|Promises, Promises, Promises!||Oct 2, ’09 10:07 AM
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Promises, that’s all I get from You; Politician, Partners, Physician, Parents, people like You. What am I to do? Who is true? Can I count on You? What choice do I have? Patient in suffering, Did I expect too much? Is Hope all gone by the wayside? What is new ‘Under the Sun’? I knew it, no change!
Patience. . . “A man’s wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense.”. . . “The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.”. . . “Is it not enough to try the patience of men? Will you try the patience of my God also?”. . . “Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness leads you toward repentance?”. . . “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”. . . “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,” . . . “being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully”. . . “But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life.”. . . [Paul’s Charge to Timothy] “You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance,”. . . “Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage–with great patience and careful instruction.”. . . [Patience in Suffering] “Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains.” Promises, Promises, Promises!
Let us with patience Watch and Wait “OUR” Father, “the race that is set before us.” As much as humanly possible let us cast off the hidden chains of darkness and step out in the light of Your truth that reveals Your Kingdom coming and Your will “BE”ing done here on planet earth as in Heaven. Give us this day Your Word, the bread of Heaven, to fulfill those promises. Forgive us the debt of Love You have shed abroad in “OUR” hearts that we owe You and one another. It is a sin to promise and lie when we don’t even know what we are “DO”ing. Lead us into Your truth and deliver us from the evil that pursues to devour us. We pray in Jesus Almighty Name. AMEN!