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Fridays are difficult days for me for several reasons. I won’t go into detail, but suffice it to say Friday has become a day I don’t look forward to except for the fact that the weekend follows it.
God knows how I struggle on this day so it was no surprise that He gave me a special message over and over this morning in my quiet time.
Being kind is mentioned over and over again in Scripture. One site I found listed 100 verses in the ESV translation alone. I believe this shows how important being kind is to God. If it’s that important to Him, shouldn’t it be important to me?
One of the most popular and often quoted Bible passages is:
Kindness is one of the nine fruits of the Spirit. As God’s people, Christians are to bear and cultivate these fruits. When we do, they bear witness to the work of God in our lives. I like the image I’ve often seen of a tree bearing the fruits of the Spirit because it pictures the roots reaching down into the soil. This is a perfect symbol of the tree of our life as our roots sink deep into God through His Word, prayer, and fellowship with other believers. This produces spiritual fruit that can impact a world for Jesus Christ.
As one who claims to represent Jesus in this world, I must allow His Spirit to help me overcome my difficult Fridays and turn them into fabulous Fridays.
Ginny Holcombe, guest blogger
I am a Kentucky girl who loves Jesus! I’m mother to three wonderful adult children and grandmother to seven fabulous grandchildren. I enjoy Bible studies, writing, and spending time with my spoiled puppy Cinnamon. My favorite vacations are with family and friends at the beach, any beach. My favorite things are butterflies, birds, and critters of all kinds. I enjoy solving puzzles and reading mysteries. I’m presently a ministry assistant/receptionist at Porter Memorial Baptist Church in Lexington, KY.