Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Quietude: Taking Time to Be Still

I am resting in my room this morning and thinking about kindness.

How something so simple is often overlooked.

I want to be kind in my ways --kind to my children and my husband. I want them to remember me for being a kind person.

We all fall short in so many ways, but the Lord is kind and gives us grace.

A look, a smile, a kind word.

Do not underestimate their power.

Maybe a hug or a pat on a back.

Makes the world of a difference to someone who feels all alone or discouraged.

Just taking the time to spend it with those that you love.

Asking questions, finding out how their day has been.

Just plain simple caring.

Sitting down and talking around the living room and making yourself available to anyone who joins you.

Maybe heating up some cold food so that someone who came home late at night can have a hot dinner after they have worked the whole day.

And listening.

Just sitting and caring can change someone's entire day.

Let us also extend that kindness to others outside our home too.

To strangers and those who are different from us.

So that God may be glorified.

And they may see His love through you.

"Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,  bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.  And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.  And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.  Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him." ~Colossians 3:12-17

Quietude is a new monthly post where I will be sharing on my reflections as I grow closer to the age of 50.


thismammablogs.x said...

Such a lovely and peacful blog we al need that peace time now and again x

June Fuentes @ A Wise Woman Builds Her Home said...

Thanks for stopping by!

Shiku Ndura said...

I am always blessed by your blog June.

June Fuentes @ A Wise Woman Builds Her Home said...

Thank you, Shiku, and hope you stop by again soon!

Unknown said...

Dear June I am so blessed by your blog. You are such an inspiration. May JESUS always bless you and your family. Shalom. Allyson

June Fuentes @ A Wise Woman Builds Her Home said...

Dear Allyson,

May the Lord Jesus bless you and your family abundantly too!

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