Saturday, November 14, 2009

Gentleness

Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
Philippians 4:5

List three people that come to your mind when you think of the word gentleness.

Got it?

Now, when you think of those people, what other characteristics do you think of (besides general gentleness)??

I think of:
1. Softness of speech
2. Listening-- the people I think of are very good at genuinely listening to what is being said.
3. Patience -- They don't get upset quickly.

Out of the things I listed and any others that you thought of, pick one that you could work on this week. Out of my three, I think the one I need the most work on is patience..... especially with siblings. There are so many things they want to tell me or show me and I feel like I have so little time and need to get on to other things. Much too often I either don't listen at all, or half-listen while doing other things. I need to remember that my time is the Lord's and He gave me my siblings to nurture and love.

James 1:20b
Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.....

~M~

6 comments:

Maggie said...

Great post! I loved all of the verses that you used. This is a great blog. You background and header are very cute. I would love if you came by my blog and followed me.

Many blessings,
Maggie
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Hannah said...

Yes these are good thoughts to ponder on Marissa.
Thanks for sharing. Your study on the fruits of the Sprite have been a blessing to me... keep blessing others in your writings! I am looking forward to more posts, but in the meantime I will be practicing being more gentle!
<3 Hannah

Emily said...

Thanks for the helpful reminder... mine is definitely patience too... thanks again! Emily

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Hannah said...

I awarded you girls!

Stephanie said...

Good points here, Rissa. :)