Saturday, April 19, 2014

It get’s people’s attention…

Proverbs 15:4 (LB), "Gentle words cause life and health." 

Ephesians 4:2 (LB), "Be humble and gentle.  Be patient with each other, making allowance for each others faults because of your love." 

When someone doesn't meet your expectations, when someone disappoints you, are you a raving wind that comes in and starts blowing everyone around, an earthquake that starts shaking people up, a consuming fire that rages all over everybody, or do you respond in a gentle whisper, with gentleness?  There's power in gentleness.  It gets people's attention.  Gentle people have their expectations under GOD's control.

Dads, don't be harsh with your children.  As a parent I think this is the hardest things to do.  When your kids don't do what you think they should do, it's hard to be gentle with them.  But it will destroy their soul if you're not.  We need to be gentle, not judgmental.

Just a thought from the front porch…

2 comments:

Carol Allen Anfinsen said...

Bill, I haven't stopped by in awhile. I notice that people don't seem to comment much anymore. I wonder why that is.

I feel your fluency and wisdom have magnified and multiplied. Keep up the good work!

Bill Williams said...

Thanks, Carol for your connect and commit. Probably my style isn't one that invites comments but I thank you for yours.