I want to be kind…

No matter what I want to be kind. When I’m tired and I am cranky. I want to be kind. When my heart breaks and I don’t understand choices made. I want to be kind. When I am over excited and celebratory. I want to be kind.

My mom used to listen to a song with me called Love Will Build a Bridge…the first verse and chorus go like this:

I’d gladly walk across the desert with no shoes upon my feet. To share with you the last bite of bread I had to eat…I would swim out to save you in your sea of broken dreams
When all your hopes are sinking’…Let me show you what love means…(Chorus) Love can build a bridge…Between your heart and mine…Love can build a bridge…Don’t you think it’s time?…Don’t you think it’s time?

love/kindness can build a bridge…It can make someone smile, the hug that the person needs because they have had a really bad day…or it can be the first step in that a relationship that needs to be mended…

One of my fatal flaws is that I can be quick to assume or make a comment that isn’t so kind, most of the time out of tiredness or frustration. Honestly, don’t like that part of me and I want to be kind in those situations, I want my hearts’ reaction to be kindness and love at all times even in the situations where it’s not easy to be kind…
The desire of a man is his kindness…it says in Proverbs 19:22…so our Friday challenge: To be known for being generous in our kindness.

“So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.” Colossians 3:12

God gave us everything we need to love and be kind because He is love and if we have chosen life with Him he’s in us…

I’m challenging myself on the way I react in situations…to change habits where needed and be kind. 

And because Friday needs music…one more Kari Jobe song…(the entire album which has been on repeat since I bought it) 

…and which, one Motion City Soundtrack because i’m going to the concert in April and I can’t wait!

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