The apostle Paul wrote repeatedly about patience, urging Christians to be patient with each other and in their wait for Jesus’s return. Patience, he indicated, is a Christian virtue—and it is not optional for those who follow Christ. Here, we share some of our favorite verses about patience.
With Mother’s Day just passed and Father’s Day coming in June, it seems a good time to mention God’s fifth commandment, given to Moses in Exodus 20:12: “Honor your father and mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.”
We know God created the earth, as well as the universe. We know God is beyond time and our limited imagining. But sometimes, we seem to forget this. It is in these moments when we need to cling to Scripture and the promises God makes throughout and remember: It’s about God’s way, not ours.
God’s “why” is extremely clear, but for you and me, we must silence the noise and turn up God. As we have placed your faith in Jesus, our “why” is deeply rooted in our heart. May we have the encouragement to pursue God and let that “why” float to the surface. A blog on discovering and prioritizing our reasons for serving and loving the Lord.
I was a very independent child, and I grew into an independent woman—one who had to be in control of things.
I was a planner to the point of ridiculousness. If I had planned something and there was a change for any reason, I became agitated. Nobody better mess with my schedule, and everybody knew it. I was not very peaceful, and occasionally, I made life chaotic for those around me. My father-in-law even allowed me to make vacation plans for the entire family once we arrived at their house because I had to be in control.