Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word – it clarifies what is often misunderstood. Some people think meekness is weakness. Some people thought Jesus lost on the cross, when actually it was the devil that was utterly and forever defeated. It’s what destroyed his evil desires forever. Weakness is powerlessness, it’s insufficient power to win, or survive, or avoid oppression. But meekness – is superior power under control. Like a Hemi in idle. You’ve got the power, you just choose not to use it. When you’ve got it, you don’t always have to use it. Meekness is choosing not to – when you could, it’s choosing not to do, what you have the power to do. It is humility by choice not by force. Jesus was meek not weak. He could have called one angel to destroy the entire regiment of the Roman army in all of Judea. He could have called down hail, or fire, or turned the entire Sanhedrin into lepers – but He didn’t. He willingly obeyed the wishes of His Father in heaven, to die a brutal death, so your sins are covered, fully paid for. He willingly was beaten for the offenses you committed, He willingly was bruised for your iniquities, he voluntarily took the punishment for your peace, he was whipped for your healing, His stripes made your healing possible. You no longer are required to suffer the death your sins deserve, He did it for you, in your place. Some people think meek is weak. They don’t want to choose meekness, because they think it is weakness. They are more concerned with what men think of them, than what God thinks of them. They’re more concerned about what they look like, than what they really are. When was the last time you chose meek, when you didn’t have to? Are you more concerned with what people think, than what God thinks? How concerned are you with how you look? with being right, or winning this argument? What makes you strong? The joy of the LORD. What gives you joy? His Presence, His Word, and your obedience! It enters you into His joy. Humility is the start of obedience, He opposes the proud, but gives more power (grace) to the humble. I remember a Kobe Commercial years ago with some little kids choosing teams on the playground. “He’s tall… Do you think he can play? Have you ever played basketball?” “A little.” Meekness doesn’t need to flaunt itself. It doesn’t need to put others down, to be built up. When you’re the best player on the field, or in the gym, you don’t need to tell people. They’ll figure it out. Meekness doesn’t need to win all the time, or win every argument. Meekness doesn’t take, it gives. Praying that you will know the power of Christ in meekness. That you will know the power of Christ in you – that can help you choose meekness that gives God glory, not the weakness that seeks glory for yourself. Praying that you will love God, with all of your affection and all of your obedience… that you will know His plans for you, and do His will completely, because you trust Him with the result. That you will love others with the love He gives you, and see them as He sees them. That you will be powerful in meekness, not powerless in weakness. Praying that you will trust God fully, that you will know what is weak and what is strong. That you will have the meekness of Christ – that brings glory to your Heavenly Father, and fully demonstrates the hope that is within you. You won’t be disappointed. God’s Word never disappoints – it overcomes.
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!