“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32
Just so you know I randomly picked verses for each day. So I am excited every day to see how the Holy Spirit will use any of the Words in the Bible to prepare me (you) to expand his Kingdom.
How can this verse be used in my life to prepare me to expand His kingdom? I hope you are asking the same question to the Lord.
When I am kind and compassionate to others it opens others hearts to receive the news about the kingdom and they want to enter in, therefore, expanding his kingdom.
I had the opportunity to be kind and compassionate yesterday at an outreach. The Mission in West Bradenton was giving out food, toys, clothes, hugs, prayer, and love. And there was a lady with 3 small children, a stroller packed and topped with all the goodies she and her family could carry, and one of the small children, Sadie, looked up and asked me, “Do you have a car?”
“Yes I do!”
“Could you give us a ride home?” she pleaded.
I looked at the amount of stuff they had and went to the trunk of my car to see if I had any room, however, it was full of beach stuff. So I asked another lady that was helping at the outreach if she drove the mom and kids, then I could take all the stuff. That worked out and I had room for 2 of the youngsters. So on the ride home, I learned that they had started walking at 5:30 am to get to this outreach that started at 11:00 am. They walked far. It meant a lot to this family that someone would show them kindness and compassion, and it opened the door for the gospel to be heard. Christine had given her life to the Lord years ago, however, she had drifted away due the worries of single parenting. Lord knows, I have been there and I know how hard it can be.
It was such a blessing to be a blessing.
The second part of that verse says to forgive each other because Christ forgave you. We talked about forgiveness on day one. But I can definitely see how being kind and forgiving go hand in hand. Because if we truly forgive someone as Christ has forgiven us then compassion sets in our heart to see those who have hurt us find freedom as well.
What does this verse speak to you? How will this verse help you to expand His Kingdom? Comment below.
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