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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Love is patient.

I read this is in today's Love Dare devotion, Day 23, and it really struck me today, more towards my parenting than towards my marriage since that's where I'm really struggling this week. Anyway, thought I'd share...

"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love." Ephesians 4:2

"...patience is one of the attributes that best defines what love is. When you choose to be patient, you respond in a positive way to a negative situation. You are slow to anger, choosing to have a long fuse instead of a quick temper. Rather than being restless and demanding, love helps you settle down and begin extending mercy to those around you.
Patience brings an internal calm during an external storm. It is the choice to control your emotions rather than allowing your emotions to control you, and it shows discretion instead of returning evil for evil. 'Bearing with one another in love' should become a motto you carry into every day..."

2 comments:

The Fifth Street Mama said...

Oh the sweet peace that passes understanding that can only come from the holy spirit. Patience... sigh.

Amy said...

Ah Patience - the eternal struggle for me it seems in this season of life. Thanks for sharing this encouragement today!