Posted in Patiently Waiting, Seek Peace and Pursue it

Growing Pains

Lately I have been sighing a lot.

I want you to pray for patience.  I want you to aggressively seek to grow in patience. 

Really God?  Don’t you know that no one prays for patience?

Sigh.  Yes Lord.

I want you to stop complaining and gossiping. 

That is so hard!  It is all around me, how do I just stop?

Sigh.  Yes Lord.

Your impatience, complaining and gossip come out of anger.  I want you to study scriptures on anger.  You must let me root this out. 

But my anger is justified!  I’ve come a long way, don’t you remember what I was like 20 years ago?

Did you know there are 500 scriptures on this, 500!  Do you REALLY want me to read them all???

Sigh.  Yes Lord.

Your anger starts in the heart, travels to the mind, out the mouth and into your actions.  You need to pull it out by the root, not just at the action. 

Gulp.  Yes Lord.

I want you in continual prayer, not just in your morning quiet time.  You can’t do this on your own. 

Yes Lord.

I want this.  I want more.  I want You.

Whatever it takes; however long, I will do what it takes – I want You.

Help my immediate answer to be “Yes Lord” – no longer “Excuse.  Sigh. Yes Lord.”

Yes Lord, I want You.

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“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”  John 1:5

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