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Having a Passion for Patience

When you " set your affection on the things above, not the things on Earth"~ Colosians 3:2, you mentally set up the atmosphere around you for peace and patience.

"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing in prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."~Philippians 4:6-7

Let's face it. We live in a time where everything is in fast pace. It happens so much in every area of our lives that it feels normal to be in a rush. We awake with an alarm clock and hurry to get ready for work and get the kids ready for school. We many times leave without eating or just grab something quick to eat in the car. We rush to get home from work, rush to throw something together for dinner and try to find some downtime if possible before showering and going to bed. This is done almost every day of the week. It is our daily routine to rush and hurry through life. And the older you get the more the days of our lives seem to move so quickly. And we say to ourselves, "Where does the time go?".

During the downtime of our day we should find a quiet moment to just sit in peace to reflect and talk with God. Just by taking a few moments to "check in" with God can change our mindset and mood. It is vital almost to our sanity to find these quiet moments for our spiritual growth. During these times we can pray and speak to God about how we come to pass and deal with everyday situations. We can begin to work on how we respond to those around us and determine if we allow others to control our emotions. It is important for us to go to God with these situations when making the decision of how to respond or what actions need to be taken. We must always want to be a reflection of His glory since we are a part of the body of Christ. Our actions should come from a place of peace and love, never anger, resentment or jealousy. We should live our lives fearlessly knowing that God is always with us and will never forsake us. Because it is only in Him that we should find the true meaning of peace and walk in it in our daily lives.

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