The dictionary definition of Gentleness is the quality of being kind, soft spoken or mild mannered or a softness of action or effect.
When I think of GENTLENESS a picture of handling a new born baby comes to mind. We tend to handle that baby with great care and softness. We speak to the baby in a soft voice and that shows love. We wouldn’t think of picking up the baby roughly or throwing the baby unless you were in some kind of deranged state of mind. Many people have no clue what GENTLENESS is because of the abuse they have reduced all their life. This is the opposite of gentleness one that is rough and unkind. When a baby is stroked with the mother’s fingers this shows GENTLENESS and love toward the baby.
God is a gentle God and will draw us to himself and show his kindness and gentleness in many ways. He speaks to us in a gentle way and wants us to speak to others gently and be sensitive to each person.
A gentle answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Proverbs 15:1 NIV
Gracious words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 16:24 NIV
Prayer: Father forgive me for being insensitive and harsh to myself, you and others. Tenderize my heart to become more gentle. I want to know you God as a gentle God, not one that is harsh or mad at me. Would you reveal yourself to me as a gentle God? In Jesus name AMEN.