Yielding my rights to God so He can demonstrate His peace and
power through me.
|1. Softness of temper; mildness;
gentleness; forbearance under injuries and provocations.
2. In an evangelical sense, humility;
resignation; submission to the divine will,
without murmuring or peevishness; opposed to pride,
arrogance and refractoriness. Gal. v.
||I beseech you by the meekness of Christ. 1
||Meekness is a grace which Jesus alone
inculcated, and which no ancient philosopher seems to
have understood or recommended.
Webster's 1st ed., 1828
God is God, and I am not.
I have given myself to God as a horse to a rider, to be tamed and
to ride where directed. While I strengthen myself so that the Rider
has a dependable and sturdy steed, I relinquish my right to be an
undisciplined rebellious stallion, to go where I please, . My
meekness enables me to accomplish more for His Kingdom than I could
in my own strength.
I have rejected the Enlightenment myth of personal rights
and expectations; all that I have or could expect belongs to God.
And we know that all things work together for good to those who
love God, to those who are the called according to His
purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be
conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn
among many brethren.
-- Romans 8:28-29
I have remembered Thy Name, O LORD, in the night, and have
kept Thy Law.
-- Psalm 119:55
This isn't that New Age
"Positive Thinking" stuff, is it??