Patience: I want it now!

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The old saying goes something like this “I’m willing to learn patience but will it take long?”  Patience is one of the character qualities that is never actually learned by reading about it. Before you write that correction note to me, hang on. I know the Bible teaches about patience. It illustrates it through the lives of many people, like Job for example. It tells us that one aspect of the fruit of the Spirit controlling our lives is patience. But we don’t actually have a handle on it until we are tested.

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The Cost and Benefits

 

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It seems that for most things worth pursuing in life there is a cost before there is a benefit. For example, a medical doctor may earn a handsome living for his/her services but the cost beforehand was the price was that of attending medical school, enduring the stress of internship and building a reputation.

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In God We Trust

Man Lifting Daughter Into AirFor many people the issue of trusting someone else is huge. They have learned that the only one they can and should trust is themselves. As a result, they live with doubts and fears burdened with the worries of when the next proverbial shoe will drop. Continue reading “In God We Trust”

The Adventure of Faith

The life of faith is an adventure like none other. This coming January 16th, I will celebrate yet another birthday. They seem to come all too frequently these days. One thing that I never tire of is seeing how God leads us, no matter how old I get.  There are turns and twists, unexpected surprises and discouraging situations.  It reminds me of the eleventh chapter of the book of Hebrews in the New Testament.  Continue reading “The Adventure of Faith”