Patience Freely Offered

by Max Lucado

The Spirit produces…..patience.” Galatians 5:22

If you find patience hard to give, you might ask the question.  How infiltrated are you with God’s patience?  You’ve heard about it.  Read about it.  Perhaps underlined Bible passages regarding it.  But have you received it?  The proof is in your patience.  Patience deeply received results in patience freely offered…

God does more than demand patience from us; He offers it to us.  Patience is a fruit of His
Spirit.  It hangs from the tree of Galatians 5:22:  “The Spirit produces the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.”  Have you asked
God to give you some fruit?  Well I did once, but… But what?  Did you, h’m, grow impatient?  Ask Him again and again and again.  He won’t grow impatient with your pleading, and you will receive patience in your praying.

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