A Womans Walk with God | Gentleness

Growing Strong Through Gentleness

1.Gentleness Means Trusting the Lord.
Jesus says BLESSED are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5

Faith believes that everything that happens in our life is allowed by God and that He is able to help us handle our situation.
Our faith in the God behind this truth keeps us from struggling and fightling because faith believes that God with fight for us! Psalm 60:12.

2. Gentleness means submitting to the Lord.
Believing him.
One whose will has been broken. 
One who is no longer broken displays complete dependence on the Lord, yields all self will to the Lord.

So breathe a huge sigh of release and hand over to God every aspect of your life.
Asking him to fill you will complete joy!

3. Gentleness means follow Christs example.
Jesus said: 
Take my yoke upon you, learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart. Matthew 11:29.

4. Gentleness means bowing the Soul.
Walking with gentleness does not carry arrogance and pride.

5. Putting on a Gentle Spirit
What's the behavior of gentleness? 
Peter says it is God-fearing and blameless conduct.
The Lord controls each and every situation in our life.
Peter also says you are to be concerned with the internal condition of your heart.

"Hidden person of the Heart"
Such a heart should reflect a gentle and quiet spirit.
Faith is the only way to walk in this way, a trust that looks to God in hope, and is directed towards Him and rests in Him.

As women of God, we are to put on all these elements of gentleness

(submission, behavior, heart, trust and faith)..
just as we adorn our body with clothing everyday. We must visit God in the prayer closet and put on the garment of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is rare and precious, truly beyond price.

6. To walk with Gentleness means to withstand (As the book says 'take it')

A woman who is practicing gentleness bears with tranquility the disturbances others create, endures ill treatment, withstands misunderstandings, carries the word of God in her heart and displays the evidence of God at work in her life. Wow, that was some hard truth right there girls! 

Ask God for wisdom to become a woman as this...James 1:5.

Rely on the Lord for His wisdom and mercy and protection, we will indeed grow strong through gentleness.

How do we walk in gentleness?

1. Accept
2. Pray
3. Refuse to complain or grumble
4. Refuse to manipulate....

"Through God we shall do valiantly, and it is He who will tread down our adversaries." Psalm 60:12

Proverbs 3:5...one of my favorite scripture card references....

This chapter was truly eye-widening!
I'll leave you with that thought.
Blessings, ~Melanie

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