I WOKE UP THIS MORNING….CALLING IT “TODAY”...
And the Spirit of Kindness was there. Not a feeling, not a jar of oil, not a formula in a bottle; but the Person we know as the Lord. Mr Kindness, if you like. For just as love is a Person, so is Kindness. The bible says that ‘God is love’.
Opening the Book of Life, we stand in the midst of many pillars, facets of life. As depicted in the Corinthian church. Stepping into the eighth chapter we discover the God Who is Kind.
“NOW…right now….I want YOU to know…..dear brother and indeed sister, what GOD [the Spirit of Kindness, the heart of The Father] has done THROUGH the churches in Macedonia”
Well, I believe the meaning of this place is ‘land of the tall’, or the one I like is ‘EXTENDED LAND’ [visualise an Extended Hand]- which does indeed happen when one extends the ACTS of kindness (of God) in the local area.
KINDNESS is a PERSON. We remember people, you know. Some are remembered for their ‘generosity’, some their ‘smile’, others for their ‘talent’ in another form. Yes, KINDNESS is indeed a PERSON. And so much more is it GOD. He came in a bottle, but not as a genie, or indeed a genius, but AS THE LORD, filling a vessel of clay. Why? So that we may see and observe the quality of Spirit within. So that we may follow His lead.
When YOU read the bible, not just a collection of tales, YOU will be reading a nice story one day, and another day SOMEONE JUMPS OUT OF THE PAGE. You may step back in surprise when YOU meet HIM face-to-face. ‘Look, He will say, take my thought, speak my word, let me ACT’, today is YOUR DAY TO SEE’. See what? To see His way of love. When KINDNESS jumps out of the page, as you read the bible today, let Him move right THROUGH YOU, into your public arcade – let HIM surprise YOU, let HIM overflow….into ACTS OF KINDNESS, and it is the way to GO!!
If You SEE HIM in the pages of His Book, and not just ink on a page, YOU will begin to SEE more Vistations, Manifestations and Demonstrations of the Holy Ghost. For no formula can replace THE LIFE, that LIFE THAT IS IN HIM – LET HIM JUMP RIGHT OUT OF THE PAGE and SEE HOW HE ACTS TODAY.
Paul….I’m a Servant of the Lord