GO • LOVE • LIVE Monthly
The First Monday of the month we send out a Devotional written by a staff member, leader or a key volunteer. This months devotional is below.
LIVE as God’s Kids…
Romans 12:12 (NIV)
“ Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
Ephesians 4:2 (NIV)
“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”
Tick… Tick… Tick… The room was so silent you could hear the wall clock, even though the room was full of people. This particular morning I was at my cardiologist’s office… My heart was heavy and concerned… Tests results were in, my future was going to be told to me as soon as my name was finally called. I felt like I had been there for hours even though it had only been 20 minutes. My foot was bouncing a million miles a minute, annoying the woman I was sitting next to. I heard her sigh, so I stopped my bouncing and tried to read the open book on my lap. I couldn’t make out half the words, I read the paragraph 3 times and still wasn’t retaining any of it… my leg started bouncing again. I then heard the words I had been waiting the past month to hear- “Hannah… Hannah…” I got up and followed the nurse, ready to know what was next.
1 1. the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.
Patience. Not a fun word.
It means waiting for something you want and with a joyful heart.
Life is full of things we must wait for: health, love, money, mended relationships…
- Is there something you are waiting for right now?
- Is something happening in your life that is driving you crazy and you need to have a joyful attitude in the situation?
- How can we practice having better patience?
God tells us to be faithful in prayer, especially during times we have to be patient. Take time today to ask God to help you find joy and hope in your time of waiting. To find love and patience, even with the person who is bouncing their foot like crazy next to you.
-Written by Hannah Rolf (Childrens Director)
Blue Ash Community Church Mission:
GO to the missing.
LOVE the marginalized.
LIVE as God’s kids.