People would welcome a little more kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, compassion, forgiveness, patience and self control in their lives, don’t you think?
Kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, compassion, forgiveness, patience and self control are graces and mercies that grow in us over time as we learn to love more like God loves us.
They are attributes the world could stand to see more of in each of us as we go about our daily lives. The world might be a bit different for the better if we put this things into greater practice, I believe. Do you agree?
Many of these godly gifts of grace and mercy are recorded by the Apostle Paul in his letter to the Galatians.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.Galatians 5:22-23 (English Standard Version)
Each of us wake up with the power to influence someone else’s day, unless of course we are hermits living enclosed in walls of isolation. But, the great lot of us live unencumbered by borders and boundaries that separate us from all of society. No, we live in the playground, playing in the sandbox, surrounded by others. So, we have impact. We can make someone’s day different for knowing us today.
How then will you respond?
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May the Lord, our God, grant you the peace to accept the things you are unable to change, provide you with the courage to change the things you can, and the wisdom to know the difference, as you live one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; taking this world as it is and not as you wish it might be. (Serenity Prayer, Reinhold Niebuhr)
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To experience life the way God intended, you and I must receive God’s gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. This gift from God is available to all who ask. Will you personally receive the gift of eternal life so that you can experience the total forgiveness from your sins that come through believing in the atoning death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ?
For nothing will be impossible with God.