Morning by Morning, March 16 - Courage and Kindness
Good morning, Lord Jesus. As best as I can and all by Your grace, I give all that I am and all that I have all to You today. ...
"Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you" (Ephesians 4:31-32).
We went with one of our daughters to see the new Cinderella movie last night. It was good to see that even in the midst of fantasy and fairytales, good still triumphs over evil, kindness overcomes cruelty, and forgiveness is a mighty weapon to be wielded with both courage and humility.
We don't have fairy godmothers to come to us in our darkest hour of deepest despair to remind us who we are in our identity and guide us in our journey to our destiny, changing our filthy rags into garments of praise. But best of all, we have Your Holy Spirit of God, who comes wash the cinders from our faces and heal the hurts in our hearts, to give us beauty for ashes and hope for despair, causing the dreams You put into our hearts to all come true (Isaiah 61:3).
When all is said and done, courage and kindness will always prevail. "The one who endures the end will be saved" (Matthew 24:13). And one day our Prince of Peace who has become our King of Glory will come after us riding on white horse, Faithful and True (Revelation 19:11). We'll take our place in Your heavenly palace for "the marriage supper of the Lamb" (Revelation 19:9). And we will live happily ever after (John 3:16). In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
Friend, may the courage and kindness of the Holy Spirit in your heart give you power to overcome every challenge you face in the unfolding story of your life, in Jesus' name. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!