If Patience Is A virtue, I Need It To Flow.

Patience. That’s something that needs to be given to others as well as yourself. Today, as I was going through my day, I encountered a few things that pulled at my patience. So what did I do? I pulled on God. Why? Because He reminded me how to offer patience. There are moments when I push His EVERY button. I fail to listen. I throw temper tantrums. I ignore Him. But in all of that, He’s STILL patient with me. So as I went through my day, He helped me deal with myself by reminding me of how He deals with me. In the end it was a success. And I offered myself patience that I needed.


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He Knows My Name

I’m in one of my moods where I want to talk, but I don’t have anything to say. So who do I call? And when I call will they answer? What will we talk about? These are a few questions that run through my head. I wanted to interact without the interaction. Is that possible? Lol. But I heard a voice as I was trying to figure out my life.

“Me”

It was so soft and gentle. Sure I had spent time with Christ today. But He clearly wanted more of me. And who better to chat with and can handle my current mood than Christ?

I whispered back, ” You want to spend time with me?”

He responds, “I do.”

It was so unexpected yet expected. He knows my heart. He knows my desires. He knows how to deal with me. God knows what makes me smile.

So I say “peace out” to the world to say “hello” to my Savior.


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Ladies and gentleman, suit up.

    Be strong in the Lord
    Take your stand
    Remember who you’re fighting
    Suit up-put on the full armor of God
    Don’t budge
    Use what God gave you
  • Belt of truth
  • Breastplate of righteousness
  • Boot of peace
  • Shield of faith
  • Helmet of salvation
  • Sword of the Spirit (Bible)
  • Prayer
  • It’s time (now more than ever) to “suit up”.

  • “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.”
  • ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:10-20‬ ‭NIV‬‬
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  • But why??

    Why do You love me like You do, Jesus?

    Even when you see all that I do.

    How can You look pass my faults?

    Those things i intentionally walked into.

    You tried to warn me and keep me focused.

    But I slipped into sin again and again.

    I caused my flesh to mute Your voice

    The lifesaver and life’s Savior.

    Jesus, this can’t be.

    Again, how can You still love me?

    I turned my back on You many times.

    I don’t seek You all of the time.

    I don’t fast to keep my soul on fire for You.

    But I let this world replace my time with You.

    I am so self absorbed.

    All I see is me.

    I’m too busy to stop and help others.

    Send someone in place of me.

    I am devoted to being selfish.

    I live for the applaud.

    No time to accept Your love.

    I must go.  I gotta get there quick.

    But honestly, I’m so sick.

    I’m tired of stabbing You in the back.

    You’ve given me plenty of chances.

    Wait! Are You sure You don’t want Your love back?

    I know I’m living my life whack.

    It’s a complete mess without You.

    But somehow I can’t find the words to come running back to You.

    You deserve better.

    You deserve more.

    Yet You keep holding on.

    Picking me up when I feel all hope is lost.

    Jesus, why?

    Please! Give up on me.

    I have!

    I’m not worth Your time and effort.

    Go ahead and just walk pass.

    But wait, You’re too good for that.

    That wouldn’t be You. You’re not whack.

    You aren’t lame.

    You can’t be that.

    You died for my sins. This is why You’ll take me back.

    You love so freely and deeply.

    Your death is a sign for me.

    The greatest deed ever done.

    I can’t lose. I’ve already won.

    Because of what you did on the cross,

    I can see why You won’t let me stay lost.

    Thank You, Jesus for loving me.

    Thank You for dying on Calvary.

    You shed Your blood just for me.

    So I won’t walk with my head down.

    This frown is now a smile

    Because I can see clearly.

    How Your mercy and grace saved me.

    So no more pity parties.

    I accept what You have done for me.

    Now I ask, Lord please.

    Come into my heart and save me.

    I LOVE YOU, TOO!

     

    I love You, I’m just not that into You.

    I find myself talking to my friends more than I talk to you.

    I find myself entertaining others more than I pray.

    I long for your presence but am busy to call upon Your name.

    Praying before I leave the house in the morn? Sorry, no time because I overslept. Is it okay to pray on the go? We can have intimate time during my 10 minute drive to work. Don’t worry, i’ll lower the radio for a moment.

    The best way to get to know someone is to spend time with them, but my time is too precious for You.

    Yes, I binge watched a full 5 seasons this weekend and felt it was ok to say a quick thank You before I went to sleep.

    I decided to take matters into my own hands, because my will is more important than Yours.

    We can try Your way after we try my way.

    I read the verse of the day in my bible app while at a red light.

    What my friends are tweeting and posting is so much more interesting.

    Hold on wait, my favorite YouTube couple just posted their latest vlog.

    Ok, let me settle down and focus on You.

    ZZZZzzzZzZZzZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    I’ll do better tomorrow…

     

    Ladies and gentleman, let us not take advantage of Gods grace.

     

    To Be Continued….