Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who are fearful-hearted, “Be strong, do not fear! ...”
— Isaiah 35:3,4, NKJV
Let your life be filled with the ministry of kindness to others.
If our lives are filled with holy fragrance, if we honor God by having good thoughts toward others, and doing good deeds to bless others, it matters not whether we live in a cottage or a palace. Circumstances have but little to do with the experiences of the soul. It is the spirit cherished which gives coloring to all our actions.
Let each one who claims to follow Christ esteem himself less and others more. Press together, press together! In union there is strength and victory; in discord and division there is weakness and defeat. These words have been spoken to me from heaven.
What an amount of good you can do by being loyal to God and to your brethren, by repressing every unkind thought, every feeling of envy or self-importance!
The apostle Paul thanked God for the comfort given him in sorrow, saying: “Blessed be...the God of all comfort; who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.” As Paul felt the comfort and warmth of God’s love breaking into his soul, he reflected the blessing upon others.
Let the heart melt into tenderness before God, as we recall His merciful dealings with us. Let the Spirit of God, like a holy flame, burn away the rubbish that is piled up at the door of the heart, and let Jesus in; then His love will flow out to others through us, in tender words and thoughts and acts.
You are to surrender your will to God daily; you are to walk in the light, and to expect more; for the light from the dear Saviour is to shine forth in clearer, more distinct rays amid the moral darkness, increasing in brightness more and more unto the perfect day.
Let us now bring all the beauty, love, and kindness we can into our life. Let us be thoughtful, grateful, patient, and forbearing in our intercourse with one another.
— Testimonies for the Church Volume 5, p.486-490
Honor God by having good thoughts toward others and doing good deeds to bless others.
Thank God for the comfort He gives you in sorrow saying: “Blessed be the God of all comfort; who comforts me in all my tribulation.” Reflect thIs blessing upon others.
Let the Spirit of God, like a holy flame, burn away the rubbish that is piled up at the door of the heart and let Jesus in.
Pray that His love will flow out to others through you. Surrender your will to God daily.