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MAKE ME PATIENT NOW

it’s been said that a prayer for patience is a dangerous one because in order to develop it, trials need to come.  Patience is developed with much practice, even the simple act of waiting – for anything really – is good practice.  Think of the patience Jesus has with us.  Before we knew Christ, he waited patiently for us to come to repentance.  When we fail to trust him and worry and complain about our circumstances, he waits until we’re ready to turn to him once again.  He puts up with our foibles and inconsistencies and loves us anyway.

Are you being called to a new level of patience these days?  Are you bristling with frustration and anger at things that aren’t going your way? Are spiritual growing pains about to wear you out?  Then it’s time to kneel once again at the throne of grace and ask for help in your time of need.

Scripture:

Ephesians 4:2 (NIV) Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love

Prayer:  

Oh Lord, forgive me for my impatience today.  I am going to pray a bold prayer and ask that you would develop the quality of patience in my life.  Help me to cooperate with the process.