Thought and Prayer for Sunday, May 18, 2014
Sunday, May 18, 2014
May 18, 2014 GENTLENESS LEADS TO PEACE
If we think about what causes peace in the world, many things come to mind. Peace comes from love. Peace comes from mercy. Peace comes from gentleness. But, most of all, peace comes from God. Our actions and words can cause peace or turmoil. When we react harshly to someone, we are more than likely going to create problems. However, when we act gentle, we will become peacemakers and be the example God calls us to be.
James 3:18 “And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.” (NLT)
Dear Lord, help us today to practice gentleness. Help us today to be peacemakers so we can glorify Your name and honor You. Help us today to speak and act gently toward others so we can tell them about Your love and share Your word with them. We want to be peacemakers and lead others to You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
When we show gentleness to others, we can allow God’s peace to reveal itself to us and others.
Peace comes from within. It comes from God. And it can be shared with others through our gentleness to them.
God’s peace comes from gentleness. It is possible for us to be gentle with others even in the most difficult times.
We can be the example of gentleness when we pray and study God’s word. And He will use us to be peacemakers in the world.
When we are gentle and humble with others, it will be easier to be forgiving when others do wrong.
Ephesians 4:2 “Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.” (NLT)
Focus: Thinking before we act today will help us to be gentle and create peace rather than turmoil.