CHOOSE – GENTLENESS

Good Morning!

A weekend meditation and thoughts to ponder.   One thing gentleness is NOT is a show of weakness.  Gentleness in the face of fury stands out like an invisible WALL of both power and Strength. Man, woman or child….the free-will choice to be GENTLE can become a life-gift of environment-changing impact.

Choose today – the fruit of gentleness.

Gentleness

I found the quote below quite by accident.   It is expressed better than I could.

I choose GENTLENESS.  Nothing is won by force.  I choose to be GENTLE.

If I raise my voice may it only be in praise.

If I clench my fist may it only be in prayer.

If I make a demand may it be only of my self.

Max Lucado

Who in recorded history chose to walk this way?   The Main example is Jesus Christ – known as gentle Jesus –   He nevertheless still expressed in a physical way his upset about the wrong usage of the House of God.   He attacked the tables – not the people.

Ghandi, Martin Luther King,. Many, many others in our recent history.  They all chose GENTLENESS.

Today and indeed this weekend my challenge for us is.

CHOOSE GENTLENESS,   (partner it with self-control)

Have a wonderful weekend!  Live Life to its fullest!.

About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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4 Responses to CHOOSE – GENTLENESS

  1. oneta hayes says:

    I love to watch my grandchildren play hospital. The one who is nurse of doctor is so gentle. They do the same when playing house. When “momma” puts “baby” to bed, she is so gentle. It makes me appreciate the caretakers in their lives. I’m so thankful. I just can’t imagine how I could deal with it if they were modeling rude, violent behavior.

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  2. Keigh Ahr says:

    We have a tendency to see gentleness as an absence of another quality — strength, determination, insistence. It’s only when we see gentleness as a CHOICE that it can be seen as a strong, determined, and committed trait.

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  3. Indeed, gentleness partnered with self-control would bring out
    the best in all of us! Max Lucado is a very inspirational writer 🙂 ♥ ❤

    Like

  4. Debbie L says:

    Aw, yes! The gentleness of Jesus also reminds me of His Grace! How gently He ushers believers through life!

    Like

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