Monday, May 7, 2012

R.A.O.K. (Random Act Of Kindness)

As random as this blog post may seem (being I haven't posted a blog entry in a loooonnngg while), my purpose for this post is to encourage you to perform some Random Act Of Kindness (R.A.O.K.) today.
It only takes a few minutes and the range cannot be measured.  Just be kind in whatever action you perform and look for nothing in return.  
There is a sense of peace in turning your compassion towards someone else, especially if you don't know the person or people. And what does the Word of God say about it?  Well lets see....

Acts 20:35
I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Galatians 6:7
Be not deceived; God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

Luke 6:38
Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

And you know, sometimes looking for the perfect time to sow can cause you to miss out on your own blessing:

Ecclesiastes 11:4
He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.

A spontaneous or random time that you're moved to give is usually the moving of the Holy Spirit within you. He may want to use you to bless someone else or show them the love of Christ.  Not that we're looking for anything in return, but the word is alive and true and we should trust what it says about those who give (Lk.6:38).

So allow the Holy Spirit to prompt you  in your giving. Grab a hold of these few practical ways to perform a R.A.O.K.:

- Mark some calender days with "R.A.O.K." as a reminder, and follow through.
- Keep your eyes open, looking for someone else that may have a need (i.e. opening a door for someone or smiling to brighten their day).
- Make a card for someone.
- What are you good at? Offer that skill to help someone else.
- Go out of your way! Give someone else the closer parking space to the store! LOL!
- Give a compliment.

Take the limits off!  There are many ways to be random in your giving.  It could range from random days to random people you may or may not know, to the act being random itself.  The fun and fulfillment comes from the realization of how simple it is to do it and the joy, happiness and peace of mind that comes in return.  It is far more worth the gift you've given.

So start your R.A.O.K today!

Keep looking up for His return is nigh!!

~Tyvee B

Acts 20:35; Galatians 6:7; Luke 6:38; Ecclesiastes 11:4

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