. Kindness will not fear facing sin and selfishness head on. In Romans 2:4 (MSG) - “Better think this one through from the beginning. God is kind, but he’s not soft. In kindness he takes us firmly by the hand and leads us into a radical life-change.” Kindness is not soft, but instead, it is firm and has as its purpose hearts turning to God, both in the broken and the hurting, and even in the hardened and the proud. His kindness brings us into a radical life-change. May our hearts always be experiencing the kindness of God so that our lives our in continual radical life-change, a life-change into the likeness of Christ.

It is this life-change through the kindness of Christ that makes our kindness toward others a touchpoint, an encounter with God’s mercy and grace together. Spirit-led kindness is the touchpoint of the unimaginable happening in another’s life. It is God working in and through us for this world, bringing His radical life-change to others. In fact when we are full of Christ, filled with the Spirit, the Word of God alive and active in us, we are the kindest people. The imprint of God’s grace and love will be obvious in every way.  Let us thrive in God’s kindness so that we can share this kindness in every way.

Let’s pray and thank God for His kindness toward us. Be filled with His kindness and turn into the radical life-change He has given us in Christ.  Lord, today may this kindness radically change my outlook on the tasks that lie ahead, radically change my heart toward those who you have put around me, and most of all, radically change my worship and hope for today.  Let me be like Jesus in every way today, letting His kindness be revealed through me.

(TLR)

Day Four: “Kindness…Giving as Jesus has Given.”

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Day Three: “Kindness…It’s Powerful!”

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Day Two: “Kindness…The Pursuant Nature of Love”

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Day One: Kindness…“He Generously Poured Out the Spirit on Us”

Monday, March 9th, 2015