Be Kind Hearted
Where do you hope to go when you die? Obviously heaven right? Nobody wants to go to hell for eternity, it's illogical. Everyone in some way seeks the good, trying to better themselves, even if it's a difficult task. We don't know for certain how we will be judged, or how our neighbour will be judged in the end, only that we will be judged by what's in our heart. In the end, we're all sinners, all people trying to improve. In today's world, we're too fast-paced and are too busy improving our own lives, and don't take the time to recognize that others around us are hurting, going through the same struggles and worries. As Christians, we need to be concerned about everyone, from family to the poor stranger. It's what Jesus tells us to do, why God gives us a concience and free will, to choose to be good.
Today's Psalm states: 'Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked." I say, "You are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you; nevertheless, you shall die like men, and fall like any prince"'(Psalms 82:3-4, 6-7).
Today's Psalm tells us that we need to rescue, we need to be superheroes. Each one of us needs help every now and then, and I'm sure you can visualize the one person you turn to for aid and support. The last line of this psalm really puts it in perspective :"You are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you; nevertheless, you shall die like men, and fall like any prince". In the end, it doesn't matter how much you own or how much power you have. What matters is the people you've helped, and the goodness of your heart. Take some time today to ask God to help you be kind hearted in every area of your life.
Today's prayer comes from 'Christian TT' a prayer for being happy and gentle:
Tender Jesus, so meek, so mild, teach us to be like You in all our ways. Teach us kindness, gentleness, generosity, and to be giving, forgiving, loving and caring. Teach us to follow in Your humble footsteps. Guide us to the place You want us to be, take control. Mold and shape us into the brilliant beings we were always destined to become.
Let our lights shine so brightly that people will be drawn to us wanting to know You and, as the seek You, they will surely find You. Those who hunger will be filled with satisfaction, for You Lord are our portion and only You can satisfy. Quiet our souls when anger, hatred, sadness or worry fills our minds, Oh peaceful Saviour.
We shall cling to You when oceans rise and thunders roar, for You are our rock and strong tower, our comforter in our most vulnerable times. Jesus, intercede within our hearts so that we would be kind and gentle to the people that surround us, in Your precious Name we pray, Amen!