The Gentle Stuff

Poppy flowers against the sky

Poppy flowers against the sky

 

Life has hard sharp  edges that send me on deep searches for gentle…

Gentle in my relationships

Gentle in my down time

Gentle in my reading, writing, and listening…

In my daily search for life in the  Philippians 4:8 whatevers,  gentle is a must.

But how do we remain gentle in a world that screams “choose sides” and  “chase extremes?”

How do we remain flexible, teachable, soft hearted, and…reachable?

I want to be gentle…meek…but not complacent. I want to be tender, yet firm in my convictions and my knowledge of truth.

No wishy-washy faith for this girl. A firm foundation for me to plant these size 10s on…

Firm, but loving.

Always loving…

When politicians build walls…

When the church fails to be the hands and feet of Jesus…

When the words of comfort so desperately need to be whispered…or sung

Gentle exhales…

“Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near.” Philippians 4:5 NIV

The Lord is near. He sees. He hears. He loves.

We need to be of one mind and ready to bend low to lift others…in love.

When you feel pressed against those hard sharp edges of life…remember, be gentle.

 

 

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