Kindness A Lifestyle — Prophet Dr. Tony Mathias

Galations 5:22-23
I read a beautiful example of Kindness which I would like to narrate.
“Leaving a store, I returned to my car only to find I had locked my keys and cell phone inside. A teenager riding his bike saw me kick a tire and say a few choice words.

“What’s wrong? He asked – I explained my situation.
“I said even if I could call my wife she can’t bring me her car key since it’s our only car.”

He handed me his cell phone – “Call your wife tell her I’m coming to get her key.”
“Well, that’s seven miles round trip” I replied
“Don’t worry about it” he said.

An hour later, he returned with the key. I offered him money, but he refused.
He said let’s just say I needed the exercise”

What was that? – Kindness!
The Fruit of the Spirit is our testimony before men that we are spiritual beings it is the proof of spiritual maturity. God expects His fruit to manifest in all seasons. The fruit is God-given and God driven. The attitude of a believer towards his neighbor must manifest the fruit of the Spirit even in tough times. Tough times, by the way, do not last, tough people do.

Kindness is a lifestyle – the medium through which the love of Jesus becomes tangible. Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and blind can see.

A primary school said this – Kindness is like a garden, kind thoughts are roots, kind words are blossoms kind deeds are fruits.

Our world is full of people who insult those around them, don’t open doors for old people and people with groceries, laugh at the misfortunes of others and try to show their superiority by dragging others down. – Yet there are also many people who let others go ahead of them in line, compliment those around them, hurry to open doors for people, sympathize with others’ in their misfortune and show willingness to serve others.
It’s easy to pick out the people who are showing kindness!

Proverbs 20:28 “Mercy and truth preserve the king, and by loving kindness he upholds his throne” – That is the kind of quality God wants of a leader.

What is kindness?
It is a mind-set well described in Philippians 2:3-4: “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests but also for that of others.”

Kindness is humbly giving of ourselves in love and mercy to others who may not be able to give us anything back, who sometimes don’t deserve it, and who frequently don’t thank us for it. It is a mindset that leads us to do good to others

Why does God want us to demonstrate kindness?
Ephesians 4:31-32
We are tools to extend God’s loving kindness and mercy and compassion to the world. We are His family so we are to become like Him!

How do we demonstrate more kindness?
Sometimes it’s the little things that mean a lot. For example:

  • Complimenting others to help brighten their day
  • Interacting wisely with strangers instead of by-passing them – smiling, helping…
  • Talk with people who appear lonely
  • Being kind and even changing routine if possible to make time for others
  • Being a good giver

Grab every opportunity you get to be kind – they often come around several times a day.
Kindness is not a selfish attempt to get something for ourselves. It is a show of mercy and love to other human beings with no thought of reward.

The Holy Spirit is waiting to release this fruit of kindness through us.
Let us allow Him to help us demonstrate kindness to others.
May we all develop the same type of love and kindness God has for us

Let us pray:
Holy Spirit, I have understood that kindness is Your fruit which You desire to manifest through me. You are my helper – help me to grab every opportunity I get to show kindness and make it my lifestyle. In Jesus’ Name!

Be Blessed!

Simple Steps To Answered Prayer — Prophet Tony Mathias

simplestepstoansweredprayerOnce saved through receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior Romans 10:9, you can position yourself to receive answers to prayer. Secondly, make sure you have no unconfessed sin in your heart that includes unforgiveness for that displeases God. Sin will prevent your prayers being answered.

If you don’t forgive people, your Father will not forgive your wrongdoing. Galatians 5:19-21; Psalms 66:18; Matthew 6:15; Isaiah 59:2.

The good news is that if you repent, confess your sins and forgive, He will forgive you. 1 John 1:7-9

Having done this, let me share with you simple steps to answered prayer.

1. ASK
If you don’t ask, you don’t receive. James 4:2-3
If you ask the Father in the Name of Jesus you receive. John 16:23
Ask and make sure what you are asking is in line with God’s Word. God does not answer prayers that do not line up with His Word. His Word is His will for you. Jeremiah 1:12

2. RECEIVE
“What things soever you desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” – Mark 11:24. When you ask God for something believe you receive the answer to your prayer instantly – in the supernatural. Believe He heard your prayer and answered it at that very moment because you asked in Jesus Name, in line with His Word or Will and in faith taking Him at His Word. Use your God-given imagination to see yourself presently with it [now] and that pleases Him. Hebrews 11:6.

3. WAITpowerinprayer.jpg
“Wait on the Lord…wait, I say, on the Lord.” – Psalms 27:14
The ‘waiting time’ is that interval of time between the asking and the demonstration of it where you actually see or feel it in the natural. Now this waiting time is crucial because Satan will try to make you doubt God heard and answered you.

So what do you do? Thank, praise and worship God because He answered your prayer. That is faith-in-action – acting like you have it before you see it with your physical eyes.

MANIFEST [Demonstrate / Display]
From your side, you have taken the first three steps. From God’s side He heard you and now manifests the answer to your prayer. Make sure you thank Him for manifesting the answer to your prayer.

If you will follow these simple steps, you will see an answer to all of your prayers big or small. We serve a big God! – Dare to believe and act on His Word and reap the benefits of answered prayer. ‘Now, Faith is the assurance of things hoped for the evidence of things unseen. Hebrews 11:1.