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Thought and Prayer for Thursday, March 12, 2015

Thursday, March 12, 2015

March 12, 2015 TEACH PATIENCE

It is much easier to teach something we have experienced ourselves than to teach what we don’t really know about. We very rarely have teachers who haven’t studied what they teach in order to best help our students learn. We are much more credible when we instruct others and advise them to be patient when we have been patient ourselves. In order to teach patience, we need to learn it. And the best way to learn it is from studying God’s word and allowing Him to live in us.

2 Timothy 3:10 “But you, Timothy, certainly know what I teach, and how I live, and what my purpose in life is. You know my faith, my patience, my love, and my endurance.” (NLT)

Dear Lord, we want others to know the rewards from being patient. We want to help them know how to deal with situations that go bad and people who do wrong. Help us to learn patience from You every day and teach what we learn to others so they can practice patience as well. We know we need You so we can be a patient person and a good example for patience. Guide us today, Lord. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

If we want to teach patience, we need to practice it.

Others should see patience in us so we can be a more credible witness for Christ.

If we want our children to practice patience, we need to show them how.

We have the ability to teach patience to others without even saying a single word.

We can teach others patience and encourage them to take what they have learned and teach it to someone else.

Titus 2:2 “Teach the older men to exercise self-control, to be worthy of respect, and to live wisely. They must have sound faith and be filled with love and patience.” (NLT)

Focus: Others can know we are patient by our actions and words. We don’t have to tell them. If we are, they will know.
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