LOVE FINDS FAVOR

29 Dec

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LOVE FINDS FAVOR

“Do not let kindness and truth leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.  So you will find favor and good repute in the sight of God and man.” Prov.3:3-4 NASB

Kind people simply find favor wherever they go—even at home.

Kindness is attractive because it gives value to the other person and honors them with gentleness and respect.

When you’re operating from kindness, you’re careful how you treat your spouse, never being harsh.

You’re sensitive.

Tender.

Even if you need to say hard things, you’ll bend over backwards to make your rebuke or challenge as easy as possible for them to hear.

It’s the act of speaking the truth in love, which few of us tend to do naturally.

We feel that if our words are true, the tone of communication should also be accepted.

But love finds favor by speaking with gentleness, removing the heat from the discussion.

This allows the focus to be on the truth in your statement, not on the manner in which it was delivered.

A spoonful of kindness indeed helps the truth go down.

PRAYER

“Heavenly Father, help me to walk in kindness and truth.  Give me the foresight to hold my tongue until I can filter my words through the standards of honesty and love.  In Jesus’ name, amen.”

NOTE:  This article is from “Love Dare” which is published by Kendrick.

NOTE:  Daily there is a new post to help you succeed in marriage.

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