Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Word-filled Wednesday

As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience. Luke 8:35

I read this scripture this morning and thought of my son, who is a very patient man. In this photo he's fishing with my husband in a beautiful place not far from his home.

Speaking of patience........our pastor who taught Sunday on Ephesians 4:1-6 on The Priority of Unity said something important about impatient people, whom I can count myself in that category more times than I'd like to, he said, "Impatient people want it THEIR way, RIGHT away, and ALL ways. Ouch. He also said when we allow disunity to exist we're robbing Christ of his glory, who's suffered the ultimate sacrifice. I remember too many times of being impatient with this son, and I need to repent and "bear fruit with patience."

Update: God called me to a test of my repentance, and gave me a chance to do this immediately after I published this post. This son called me and I heard the Lord's voice say, "Here's your opportunity to repent." Thank you Lord!
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Marilyn - A Mixed Bouquet said...

What a great post! The photo is in a beautiful area. Although, I see him well in this pic, I do know that your son is very handsome. Patience is a great virtue!

Amydeanne said...

isn't God funny that way? lol I always say I'll never pray for patience, b/c I did that once and it took forever!!!

Renna said...

First of all, that is an awesome picture of your son and the beautiful background, Dana.

I greatly admire your humility and obedience to God, Dana. Not only was it a good thing for your relationship with your son, but it will also serve as a great example to him as a parent someday, himself.