Did you do any little random acts of kindness today? Or, for that matter, any big planned acts of kindness?
How about cuddling a child who's crushed with emotion?
Making a special dessert for a good report card?
Holding open a door for a frail elderly woman?
Finishing up adoption papers for your new child?
Sharing a meal with a lonely neighbor?
Visiting with sick and dying friend?
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works,
which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
According to Ephesians 2:10, those little deeds of kindness you do aren't “random” at all. They are God's Providence, actually planned from long ago, just for you! Doesn't that change your attitude? It does mine!
It means that you were placed in your life for a purpose. Perhaps today, it's to give the homeless man in front of Trader Joe's a sandwich. Maybe tomorrow, it's mailing an encouraging card to your pastor. Yesterday, it might have been just to give the harried barista at Starbucks a sincere thank you and a smile.
So, this week, I'm encouraging you to look for those opportunities to do good deeds. Not to gain approval from men, but out of a sincere heart of gratitude for the wonderful act of kindness God did for you through His Son.
I thought I'd give you a little report of how my Providence 365 has been going so far. I really like using only one kit and one template. It has sped up my scrapping quite a bit. I change the template by moving around the photo clipping masks and resizing them, but I'm not searching for, or making, a new template each week. The same is true for my papers and elements. The kit I'm using has enough variety that I'm not bored, so far at least! I'm not making my pages too busy with elements either, focusing more on the journaling and the photos.