January 19, 2008

Gentleness

The fruit of the spirit is...Gentleness
Clothe yourselves with... Gentleness

Galatians 5:22-23 and Colossians 3:12

I pray for patience, I pray for love, I pray for purity and self control. But Gentleness. I seldom pray for the grace of gentleness. The Lord has been pricking my heart to be "gentle" with my thoughts, words and actions.

Both gentleness and meekness are born of power, not weakness.

I have been studying Isaiah 40. In this chapter it describes both the power and the tenderness of God. Oh, how I want to be more like Him.

Things I am working on:

1. Treating others gently
2. Treating others considerately
3. Seeking a gentle spirit

I am seeking the Lord to make me aware of specific situations in which I fail to act with gentleness or considerateness.


9 comments:

Mel's World said...

Hope,

It is so funny that you would be (of all people) talking about GENTLENESS. You, just from what I know, strike me as kind and gentle.

What a beautiful and sometimes hard thing to work on, huh?

Melissa

annie said...

I was thinking the same thing Melissa said, you seem so kind and gentle to me!
blessings Hope!
Annie

Halfmoon Girl said...

What a lovely, GENTLE reminder you have given to me to pray for a gentle spirit as well!

Mary said...

I enjoyed this post. I'm glad that you dropped over to my blog from Sharon's and entered my giveaway. Please stop by again. I'm always happy to meet new bloggers.

Blessings,
Mary

Ladynred said...

We all want to be treated with kindness and gentleness so thank you for reminding us to be kind and gentle to others!!!
Thanks for dropping by...

Jenny said...

Amen!

Katt said...

Thank you for this blog ... we all need to be reminded of the fruits of the spirit and what our lives should be producing.
I agree with Mel... you seem so sweet and gentle.
Blessings
Katt

Denise said...

Gentleness ....Something that I used to work on daily. I have a very strong personality and the Lord used to have to hold the reigns on me quite often.. but over the early years of my Christian life He taught me gentleness...... and that was quite the task for Him as I have this very strong personality..... but God can do all things.......

great post..........

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