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Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

March 18, 2015 ZONING IN

To do well at any skill or to create great habits, we have to zone in. if we truly want to improve our patience, we need to make ourselves aware of opportunities to be patient. We should jump into them with the determination we are going to help others and be patient in the process. However, rather than zoning in, we are zeroing out. Rather than maintaining our composure, we are losing patience day in and day out. If we truly cared about patience being a priority with ourselves and with others, we would zone into God’s word and wait on Him to give us strength.

Isaiah 40:31 “But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” (NKJV)

Dear Lord, help us to zone into Your word. Help us to read it, meditate on it and use it to remind us daily to be patient people. We know we can’t completely serve You and help others when we aren’t patient. Help us to be more aware of the times we lose our temper and show us how to better control it. We know all things are possible with You and despite the situation, it is possible to show patience and love. Help us today, Lord. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

It is possible to practice zoning in and being patient with others when we make God the priority in our lives.

When we wait on God and study His word, He will renew us and help us be more patient with others.

When we are more determined and focused on being patient, we will recognize the opportunities to practice patience.

If we truly want to be more patient with others, we need to practice it every day.

Zoning into God’s word will help us be on guard and not be carried away by the errors of those who provoke us to be impatient.

2 Peter 3:17b “So be on guard; then you will not be carried away by the errors of these wicked people and lose your own secure footing.” (NLT)

Focus: Remember God’s word about patience and practice it every day. We should ask Him to give us strength.
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