Attributes of God ~ God is Patient

God is patient! What an attribute, and to think, I am called to share in it. I am called to have the kind of patience my Lord has. It seems impossible. We are finite. Time is not on our side. God, you wait patiently for all people you want to come to you. When will there be enough for you? When will you come and bring your Day on those who knew better and know better? Father, bring your kingdom! Don’t delay! Please! This lukewarm church that you will leave behind will be won for you. They will fight for your Truth! Or will they? Will their hearts be hardened and full of pride? Will they commit suicide because of the shame of being left? I am so in love with you and I am still selfish. I want you now, even before your appointed time. Forgive me Father for my impatience. Forgive me for placing myself above those who are still at this moment coming to you. Give me your patience. Give me your endurance. Help me every day to reach out to the lost. Come, Lord Jesus, Come!

But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life. – 1 Timothy 1:16

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. – 2 Peter 3:9

But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. – Psalm 86:15

Friday Fruit Audit ~ Character

What kind of person are you?

Take a look at the following scripture and replace the word love with your name.

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (ESV)

____________________ is patient
____________________ is kind
____________________ does not envy
____________________ does not boast
____________________ is not arrogant
____________________ is not rude
____________________ does not insist on his/her own way
____________________ is not irritable
____________________ is not resentful
____________________ does not rejoice at wrongdoing
____________________ rejoices with the truth
____________________ bears all things
____________________ believes all things
____________________ hopes all things
____________________ endures all things