My Monday Prayer: Patience Is the Holy Spirit’s Fruit
-Roy Lessin and Marina Bromley
Patience Is the Holy Spirit's Fruit
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow
By innocence and purity, knowledge and spiritual insight, longsuffering and patience, kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in unfeigned love. 2 Corinthians 6:6 AMPC
The patience of the Holy Spirit does not produce heaviness or frustration but joyfulness. The patience of the Holy Spirit frees us from the strife of wanting things to go our way, according to our clock and calendar. Patience is a peaceable fruit of righteousness and is a beautiful work of the Spirit, when we see it operating within us and in the lives of others. Today, let the music of the Holy Spirit sing out in your heart, “In Your time, Lord, make all things beautiful" (Ecclesiastes 3:11).
My Monday Prayer
Lord, thank You for being all-knowing and all-seeing. Thank You that I can trust You with the unknown things of the future, whether they affect my life or the lives of those I care about around me. Thank You for setting me free from the strife of wanting things to go my own way, and if I am struggling with that please correct me and teach me to leave things in Your hands. Thank You for Your joyfulness and protecting me from heaviness and frustration. You do not want me to put those weights upon me. I was not made to carry those things, thank You for carrying them for me.
As I move forward in this week, please help me to accept Your will, Your timing, Your outcomes, and Your peace. When I feel disappointment please gently remind me that You are working all things for the good of me (Romans 8:28). It may be hard today to not see things happening the way I want them to, but I need to remember You are moving things in step with Your will. When I see the ashes of destroyed dreams, and feel the crushing confusion of unmet expectations, gently remind me that You will make ALL things beautiful, in Your time (Ecclesiastes 3:11). Amen.
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