Practical Application of scriptural text: Forgive someone whom you feel is undeserving
Today's Scriptural Reference:
"So that in the ages to come he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God-not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life." Ephes 2: 7-10 NRSV
Being a Christian dictates a specific lifestyle that is contrary to the way of the world. When we talk the talk as regards to being a Christian; then we must walk the walk. It is a walk we gladly take, hand in hand with Jesus through the Holy Spirit as our guide. The Great Master Teacher himself set the perfect example of showing kindness living a selfless lifestyle even to the point of dying for us while we were yet sinners. See Rom 5: 8 Despite that we were born in sin, we have victory in Jesus and he desires to bless you and I with the immeasurable riches of his grace, his unmerited favor which merits our deepest gratitude and appreciation. One way we can show our appreciation is by extending kindnesses to others, everyone that we encounter. Any small gesture of kindness will be appreciated, something as simple as a smile, kind words, a card or email; even a phone call to simply say hello can brighten someone's day. In days to come I will talk about more specific practical ways of developing the godly characteristic of KINDNESS.