Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Philippians 4:5
God wants me — and each of His children – to let…to choose…to allow…to purpose that my — that our – gentleness be tangibly evident. And not just in my quiet time. Not just in my prayer time. Not just with a cute little puppy…or with a smiling, happy little baby…or with a sweet-tempered elderly man or woman.
Oh, no! God wants me — and each of His children – to let…to choose…to allow…to purpose that my — that our – gentleness be tangibly evident…to ALL people…of ALL personalities….in ALL situations…at ALL times. Gentleness — Christ-like gentleness — is to be tangibly evident in ALL our relationships and encounters with ALL others.
Praise be to the Living God that “The Lord is near!” Because I darn sure know that ONLY with the Spirit of Jesus being near to me…filling me…leading me, am I able to offer any tangible and evident gentleness to those around me. And we all need this gentleness from our Lord for ourselves, for our own lives…and we all need to give this gentleness from Jesus to others so that they, too, will know that the Lord is near!
In the strength and love and nearness of Jesus, may we let our gentleness be tangibly evident to all!
In love, peace and purposeful passion, Sylane