Exciting news! Katie Orr from the “Do Not Depart” site invited me to be a monthly contributor.

The goal of this site is to provide encouragement and tools to abide in God’s Word. I love everything these ladies are doing and I’m honored to join KatieLara, Lisa, & Patti in their mission. I would encourage you to also follow their personal blogs. Their writing will help you replace “me” with “He”!

I have shared these with you before …here are two exciting resources from “Do Not Depart”:

  1. Abiding Fruit Bible Study (study of Fruit of the Spirit)
  2. Hiding His Word (memorizing Romans 8)

Today I am writing a post for the “Abiding Fruit Bible Study” on kindness. Read more here: Abiding Fruit :: Titus 3:3-8 :: Undeserved Kindness

Here is a small excerpt from that post: 

As parents we love our children. God made us, in His image, to nurture and care for them. However, we also know that there are times it is difficult to show them kindness.

I realized through reading Titus 3:3-8 that God demonstrated His kindness towards us not while we were easy to nurture, but in our sinful state (“foolish, disobedient, deceived…in malice and envy”).

“But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.” Titus 3:4-5a

We had done nothing to endear us to Him. We deserved wrath and harshness but were granted tenderness. Undeserved kindness.