Saturday, January 16, 2010

Gentleness . . .


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 knows 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 other, 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



Taken from ~ God's Daily Answer

7 comments:

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Absolutely beautiful Carol. Thank you for sharing this. laurie

Becky K. said...

I LOVE this!
Thank You for sharing it.

Becky K.

Cindy said...

How true! And we can only accomplish this with His help.

Cathy said...

This is my first visit to your blog and in all honesty, I don't remember how I got here, though know I was blog-hopping...clicking one link to another, when God led me to read this post. It was exactly what my heart needed to hear. Thank you...

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I loved this Carol. What an excellent reminder to this mom who sometimes forgets gentleness :-) As Cindy said, we can only accomplish this with His help.
Blessings,
Marcia

Elena said...

A very beautiful post. Thank you so much for sharing it!

marie said...

Beautiful post! God is so good!
Thanks for sharing this!