TOPIC: Maintain Goodwill and Kindheartedness
SCRIPTURE: But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. Luke 10:33-34
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The earth was created by Love, and it is meant to be operated by love.
The Scripture has made it clear that God is Love (1John 4:8). And in the beginning, God created the earth. It means, in the beginning, Love created the earth. So, the earth was created by Love and it is meant to be operated by love.
Unfortunately, we live in a generation where many people are bankrupt of love.
It is important, therefore, to understand the major principles of love, that is, what love is all about.
Now, what is love all about?
Love is about the maintenance of good will and kindheartedness towards others. This is about wishing people well and being kind to them.
There are those whose minds are filled with bad will. If you are not looking depressed, it is a challenge to them. But if you are looking pitiable and harass-able, then you draw their attention.
In this part of the world, there is a lot of witchcraft. And witchcraft is nothing but wishes that are crafty.
We live in a wicked world, with the pull-him-down syndrome, what I call “crab-ology”. You know, if you put one hundred crabs inside a basket, you don’t need to cover the basket because no crab will go out. If one is climbing out, ninety-nine will pull it back. In other words, they seem to say, ‘where do you think you are going?’
The truth is, what you don’t like, you must lack. What you don’t celebrate, you will never attract. Anywhere you see good things, be happy with it for whatsoever a man sows, he must reap (Luke 6:38).
You see, no star is shining at the expense of another star. Nobody’s success is the reason for another person’s failure. So, beloved, wish your husband, wife, friends, neighbours, and everyone well. Love people and wish them well.
Remember This: The earth was created by Love, and it is meant to be operated by love.
Genuinely love and care for people.
Celebrate the success of others.
Show kindness to people around you especially those in need.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE PRINCIPLES AND POWER OF LOVE.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive Your help to express love, kindness and goodwill to others. Let people see the Love of Christ in my actions towards them, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Psalm 148-150
QUOTE: Bitterness reduces the speed of a person in life. It reduces your impact, force and your potency to achieve things. Culled from, “AM I BITTER?” by Dr (Mrs) Becky Paul-Enenche.
REFLECTION: When last did you wholeheartedly wish someone well? When last did you go out of your way to contribute to the joy and smile of someone? When last did you inconvenience yourself for the comfort of another? Love is the nature of God. And love is what we do, not just what we feel.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: May the Presence of God fill your life as you begin to walk in new dimension of love in Jesus’ Name.
Seeds of Destiny 27 June 2021 Devotional Message was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors