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OPEN HEAVENS AUGUST 2020 Sunday August 23
SHOW SOME KINDNESS
Memorise: Let brotherly love continue.Hebrews 13:1
Read: Isaiah 35:3-8
Bible in one year: Jeremiah 51-52
Stand Up, Stand
Up For Jesus
Action Point: Look for at least one person in your Church today and just encourage the person. If you can give a gift, go ahead and do so.
A Christian may be smiling on the outside because he/she is accustomed to looking cheerful whereas on the inside, the person could be going through a lot of challenges. The ties and the hats we all wear to Church on Sunday cover the empty stomachs or-the depressed thoughts of some workers in the Church. Sometimes the Pastor is going through a marital crisis, but he still has to settle issues in the marriage of a Church member. We need to look out for each other every now and then.
We need to pick up the phone and call that brother or sister to ask how they are doing. We need to bring a gift no matter how small to church once in a while to give someone. Believe me, the one who is strengthening others also needs strengthening once in a while.
When you notice the commitment level of a particular brother or sister waning, before you accuse or judge them, find out how they are faring first. Checking on them, whether they are in Church or not, shows that you love them. Sometimes, the devil brings suggestions to some of the ‘strong’ Christians to drop out of the Christian race, but just a word of encouragement from you, a smile or a show of love can give them strength to continue in the race. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 says: Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up”
Even as General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, many years ago, I decided to resign because I thought the people I was praying and caring so much for did not care about me. It was a little girl whom God sent to bring me a cake that He used to bring me out of that depressed state. Even though I don’t like cake, late this one and ever since, I have not considered resigning again. You don’t know the effect that a little encouragement could have on your brethren. Show kindness to one another always.