His Love is Patient
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. (I Corinthians 13:4-5 NLT)
I’m so grateful for Your patience when I lag behind or am slow to respond to certain convictions. So often I hear You telling me to do things, yet I get around to them when I feel like it rather than when You say. At the same time, I’m guilty of being impatient with my family and coworkers – they don’t move fast enough to fit my schedule. Please help me to be patient and kind toward others today to the same degree that I need patience and kindness myself. Keep my heart humble and help me to remember that love has the power to heal the most stressful and broken situations.
When I am honest with myself, I know there are times I boast about my accomplishments and think a bit too highly of myself. And I think the sum of both is the epitome of rudeness. Please forgive me for being the opposite of what I know You want me to be. Please remove any pride and replace it with pure and simple humility and a quickness to give You the glory where glory is due. All I have and all I’m able to do is because of Your love and grace over my life.
With gratefulness I pray. Amen.