Monday, March 18, 2013

a Meek and Quiet Spirit....

Do you struggle with a meek and quiet spirit? I just read this post on A wise woman builds her home, and it's all so true. She is a wise woman! Her post deals more with modesty, vanity, and the lusts of the world. Which I agree with in so many points she made I can not even try to expound on her wonderful post. Instead I want to deal more with the idea of a meek and quiet spirit. 

...let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. 

1 Peter 2:4

And honestly who doesn't struggle with a meek and quiet spirit? We must admit we all have our days, our moments, or things we would like to push the rewind button and fix. 
The 1828 Noah Websters Dictionary defines gentle and quiet as.....

gentle-Mild; meek; soft; bland; not rough, harsh or severe; as a gentle nature, temper or disposition; a gentle manner; a gentle address; a gentle voice. 

meek- Mild of temper; soft; gentle; not easily provoked or irritated; yielding; given to forbearance under injuries.

quiet-Peaceable; not turbulent; not giving offense; not exciting controversy, disorder or trouble; mild; meek; contented. 

Let if be the hidden man of he heart, in that which is not corruptible. 
Joseph Smith Jr. spoke of the secret springs of action, and I just love that idea. What is the secret "spring" that sets you into action, or as in the scripture, the hidden heart. If our hearts are not meek and quiet, can we hear the spirit, can we be guided and lead by the Lord? No so we must begin in our heart, and then it will make that meek and quiet spirit, so much easier to achieve. Which is in the sight of God 

of great price. 

The Lord see's a meek and gentle spirit, pleasing, of great price. What would you pay to have it? We should give our all, because in reality it will only bring us closer to the Lord's true spirit. 

So ladies, we should all examine our spirit, and how meek and quiet we are. If we have a meek and quiet spirit, it will only bring that same spirit to our homes, our families, our homeschool, our friends and us!


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