FREE CHRISTIAN REPRINT ARTICLES
Christian Articles for All of your Publishing Needs!
Word Count: 769
|Send Article To Friend||Print/Use Article|
GOD-TRACKING IS WALKING IN SELF-SACRIFICING KINDNESS
by Dudley Anderson
7/03/2020 / Devotionals
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
One of the fruits of the Spirit is kindness. Kindness is defined as, the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. Along with the other eight fruits of the Spirit, true kindness is imputed by the power of the Holy Spirit in a life totally sold out to Jesus.
Aisha was raised in a good home. Her parents are Hindus, therefore believed in many gods, including the Lord God Almighty. However, Aisha was brought up with no understanding of who Jesus Christ is. When she reached her teens, Aisha rebelled. She became a very withdrawn and angry person. She trusted no one and was very cynical. However, one girl in her high school class was able to break through her hard shell. Abi knew Jesus as her personal Lord and saviour and extruded the love of God. She showed unconditional kindness to Aisha, despite her aggressive behaviour.
“I could not understand why she was so kind to me,” said Aisha. “She would always sit with me at lunchtime, often not saying a word – just near to me. She would buy me drinks and pastries from the canteen. And when I was in a mood, she would just listen to me rant. I did not deserve Abi’s kindness.” Abi’s kindness eventually softened Aisha’s hardened heart. She was able to share the love of God, through the death and resurrection of Jesus, with Aisha. Aisha surrendered her heart to Christ.
The quality of being friendly, generous and considerate, kindness can shatter the hardest of hearts. Kindness is self-sacrificing. Kindness, the least appreciated of all noble traits, is the greatest of humane qualities because, kindness acts out love. God was so kind to you and me, though we did not deserve it, he sent Jesus to heal us of our rebellion. Only by his generous and considerate outpouring of the Holy Spirit into our lives can we extrude the same kindness shown by young Abi.
God-tracking is walking in self-sacrificing kindness
READ ALL ABOUT IT
Follow Dudley on Twitter twitter.com/godtracker
Like GodTracker on Facebook facebook.com/godtracker
SUBSCRIBE to the FREE weekly e-devotional GodTracker at, http://eepurl.com/dxTLAf
SO, DON’T GIVE UP, LOOK UP & PRAY
I pray that I will be a greater witness to the kindness that you have shown me
“Lord, my Lord, I’m sorry if I have hardened my heart to the needs of others. I submit now to the outworking of your Holy Spirit in my life. I ask that you manifest the fruit of the Spirit in me, especially the fruit of kindness. Help me to notice the needs of those around me. Help me to be friendly, generous and considerate. Use me to soften the hearts of other people who are suffering the anguish of scepticism and cynicism. I pray that I will be a greater witness to the kindness that you have shown me. Amen.”
If you require more prayer, I’d love to pray with you. Please email [email protected]
GodTracker is a reader-supported ministry.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO CONTINUE WRITING THESE DEVOTIONALS.
If GodTracker has impacted you at all, please become a VISION PARTNER at https://www.surereality.net/become-a-vision-partner/
What is GodTracker?
GodTracker is a weekly e-mail devotional, written by Dudley Anderson, based on the premise that God has a plan for our lives. His Word calls us to seek his plan by acknowledging him in all our ways and by tracking his purposes, in faith.
Listen to GodTracker podcasts by Dudley Anderson at, godtracker.co.uk/godtracker-podcasts
Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa Dudley Anderson began writing for radio in 1994. Dudley currently writes a weekly e-mail devotional called, GodTracker and complied 2 devotional books based on GodTracker. These are God-tracking Through the Year ï" year one & year two.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! Click here and TRUST JESUS NOW
Read more articles by Dudley Anderson
Like reading Christian Articles? Check out some more options. Read articles in Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or our highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Or enter a keyword for a topic in the search box to search our articles.
The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.