I read Oswald Chambers devotional for January 21 in "My Utmost for His Highest." It talked about being "kind to God." That really got me thinking. I don't know that I've ever considered that. This is what Oswald Chambers said:

Am I as spontaneously kind to God as I used to be, or am I only expecting God to be kind to me? Am I full of the little things that cheer His heart over me, or am I whimpering because things are going hardly with me? There is no joy in the soul that has forgotten what God prizes. It is a great thing to think that Jesus Christ has need of me — "Give Me to drink." How much kindness have I shown Him this past week? Have I been kind to His reputation in my life?

We think of God as being the all powerful creator: and He is. We think of Him as knowing everything, judging, and disciplining: and He does. I guess we sometimes forget that the Father wants a personal relationship with us. When we say that God wants a personal relationship with us, I fear that we are just saying that He cares about each of us so much that He made a way for each of us to be saved. But I believe He wants more than that: He really does want a personal relationship with us — a relationship that includes us being kind to Him and telling Him that we love Him. Not that He needs us, but yes, actually He does desire this of us. Jesus told us:

"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind." This is the first and great commandment. (Matthew 22:37-38 NKJV).

Never forget to be kind to God!
When was the last time you simply spoke to God like you would a good friend sitting next to you on a bench? When was the last time you told God you loved Him in a kind, sincere, and personal way?

When we spend time with God, we must remember some basic needed elements in that time. Thanksgiving and praise are important. Confessing our sin and repentance are, too. Praying for others and ourselves, is something we should do. Waiting on Him to speak to our hearts, is something we should do — but often are in too big of a hurry to do. But today, let's be reminded to never forget to be "kind to God." He loves us, and enjoys our kind, sincere, and heartfelt words of affection.