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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

What Patience Means

From this story and your own story of God’s detours, what do you learn about God’s promises? About patience?....(Serendipity Bible Fourth Edition, page 246).

In my experience patience is another name for faith. For when I insist on immediacy, it is like being a child that’s in a store demanding something of their parents right now–right this very minute!  At the bottom of this wild demand for immediacy is a conviction that if I don’t get it right now, I will never get it.  If I have a strong faith in God, I am content to await his will for me in alignment with his determination of necessary background processes and of my best interest. In this sense, an exercise of patience is no less than an exercise of faith–of mature faith.  

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