Father; Meekness? In the middle of grief? O Lord can we just lye down in green pastures together. Can we just talk about being close to the brokenhearted. In the midst of so many disappointments are you sure my heart can be transformed.
Beloved: I am your supplier, meekness is required, but it's already in you, it is your fruit, it is My Spirit. Remember you are complete in Christ, you labor only striving according to my power, which mightily works within you. (COL 1:28-29) My statutes are your delight; they are your counselors, beloved I love you, I sent my son to die for you. Meekness is for your good not for your harm. I can't promise it will be easy, but I can promise I am near to you, and yes your heart has already been transformed so in the midst of the storm allow me to be your refiner, allow me to mold my creation into the perfect image, the image of my son Christ, your Savior.
"Meekness is manifested in the face of affliction and trial and in the face of oppression and evil. The meek are not looking at the situation or the circumstances but at our sovereign God" ~Kay Arthur "As Silver Refined"
Abba, Yes! Make my heart like yours. I trust you, daily I will pick up my cross and in the midst of affliction, oppression, and trial I will turn to you. I will remember your promises, your unconditional love. I will do good when faced with oppression and evil. I will look to you as my example of perfect meekness. My Lord, My Savior, My King entering in on an ass.
Today-I am so thankful for a dear friend that walks with me weekly through each and everyone of our studies. Yesterday she talked about Moses, and what happened when Amalek attack the people of Israel.
So Joshua did what Moses had commanded and fought the army of Amalek. Meanwhile, Moses, Aaron, and Hur climbed to the top of a nearby hill. As long as Moses held up the staff in his hand, the Israelites had the advantage. But whenever he dropped his hand, the Amalekites gained the advantage. Moses’ arms soon became so tired he could no longer hold them up. So Aaron and Hur found a stone for him to sit on. Then they stood on each side of Moses, holding up his hands. So his hands held steady until sunset. As a result, Joshua overwhelmed the army of Amalek in battle. (Exodus 17:10-13)
Oh, how the Lord has blessed my with many friends that bring me a rock to sit on and they hold my arms high when I am just too tired, they hold my arms high away from my circumstance and toward my Savior. There is nothing sweeter than this friendship, a friendship built on the promises of the Cross. This is meekness, this is the cultivation of faithfulness, keeping friendships alive even when sorrow is so bountiful.