Monday, November 30, 2009

A Very Lavish Gift

This link was sent by a woman whose faith in Christ has nurtured a passionate zeal to reach out to those who are wounded and hurting ...

"The key to building up people is kindness -- giving them what they need and not what they deserve. When you consider the way Jesus built up people, He did three things: challenged, encouraged, and spoke honestly."

Read more ...

Thank you, my friend. Kindness is a fruit of the Spirit {Galatians 5:22-23}. It's not some magical thing we can drum up on our own. It seems to be a rare commodity today in our self-serving society, and sadly seems to be in short supply in our homes, churches, and workplaces.

1 Corinthians 13:4 reminds us that "love is kind." Here's a simple guideline ... can you put your name in place of the word "love"?

What might the Spirit lavish on you if you surrendered to His filling and control? Most likely, it would be a beautiful gift destined to be poured into another's weary, parched soul.

"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen ... Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you"
- Ephesians 4:29, 32.

A gift we each need to give ... and receive ~
Linda

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Welcome to the table, friend!

This is where we gather and hang out. I'd love for you to pull up a chair and jump right into the conversation. Or simply say 'hello.'

l'll be dropping in to visit you sometime soon ...

Linda

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