Monday, January 21, 2013
"I'm proof - Public Sinner Number One - of someone who could never have made it apart from sheer mercy. And now he shoes me off - evidence of his endless patience - to those who are right on the edge of trusting him forever. " 1 Timothy 1: 15-16
Patience - I cannot imagine what it is like for God to be surrounded by all of his children and watch so many of them disobey Him, disregard Him, not acknowledge Him, not read about him, fail to pray, and completely deny His existence. And after all of that He is still patient enough to wait for them, for me. He still wants us to come to Him. Even after making him wait years and years for us to even talk to Him. That is an amazing God. A God who loves me more than I can even comprehend.
If God can have patience like that, I think I can have a little bit of patience in my life. I need that daily reminder in my life to help me have the right perspective on life and all that God has to offer us. At least we have Him.
I am one who was not born with patience. I get mad on the road, when someone is late and when cookies aren't done fast enough. So you can only imagine how I might feel when bigger things happen in life and God needs me to be patient. I am learning. I am no where near patient and I have a long way to go. I have to pray and prayer really does change my perspective on life.
and my journey will continue.