Be Kind – Don’t Quit

I repeat the words over…

Be Kind – Don’t Quit.

Like a declaration.

An answered prayer.

The unforced rhythms of Gods grace, teaching me, I learn it. Know it, grace sung over me. It says forgiveness not condemnation. It says value not rebuke. It says love not fear. It says press on. Hold on. Always. You are upheld. Hear the truth of it. The power of it. I need it whispered often.

I hear the words like notes above my head, breathing out defeat. Breathing in the Hope and lover of my soul.

I can breathe again. Walking boots worn thin, winters bite against my chin. The Cherry pink of buds almost through the dark bare branches. Hope is always close. I breathe deep the resurrection song.

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But the fruit produced by the Holy Spirit within you is divine love in all its varied expressions:

joy that overflows,

peace that subdues,

patience that endures,

kindness in action,

a life full of virtue,

faith that prevails,

gentleness of heart, and

strength of spirit.

Galatians 5:22

The Passion Translation

I say it again, Be kind – Don’t Quit.

Be persistent. Be kind.

Perfect these goals.

To yourself.

To others.

Make a difference.

Don’t be afraid.

Smile at the next person you meet.

Press on at the next hurdle you come across in life. If it’s a daily struggle know the grace notes over you.

Believe in finding beautiful in your ordinary.

Capture it.

Breathe it.

Be kind.

Show it.

Pursue.

Keep going.

Delight in the pressing on.

Be Kind – Don’t Quit.

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May the gentleness of heart

And

The strength of spirit

Grow in you

As you

Show kindness

And

may you know the deep resolve to

Press on.

Be Kind – Don’t Quit.

In your slow and wild days.

Love Rach x

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