Gentle Spirit…

18 May

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Do you know someone with a gentle spirit? They bring calm and steady to your world – in a not so always peaceful place.

They display “…wisdom from above (that) is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.” (James 3:17)

It is a blessing to have someone in your life like this! But, I ask, “Are you a gentle spirit to those you interact with?”.  “A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.” (Proverbs 15:4)

In no way does this mean you should be a pushover or doormat! People who claim you are “mean” just because they do not get their own way do not know what this means, and in spite of their blindness, “we can confidently say the Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”, (Hebrews 13:6), and speak to them in truth.

Let’s see…BECAUSE the Lord is our helper…hmmmm…did you hear that?! He is WITH US!!  We “can do ALL things (being gentle) through Him who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13) Even when frustrated.

I think many people say to themselves, “Well, I’m a niiiiiiiiiice person.”

Well, do we want to just be “nice“?

I challenge all of us to be gentle, kind, tender, sympathetic, considerate, understanding, compassionate, and good-natured today, tomorrow, and the next day…whether you feel like it or not. Yup. ๐Ÿ™‚  Because, even “after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.”. (1 Peter 5:10)

So, if you jump on any band wagon today let it be the GENTLE GIANT band wagon. ๐Ÿ™‚

May you each have a MOST beautiful week, Sarah

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