Marianne’s Notes: Patience…

I am stuck.  I’m reading (powerful stuff too!) but I’m not “hearing”.  My heart isn’t stirred, convicted, or impressed by what ‘m reading.  So I take my que from David and I “wait patiently for my God.”  He is here; I am here.  He loves me; I love Him.  He has plans for me; I want to follow His plans.  So I wait in expectant faith…meditating on His word until He calls after me.  I’ve been continually brought back to 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.”

LOVE is patient: able to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious.

synonyms:  forbearing · uncomplaining · tolerant · long-suffering · resigned · composed · serene · even-tempered · tranquil · accommodating · understanding · considerate · persevering · persistent · tenacious · diligent · · resolved · resolute · single-minded · purposeful

Being patient with others, patient with myself, patient with God is love and loving.  Patience requires me to serve others with endurance from a posture of humility.  Patience requires me to not consider myself greater than I am, but to consider others greater than myself.  Patience requires me to not consider myself God, rather to recognize that God is God and my trust/obedience/faith are in Him/His timing/His ways and He “owes” me nothing. 

This is my mediation today…Love is patient, Lord show me this is deeper and more full ways today. 

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