That we would Be Patient with our marriage and with each other.
Love is patient…
1 Corinthians 13:4
We live in a generation that doesn’t value patience or that’s patient enough to let something evolve. We are a generation of instant gratification.
Instant coffee, instant tea, noddles, and microwave, or a walk to KFC for some fast food can serve you a meal in less than 30 minutes.
But marriage doesn’t work that way – at least from my experience. Do you know that marriages are for our own sanctification?
Santifification is not a one of thing. It’s a journey, a step by step walk.
And because it is an ongoing process, patience will be required.
You will have to be patient with your husband or wife.
You will have to painfully bear that which you don’t want to because love is not just about feeling good – but bearing what is yours and what is not.
Change can be slow but steady and we have to be deliberate in deciding to celebrate what has changed lest we are hit by the “nagging bug”, complaining at what hasn’t changed.
Patience comes from having full confidence in the Lord, and trusting Him to have a big plan for our lives.
We need patience as we go through the tempestuous tides of life and this unforgiving world.
We need patience to bear with each other in marriage for love radiates with patience.
Thank you once again for your patience towards us.
You are patient for all to come to you in repentance that we may not perish.
You are a patient God, slow to anger and full of mercy.
Help us to be patient with one another Lord. It’s sometimes hard and we are tempted to complain.
Help us to be thankful for what you are doing in our spouses lives and be grateful for that.
Forgive us for nagging, complaining and being impatient.
Help us to be still in you, knowing that you are working for our good.
Help us to love like you Jesus.
In Jesus name,