Monday, March 15, 2010

PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE

I grew up being constantly drilled, that Patience is a Virtue.
It takes strength to be patient when you are a person who likes everything done at the moment, rather than wait.
Yet to hesitate makes us appreciate, and supplies us with a humble spirit. 
Other words describing patience are:
Endurance....
 Staying Power....
  Tolerance...
   Lack of complaint....
    Fortitude....
     Serenity.....
                
Don't we all desire to be proximal to people who display these qualities?

King David wrote, "Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait for Him to act." Psalms 37:7

Travelling around Australia and the vast area's of the outback was one time that required patience. Especially going across the Nullarbor Track. After all the stories I'd heard concerning the loneliness and isolation I wasn't looking forward to it. However, there were plenty of Roadhouses along the way, plus other travellers on the road. The Outback rule is to find a camping area before evening and stay with company for safety. Driving the long stretches of highway can cause fatigue,so you patiently, Stop and Revive to survive and make sure there is no accident from straying stock. At certain points the highway it is marked for The Flying Doctor to land. I hoped it wasn't going to be, on top of us....

Everyday life discourages patience.

HOWEVER......
To be patient generates peace and good health, both physically and mentally. 

In the words of Jesus.
"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you! so let not your heart be troubled." John 14:27
Rest patiently in Him.....

  

2 comments:

  1. This really did touch me. One thing I need in my life is a cup full of patience.
    Thank you so much for this!

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  2. Your welcome. We all need to be mindful that everything happens in Gods perfect time.
    Bless you,

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