In the Word
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9
Of the Word
Isn’t it strange that patience is often tested most in the family setting? So much is expected from loved ones, and many times we do not meet expectations. It is assumed that family members should know what to say, how to react, or when to stay silent.
Isn’t it a blessing that God is patient with us? He forgives us, even when we repeat the same wrongs over and over again. He loves us for the sake of His Son Jesus, the Savior of the world. God patiently works in our lives through the work of the Holy Spirit, teaching us through His Word and guiding us along the way.
Christian parenting involves much patience: parents with their children and children with their parents. All of us can say, “Please be patient. God isn’t finished with me yet!”
Stretch your faith-filled parenting: Identify those times when you have lost your patience. Ask God to give you more patience in similar situations in the future.
Walking with my Lord
Patient Christ, move me to draw on the Spirit’s fruit of patience, especially when that gift is wearing thin in my life. Remind me of how patient You are with me. In Your blessed name. Amen.
Mustard Seed: Faith-Filled Parenting. Authors: Rev. Larry and Shari Miller. 10/32 ©2009 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. www.lwml.org
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