Being gracious, is an aspect, trait, and characteristic of Christ-like love. So wonderfully caring, grateful, and selfless, is the love of those who have matured in being gracious, that they have an empathetic sensitivity to feel the pain and joy of others within themselves, as if it were their own! ‘The gracious’ are thankful to embrace sacrifices to help others, and in good conscience – they will not rest in prayer, encouragement, and council through God’s Spirit and Word – sympathizing with a plight of someone else’s – as long as it lasts!
‘The gracious’ are not able to bear saying anything remotely demoralizing or hurtful to others, carefully thinking through words, searching for the most delicate, kind, and thoughtful words and a delivery of them – to let someone in a difficult situation, or just in general – feel loved, uplifted, and cared for.
The deep, sensitive nature of ‘the gracious,’ might find it harder than others to deal with a world so harsh and difficult, in shock and disbelief, abhorring the unforgiving world and worldly. They instead gravitate to – the acceptance of, having love for, and embracing – the Holy purity, peace, and love of their Creator, the eternal Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ!
Although the sensitivity of ‘the gracious’ might suffer more than others when dealing with the world – the tender and selfless love in their hearts – can also be more qualified for the Holy Spirit to work through them to conduct abundant works for Jesus, who is love!
One day, I was lying in bed and suffering every which way. Having had 11 heart procedures and declared, terminally ill, it seemed that I did not have a body part that was not in pain from being, mostly bed bound. Trying to ease numerous body parts that were sore, continually tossing and turning on different sides and angles on the bed, I was also beaten down emotionally and mentally. Feeling a sense of despair, someone suddenly text messaged me words that had to have been, ‘thought through,’ someone giving much thought to their words that reflected to my plight, and this took my despair unto utter joy! The Holy Spirit came upon me as I was smiling, allowing me to definitively sense – all the money and material items in the world combined, could not touch as just those few, kind, considerate, and thoughtful, gracious words!
Psalm 145:8-9 The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; Slow to anger, and of great mercy.
The LORD is good to all: And his tender mercies are over all his works.
1st Peter 2:3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
Luke 4:22 And all bare him (Jesus) witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph’s son?
Written by James Rathman: Evangelist
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