8th OCTOBER 2019“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” – Galatians 6:2
What kind of clothing are you wearing- whether you are a Christian or not? Have you tried to show kindness to your fellow human beings? It is quite amazing that so many of us, up to 90% of the general human population is devoid of pity, love, mercy, kindness, and humility. The character of Jesus Christ is to lift up those in distress. As Christians, you ought NOT only to have Jesus but also, you must have His character. I have come to realize that the best time to understand the people around you is when you are truly in distress and need urgent help. While so many give reasons for not being able to help, others are in fact angels, in a human cloak – heaven sent to uplift their fellow humans. Those set of people will be good to others ALL THE TIME, not minding what they have to lose in return. To help someone in need is to display Christ in you. To help someone to overcome pains and trauma is to display the godliness in us. What does it cost to be kind? NOTHING! Whatever you give to others, you gain back in threefold! Therefore, truly, it is more blessed to give than to receive. When you show kindness, you are simply displaying the character of Jesus Christ, or better still, a show of the godliness in you. In Deuteronomy 15:11, the scripture says; “for there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore, I command you, ‘you shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land”. Without kindness, the faith that we profess is hypocrisy. You can’t be a sincere follower of Christ and fail to be kind. You have to intentionally put Christ on (Ref: Colossians 3:12) Note that kindness is a choice. We must choose to put them on. In the morning we must clothe ourselves with kindness (Ref. Galatians 6:10). God is telling us today to be kind. Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone, NOT only to your Christian brothers and sisters. If you will make the conscious choice and effort to put on kindness, in just a matter of time it will be a natural outflow of your inner being. As you live out your faith, see how many people you can bless in the coming weeks with kindness and love. Beloved, find a need and fill it. Find a hurt and heal it. What do you gain from being kind? When you show kindness regularly, God begins to work through you in mighty ways. You will be a source of blessing to others, and you will never lack! (Luke 6:38)
Father in the name of Jesus Christ, I declare I am a fountain of love and kindness. My life has become a source of blessing to others. I am empowered to do mighty deeds that uplift humanity. Your grace and power flow through me into the hearts and souls of men. AMEN.
FURTHER READING: Matthew 25:35-40; Acts 20:35