I didn’t notice the iron was set too high and burned a hole in my blouse.
Impatient, I began ironing again instead of waiting for it to cool down. This time I left the scorched iron imprint on black dress pants.
Next was the discovery of toothpaste, hair mousse, and hair spray swiped from my bathroom by teens.
Let’s not even talk about the loud vocal search made for the missing hairbrush.
Have those kind of days too? That was Sunday morning for me.
Colossians 3:12 says we are to be ‘clothed’ or as another translation says, ‘put on’ patience daily.
How can this be done this side of heaven?
Prayer and God’s Word.
When we cover ourselves in prayer and His Word it becomes fertile ground for the Holy Spirit to work mightly in our lives. My spiritual clothing will always be scorched and filled with holes if I rely on my ability to produce patience. None of us can produce the fruit of patience, it is the Holy Spirit at work in our lives.
Following are scriptures on patience I’m praying this week. I need more of Christ, more of His Spirit at work producing his lasting fruits of the Spirit. Join me in prayer?
Romans 5:3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
Romans 8:25 But if we hope for that which we don’t see, we wait for it with patience.
Romans 15:4 For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that through patience and through encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
Romans 15:5 Now the God of patience and of encouragement grant you to be of the same mind one with another according to Christ Jesus,
1 Corinthians 13:4 Love has long patience, is kind; love is not envious of others; love is not insolent and rash, is not puffed up,
Ephesians 4:2 with all lowliness and humility, with patience, bearing with one another in love;
Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, a heart of compassion, kindness, lowliness, humility, and perseverance;
2 Thessalonians 3:5 May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patience of Christ.
1 Timothy 1:16 However, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first, Jesus Christ might display all his patience, for an example of those who were going to believe in him for eternal life.
1 Timothy 6:11 But you, man of God, flee these things, and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, and gentleness.
Hebrews 6:12 that you won’t be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherited the promises.
Hebrews 12:1 Therefore let us also, seeing we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
James 1:3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
James 1:4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
James 5:7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.
James 5:8 Ye also have patience: stablish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is drawn nigh.
1 Peter 2:20 If you do wrong and receive a blow for it, what credit is there in your bearing it patiently? But if when you do right and suffer for it you bear it patiently, this is an acceptable thing with God.
2 Peter 1:6 and in knowledge, self-control; and in self-control patience; and in patience godliness;
Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”
Proverbs 19:11 A man’s good sense makes him slow to wrath, and the overlooking of wrongdoing is his glory.
Ecclesiastes 7:8 Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof; and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
Kellie Renfroe founded Mentoring Moments in 2005 with two friends. Happily married for 23 years to Greg Renfroe, they have one daughter (13 years-old) and three sons (19, 11, and 8 years-old). Visit her new blog, Citizen Mama, follow on Facebook where she shares free Kindle books daily, and Twitter @kellierenfroe.
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