A Healthy Home is a Patient Home
If you were to measure the level of patience that falls between the walls of your home, how would your’s rate?
Years ago I would jokingly say, “I’ll have more patience once I get my doctorate.” The truth is, it takes a lot of intentionality to be a patient person. And at that point in my life, I was far from intentional in my day-to-day living.
Today I’ve grown to respect intentional living. “Without a plan the people will perish” is a great Truth from God’s word. Plans take careful thought and patience in the processing.
God has offered many promises in scripture. We read in Hebrews 6:12 NIV, “We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.”
As someone who loves Him, we are called not to be lazy but to be actively pursuing the footsteps of those who have inherited His promises, through faith and patience.
How do you display patience in your home? Do your loved ones expect a sharp response or a loving word when they fall short?
Consider this day how you might be more patient. Step back before reacting. Take a deep breath before you say what you “really” think. Ask Father to reveal the areas of your life you need to turn over to Him and then with patience and faith, give them up.
“Lord, only You can help me have more patience. I choose to release my inconsistencies over to You. I choose to be in Your Word more often. I choose to trust Your promises for my life. Guide my mind in the way You want me to go. Protect my heart from the deception of the enemy. I praise You for my family and friends. May my life, my day-to-day give You glory. Hallelujah. Amen.
May your home be filled to overflowing with a rekindled level of patience today… HUGs!
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