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Patient Love


Love is

Patient.

Ugh.

I don't like this word

because it is one those

verbs

that is calling

me

&

calling you

to

be still

to

pause,

for a long period of time,

no matter what

because

that is what

Love is.

I read an interesting interpretation of

the word

Patient

as

“Love Long-fuses”

as compared to a

Short fuse

that only takes a spark

before it explodes.

Only

Love

is able to elongate a fuse

causing

a pause

a wait.

Patient~

Long suffering

a

Love Long-fuse~

*To be of a long spirit, not to lose heart

*To persevere patiently and bravely in enduring misfortunes and troubles

*To be patient in bearing the offenses and injuries of others

*To be slow to anger

*To be slow to punish (Thayer's Lexicon)

What if God had a short fuse?

Where would you

Where would I

be this very moment?

But...

Love is

Patient.

because

that is who

God is~

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is

longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish

but that all should come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9

Let's put

Love into action

and

act out

by

adding

love

to everyone

whom

we have placed a

short fuse on~

Why?

Because

What if God had a short fuse?

Where would you be right now.


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