Kindness Is

Mark Shields:

I enjoy writing inspirational poems and this one is inspired by a recent sermon at my church. My hope is that it will move us to more kindness.

Originally posted on Step Ahead:

Kindness is personal
Like the Lord who is merciful.
Kindness is vulnerable
Like wanting to be accountable.
Kindness is thoughtful
So that we can be helpful.
Kindness is caring
And never overbearing.
Kindness accepts everyone
Like the ONE
Who gave us His Son.

By Mark Shields – © 07-30-2015
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Inspired from sermon of Steve Ramsdell, 05-17-2015

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Pray Daily for Instructions

Jesus was determined to fulfill His purpose even under difficult circumstances and knowing that some wanted to kill Him. He would get up early to pray and receive instructions on what to do.

Each of us has a purpose and to be determined to fulfill this purpose, it’s important that we go to God in prayer too. If we have the right instructions and plan for our day, we have a better chance for things to fall into place so we accomplish more than we ever thought we could. Then day by day, our purpose is fulfilled. 

Writing and reading about faith gives one a great purpose because we can highlight thoughts or ideas that encourage, energize and inspire just like this video: Every Good Thing – The Afters.

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will. – Romans 12:2 

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Resolute in Fulfilling a Purpose

Jesus was determined to reach as many people as He could as expressed in Luke 13:22-35 even when there was a growing group of enemies against what He was teaching, He was resolute tin fulfilling His purpose; healing the sick, driving out demons, and becoming the Savior.

He told the people to make every effort to enter the narrow door (v. 24). To be ready to enter the kingdom and not waste any opportunities because the consequences would be disastrous. He says in verse 28, “There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth for those who see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but they themselves are thrown out.”

The key to entering through the door is to accept Christ as Savior. By accepting Christ, God will give insight into how we can play our part to do everything for the cause of Christ. Each day is amazing because of who He is and who we are: an important part of history and one of His children.

This day with God, let us pray that we love what God loves. Let us pray that we play our part by sharing with others any thoughts, pictures, videos, and ideas that encourage, energize, or inspire.

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