"Love is Patient" ~1 Corinthians 13:4
The Greek word used here for patient . . . means “taking a long time to boil.”
Think about a pot of boiling water . . .Water boils quickly when the flame is high. It boils slowly when the flame is low.
Patience “keeps the burner down.”
Patience isn’t naive. It doesn’t ignore misbehavior. It just keeps the flame low.
It waits. It listens . . . This is how God treats us.
And, according to Jesus, this is how we should treat others."
I got this timely message a few days ago.
I quickly, rushed through it.
Nothing about it really "stopped me in my tracks."
Until this am...
I walk in the mornings....about 5:30 am....just me and Jesus...and the moon at times.
I was re-reading this on my walk and talking to The Boy about it...and I was thrilled to realize that patience doesn't have to be naive and it doesn't have to ignore bad behavior.
Part of my problem with being patient...is feeling like, I have to "ok" the people or situations that challenged me in the first place....
Not the case.
Suddenly, patience doesn't sound as hard. I just have to keep the flame on low...
wait and listen.
Some of the clearest lessons God teaches me are taught when it is dark and quiet.
Looks like I was walking in The Sonlight after all.
God, Thank You for the continued on the job training You offer me. Looking forward to tomorrow morning.
In His Dust,