Sunday, February 1, 2009

Gentleness . . .


Let your gentleness be know to everyone.

Philippians 4:5



Like a snowflake that falls silently from the sky, softly coming to rest on a tender branch, a person who exhibits gentleness touches the lives of others. Such a person's loving presence never demands center stage and yet is noticed. A gentle person know that gentleness is not a symptom of weakness, but a sign of strength. That's because such a person is secure in who God has created him or her to be.



God, though all-powerful, is also gentle. When you choose not to force your plans, opinions, or desires upon others, you imitate Him. When you return a gentle word for a harsh one or offer a tender embrace to a troubled heart, you are showing the world that you are your Father's child.



Power can do by gentleness

what violence fails to accomplish.


Latin Proverb

8 comments:

bj said...

Thank you for this prettiness on this Sunday morning...
hugs, bj

Darlene said...

That is so true. I know I am more drawn to a gentle person.♥ Have a wonderful Sunday Carol.

bennie and patsy said...

Good Sunday morning Carol.
patsy

Sherry said...

Carol

I NEEDED THIS SO MUCH TODAY! I am having such a hard time because of some things going on in my husbands family with a terminal illnesses, it is between my husband and a sister, last night I just couldn't sleep. I told my daughter in law just to keep smiling at them and keep doing what is right no matter what they do, but I was having an anger dwell up in me and your scripture spoke to me, I feel a peace after reading your post...knowing that what I am doing is right and not wimpy I am actually stronger by controlling myself. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! I copied your post into my prayer journal and I am using your scripture for my memory verse. Thank you for letting God use you to reach me today sweet sister!!!!

Bo said...

Even the word "gentleness" has a beautiful ring to it... ;-) Bo

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Carol, this is not only beautifully written, but SO true! Thank you for sharing this. It is lovely.

The Lord bless you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Maggie Ann said...

How these truths make me stop and reflect. Thank you Carol. I love gentle people...they linger in the heart's memory.

Charli and me said...

That is just so beautifully written. Thank you for sharing with us. Blessings to you ♥