Psalm 139:14-16 New International Version (NIV)
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
THE BEST VERSION OF MYSELF ~
I found myself deep inside of me. We must find the best version daily of who we are. We were created for more and to know that love is kind. Being kind to yourself is just as important as being kind to someone else. Speak words of life to yourself too.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 New International Version (NIV)
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
LOVE IS KIND ~
I love kindness whether I give it out or get it back
As a child I was bullied and teased for speaking words wrong, not knowing how to spell and reading in front of the class. My early school years in school, wasn't so fun and it molded me to be quiet. If I didn't speak, then kids wouldn't teased me. If I didn't try to answer a question by the teacher, the kids wouldn't laugh. I shut down inside about 4th grade. I can see now that wasn't a good idea but it was a hard year for me. Things were changing around me and my home life took on stress. I have learned there is a way to teach kids that makes them not feel dumb. Finding the positive and saying good job because you did your best is a good answer.
Kindness happens in each day of life. Our choices not only affect us, but others. Send some kindness out there today and share hope with others. Don't keep Jesus a secret, but let others see him through your own actions and words. You can't just say I love Jesus, but you need to live it. I spoke about this the other day in our growth group. Words are great, but action means something as well. I like number 6-7 above ~ love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Let us remember that life is short and we are not promised another moment of time. Let us live to the fullest and own who we are in God. Purpose this a good day.