(Taken from www.ReviveOurHearts.com.)
Last week we barely scratched the surface of what meekness is, and I was quite convicted.
I have been in a slump spiritually for the past few months. I have continued in my personal disciplines knowing my relationship with God and Tom isn’t based solely on my subjective feelings – Thank God! I have been waiting (not so patiently) for this wilderness season to pass. I didn’t know there was anything God was after in my heart, that is until last week!
As I “happened upon” the Revive Our Hearts website, I discovered an entire series titled, “The Beauty of Meekness.” There wasn’t just one or two broadcasts. No. There were a total of NINE segments listed; each one digging into a different aspect of this Fruit of the Spirit.
Here are the 9 titles and how Meekness relates to our growth in godliness:
- Developing a Meek Spirit
- Meekness and Trust
- Receiving the Word With Meekness
- Think Before You React
- Be Clothed in Meekness
- Can Women Afford To Be Meek
- Meekness in Relationships
- A Meek Confrontation
- Put a Guard on My Mouth
I don’t know about you, but just reading the titles makes me keenly aware of my need to spend time studying this Fruit. Mainly because I don’t think I have it. So, we’re going to do things a bit differently here. We’re going to dive into studying this topic because I believe this is where God is leading me. Thursdays will be our Meekness post, and we’ll go down the above list – one per week. This will give us time to read the article and comment on Thursday what the Lord is showing us.
I realize these sessions are the result of Nancy Leigh DeMoss’s study and teaching. But the truths are not for women only. Tom is going to be just as involved in studying this Fruit, and gladly so I might add. After all he has been the major recipient of my lack in this area! So, if you would like to dive into the depths of Meekness with Tom and me simply comment on this post.
We’ll start by talking about the first one tomorrow! Follow the first link above to print the transcript and read it sometime before the weekend is over. Then, share with us what the Lord is saying to you. That’s it!
Thanks for joining me on this excursion. My soul needs it!