Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Wisdom of Kindness

Good Morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! We had a few sprinkles earlier in the evening and then a hard downpour after dark, but today is bright and sunny, so far. More showers later on, probably.

My house is so fresh and clean outside! Rick, my handy man, came and used a power washer which he assured me would not take the paint off. He washed the porch floor, which looks great, and got the algae off the back and sides of the house. And, best of all, the windows sparkle! Remember the bird that was leaving peck marks all over the bedroom windows? Well, they are now gone!  He did a marvelous job! I am so blessed to have people to take care of me and the property for a small price!

I looked out the front window last evening and thought I saw a cat resting on top of the porch wall, but it turned out to be a black duck. Well, I chased it away, and kept shooing. They are so messy, I could just see him messing up the clean floor! Apparently, he did not go far, because he was out in the yard this morning, Shoo!

Well, I have a doctor's appointment this afternoon, so I will miss the ice cream social at church!

Sniff! But, God is good!

From the little devotional book Knowing God:

Kind people do themselves a favor,
but cruel people bring trouble on themselves.

Proverbs 11:17 NCV

If we believe the words of Proverbs 11:17--and we should--
then we understand that Kindness is its own reward, And, if
we are to obey the commandments of our Savior--and we
should--we must sow seeds of kindness wherever we go.
Kindness, compassion, and forgiveness are hallmarks of our
Christian faith. So, today, in honor of the One who first showed
compassion for us, let's teach our families and friends the art
of kindness through our words and through our deeds. Our
loved ones are watching... and so is God.

                                    Today's Prayer

Dear Lord, help me see the needs or those around me.
Today, let me spread kind words of thanksgiving and
celebration in honor of Your Son. Let forgiveness rule
my heart, and let my love for Christ be reflected through
the acts of kindness that I extend to those who need the
healing touch of the Master's hand. Amen

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with
thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,