Sabbath Thoughts | Pursuing Gentleness

Happy Saturday, friends! It is a beautiful day to serve the Lord.

Like many others, we are in the middle of an intense cold front. This is strange for us, and is not something that we are used to. Within a day or two the worst should be over.

For now, I am sitting by candlelight with my computer. What a blessing!

Today I would like to write for just a minute about gentleness. This is something I definitely need to cultivate in my life! As I’ve grown, the Lord has refined me in this area…but I haven’t arrived! 

As a gentle woman, I want to give kind and thoughtful answers when others speak to me. I hope to be kind to my husband and children, even when I don’t feel like it.

This usually happens if my children are being a little crazy, or if my husband and I disagree about something.

I forget that as a wife and mama, I am the calming element in my home. I can affect the atmosphere in my home by thinking before I speak.

Related: Blessing the Lord with Our Actions

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Ephesians 4:1-3

I need to remember that I am representing God in my home. I should be walking in a manner worthy to my calling. Besides being a believer, my calling is to be a wife, mother, and homemaker. I can do all of these things with a spirit of gentleness.

Praying and asking God to help refine us in this area is a great thing to do. He can help us in our time of need. He hasn’t asked us to do anything that is too difficult in His Word.

Sometimes I need to take a deep breath and step back if I can tell that I’m about to be not-so-gentle. I might even go into a quiet room for a minute to regroup. Over time, being gentle will become easier.

But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith.

1 Timothy 6:11-12

Pursuing righteousness, godliness, faith, love, and yes, gentleness, is a way to honor God with our lives. 

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog. I hope your day is blessed!

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