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Thought – Random Acts Of Kindness, What A Joke!

Often times we will hear, “In a random act of kindness…” as if being kind to one another is something that should only happen every once in a while.

Well today I want to express to each of you that we as Christians are charged, told in the word specifically to be kind. Period.  We walk around daily being cruel, mean or simply unaffected by anyone elses needs.  Do we not realize that when we are not kind to one another we are not being kind to Christ?  We do not serve a “Random” God! So then why should the things He commands us to do be done randomly?

I feel it is imperative that we in the body become more kind and that we do it now. There is so much negativity all around us and there are simple things that we can do to make it better.  However what it will involve is thinking a little less of ourselves and more on Christ and what He would have us do for our fellow man. Being a Christian is intentional, it is not by accident or random, we need to stop behaving as though these things are not written law but optional.

So today begin to put this law into practice. Let the person in line with one item in front of you when you have 50. Smile at the child who is starring at you (Probably because you have a scowl on your face), take that mean lady at your job a breakfast sandwich, say “Have a blessed day” to everyone.  Anything, because the more we practice being kind, the more genuine we become at it, the more kindness has the possibility of spreading.  Be the change you want to see.

Hebrews 13:2

Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.

Matthew 25:45

“And he will answer, ‘I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.’

Romans 12:9-13

“Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.”

Ephesians 4:32

“Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.”

Colossians 3:12

“Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.”

And for those of you who only think you should be kind to others who are kind

Luke 6:35

“But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.”

Be Blessed and Be Kind!

RiverAngel42

4 replies on “Thought – Random Acts Of Kindness, What A Joke!”

Great Blog. It’s a great reminder how we should be light to the world – acting in direct contrast to the world.

Umm, I think you’ve taken the word “random” out of context. The idea behind the phrase “random acts of kindness” is exactly what you described at the end of your comment. Standing in line with 50 items and letting somebody else go ahead might be considered “random” by that person b/c normally that wouldn’t happen. It wasn’t random by the person who did the act of kindness. It was intentional and meant to bless them. But the person who got to go ahead could definitely see this act of kindness as “random”

Thanks for all you do and I appreciate you taking the time to post.

Hey All thank you so much for your comments.

I went by 365 and I think it is wonderful that there are people committed to being kind.

I also tried to go by ten-days but I was having trouble getting the page to load. Allen, if you read this please come back and send me another link.

Anonymous- Thank you for your comment as it made me broaden my perspective. I agree with what you said. What you wrote made me think of the receiver and not just the giver. However it still brings me back to the position of the random acts being a joke. If we are truly living by God’s word;
Matthew 5:14 “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”
As Christians our kindness should be so wide spread that those who don’t believe see us as different. There is something in us so loving that even the atheist should be saying, “I don’t believe in God, but everywhere I turn I see there is something about those who do that is so different…” Hopefully that would end in “I have to change”.

So yes while I agree with your comment and thank you so much for it. I also believe that if we were doing what we were supposed to be doing as Christians people would not say, In a Random act of Kindness. They would call it what is was, in an act of God’s kindness. There are so many of us who claim to be Christians, that these acts should be a normal practice. Wherever there is a Christian there should be an act of kindness all the time. Yet we will claim the throne without walking in its works.

James 2:17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. 18 But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.

Luke 6:43 “No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. 44 Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers. 45 The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks. 46 “Why do you call me, `Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?”

Please feel free to respond as this site is a learning experience for us and we welcome the chance to grow through the wisdom of others.

Yours in Christ,
RiverAngel42

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