On Kindness

I got off track reading a Proverb a day, so I thought I’d get back to it today. I went to Proverbs 31 and then flipped to Proverbs 1. I had to quit at Proverbs 3 because I promised someone I’d do them a favor today. As I read Proverbs 3:3,(ASV)  Let not kindness and truth forsake thee: Bind them about thy neck; Write them upon the tablet of thy heart:, I got thinking that the words “kindness and truth forsake thee:” have not grabbed my attention in the past. I was always ready to go on to verses 5-8.

Pro 3:5  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Pro 3:6  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Pro 3:7  Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

Pro 3:8  It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

I went to a funeral this week and I transported some food for people that couldn’t drive to the meal after the committal. The lady working at the funeral parlor said I was kind. I got thinking that a Christian ought to be kind.

It says in Luk_6:35, (KJV): But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

I really enjoy getting to know God more even though sometimes it’s scary. He is loving and kind, yet He’s huge and He knows everything and He’s strong and He’s God!

I hope you have a blessed day.

 

 

 

Finding

 

Maybe two weeks ago I hunted for a verse. Tonight I got watching a Netflix program about Jesus’ sayings in the gospel of John.  I check these out with a Bible at hand because the Jehovah Witnesses have changed the Word of God and I don’t know who the producer is.

The verse I hunted for was John 2: 24 and 25. But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man. (NKJV)

I don’t remember if I was commenting on someone’s blog; I do believe that was it. Looking through concordances and Bible search engines on a Bible online, I couldn’t find it. I asked God to help me find it and then I let it go. Tonight, there it was! I love answers to prayer, even little requests.

I’m done hunting tonight. I swung over to see my grandchildren and found them not feeling so hot. Tonight, the middle one started spiking a fever. So, I’m going to go to bed early so I don’t catch anything. I haven’t been over the flu all that long. It’s a low grade fever, so I measured out some acetaminophen for children. Hopefully, it will stem the tide. I’m praying it’ll be a very light sickness. And that I don’t catch it. lol

God knows what He has in mind for me, but I know that if I ignore healthy practices I’m not treating this temple of the Holy Spirit in the manner that pleases Him. Jesus calls His children temples’ of the Holy Spirit, not I.  So much worth finding out about in the Word of God. Take care!

Dinner with Friends

Have you ever been overwhelmed with life? Sometimes I get down because of hearing of trials others are going through, along with my own stresses. Some months ago my husband committed to attending a dinner function with friends of ours one night per month. I balked. One requirement was to bring a dish to pass, sometimes the main entree, and I felt exhausted from all that I do already. He told me fine, I could stay home and he would go.

He knows me well. I am an extrovert. There’s no way I am going to want to miss out on a gathering of friends and time with him in a fun atmosphere. Besides that he told me he needed it and he thought it would be good for me, too. So I reluctantly agreed. After we got there, they asked me to start bringing my guitar. Oh brother, another responsibility. I found it hard to say no.

The last two months, I’ve felt stretched almost to the breaking point. After composing myself at home and praying like crazy, I’ve gone. Once there, we pray for dinner and eat good food. We talk and laugh. A couple of the men kid around with such good natured fun, I can’t help but join in with the jokes and the story telling. Then another guy and I play guitar so everybody can sing to the Lord. We then have a devotional from one of the attendees. It is amazing how much better I feel emotionally and spiritually after these few hours of camaraderie. Plus I’m learning new songs and to play guitar better since he’s at a higher level of proficiency.

After one of the evenings, I told my husband what a blessing it is to attend these dinners. “I knew it would be good for you.”

He’s right so many times when we have disagreements. Whenever he reminds me that he was right, there’s always a twinkle of play and love in his eyes. All I know is that I thank God that He directs my paths, and sometimes it’s with a little push from my husband.

Recovered

I went to the dr.’s office in November. They gave me an antibiotic which did a number on my body for many days before we figured it out. God showed me some things while I laid around the house recovering. I believe I’m going to NYC, maybe to minister to women of many nations. Time will tell. Life seems more precious when you wonder if you’ll ever be well again and suddenly you are.