Friday, June 17, 2011

Intentional Kindness

I'm guest blogging on the topic of Inner Beauty as a monthly columnist over at Glory and Strength. This year we are looking together at characteristics that set a woman apart as a Christian, as found in Galatians 5:22-23.

Drop by Glory and Strength and click on "Growing in Glory" to find my latest reflections. This month we are talking about Not-so-Random acts of Kindness. Here's a little taste to get you started. (And don't forget to keep reading to the bottom of this post to grab a great discount and free gifts code for Affordable Mineral Makeup too!)

We all love a feel good story, like the one from Bloomington, Illinois, where 142 Starbucks coffee patrons paid for the customer behind them in the drive-thru line... This must be what it means to exhibit kindness through the power of God’s Spirit, right?

Perhaps random acts of kindness capture a small picture of God’s mission for His people, but really such actions only begin to scratch the surface of God-driven kindness. Obviously, there’s nothing wrong or unkind with blessing others in these random ways, but is that what it’s all about?

There are lots of good people out there who could easily offer random kindnesses for a variety of reasons that have nothing to do with God. If I’m looking to grow deeper in my relationship with Jesus, what sets my actions and attitudes apart from any other philanthropist?

Please come read more about kindness here. In July I'll be tackling "goodness." :) I would love to hear what you think "goodness" means as I'm putting together my next article. Won't you please leave my your thoughts in the comment section here?

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