Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Patience Now

Patience.
I want it.
Now.
But it is precious produce
Sown in the soil of adversity.
Timid tendril
Uncurling
Pressing upward
Pruned
Protected
Warmed
Watered
Until the fullness of time.
His time.
And so I wait.
Now.

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control . . ." Galatians 5:22-23

How does YOUR patience grow?

NOTE: This post is part of the Blog Carnival on PATIENCE. For more thoughts, visit One Word at a Time .

Copyright © 2010 by Sandra Heska King

12 comments:

Wylie @ Shout A Joyful Noise! said...

Ah, patiece & waiting... I blogged on this today as well!
Wylie

Sandra Heska King said...

Funny how that works!

Glynn said...

How many times did He Himself say, "Not yet, it's not my time." We wait because He has us doing something important right now, and we wait because He's always preparing us for something. Good post.

Bridget Chumbley said...

How does MY patience grow?

Slowly... and sometimes, painfully.

Thanks for this post, Sandra.

Cherie Hill said...

Loved this...it was God whispering in my ear today...praying my spirit takes hold of it. My patience is truly grown through adversity...there's no doubt about that...which is probably why God allows it! :)
In Him,
Cherie

Sandra Heska King said...

@Glynn: "Not yet. Not my time." So true! Thanks for the encouragement.

@Bridget: I hear ya. Me, too. This was fun. Glad I found you.

@Cherie: That's how it's worked for me. I don't know if there IS another way.

M.L. Gallagher said...

this:

"But it is precious produce
Sown in the soil of adversity."

is perfect.

I had to wait until the end of the day to get to the Carnival (patiently I might add).

So glad I got to yours!

Louise

Sandra Heska King said...

Thanks, Louise!

I haven't gotten to the end yet.

S. Etole said...

it's fruit in need of maturing ...

Sandra Heska King said...

But it takes so long! ;)

Chantel said...

"slowly, painfully"- Ahh yes, isn't that it for the lot of us?
It would be nice God handed out a Fruit of the Spirit timeline to post to the refrigerator (with one of those I-got-this-from-Aunt-Pat-for-christmas fruit basket magnets-ha!), then at least I'd have an IDEA of WHEN- *sighing impatiently

Sandra Heska King said...

Too funny, Chantel! Or how about one of those fruit-in-season charts? Of course, patience could appear more than once--like in December (waiting for Christmas), January (waiting for winter to be over) and June (waiting for vacation.)

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