Learning the Gentlemanly Ways of God

I recently read a book about Jane Austen’s good manners. I was amazed at how Jane Austen had collected the good manners of European Christian lives, and had turned this collection into the beloved romance novel, Sense and Sensibility. When you look beneath the prose of the conversations within the story, you actually see a reflection of God’s manners and His love for His children. 

I am really amazed by the ways of God. These have been observed in the transformation of the men of Europe into becoming gentlemen of culture ~ where their mannerisms and cordiality are reflected in every aspect of their communications. And here am I, in the 21st century’s birthing of the next Renaissance, desiring to be just as loving as Jesus. 

Following the simple instructions of Jesus, to love everyone as your own self, is not exactly easy, especially in casual conversation. This is a hurdle I am trying to cross every day, with every greeting. Oh, the rewards of kindness are so great! They become treasures stored forever in your memory and in Heaven’s treasure chest. No wonder all of Europe during the Great Reformation sought to become great ladies and gentlemen.

The Christian European culture allowed the whole world to view the gentleness and kindness of God. Now we are about to experience this on a whole new level of transformation, as God releases fresh Christian love upon American culture. Believe me, this is going to be a wonder that will remain in the earth. Good Christian culture must include gentleness and kindness.

Before my dear mother, Reverend Marilynn Gazowsky, passed away a few years ago, she spoke her last sermon ~ which was again preached at her funeral by her granddaughter, Rocki Starr. My mother handed down this wondrous revelation: “Are you afraid of God’s goodness, and how wonderful it is going to be?“

The closer I get to God and I see how wonderful and kind He is, I am literally holding my breath to see His beauty in such a gentlemanly display!

Sent in love, 

Pastor Richard Gazowsky


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Richard Gazowsky pastors a church in San Francisco called A Place to Meet Jesus. He has authored books,"Teach Me to Pray, I'm Falling Asleep" and "The Prophetic Whisper" as well as movie scripts. He currently feels the call of God to pray on the Periscope App everyday. Join him in prayer!

One thought on “Learning the Gentlemanly Ways of God

  1. I tried a little experiment the other day as I was tired of seeing so much fighting on various topics on Social Media and how divided people were. My reasoning was to focus on the goodness in people and asked people to leave their name as I wanted to encourage them in their life and I would tell them something good I saw in their lives or what I liked about them. I spent one day responding to the various requests from people of all walks of life of all backgrounds focussing on the goodness in a life made in each person and deliberately asking God how do you see this person. What can I bring out of their heart even if I disagree with their values? It’s easy to encourage those we love, but choosing to find the value and the goodness in each person is something so wonderful showing them the Kindness and Goodness of God.

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