kindness matters

kindness is such a powerful thing yet so underused. in today's society it is very easy to come across those who are unkind. it's easy to come into contact every day with at least one unkind person. think about the person at the mall you hold the door open for, who walks right past you without saying thank you. think about Christmas time, what should be the most loving time of the year is normally when you encounter the most unkind people.

kindness is honestly one of the greatest gifts you can give someone. as Christians, kindness is something He expects from us. it allows Christ's love to shine through us.  He doesn't want us to be unkind, we are to be different.

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

Ephesians 4:32

we need to learn to be tenderhearted. when we start being tenderhearted, it's easy to be kind. having a heart that is easily touched and sensitive doesn't mean your weak. although that's what the world would say. if we are sensitive to those around us, we start seeing their needs instead of our own.  have a loving, tenderhearted, compassionate attitude and let it shine for everyone to see.

Do to others as you would have them do to you
Luke 6:31

acts of kindness don't have to be be huge, expensive, flashy ordeals.  smile at someone, hold the door for them, give them the 30 cents they are searching for for their McDonalds order, help them carry their bags to the car, hug them when you can see they need one, take time to talk to them and pray with them and for them.

you can change lives with your actions.  you can change lives with your kindness.  you can change lives by allowing Christ's love to shine through you.  you might be the one voice in their life at the moment that they need to hear.  your encouragement might be the one thing that keeps them going.  maybe you are the one who is to help them see Jesus.

your actions, words, prayers and love matter.  your kindness matters.  it matters to those who receive it and it matters to Him.  you might not be able to help everyone, but you can help someone.

out for now