Character Traits: Meekness
Good morning loves! I am so excited to get back into The Eight Beatitudes series. We left off with Mourning, and today we will cover Meekness! Before we begin I would like for you to listen to “Yield My Heart” by Kim Walker-Smith. I love this song! "I yeild my heart you, your my king." It goes along with our word for today!
Meekness: An Attitude of humble, submissive, and expectant trust in God, and a loving, patient, and gentle attitude towards others.
Hmmmm, what does this sound like? Sounds like humility to me! Since there are similarities, and we explained how humility is a vital character trait, I will share with you how meekness can enrich your relationship with God.
1. Meekness is required by God. Let’s read Proverbs 16:19.
“Better to be lowly in spirit along with the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.” Wow, so once again God does not like it when we boast. To be lowly is to be low in status or importance. If you are low in spirit it is okay. God loves it when we are that way, because this is an open door for His presence. Do not walk around proud like you are fully complete, lacking nothing.
2. Meekness is a correct attitude in prayer. Let’s read Psalm 40:17.
“But as for me, I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer; you are my God, do not delay.” Going before the throne expressing your heart to God is the right posture for prayer. Prayer is not only asking God for things, but it is a conversation between a Father and His daughter. Tell Him what is on your mind, and have the assurance to know that help is on the way.
3. Godly wisdom produces meekness. Let’s read James 3:13.
“Who is wise and understands among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in humility that comes from wisdom.” True wisdom can be measured by the depth of a person’s character. How do you act? Do you love others?, Do you spread peace?, Do you things for the right reasons?, Do you have a submissive heart? When practicing these things you are spreading the light. You are exploiting the desires of God’s heart, and not your own.
Example of meekness: Job 1:21 ‘Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The lord gave, and the lord has taken away, may the name of the lord be praised.” Ugh, I love Job. He had everything taken away from him, and yet he still praised the lord. Job showed true meekness, because no matter what happened to him he yielded under the mighty hand of God. He acknowledged God’s authority over everything God had given him.
How to develop the attitude of meekness: Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
I pray that today you practice meekness. You let go and let God! You hug someone, hold the door for someone, or smile at someone. I pray that you be still in His presence, and find rest:)
Next up is justice and kindness! I really want to thank you all for reading. I have been so stressed out with school, and I have to take breaks from blogging. This semser will be ending soon, thank God! But, I want you to know, I am still here, and I still have lots to share:)