Thought and Prayer for Sunday, May 11, 2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014
May 11, 2014 GENTLENESS BRINGS HOPE
When we are gentle with others, it brings hope. It brings hope to us that in our obedience to God, He will handle the situation when we are gentle in our words and our actions with others. It brings hope to others that in our gentle way, they see the good in the world. Gentleness brings hope for the future of a place where there is no sin. When we share gentleness with others, we are allowing the Holy Spirit to work through us and others will see Jesus in us.
Ephesians 4:3-4 “Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future.” (NLT)
Dear Lord, help us to be gentle with others today. When we do this, we can have hope in You that Your will be done. When we are gentle, we can share Your word with them. When we are gentle, we can show them the love and goodness that You want us to show. Thank You for Your strength and Your word that allows us and teaches us to be gentle. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
When we are gentle with others, we are putting our trust and hope in God.
When we are gentle with others, they will see Jesus in us.
When we are gentle with others, we are better able to share God’s word.
When we are gentle with others, God can use us to help them.
When we are gentle with others, it allows God to calm everyone involved in the situation.
Proverbs 29:8 “Mockers can get a whole town agitated, but the wise will calm anger.” (NLT)
Focus today: Know that showing gentleness towards others will bring hope for the future.