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  1. I think that this verse can also apply to boys. I say that because this verse to me speaks about my relationship with God. Am I quiet to listen to Him, am I gentle to obey and to love those around us. Often the bible uses sons and we apply the lesson to girls, and in this verse we can do the same. We should also be teaching our boys to be quiet in the presence of God and gentle and carring towards others.

  2. Oh if you had read my FB post last night. It was quite the challenging evening (or entire day, actually) with my daughter. She’s not a gentle or quiet spirit — but a rather feisty and fiery one. I suppose I only have myself to blame, as I have been known to be feisty and fiery (and and I’m not even a redhead). Your post really struck a nerve in my heart with a question God has been asking me for some time now: Will you surrender your spirit to Mine? If not for you, then for her? I’m only just now learning how to have a gentle and quiet spirit – and it’s not easy to learn when you’re 43. I mess up more times than I get it right, but God isn’t giving up on me and I pray I keep trusting that “through Christ, all things are possible.” I want more for my little girl. Yes, I do believe God made her to be feisty and fiery — but that doesn’t mean her spirit or emotional character has to be defined as such. Thank you so much for this post. It was an unexpected and timely blessing. xoxoxo **Visiting from CWBU** Subscribed and followed

    • melissa

      Just remember that feisty and fiery can be a beautiful gift when harnessed by the Holy Spirit! You can have a love and a passion for God that is fiery because you have given your spirit to Him and that produces a sense of calm and gentle. Your daughter will see your efforts in abiding and obeying God as controller of your life. She will know Him, of that I feel sure! Our timing is not always His and we will continue to love her and pray over her. Thank you so much for reading and commenting! God Bless!

    • melissa

      Very true. This really is a concept that society just doesn’t grasp. There is just a misunderstand of what gentle and quiet really can mean. Thank you for reading and commenting! God Bless!

  3. Love this and will share with my teen and tween daughters! The world seems to glorify the loud, self-aggrandizing personalities that put others down. We want to focus on kindness and building others up. This starts with the heart and a gentle spirit.

    • melissa

      I’m so glad you find the post worthy of sharing with your daughters! There is such a misunderstanding that gentle and quiet means pushover and that’s just not the case. You’re right, it starts with the heart and knowing who you are in your identity in Christ. Thank you for reading and commenting! God Bless!

    • melissa

      I think that is my prayer for my daughter daily! Currently she has such a beautiful understanding of her beauty through God and how He created her. I don’t want that 4 year old child-faith to be tarnished by the world! Thank you for reading and commenting! God bless!

  4. As mothers we are rowing against such a river of vanity, are we not? The new feminine hero is a superhero who fights as well as a man. We turn our men into women and our women into men, though I don’t want to suggest that there is inequality between the sexes. We are equal but different. Lovely post.

    • melissa

      We are different! It saddens me that it has become not okay to say. We were purposefully made in different ways for different functions. That doesn’t mean there isn’t cross-over in our abilities but there are differences. Thank you for reading and commenting! God Bless!

  5. It’s a good thing that your daughter knows that she is beautiful; in my adolescent days I had a lot of issues with my beauty. I thought I wasn’t good enough like I need to fit the society’s beauty standards. In my country beautiful girls are the ones with curves and I don’t have that and I felt like I needed fixing but God saved me and showed the perfection I should find in Him

  6. Yes! What the world calls weakness God calls meekness! A gentle and quiet spirit exudes so much more confidence and charisma than a (merely) outwardly strong woman. Thanks for sharing!

    • melissa

      The world has certainly gotten it wrong on this one! I worry for the girls/women going down the path of believing they don’t need anyone in their life! Thank you for reading and commenting! God Bless!

    • melissa

      That is the goal for both her and my son however the culture is trying to teach them both very different things and none of them are what God wants for them! Thank you for reading and commenting! God Bless!

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