“Taking Time to Care”

June 13, 2013 by  
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“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10.

Reach out in kindnessBe intentional today to stand as one loved by God, with purpose and dignity.Reach out in kindness to someone today and feel His love flow to you … and through you.

God’s love, given generously through you, has a way of coming full circle back to you.You have much to give!
Stand tall! His grace will shelter you and protect you.
His grace will fulfill you.

GraceHis grace will enable you to step forward and not shrink back.
His grace will enable you to give CARE even when you desperately want to receive care yourself.
His grace is given to you in order to be given away.

Let His grace flow to you … and through you as you care in the ways He has made you to uniquely show His love.
It will fill you up in an unexpected way.

Four ways to show C A R E today …

C – Compassion = concern, kindness, consideration.

CompassionAs you go through your day today ask God to show you where and how you can show kindness, consideration and concern in a meaningful and simple way to someone on your pathway.

When you feel the nudge take the time to respond. Show consideration.

A – Appreciate.

Show appreciation in an intentional and specific way to someone whom the Lord highlights on your radar screen today.
Be genuinely appreciative. Say “thanks”.

Reach Out & EncourageR – Reach Out.

Don’t wait for others to take the first step to greet, speak, say or do something.
Be ready to reach out in the moment you become aware of the choice. Go first.

E – Encourage.

It costs nothing to say a sincere and encouraging word.
Be aware today that you have the power of life and death in your tongue.

Bite your tongue when careless words want to spill out.
Ask God to fill your mind and heart with His goodness toward others.

Out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.
Use your words to build.

Prayer to help action CARE in your life:

prayer for the day !
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Father God, Today my heart yearns for love.
To answer that yearning, please help me to extend CARE to those in my circle.
Let me feel Your lavish love toward me today and help me to pass it out.
May consideration, appreciation and encouragement mark my attitudes, words and actions today as I reach out with Your love. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

– fwd: vc mathews

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