God’s Patience - February 3, 2016

How infiltrated are you with God’s patience? You’ve heard about it. Read about it. Perhaps underlined Bible passages regarding it. But have you received it? The proof is in your patience. Patience deeply received results in patience freely offered!  Remember the unforgiving servant in Matthew 18:34? “Then the angry king sent the man to prison until he had paid every penny.” Whew! we sigh. It’s a good thing God doesn’t imprison the impatient in real life.

Don’t be so sure. Impatience still imprisons the soul. But God does more than demand patience from us; he offers it to us. According to Galatians 5:22, patience is a fruit of his Spirit. Have you asked God to give you some fruit? Did you…um…grow impatient? Well, ask him again and again.

From A Love Worth Giving