Giving kindness is a gift within itself. But there are also gifts you receive when you are the receiver of Kindness.
5 Gifts you Receive When Kindness is Given
1. Love– When kindness is given, God’s love is received. Jesus humbled himself to be a sacrifice for our sins, giving us his ultimate gift of kindness so we could receive his love. What’s so amazing about God’s love it’s a free gift available to everyone. You don’t have to deserve it or even earn it, you just have to accept and receive it. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this not from yourselves it is the gift of God not by works so that no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
2. Healing– When kindness is given it opens a door to receive healing. “He comes alongside us when going through hard times and before you know it he brings us alongside someone else going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God has been for us.” (2 Corinthians 1:4 MSG) I love this Bible verse. It depicts such a beautiful picture of how God uses our pain to come alongside others and help them when going through hard times. Pouring out God’s love to others even when you are going through a hard time helps you heal as well. Something happens when you come alongside others, You become an Overcomer through Kindness. God promises us that by his stripes we are healed (1 Peter 2:24).
3. Power– When kindness is given it is so powerful. It is a language that speaks volumes to others, that the blind can see and deaf can hear. When kindness is given one is able to receive the power of God’s love and healing. The kindness of Jesus is so powerful; when he clothed the naked, fed the hungry, gave water to the thirsty (Matthew 25:34, 37-40) he showed us the kindness of God. There is no kindness greater than God’s kindness. When the kindness of Jesus is given, it is an opportunity for one to receive the power of God’s kindness. When God’s love overflows from within you and is given to others, God’s kindness is received. The one receiving it will recognize the lovingkindness is from God himself. “If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.” (Philippians 2:1-2)
4. Eternal Satisfaction– Kindness is one of those gifts that keeps on giving. Kindness has no limits and transcends all borders. It feels good to give selflessly not wanting anything in return. It is a gift that fulfills and eternally satisfies. It is a gift that allows you to live in the power of contentment. “You open Your hand And satisfy the desire of every living thing.” (Psalm 145:16) God’s lovingkindness is never ending. It is a gift that will fill you abundantly more, lasting eternally and forevermore. His kindness is a gift meant to be shared with others.
5. Life– The ultimate gift, the gift of life. We have been given the gift of life because of what God has done for us. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.” There are times I still can’t believe God did such a selfless act by sending his son Jesus to die on the cross for my sins, so I could have life eternally with him. It is the ultimate gift of kindness one could ever give. One that that conquers death, one that eternally satisfies and is everlasting. Nothing in this world can ever change what God has done for us. What a beautiful gift he has given us.
God’s gifts are meant to be shared with others; His kindness, his love, his message of hope and healing, his gift of eternal life in heaven. If you never shared God’s lovingkindness that he gives you how will anyone ever know the kindness from their Savior?
Let’s face it, we are human! There are times we get grumpy! You are either overworked, tired, overcommitted and it takes all you have just to make it through the day. The last thing you feel like doing is putting a smile on your face and being kind to someone.
Here are 7 reminders when life gets the best of us.
7 reminders of how to be kind (even when you don’t feel like it).
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