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    I would like to know if any one besides me was ever dumb enough to pray for patience.When I was a young Christian I knew I had always been one that wanted things to work my way and NOW!I decided that I would pray that the Lord would Grant me Patience,never again this was one prayer that seemed like was answered Immediately.Any thing bad ,wrong or troublesome in any way headed my way and I had to deal with it,no joke this went on for a month or two and I was handling things without blowing up or running my mouth when I shouldn't but I had about had it and was talking to a friend of mine Who had been a Christian for quite awhile and telling all that had happened and I could not understand why things were going the way they after me asking for patience.After he quit laughing at me ,he smiled and told me "don't you think you ought to thank him now since you asked for the test and seemed to have passed it". Then I realized what He was trying to show me,that I was no longer my own keeper and depend on Him.I've not forgotten either,and I am more careful what I pray for.I could get it.
    I was alive without the Law ,the Commandment came sin revived and I died

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    Yeah... throughout my teens and 20's I prayed unceasingly for Wisdom.

    Ouch.

    Of course... I suppose it was better than turning my prayers into pleas to a Great Cosmic Vending Machine.

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    • #3
      yeah, I prayed for patience. I'm still waiting for God to finish with me................................and waiting......

      seriously.

      Then I asked God to show me my faith in Him. Whew.......still walking through that one.....

      what an awesome Father we have!
      Those who seek God with all their heart will find Him and be given sight. Those who seek their own agenda will remain blind.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Denny606 View Post
        I would like to know if any one besides me was ever dumb enough to pray for patience.When I was a young Christian I knew I had always been one that wanted things to work my way and NOW!I decided that I would pray that the Lord would Grant me Patience,never again this was one prayer that seemed like was answered Immediately.Any thing bad ,wrong or troublesome in any way headed my way and I had to deal with it,no joke this went on for a month or two and I was handling things without blowing up or running my mouth when I shouldn't but I had about had it and was talking to a friend of mine Who had been a Christian for quite awhile and telling all that had happened and I could not understand why things were going the way they after me asking for patience.After he quit laughing at me ,he smiled and told me "don't you think you ought to thank him now since you asked for the test and seemed to have passed it". Then I realized what He was trying to show me,that I was no longer my own keeper and depend on Him.I've not forgotten either,and I am more careful what I pray for.I could get it.

        I've really never prayed for Paitence.. He has taught me to have it.. showing me His Soveriegnty thru those things I went thru.. they were not very good times.. and yes I was 'impatient' with Him.. wanting things to happen now... but ONE thing He taught me.. thru those times.. is that even though I was IMPATIENT with him an struggled with understanding His Ways.... He was NEVER IMPATIENT with me.. just as father/mother would never be impatitient for thier child to walk for the first time.. helping, helping the child.. picking them up when they fell down again.. only to set them back up on their feet and give them a pat .. try it again... and being there to help them until they could walk on their own in confidence...
        Many appear Righteous and Just because they say 'yes' to Jesus Christ , yet they don't do His Will.
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        Verily I say unto thee, the tax collectors and the prostitutes go into the Kingdom of Heaven before you do.
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        The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying. YEA, I have loved thee with an everlasting love; therefore with LOVINGKINDESS have I DRAWN THEE.
        Jeremiah 31:3

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        • #5
          Just a note of interest.
          In the KJV 'patience' is mentioned in the NT 33 times...not even once in the OT.
          ♪ Each day may Christ become clearer, His Cross dearer, Our Hope nearer. ♫

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          • #6
            Originally posted by crossnote View Post
            Just a note of interest.
            In the KJV 'patience' is mentioned in the NT 33 times...not even once in the OT.
            I had never noticed this ,and I am Glad you pointed it out. And I am am still being tested and realize I always will as long as I live on this earth.
            I was alive without the Law ,the Commandment came sin revived and I died

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Denny606 View Post
              I would like to know if any one besides me was ever dumb enough to pray for patience.
              I'm sorry , but to answer your question ....yes, me.


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