Friday is only one day away, BUT I surely need a “pick me up” to get me through this day that is laid out in front of me.
Reading a daily devotional helps me tremendously. It gives me a certain topic/scripture to meditate on during work, during lunch and even after work. The one for today is an excerpt by Joyce Meyer about waiting with patience. Patience is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit and without a doubt, I ask the Lord for more of it each day. As the pressures of life continue to build, so should our patience with God and his will for our lives.
Take a look and have a wonderful day everyone!
“Many people want change, but they don’t want to go through the waiting process. But the truth is, waiting is a given, we are going to wait. The question is, are we going to wait the wrong or right way? If we wait the wrong way, we’ll be miserable; but if we decide to wait God’s way, we can become patient and actually enjoy the wait.
It takes practice, but as we let God help us in each situation, we develop patience, which is one of the most important Christian virtues. Patience is a fruit of the Spirit. It’s developed only under trial, so we must not run from difficult situations.
As we develop patience, the Bible says we finally feel completely satisfied, lacking nothing. Even our relationship with God involves progressive changes. We learn to trust Him in a deeper way by going through many experiences that require us to wait longer than we’d like.
Trust me, the waiting may be hard, but it will make you stronger. The benefits that patience brings are certainly worth any uncomfortable wait!
Prayer Starter: God, I want to change and grow deeper in my relationship with You. I understand that this means developing patience, but I know that I will grow stronger as You develop patience in me.”