Friday, May 20, 2011
Patience - More than a Disposition Chapter 13
I just thought some ocean scenes and sounds would be so fitting with what Kelly shares regarding God's relentless patience:
"God's relentless patience has met me much like ocean waves rolling on the shore - there's always another round if I don't get it the first time, or the hundred-and-thirty-second" Kelly Minter
What peace we can take away knowing He never gives up on us.
Patience for us is produced as a "fruit" of the spirit. Good fruit comes from a vine or tree that is carefully tended and pruned as needed. We grow patience/longsuffering and sometimes how we are feeling at the moment we like to think of it as "patience" and then there are those times it definitely feels like "long as in loooong - suffering"
If we could just step back in the moments and consider the example He set before us.
"He embodied patience by choosing to remain silent, refraining from striking back, even praying for His crucifiers, saying "Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing"