Daily Diary March 21st, 2020

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Daily Diary March 21st, 2020

The Patience of God

This morning I am reminded about patience and trust.  God is good all the time and has a plan in all things.  We must trust that God not only has a plan but also that His plan is great.  I am sharing this post from 2016 today! 

Saturday mornings are special, especially when it rains. We had a big day planned with both of our boys playing in baseball tournaments.  The games were rained out and we had a day to spend with family at home.

The busyness of life seems to continue. It reminds me to stop and enjoy the things that God has given us and to be patient with our day-to-day lives.

Galatians 5:22-25 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering (patience), kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

“Patience” is also defined as longsuffering, meaning we often suffer to wait. Patience is probably the hardest item from the fruit of the Spirit that I have had to adapt to, even though it probably is the most rewarding. When we are patient, we take the time to seek out the goodness in every situation. It allows the work of God to take place and move in our lives without us reacting to situations out of emotion.

When we react out of emotion, we often make more and more problems for ourselves and start a chain of never ending problems. Patience allows us to stop and look at the important things in life, such as family, and be there to meet their needs.

The most important aspect of walking with God might be patience. At times I have seen God work things out for me that are amazing. The work He does is perfect, and He takes the time to create scenarios that affect everyone with His plan for us, even in the little things. I believe we rush God because we are only thinking about the one thing that we need fixed and refuse to see the impact that it has on other people and situations.

God hears our prayers and begins to do a work. When we lack patience, we sometimes react before He can perform the perfect solution.

Patience is a choice. We must choose to slow down and put time into our loved ones and pray about our decisions. It is a struggle to be patient. It is often understood that the bigger the need, the harder it is to wait.

Lord, give us a strong revelation to realize that patience truly is a virtue. May we diligently seek You, but also choose to wait on Your hand to move in our lives. Amen!

Today as we are tested in our patience with this Virus we must remember that God has this.  Our society has been moving way too fast and the one area that America truly needs to grow in is Pateince.  Our patience makes us complete because we will learn a deeper level of trusting God.  


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Mark Ward

Mark Ward

Mark Ward - Mark is a coach, evangelist and motivational speaker that is dedicated to spreading the gospel on multiple platforms which include being the co-founder of, Team Spirit Youth Outreach and Churches Aid while being the youth pastor at Harvest Fellowship Church. Part of Mark’s passion is to help Coaches and athletes create an environment that will prepare youth for life beyond sports. Traveling evangelism has become a main part of Mark's focus, where he is dedicated to reach out to all areas that God would provide opportunity to spread the gospel.

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Romans 8:38-39

For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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