Patience

Patience [pey-shuhns] – noun; quiet, steady perseverance; even-tempered care; diligence

Another fruit of the spirit – Patience is demonstrated so beautifully by our merciful, longsuffering God. While this quality is placed in us by God, it does take effort on our part and cooperation with the work He is performing in us. It is patience or longsuffering that allows us to absorb the trials of life – to walk in love when those around us are unlovely or to trust when God’s timing is far from our own.

Reflect:
Patience is a multi-faceted virtue – what does it mean to you?

Are you cooperating with God’s work of patience in your life?

In what areas do you find most difficult to be patient?

Verses:
Colossians 3:12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

1 Timothy 1:16 But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me…, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example…

Quote:
“Patience is not passive; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength” – Edward G. Bulwer- Lytton

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