Sprinkle KindnessLent Devos
BREATHE – Day 16, March 4, 2021 – 40 Day Lenten Journey
Before I go to sleep each night I pray, “Lord what is the Word, the thought, the essence of YOU that you want communicated today?” Typically in the morning the Lord has placed something on my heart that moves my fingers across the keyboard with conviction and confirms, yes, this is the truth for the day. By 8:00 a.m. I had studied the scripture for Sunday, walked my puppy, drank my coffee, did a load of laundry, unloaded the dishwasher, and still nothing, no Word, no thought, nothing. And then I got a text, a text with an encouraging and precious note that spoke straight to my heart and ignited joy in my spirit. In that moment the Lord gave me the word for the day – KINDNESS! A fruit of HIS mighty and HOLY SPIRIT and one that takes little effort, yet yields incredible fruit! The world needs sprinkles of kindness in and through each and every day, like glitter from heaven that sparkles where it lands and brings JOY to a weary soul! So today, sprinkle a little bit of KINDNESS on your Lenten Journey and watch how you might just be the conduit to breathe life into someone’s comings and goings for the day! #breathe #kindness #fruitofthespirit #40days #lentenjourney #sparkle
James Bryan Smith writes of John Wesley in The Good and Beautiful God: “And what is the religion Wesley prescribes? Not a religion of laws or ceremonies or mystical knowledge, but of love and kindness. Our world is badly in need of people who love, and it is hungering for people who demonstrate genuine kindness. We are so deprived of it that we are astonished when we encounter it. And what is the point of this religion? To get us to heaven? No, to get heaven into us. To help us discover a relationship with God wherein we enjoy God and are easy in ourselves. If we can discover such a life, Wesley believed, we can even face our death with calm assurance and the certainty of a joyful eternity.”― James Bryan Smith, The Good and Beautiful Life: Putting on the Character Christ.
“So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:10