Tuesday, September 20, 2011

TeAcH mE tUeSdAy~ Patience

Hi Friends,
Every Tuesday I am going to do a Teach Me Tuesday post.  This is going to be a devotional on something God has been teaching me lately. My prayer is that through me sharing what God is teaching me, He will teach you too!  Isn't He always trying to teach us something?  I'd love it if you left a comment sharing what God has been teaching you as well!  We can all learn from each other :)

James 1:4 "But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing."
When I was in 6th grade I participated in a talent show and sang a song along with a friend called "Have Patience."  We both dressed as turtles and sang the words...

"Have patience, Have patience, don't be in such a hurry.
When you get impatient, you only start to worry.
Remember, remember that God is patient too,
Just think of all the times that others have to wait for you!"

It was a cute little thing to do but I can't tell you how many times that song has run through my head in the past 20 something years!  I guess it is something God has been working on in me for a long time.  Patience means the capacity to endure hardship, difficulty, or inconvenience without complaint.   What is harder, more difficult or more inconvenient than children?  Let's face it, being a parent requires a LOT of patience.  And the key component of that definition is the last two words...without complaint.  That is tough.  But God is patient with us so of course he desires us to be patient with others.  Aren't you glad He is patient with you?  I sure am!  I pray that God would help me to have patience with my family and with the things in life for which I am waiting.  It's a daily struggle but the more you do it the easier it gets (right?).  So now it is your turn, what has God been teaching you this past week/past hour/past five minutes?


  1. I loved that song as a child too, Jamie; and I remember it often as I grow impatient!

  2. I have never heard that song but I think its great. I am going to have to learn it and teach it to my children. What is God teaching me? I think the same as you Jamie. To be patient. I suppose for me another definition of that is waiting in faith for God to move rather than making things happen myself.
    Thanks for the reminder Jamie.


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