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Today in church we were looking at another one of the fruits, patience.
Patience is very, very powerful.
“Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like minded one towards another according to Christ Jesus.”
1 Peter 3:9
“He is patient with you not wanting anyone to perish but all to come to repentance.”
For 120 years, God waits patiently. When your little there is a 3 second rule where if you didn’t do what you were told with in the 3 seconds, war brakes out or… at least, you were made to sit on the ‘naughty step’. God waited 120 years. He is patient with us!
Before we were born, he planted gospel seeds in our hearts. Gods patience is inexhaustible. Everything about God is inexhaustible. He works in the lives of people until they come to repentance.
He is patient to that we will be like minded with Him. Why should we be patient?
1. “So that in me Christ might demonstrate His perfect patience.”
2. “A patient man has great understanding.”
3. “A hot tempered man stirs up dissension but a patient man calms the quarrel.”
4. “Better a patience man than a warrior.”
How can we be more patient?
Ask, abide, appreciate Gods timing. We live in an instant world.. even now, when everything is so so fast, where an email is sent with in a short couple of seconds, even then, we need to be patient with Gods timing.
God is not in a rush but He is never late.
Today after church we had a BBQ at a beautiful beach. So, as always, take a look at some pictures 😉