It’s the power of kindness to change the world, today and this week on Perry and Shawna Mornings. First, it’s there in every story of the bible: Whenever people turn to God, it’s because of His kindness. Romans 2:4: “God is kind, but he’s not soft. In kindness he takes us firmly by the hand and leads us into a radical life-change.” It’s so different from how the world treats us when we blow it. If you’re struggling to change, and you’re losing hope, let the kindness of God wash over you!
Then, our world is craving kindness. But before we can be kind people we have to realize something about ourselves: Our hearts are not naturally bent toward kindness. It’s something Jesus must work in us as we experience his undeserved kindness: Jim Cymbala, pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle in New York City shares one of his big failures to powerfully bring this truth home. Finally Shawna shares about a day that two people bulldozed over what she had to say and how unseen it made her feel. But that same day a simple act of kindness healed her heart.
Perry LaHaie is a radio host, singer, and songwriter with a passion to see the Great Commission completed in our generation. He was born and raised in northern Michigan, earned a degree in communications, and later a graduate degree in cross-cultural communications. Music and ministry have taken him all over the world. He served at Family Life Radio before serving with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Kali and Taylor.
Shawna Beyer has been a business owner, homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a management consulting company, and church staff member. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been married for 25 years and is the mom of four. Shawna loves to help others discover a personal relationship with God that shapes how they think, feel, and live for Jesus daily. She loves being surrounded by her family and a good cup of coffee.