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The Prayer for Patience

So as I posted earlier today today is the day of Patience. I didn’t realize what that prayer would bring.

I have learned many things about myself today.

  • Patience with myself. I have to be patient with myself. When I become frustrated or disgruntled with myself I only succeed in causing more stress. Patience that I will do do everything right, patience when I cannot complete all the tasks the day demands of me. Patience for when I become emotionally tired & I need to take a break. {Patience with myself}
  • Patience in expression. People are not mind-readers (or if they are I’m sure they would not be working at Walgreens!) I cannot become disgruntled with people who do not know what I need. Patience to clearly express my thoughts, and patience to be sure the message is understood. {Patience in expression} 
  • Patience in advice. I love when my friends and I can spend an afternoon chatting over coffee. And I love listening to all God is doing in their lives! It’s so exciting to hear the stories of growth and grace. But so often I am quick to jump in with my thoughts and ideas. Patience is needed to hear the whole story, understand the details, and to give the advice only when it is appropriate. {Patience in advice}
It’s an exciting day when you see your prayer being answered in front of you. 
God wants me to grow. God wants me to draw closer to Him. He will open my eyes to my sin and my flaws. He gives the strength to change!
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Love is {Patient}

1 Corinthians 13

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.  If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.  Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

~I was challenged to but my name in the place of love as a test. Sarah is patient…let’s stop there, I’ve already failed.

Love is Patient. 

{bearing pains or trials calmly or without complaint; not hasty or impetuous; steadfast despite opposition, difficulty, or adversity}

Today is my day of Patience. To be calm, to accept what comes with no complaining.

 

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