Luke 6:38, NIV: “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
Here lately, I have been getting bored and even a bit irritated and grumpy because of a lack of entertainment. I just don’t like routines and ruts. I never have. But this particular time, my boredom has had me thinking about what kinds of things I could be doing to fill my time of sitting around after all my work is done.
I could definitely watch movies because Netflix is readily available. I could watch all my favorite TV shows: How I Met Your Mother, Heroes, Once Upon a Time, etc. I could color pictures of huge butterflies or ladybugs, I could do word-searches, I could work some Sudoku puzzles or even put real puzzles together.
I could go for walks or write some songs, poetry, or stories. I could attempt to draw a self-portrait or a picture of my cat. I could play Solitaire or any other games including that of video games. I could do so much even if it requires me to deal with being in an enclosed place. OR… I could do ARK. That’s right. There’s no typo. ARK: Acts of Random Kindness.
The amazing part is that we don’t do ARK for attention or to get anything in return, but they are not unnoticed by God! He sees your heart and your intentions when you serve those around you, and He blesses those who give all they have with all their might. When you serve people, you serve Him also!
He rewards our upright character and our desires to follow His will, especially when we humble ourselves and serve others. In fact, the Word says that if we give, whatever we give will be given back to us. The more we give, the more that blessings will basically fall into our laps from the heavens!
Lastly, in the midst of being kind to others, don’t forget to be kind to yourself. The more you pour out, the more you need to revitalize. Take care of yourself, too, because that kindness can also go a long way.
If you need any more good ideas for ARK in your daily life, you can visit: randomactsofkindness.org
This is an updated edition of a post originally published on passionpurposepursuit.blogspot.com
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