Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

Scripture As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a female slave look to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, till he shows us his mercy. ~Psalm 123:2, NIV Quote When you are in a rush; give consideration to one question–“What am…

Patient Endurance

Scripture For examples of patience in suffering, look at the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord…For instance, you know about Job, a man of great endurance.  ~James 5:10-11, NLT Quote Patience is the companion of wisdom. ~Augustine I don’t like to plagiarize and yet it is hard for me not to edit…

The LORD Is

Scripture The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. ~Psalm 103:8, NIV Quote Allow the LORD to soften your heart until it beats in rhythm with His; until you love people as He loves people. ~Anonymous Psalm 103:8 is a quote or reference to Exodus 34:6, “The Lord, the compassionate and…

Fretting

Scripture Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. ~Psalms 37:7, NIV Quote Fretting can lead you to cut corners ethically. Don’t add a bad conscience to a heavy heart. ~Timothy Keller Keith Blackwood asked me a few days ago, how long it took…

Self-Control

Scripture  A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls. Proverbs 25:28, NLT Quote “You can tell the size of a man by the size of the thing that makes him angry.” ~James Kyle Morley I do agree with the quote even though it makes me a small man. I acknowledge up front…

Haste Makes Waste

Scripture Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, and he who hurries his footsteps errs. ~Proverbs 19:2, NASB Quote Jesus never got into a hurry. ~Randy Sharp Occasionally I like to compare translations so let’s look at a few different versions of Proverbs 19:2… NKJV–Also it is not good for a soul to…

Psalm 37

Scripture Take delight in the LORD and He will give you your heart’s desires. ~Psalm 37:4, NLT Quote The stars may fall from heaven but the word of God will stand and all its promises and prophecies will be fulfilled. ~J.I. Packer Psalm 37 is special to me. The Lord providentially guided me to this…

Again!

Scripture Once again the Israelites did what was evil in the sight of the LORD. Judges 13:1, NIrV Quote The key to exercising patience is to believe that God is up to something. ~Sam Franklin Wallace We see this exact phrase three times in the book of Judges, “Once again the Israelites did what was…

Waiting

Scripture The message I give you waits for the time I have appointed. It speaks about what is going to happen. And all of it will come true. It might take a while. But wait for it. You can be sure it will come. It will happen when I want it to. ~Habakkuk 2:3, NIRV…

Wait On The LORD

Scripture Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD! ~Psalms 27:14, NKJV Quote The longer we wait for something, the more we appreciate it when it arrives. ~Ya’akov If my patience was gun powder, I wouldn’t have enough to blow my nose. If my paitence…