Monday, September 22, 2008

Patience Part 1

Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! Well, the first day of fall is finally here, although the temps don't show it much. Still, the high seventies in the early morning, is cooler than the middle eighties we have had.

I hope some of you were up early enough to see the gorgeous sunrise! Pinks, and touches of peach and just beauty. The moon has moved over to the eastern sky, now and it continues to slowly wane.

I didn't walk over the weekend, but wish I would have had time. The maple leaves are already falling and turning color and lots of birds are flying and zooming around nowadays. A great time to be out! God is good!

From the Promise Bible NLT:

How can I find the resources to be patient

Galatians 5:22 When the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.

The Holy Spirit produces patience in our lives. As we relax and trust in him, we release our need to control life's circumstances.

Colossians 1:11 We also pray that you will be strengthened with his glorious power so that you will have all the patience and endurance you need. May you be filled with joy.

Prayer infuses patience into our lives. When we admit a need in prayer, the Lord begins to meet that need.

Psalm 37:34 Don't be impatient for the Lord to act! Travel steadily along his path. He will honor you, giving you the land. You will see the wicked destroyed.

Patience comes from simply trusting God day by day. Even when we don't think we can last very long, Christ gives us the strength to "travel steadily." Our commitments to faith and obedience will keep us on God's path for longer than we thought possible.

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,

PS. please pray for me to learn to handle the rental car easily, as I take the van into the shop for body work. Thanks!