I have a fun idea for this Valentines Week! Our Pastor spoke a few weeks ago about random acts of kindness and then today on Matthew 6:1-8. The passage and sermon was on giving to the needy because its the right thing to do and to pray in your closet because we pray to talk to God and not for the attention of others. I find my self doing things for the praise of it rather than truly out of the kindness of my own heart.
I want to challenge you to do at least one RAK (Random Act of Kindness) each day this week! I have found some fun ideas such as putting a dollar in a vending machine and then taping the note to the front, putting a quarter in one of the kiddie toy or candy machines, paying for the person behind you in a drive thru. But there are also tons of things that don't require money and you may not be able to leave a note for and thats ok too! Such as saying hello with a smile as you pass someone that looks like they need a pick me up, holding the door open, offering a few hours of free babysitting to a mom in need, and the list goes on!
Here's the challenge! Print off the cards at the bottom of the post and go and be kind! BUT... please come back and leave comments on how you did it! I can't wait to hear! I'll compile all of the ideas together and share them in a post!
“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.
“Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you."
Matthew 6:1-4 ESV
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