“Lord, may my children ‘always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else’” (Ephesians 4:32).
“Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?” –Romans 2:4
God’s kindness is so powerful that it turns our hearts to repentance. How powerful is Father’s kindness to be able to do that? Now, think about how powerful kindness can be in your life. Kindness on our part as parents can also help lead our kids to right behavior. If we follow Father’s example and show kindness to our kids, they are then learning correct behavior, a spiritual truth about Father, and then their cups will be full and will overflow. They will then start to show kindness without even knowing it. How beautiful of a sight to see our kids when they are kind to their brothers and sisters, to see them caring about their friends at church or in their schools!
Also, good behavior is contagious. When someone shows you kindness does it not want you to be kind too? Can you imagine the impact and the testimony they are going to have to their non-believing friends when they are showing kindness like Father shows us? Kindness leads to repentance. Our kid’s kindness can lead others to repentance and that ultimately is why we are here – to make disciples and bring others to a personal relationship with Father.
Let’s go show kindness to our kids. Let’s be examples so that they can mirror us as examples and then go out and be world changers!
Guest post- Rachel Theobald