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Scripture Point Thursday | Patience

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Patience is better than power, and controlling one’s temper, than capturing a city.
Proverbs 16:32

Today look for opportunities to draw upon your patience. This means not being controlled by emotions, or letting circumstances unravel you. It’s easier to deal with something when you use a calm reserved demeanor.

Anger, strife can leave one exhausted and incapable of finding solutions – it can escalate things that should not be.

Declare today I am capable of remaining calm. I can learn to solve problems in a calm manner in dealing with my spouse,  children, my boss – or the stranger that just cut me off on the road. I will dwell in the spirit of kindess and understanding – living like God wants me to.

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Dwelling In Love Conference Call

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Join us tonight for our weekly conference call @8pm EST Uplifting one another in prayer. Setting our hearts and minds in Christ and the work he has called us to. We are called to a higher standard of love, patience, peace and all the fruits of the spirits.  Don’t miss it – join us for the discussion and prayer.

Matthew 18:20
For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.

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Dwelling In Love

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Christ came In Love – he suffered and endured for our sins.  Giving up of his life – that we may live. Not that we would merely live – but that we would live in abundance. Why is Love so important?  It is what everything else is spawned off of. To live and walk in love – there has to be a better reason other than ourselves for living. I Corinthians 13:4-7 tells us that Love is patient and kind. It does not envy or boast; isnt arrogant or rude. Never insisting on it’s own way. It’s not irritable or resentful; it doesnt rejoice in wrongdoing; but rejoices with truth. It bears all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

When we walk in flesh we dont always hold up to that mentioned above. The bible tells us to worship in spirit and truth. We may loose our patience from time to time, but with much practice and renewing of our minds daily – we get better. We can become more loving – even if we may not feel like it. Joy tells us that joy is independent of a circumstance. So when we act in love purposely – we find joy and patience.

What can you do more of in your daily walk to live in love?  To step outside of ourselves to do for others. The joy you would find from doing so would be incomprehensible.  Take one of these fruits of the spirits today –  Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. Apply in Love!

Today’s Declaration: I was created in love – I can be patient and kind. Peace dwells within me. Everything I do will be done with gentleness. I will Love others as God loved me!