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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

161: PATIENCE: TRUSTING THE TIMETABLE OF THE LORD

Patience requires that we have trust. It is defined as trusting in the timetable of the Lord, instead of our own. In the world which we live.. everything is instantaneous. We get instant answers to our questions via technology. We no longer know how to wait. We no longer are patient. However, the Lord almost always tries our faith and patience until its needed that he must provide “just in time deliverance” We must demonstrate faith-nothing doubting until we need the deliverance-then the Lord comes.

We don’t control WHEN so we are left to learn patience. Sometimes God even tells us something-just so we can learn patience. For example, put yourself in Abrahams shoes. He was promised he would have children, that he will have great posterity. 18 months passed... and nothing, 5 years nothing, 10 years nothing…finally the blessing came.

Patience is actually the “fast way,” Doing our will actually delays what could have been.

In Doctrine and Covenants 101: 38 it states:
"And seek the face of the Lord always,
that in patience ye may possess your souls,
and ye shall have eternal life."
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A current song that I enjoy listening to is called "I will wait".  Here are some of the lyrics that I think are highly symbolic and beautifully said:

So tame my flesh.  And fix my eyes. That tethered mind free from the lies.
But I'll kneel down. Wait for now. I'll kneel down. Know my ground.
Raise my hands. Paint my spirit gold. And bow my head.  Keep my heart slow.

 

Cause I will wait, I will wait for you
And I will wait, I will wait for you
And I will wait, I will wait for you
And I will wait, I will wait for you

Here is the entire song:



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O man of God,..
Follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
I Timothy 6: 11

2 comments:

  1. Nice post my friend...well said.

    RS

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  2. I love Mumford and Sons! I was shocked when I really started to listen to their lyrics. So much truth! One of my favorites is Awake My Soul. Thanks for pointing out this new song (and, of course, the message that goes with it).

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