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Faith,Life,Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday ~ Gentleness

“You have given me the shield of your salvation, and your right hand supported me, and your gentleness made me great. You gave a wide place for my steps under me, and my feet did not slip. I pursued my enemies and overtook them, and did not turn back till they were consumed. ~ Psalm 18:35-37 (emphasis mine)

Have you ever realized how gentle our Lord is with us? Over the last couple of weeks He has reminded me gently that He is in control of the universe (and my life). Sometimes I just see only the things right before me; I don’t see the big picture. David always found the right words to praise our Lord. If you have not read Psalm 18 in its entirety, I encourage you to put it on your reading schedule…

So this week, I am thankful for gentleness; not only the gentleness of my Lord and Savior, but also the gentleness from the people around me…

  • Thank You Lord for Your incredible gentleness. Although I sometimes see only the issues in front of me, You always find a way to remind me that there is a bigger picture. I might not understand it now, but I know that I can trust You…
  • Thank You Lord for sending Your Son to redeem us. He showed us what gentleness means. How to react to even rude people…
  • Thank You Lord for placing a husband by my side who is so gentle. Not only in his actions toward me, but also his words calm my spirit…
  • Thank You Lord for the gentle reminder to digg deep into Psalms – my comfort ‘food’. I am so thrilled about Beth Moore’s study on the Psalms…
  • Thank You Lord for the friends in my life, who are loving, but also gently point me back in the right direction…
  • Thank You Lord for the gentle breezes in the afternoon, which helps cool down the air at night…
  • And Lord, this week I am especially thankful for Lynn, who has a gentle spirit and is a great prayer warrior. Lord, thank You for crossing our paths two years ago. I am blessed by her presence in my life…

What are you thankful for this week? Would you like to share with us? Just leave your link below (make sure it goes to your blog or Thankful Thursday post)…

Thank you for stopping by today and remember: Praise the Lord in your current storm (no matter how hard it might be) – David did – and I choose to do the same…

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Thankful Thursday Participants

1. mama meji
2. Denise
3. Lynn (Spiritually Unequal Marriage)
4. lori@allyouhavetogive
5. Tanja
6. Twinkle Mom
7. Melanie
8. Elizabeth Sue @ Wife Happens
9. Nise’
10. Angie
11. Ann/mom2HandH
12. Susan @ Forever His
13. Gina’s Public Diary
14. Nancie
15. It’s All About Him!
16. Liza’s Eyeview
17. BP @ Raindrops & Rainbows
18. Laurie @ womentakingastand
19. vikki
20. Joyfully Living
21. ari_1965
22. gina@chats with an old lady
23. brianna
24. Cheryl@Hope
25. Marsha
26. Lori ~ Simple Life at Home
27. Zoe
28. Stacy
29. Beverly
30. Kim @Scattered Stones
31. Chris
32. Robyn @ Overflowing Grace
33. Linda aka Yellowroseli
34. Mary
35. Irene *The GreenGreek*
36. Cheryl
37. Steven and Aisha
38. Jenn @ Full of Boys
39. Tammy
40. Mama Bear
41. Beth@The Accidental Pharisee
42. Phyl
43. Tracy @ my cup runneth over
44. Michelle
45. Carrie@A New Heart
46. Erica
47. Beth/Mom2TwoVikings
48. Laurie Ann
49. In Light of the Truth
50. Cindy@My Corner of the World
51. SharonB
52. April (getting on track)
53. April @Discovering His Plan
54. Heather – Not a DIY Life
55. Tea with Tiffany
56. Lea
57. Darlene
58. Ang4him
59. Prairie Chick
60. Nancy @ Homemade Blessings
61. Peggy@Mazes,Messes,Miracles…aMazing Grace
62. CLouVisualArts
63. Rosheeda
64. Storm at All Things Cherished
65. genny
66. Leanne from Canada!
67. Sharon’s Reservoir
68. pam
69. Mamasmurf (Chrissy)
70. Tessa @ Jesus-Filled Hope
71. Dawn’s Daily Life
72. Our Adventurous Life
73. David
74. Lisa-BlessedwithGrace
75. MyThreeDaughters
76. By faith…Angbaylis
77. Blessedw5mom (Heather)
78. Texastanya
79. Terri Sue
80. Janet @ Daily Provision
81. Cathy | thankful on FRIDAY
82. Jen–Scraps & Snippets

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35 Responses to “Thankful Thursday ~ Gentleness”

  1. Denise says:

    You are such a gentle blessing to the blog world my friend, I love you.

  2. mama meji says:

    Amen! A gentle husband is truly a gift. Like yours, mine is and I just feel blessed everyday. According to him, he is water and I’m….fire. 😉

  3. Lynn Donovan says:

    Iris,

    What a wonderful theme this week… as always. Your list is beautiful and I am beyond, touched by your words of kindness and love. I love you my sister!

  4. Those gentle spirits in our lives make a difference don’t they….
    Iris, thank you for hosting as always…it’s always a highlight~it keeps it all in perspective…writing those simple lists….

    peace to you!
    lori

  5. Angie says:

    Girl— you hit me where I had my problem with —this week! How’d you know?
    Well, I know for sure that GOD knew. He always does.
    You are an incredible blessing!
    LOVE you much!!!

  6. Ann says:

    That gentleness definitely shines through you, Iris. I’m thankful God is gentle with us, even though I don’t deserve it. The psalms truly are a blessing!

  7. Gina says:

    My mouth fell open when I came here and realized we had both written on the same exact thing. 🙂

  8. Nancie says:

    hank you for sharing your lovely thankful heart with us. Thank God for His love and gentleness in all His dealing with us. May He enable us to sing forth His praises always! Blessed Thankful Thursday!

  9. Laurie Adams says:

    thank you for always sharing from your heart. TT is truly one of my favorite blog posts throughout the week! -Blessings, Laurie

  10. Cheryl says:

    What a lovely TT. Thank you Iris for always choosing a wonderful topic and verse that touches me.

    Have a TT!

    Cheryl

  11. Marsha says:

    Oh I needed this reminder about gentleness. When I have a lot going one (like I do right now) I tend to come across rather strong rather than being controlled by gentleness and meekness (power under control). I am going to write this word on index cards and tape them strategically around my home and other places.

  12. Kim says:

    A wonderful Thankful Thursday to you Iris! Thanks so much for giving us this opportunity!

  13. Beverly says:

    I needed to read this today. That is something I am trying to remind myself to be gentle more often.

  14. Chris says:

    How badly I needed a dose of thanksgiving and praise this morning. It was just wonderful to share this day with others, and to take part in it as well. Thank you for hosting -such a beautifully simple site-love all the hearts!
    Chris

  15. Linda says:

    I love coming here to read everyone’s post and their “Thankfulness”
    What a wonderful way to focus on what God is doing in my life. I pray you have a wonderful day.
    Blessing to you , Linda

  16. Mary says:

    Iris, I praise God for bringing people along side of me to war on my behalf. Thanks for sharing! And for hosting TT. You are a blessing.

  17. Irene says:

    I am thankful for God’s ways! I am so glad your week was good. Lynn is a blessing, indeed. Have a lovely week ahead.

  18. Cheryl says:

    Gentleness. I love it. God does have that for us. Thanks for a wonderful reminder! Happy TT!! Great Post.

  19. Tammy says:

    Iris,
    What a beautiful thought – the Lord’s gentleness. It brings a smile to my face and joy to my heart.

    Blessings,
    Tammy

  20. Phyl says:

    I love this meme! Thanx for a chance to express my gratitude:).

  21. Beth K. Vogt says:

    A beautiful Scripture and a wonderful reminder that the Lord is gentle with us.
    Thanks, Iris, for encouraging us to be thankful!
    Beth@TheAccidentalPharisee

  22. What a beautiful, beautiful scripture and post. Iris, your gentleness is a blessing to all of us! Thank you for reminding us always to be thankful.

  23. Jenileigh says:

    How true! Have a blessed Thankful Thursday! Hugs

  24. Jenileigh says:

    Iris could you e-mail me? I hunted on here for your e-mail addy but I must be overlooking it. I wanted to let you know that you have just won one of the Driven by Eternity sets in my giveaway!!! I’m so excited for you! Can’t wait to hear from you. Big hugs!

  25. Loved this reminder. Gentleness. Needed this.

    Have a good Thankful Thursday, Iris.

  26. Lea says:

    I can just FEEL YOUR SWEET SPIRIT!
    GOD BLESS YOU!
    Lea

  27. Darlene says:

    I agree with the friends who help point me back in the right direction. I am thankful to you for hosting TT and for the reminders I get out of your posts!

    Have a great week!

  28. God’s gentleness is truly a blessing in my life. I tend to be harsh with myself and it has been such a refreshment when He deals with me in such a gentle way – it feels like love pouring through my soul – even when it’s for the purpose of instruction or discipline. Thanks for the reminder of His loving gentleness!

    Blessings,
    Nancy

  29. Cindy says:

    I’m so thankful that God loves me and forgives me even in my most prideful arrogant ways. argh!

  30. gengen says:

    Thats a wonderful blessings you’ve said…Mine is up too..

  31. I, too, am thankful that God is gentle with us. He gently pushes and nudges us and He is patient when we take our time or “just don’t get it”.

    I like this picture of God being gentle. I think I’ll be pondering today about the full extent of what that means. Thank you!
    ~ Leanne

  32. Mamasmurf says:

    Thanks for your post – God surely is gentle!
    ~Chrissy

  33. Peggy says:

    Bless you IRIS for THANKFUL THURSDAY! This is my FAVORITE favorite! You are such a gentle, loving and thankful heart and spirit so sensitive to the Lord! Your posts and list of thankfulness always makes me reflect on what the Lord is doing in my life…this time with the GENTLENESS of the Lord, you have again pricked my heart…or in your words STING MY HEART with the truth of His Word and character.

    Though I appreciate your entire list, the one that has struck me the most was the reminder of how Our Lord sent His Son to redeem us, and aMazingly though people treated Him rudely, He was steadfastly gentle…(Pro 15:1 NASB) A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger. Since the Passion of Christ movie, we have vivid images of that horrendous rudeness…and Christ’s overwhelming compassion and gentleness in response. This convicts me more for Lynn’s Water Experiment challenge “to watch our words” and not cause a ripple effect. Bless you for your attentiveness to the Lord and those around you that exemplify HIS Gentleness. I cannot say that I have had that fortune, except now thru “blogging” friends and a few church friends from back home. I am so much more aware of our society and present age, where it seems that the beautiful quality of gentleness is forgotten. I saw it back when I was teaching how children
    were more and more harsh and rude to each other and even adults…I pray that
    Jesus has touched these lives and shown them how to be GENTLE! Thank you!

  34. Terri Sue says:

    Thank you for reminding me each week there is something to be thankful for!
    God bless!!

  35. Late again, but still thankful! 🙂

    You are so right about the blessing of the gentleness of God. Thanks for your reminders always to always praise God in the storm. ((()))

    Jen

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