One of the special things that I love about my Father is that He is wise and all powerful and He can speak the Truth to lead us as His children as we need, but He does so gently. Oh, He is a mighty One that is capable of doing incredibly powerful things if necessary, but just like the imagery of a mighty, courageous bold lion laying down with a lamb, so is our Father who loves us, gentle with us! Yikes! This can be challenging and Jesus knows!
God is so perfect! Oh, I’m a gal that is a wanna be and thankful that my Father loves me enough to help me have victory in life. Powerful gentleness – this is what the Apostle Paul called us to when He wrote:
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.”
So how does one have victory in being powerful and gentle? Well, Paul then goes on to say,
“Do not be anxious about nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Breathing in times of prayer when life gets scary and doing so with thanksgiving that our Father has us in His mighty capable power is powerful acting on our part to bring calming in anxious moments so that we can move into life with good strategy and gentleness. It makes for a peaceful life with our gentleness showing or “evident” as Paul says. Gentleness is something we all need in life and we can all struggle with it! So in application of all of this, I’m a gal seeking to keep my eyes on my Father today to keep me calm and moving through life with His mighty power working in me to enable me to do all things as He calls me to in divine ways and striding in gentleness. Let’s all have an anxious free day and enjoy the beauty of this day! Tomorrow is the first day of March. My Father reminds me of something I have heard a lot from my childhood years here in Idaho and I don’t know that it is true, but it is certainly an interesting thought: “If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb.” It was a way of saying if March comes in windy, it will end with nice weather. Interesting to ponder! Somehow, I surmise our Father just wants us to have peace in it all the month through! Precious saints, we all do life together, let’s slow down in life enough to breathe in prayer and trust our Father to help us exhale gentleness. Oh my Father, I so love His heart that understands us. He walked this earth, too! He gets it – was there and lived it! He is the One we can always turn to to understand us and help us in our times of need! Bless Him! Have a peace-full day and do not be anxious about nothing – our Father has us all!!!!!!!
Feel His peace all around you, precious saint as this song says here!