Kindness is a fruit of the spirit. Seeds are planted but it is God who makes the plant grow. Listen carefully to the seeds you plant. Jesus spoke about harvesting a seed. A farmer planted a seed. As he scattered the seed, some of it fell on the road, and the birds ate it. Some fell on the gravel, it sprouted quickly but didn’t put down root, so when the sun came up it withered just as quickly. Some fell in the weeds; as it came up, it was strangled by the weeds. Some fell on good earth; and produced a harvest beyond his wildest dreams. Are you listening?
You were created to become like Christ. God doesn’t want you to become a God, he wants you to become godly. One of God’s goals for your life on earth is not comfort, but character development. The Bible compares spiritual growth to a seed. Seeds must be planted and cultivated in us to become like Christ. God is far more interested in what you are than what you do. Kindness is caring. You are blessed when you care. Open up to others with kindness and you will teach them to open up to God also. Do you care for other people?
Seeds of kindness may chase somebody’s woes away. A smile, a look, a fond “Hello” is a gift that you can bestow. When a soul is in distress and they send an SOS, a smile can go a long way. Don’t be afraid to say, “Hello” or help somebody who’s feeling low. For smiles will lift one’s spirit, and happiness will fill his cup. Seeds of kindness bring happiness, so with a smile and a friendly nod, give the gift that comes from God. Give one more smile for Jesus, nothing will make a greater difference for eternity.