5 Jan

I recently happened upon a website of magnificent Biblical lessons about patience. The website was produced by COUNTRY LIVING, a magazine that speaks of simplicity, ease in managing life, with careful but thoughtful ideas about cooking, gardening, handling family and friends; in general, living life, but not in a haphazard manner.

As I recall, the opening paragraph of the article I saw offered scenarios like bickering kids, long customer service waits, delayed news, family demands and so it goes….

I waft in and out of patience. Sometimes I can walk a long line before that patience switch gets flipped and sometimes I am surprised how quickly I might “lose it.”

Now, I am not going to steal all the wonderful Scripture passages from the pages I read, but rather, I wish to challenge you!

What Biblical messages do YOU find helpful to remember when you are “counting to ten” while taking deep breaths in a heated moment? Here is a start… then after reading my passage what might you add?

Do you have a favorite quote from another source –a story , a song lyric, a friend or some other reminder or mantra that sometimes helps you find patience when needed?

Oh…do tell!

(You can use the comments space below.)


2 Responses to “Patience”

  1. SueB January 5, 2022 at 11:23 am #

    Faithfulness,Gentleness and Self Control!
    Galatians 5,22-26 I learned this at a youth retreat as a song and still break into singing when I recite it!

    • dar1124 January 5, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

      Yay! Thanks for the inspiration!

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