The Fruit of the Spirit is Kindness
Written by: Ricky Spears Recorded by: Ricky Spears
This meditation is the sixth of a ten part series on The Fruit of the Spirit. Personally, I usually think of kindness more as just generally being nice and friendly to people. However, the new testament principle of kindness is much more than that. Kindness is very active. Biblical kindness is actively helping others. In this meditation you'll contemplate and explore God's kindness toward you before you were a believer and after you accepted his forgiveness. You'll also contemplate Jesus' teachings on being kind to those who oppose you and Paul's teachings on being kind to other believers. God wants us to bear the fruit of His kindness through us because he was kind to us. His kindness lead us to repentance and as we allow the Holy Spirit to produce kindness through us, others will be led to repentance as well--the fruit of the Spirit is Kindness.
We began this series with a contemplative overview of The Fruit of the Spirit, and the next four episodes focused on the fruits of Love, Joy, Peace, and Patience. If you would like to do this particular series of biblical meditations in order, you'll want to begin with these five meditations.
Once again, it's hard to believe that it has been 7 months since I've published a new meditation. I recently shared on my personal blog about how I've been dealing with depression and didn't know it. That, along with other things in my life, prohibited the writing and recording of this meditation. I would really like to return to producing new meditations on a regular weekly basis. If this ministry is valuable to you, and you would like to have more frequent meditations produced, please lift up me and this ministry in your times of prayer. I would also like to add some other people to play active roles in this ministry too. I'm not exactly sure what others might do, but if you feel God is leading you to take a more active role in the Mindful Worshp ministry, let me know where you think you might fit in.
If you would like to listen to the Fruit of the Spirit Series in order: