Day 1: Read Jeremiah 31:3. Where in your past has God shown you loving kindness? Where have you seen God’s loving kindness at work recently in your life or someone else’s life? Spend time giving thanks to God for His loving kindness to you.
Day 2: Read 2 Samuel 9:3. Kindness is deeply rooted in the character of God. When you are living a Spirit-filled, Spirit-controlled life, you will be willing to show others, the same kindness that He has shown you. To whom is someone God is calling you to show His kindness?
Day 3: Read Luke 6:35. To whom do you find challenging to show love and kindness? Why?
Day 4: Read Luke 6:36. Don’t be a jerk for Jesus. Instead be kind like Christ Jesus. When life squeezes you by friend or foe, ask yourself: How would Jesus respond in this situation? As you have asked that question this week, what kindness response has God led you to follow?
Day 5: Read Matthew 25:40. Consider the people you came across in the past 24 hours. If these people were Christ Jesus himself, how would you respond? How have you responded to others like Jesus? Where might there be room for improvement in the day ahead?
Day 6: Read Colossians 3:12. Paul describes the heavenly wardrobe for facing life each day. As you consider the past day, how have you seen the heavenly wardrobe Paul describes at work in your life in the following areas:
- Conversations with friends and family
- In every online post and comment
- In traffic
- When doing business
- To those who need your help
How might your response bring more of the attitude to serve like Jesus to others?
Holy Spirit, I pray that this day You will fill me with Yourself and cause Your fruit to ripen in my life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
You can GO DEEPER this week by reading the following book - Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit: Growing in Christlikeness by Christopher J. H. Wright.