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My Thanks-KINDNESS

Happy Thanksgiving! What are you extremely thankful for this Thanksgiving, 2018?

My list is very lengthy as I imagine yours is as well. I decided to break my ‘Thanks’ down into an action, kindness.

2018 has been an abundance of goodness for me and my family and friends.

I’m pausing in my action wrap to focus on ‘kindness.’(Dictionary “kind behavior: I will never forget your kindness.”) One of my focal points in my Spiritual journey has been found in 2 Peter 1:7 KJV. “And,…add to godliness brotherly kindness; and add to brotherly kindness charity.”

This action, kindness, is conveyed throughout the Word of God. As I focus on godliness I must use my thoughts to add kindness before I leap into charity.

Therefore, in giving thanks in 2018, I am thankful for those who speak truth. I am thankful for those who find no comfort (including me) in using the mind to darken my vision by trying to circumvent truth with Words that are given to deceive. Pride and Arrogrance are twins from the heart that finds their way to the tongue so often.

This Thanksgiving I give Thanks for those that care enough not to rattle off sentences set to deceive. Kindness! Read about kindness in the Book of Life, God’s Word, Bible, as it spreads it’s wings like a Dove through the pages and births it’s young in hearts of gold! I give Thanks!

First They Came

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum quotes the following text…

First they came …” is a poem written by the German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984

“First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

Hebrews 10:23 NLT

“Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.”  

Thus we can sing: What a friend we have in Jesus” We all have a friend in Jesus when we met Him we knew He would be our friend for all eternity.  He never tires of our constantly talking to Him throughout the day.  This morning as I was dragged myself out of bed to a new day by a persistent barking dog, I thought does Jesus get tired of us with all our issues we verbally deluge Him with day after day?  Does it sound like my barking dog does to me?

Just like our furry pets whom we love regardless of their barking, I know Jesus loves us more, so much that He laid down His life for each one of us.  He calls us friends.  He loves to talk with us, he loves us just the way we our, and walks through both our challenges and joys of each day.  Hold fast to Him!!!.  He has already lifted us up at Calvary, and He is there to see us through the gates, and talk to us on the right side of heaven!  

So hit the trial everyday with the enthusiastic, playful dog who is excited to be walking with you.  Link arms and hold fast to Jesus as you talk and share how much you love Him, how much He has done in your and others lives, and your prayers and concerns you would like to put in His lap for the day. Listen as He speaks to you and shares something from His textbook for our lives with Him.

What a friend who always keeps His promises.  Hold tightly, stay on your walking path of life with Him. Hold fast!