Thursday, July 27, 2006

Lessons in patience

I wrote about patience and humility about a month ago and I've been learning lessons in patience today.

There are a couple things you need to be patient, you need to pray, pray almost without ceasing. Keep the communication line open with God.

Today Grandma needed to go shopping so I asked to go with her and Mom. I drove them to where they needed to go. This morning I had been struggling with some issues and I was unusually quiet, deep in thought while I was driving.

I brought my Bible to read again some passages I had memorized at camp, so while Mom and Grandma shopped at Albertsons I sat by Starbucks and read. After reading some chapters I got up and looked for Mom and Grandma, my sad countenance and worries had disappeared.
Being patient is so much easier when I read God's word and when I was talking to Him. I felt renewed after being in His word. Although I know I will still have difficulties in being patient, I will have bad days in which I fail completely at being patient, but I know God is teaching me how to be patient.

The main thing in any virtue is relying on God to give you that virtue.

I feel like these verses relate to my day.

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."

- 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7

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