Friday, January 2, 2015

Bless Someone in 2015

In 2015, I want to be a blessing to other people. In other words, I want to contribute positively to their lives, help them along as they journey through life, and ultimately draw their attention to Jesus.

Ephesians 4:32 shows me how to do this.

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

To bless others this year, I resolve to:

1. Show kindness to everyone I encounter.
I will think of the other person before myself. I will do what is right in regard to the other person and will seek their good. I will demonstrate love toward them. Regardless of who they are, what they have done, or what they can do for me, I must remember to be kind to everyone.

2. Extend compassion toward those who are hurting, weak, broken, and suffering.
I will pray for a tender heart and sensitive spirit. I will be slow to judge. I will be quick to help. I will seek to understand and empathize with others. I will do what I can to alleviate their suffering and sorrow. I will weep with those who weep and mourn with those who mourn.

3. Offer forgiveness to those who are not kind and compassionate toward me.
I will remember that forgiveness is never deserved but must be graciously given. I will remember that I have been forgiven by God because of Christ. I will not take offense quickly or easily. I will forget hurts. I will let go of grudges. I will not let bitterness or animosity take root in my life.

I hope you will join me in trying to be a blessing to others in 2015.