WRITTEN BY RBM MISSIONARY: OLIVIA HENDERSON
I am amazed by God’s timing, I had asked Him for a deeper rest in His love and right away He gave me an assignment on His kind love.
To know that intimate part of who He is.
James Dennis, a pastor at Edgewater Christian Fellowship, has started a new series on love. The sermon he gave “Love Is Kind” was a wonderful reminder of who we are called to be in Christ.
(click here for the podcast page)
Jesus is the perfect depiction of the Father’s kindness. Representing just exactly what it is to love so much that it changes the course of the world, but all while holding onto the boundaries God has given us to thrive in Him.
THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT INCLUDE KINDNESS. ARE YOU KIND? WANT A LITMUS TEST TO SEE? KEEP READING…
Closing all doors to the world and opening ourselves fully to the nature of who He is.
It’s knowing who we are to the One who created us.
Being kind is a habit of receiving His perfect kindness daily.
Choosing to view others how Jesus views us- with a pure heart.
So easily we can make “snap” judgements of others and even ourselves. James Dennis shared three self-examining questions that are worth retelling:
1. Am I judging or am I engaging? Are you forming an impression without getting to know them? Asking questions, building relationship? Engagement is VERY different than judging.
2. Do I evaluate a person’s actions by my own life experiences? We are not Holy Spirit and can’t expect someone to be in the same place on their journey as you. If you haven’t experienced what they have, then you cant judge how they should, what they should, or when they should…
3. Do I evaluate someone’s character by a single set of actions that they do? In other words, don’t take one chapter of someone’s life and form an opinion about their book
It’s because of His kindness that we come running boldly into His throne room to pour ourselves out as liquid offering before Him.
His kindness leads us to repentance.
Keeping our eyes set on Him and knowing that through all of our weaknesses He is faithful in His kindness towards us.