I learnt scripture through reading and hearing the Authorised Version of the bible , the King James with its Thee and Thou.
So many verses to me are still preferred in this translation.
Accepted in the beloved. Is not improved on.
The Message is poetic with great language so I enjoy the language of it all.
Recently I went to Leeds where I attended the Cherish Conference.
We were blessed with great speakers and worship leaders. During the talks I’m always poised with iPhone and notes open ready for the words that speak to me.
Darlene Zschech led the session, It is well with my soul.
The words that I typed into my notes were, Kindness is the new black. It’s a hashtag too!! Musing about this I considered the meaning and concept of this phrase. We were encouraged to be sure if what we believe and deliver kindness. Bringing our presence to anything or anyone means we bring Christ too.
Throughout the conference two things were prominent to me one was He is the Glory and the lifter of my head and secondly we were to live intentionally.
Intentionally is a favourite word of mine anyway. One of my favourite hashtags is #alifeofintention.
Kindness is the beautiful gift we can bring to our world . The Holy Spirit Orchard fruit. It’s in us. We need to carry it to others to be Kingdom People.
Kindness is being generous and considerate. Thoughtful. Intentional with those whom we are with.
Grace is an expression of kindness. The best is seen at the cross in the kindness and cruelty of the cross. Grace thrown over us because we fail at kindness but we keep rising again to live it out and spill it over into others.
The Voice version speaks it out; kindheartedness, joy, peace, self control.
The black being the essential peice. Kindness expresses itself in love being the tool to live intentionally for God.
It glorifies and transforms ugly into value and worth.
Know kindness, the cake that says I care, the considerate way we conduct ourselves benefitting others and enriching their lives.
Daily I exchanged a glance with a pretty lady in a wheelchair, we smiled with our faces and our eyes. The kindness exchanged filled me with hope.
Kindness is the new black.
Be a prayerful paying forward of kindness, wearing it like the essential peice it is. Be filled up to scatter it about you like glittering twinkling stars.
Wear the kindness you will rise in the giving.
Kindness was loved over you.
God is good, come before Him intentionally on purpose. Wearing the new black as you step into your day.
Kindness is the new black
Love Rach x 🖤
Ephesians 4:32 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
Ephesians 4:32 Amplified
And become useful and helpful and kind to one another, tenderhearted (compassionate, understanding, loving-hearted), forgiving one another [readily and freely], as God in Christ forgave you.