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Be Kind To Myself

I want very much for Scripture to tell me it is okay for me to be kind to myself as I am kind to others. Is it in the Bible?

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 ---Geraldine on 2/7/14
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Mod.Permit-thanks! Heavenly Father,be so, kind help me pray.Our church,mission of poor souls many homeless,drug issues,mental, abandon by families, older, young, too., broken spirits,no where safe, afraid of the shelters (some violated, beaten)still God spirit is with us, give all church(s) wisdom, strong power from Jesus give us grace, mercy,wisdom, protection, I have seen things do not comprehend but Do Not judge/some homeless.
I beg deliverance from all spiritual bondage,help them be still Let God Move,upon their hearts. God has grace to mend, restore. we need victory o'er wickedness, disceit from satan be defeated! Jesus rebuke the devourer Satan in Christ mighty name.amen.
---Elena_9555 on 7/13/14

Be "KIND" to yourself? (I will assume you mean to GET OFF YOUR CASE,....maybe you're being too hard on yourself about things....don't be so prudish).

We are to TREAT ourselves (have regard for ourselves) the same as we have regard for others ("love" your neighbor AS yourself).

...and IF we decide to "give" assistance to another person, we should do it because we WANT TO (and be happy/cheerful about it) not be a hypocrite about your giving, only do it when you have decided that you can do so HAPPILY with 'convenience' (unless you really want to put yourself out).

DO NOT "GIVE" GRUDGINGLY (for The Lord loves a cheerful giver).
---faithforfaith on 6/13/14

Of course you are allowed to be kind to yourself. Why should you be left out in all this when you are kind to others?

I don't know just what you have in mind but the bible says do unto others as you would have them do unto you (Luke 6:31) AND 'love your neighbour as yourself'. Goodness and 'being nice/kind' should move in both directions.
---Rita_H on 2/16/14

10-4. Scott...

I was just being facetious, good buddy.

# Over and out.

(Anyone military...that is trucking lingo. I know the correct way to end a radio TX is just 'out'. For you...

# out.)
---aka on 2/13/14

//sorry scott...every time I hear #,it makes me want to yack.//

aka no worries just think about it as the new CB radio handle. "East bound and down gota keep on truckin'... watch that bandit run"
---Scott1 on 2/13/14

//Hashtag at

sorry scott...every time I hear #,it makes me want to yack.
---aka on 2/10/14

Check out our last Sunday 2/2/14 service at church. It is called Hashtag at The main topic is only the maker or buyer of a product can rightfully name that product. The point being, God made you (creation) and bought you with his blood. (cruxified). You are like the prodical son who went to the Father seeking forgiveness but loss of sonship (become a servant). When in reality God wants to restore your sonship, your identity in him. That is the joy God gives us.
---Scott1 on 2/10/14

Dear Geraldine, Sometimes forgiving ourselves can be a difficult thing. But if God forgives us once we repent who are we not to? All of Psalm 103 (note esp. verses 3,4,8,11-14) is wonderfully encouraging to meditate on in relation to what you are going through. I pray it will bring peace to your heart.
---Simone_G on 2/9/14

\\but then am I allowed to be kind to myself by forgiving MYSELF\\

If God forgives you, who are you not to forgive yourself, Geraldine?

Remember, when the classical creeds say, "I believe in the forgiveness of sins," you are required to believe that your own sins are forgiven.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/8/14

Simone, the overall example of being kind to myself: I commit a sin, I ask God for forgiveness, but then am I allowed to be kind to myself by forgiving MYSELF. And to Cluny: Yes, I am still struggling with wanting to know every exact meaning of every exact word. But I,m working on it.
---Geraldine on 2/8/14

Sis.Geraldine, really always like to answer & read your posts..why? Because you remind me a liitle of myself, when younger. You can rest a sure God DO NOT make junk! God made,you have a wonderfull God who loves you & desires you to have a healthy apreciation of yourself! he also, expects you to care and love your self
( NOT adore or worship )

like the 1st person said, it does affect those relationships around you.Be kind to yourself,too. I used to feel similar when I was younger, badly 'wanted friends. You can't buy friendship or buy love. let your light shine, and love in a christian way all the world will know you are a child of the king' of Jesus!
---Lidia4796 on 2/8/14

The misery of those who are unkind to themselves will negatively impact all their personal relationships.
---Love.wins on 2/8/14

Dear Geraldine, I've noticed and commented that you suffer greatly from scrupulosity, the spiritual manifestation of OCD.

You do need a competent spiritual director (admittedly hard to find) to help you overcome this hurdle.

In the meantime, remember that when Jesus commanded you to love your neighbor as yourself, this is also a command to love yourself, too.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/8/14

Geraldine I'm not sure I get the point of your question so please excuse me if my answer does not make sense. Would you please give a few examples of how you would like to be kind to yourself? The Bible does say love your neighbour as yourself. And love is described in the Word as doing "no harm" to anyone.
---Simone_G on 2/8/14

Geraldine...for those who seem to be down on yourself alot...jesus said that he will treat you as you treat his least.
---aka on 2/7/14

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