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  • 🚶🏾‍♂️Walking into 2019 with more #Patience🍒
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. 💣 Having a long-fuse.....a patient person can take a lot of impulse before reacting.💥
We can only possess “long suffering” through the power and work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
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Like Job, patience requires us trusting God even when we cannot trace Him; when we feel we may have been forsaken by the Lord. Like Jeremiah, patience requires us to follow through with the visions God gives us specifically even when no one else believes us. Like Moses, patience requires us to intercede for those who may not necessarily deserve such mercy but see the bigger picture that it’s not about us, but for the Lord to be magnified through our works.
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💫 The greatest example of patience, however is GOD Himself. • God’s patience leads us to repentance (Romans 2:4)
• God’s patience saves us from judgement (Romans 9:22)
• God’s patience completely changes lives!! (1 Timothy 1:15-16)
• God’s patience gives us salvation (2 Peter 3:5)
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Without God's patience, none of us would live long enough to come to a saving relationship with Jesus. His patience has a purpose; it is to delay judgment so that we can seek Him and escape judgment.
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🔹‘Longsuffering, is that quality of self-restraint in the face of provocation which does not hastily retaliate or promptly punish; it is the opposite of anger, and is associated with mercy.’ Further, the concept carries with it the idea of the ‘patient enduring of evil’ and the ‘slowness of avenging injuries’, written by English Biblical scholar, W.E Vine.🔹
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‘Hatred’ is enmity, while ‘discord’ is strife and contention. ‘Jealousy’ is indignation, and ‘fits of rage’ is fierceness or outbursts of anger. All are in contrast to and opposite of longsuffering. In other words, and in application, a person doesn’t portray longsuffering (forbearance, patience) while holding a grudge, being controversial, or exploding in anger.
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🔸God isn’t indifferent about His promise of the second coming and judgment. The reason for His apparent delay is His longsuffering. God isn’t willing that any should be lost. 🚶🏾‍♂️Walking into 2019 with more #patience🍒 . . 💣 Having a long-fuse.....a patient person can take a lot of impulse before reacting.💥 We can only possess “long suffering” through the power and work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. ⠀ ⠀ Like Job, patience requires us trusting God even when we cannot trace Him; when we feel we may have been forsaken by the Lord. Like Jeremiah, patience requires us to follow through with the visions God gives us specifically even when no one else believes us. Like Moses, patience requires us to intercede for those who may not necessarily deserve such mercy but see the bigger picture that it’s not about us, but for the Lord to be magnified through our works. ⠀ ⠀ 💫 The greatest example of patience, however is GOD Himself. • God’s patience leads us to repentance (Romans 2:4) • God’s patience saves us from judgement (Romans 9:22) • God’s patience completely changes lives!! (1 Timothy 1:15-16) • God’s patience gives us salvation (2 Peter 3:5) ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Without God's patience, none of us would live long enough to come to a saving relationship with Jesus. His patience has a purpose; it is to delay judgment so that we can seek Him and escape judgment. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 🔹‘Longsuffering, is that quality of self-restraint in the face of provocation which does not hastily retaliate or promptly punish; it is the opposite of anger, and is associated with mercy.’ Further, the concept carries with it the idea of the ‘patient enduring of evil’ and the ‘slowness of avenging injuries’, written by English Biblical scholar, W.E Vine.🔹 ⠀ ⠀ #worksoftheflesh ‘Hatred’ is enmity, while ‘discord’ is strife and contention. ‘Jealousy’ is indignation, and ‘fits of rage’ is fierceness or outbursts of anger. All are in contrast to and opposite of longsuffering. In other words, and in application, a person doesn’t portray longsuffering (forbearance, patience) while holding a grudge, being controversial, or exploding in anger. ⠀ ⠀ 🔸God isn’t indifferent about His promise of the second coming and judgment. The reason for His apparent delay is His longsuffering. God isn’t willing that any should be lost.
  • 🚶🏾‍♂️Walking into 2019 with more #patience🍒 . . 💣 Having a long-fuse.....a patient person can take a lot of impulse before reacting.💥 We can only possess “long suffering” through the power and work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. ⠀ ⠀ Like Job, patience requires us trusting God even when we cannot trace Him; when we feel we may have been forsaken by the Lord. Like Jeremiah, patience requires us to follow through with the visions God gives us specifically even when no one else believes us. Like Moses, patience requires us to intercede for those who may not necessarily deserve such mercy but see the bigger picture that it’s not about us, but for the Lord to be magnified through our works. ⠀ ⠀ 💫 The greatest example of patience, however is GOD Himself. • God’s patience leads us to repentance (Romans 2:4) • God’s patience saves us from judgement (Romans 9:22) • God’s patience completely changes lives!! (1 Timothy 1:15-16) • God’s patience gives us salvation (2 Peter 3:5) ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Without God's patience, none of us would live long enough to come to a saving relationship with Jesus. His patience has a purpose; it is to delay judgment so that we can seek Him and escape judgment. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 🔹‘Longsuffering, is that quality of self-restraint in the face of provocation which does not hastily retaliate or promptly punish; it is the opposite of anger, and is associated with mercy.’ Further, the concept carries with it the idea of the ‘patient enduring of evil’ and the ‘slowness of avenging injuries’, written by English Biblical scholar, W.E Vine.🔹 ⠀ ⠀ #worksoftheflesh ‘Hatred’ is enmity, while ‘discord’ is strife and contention. ‘Jealousy’ is indignation, and ‘fits of rage’ is fierceness or outbursts of anger. All are in contrast to and opposite of longsuffering. In other words, and in application, a person doesn’t portray longsuffering (forbearance, patience) while holding a grudge, being controversial, or exploding in anger. ⠀ ⠀ 🔸God isn’t indifferent about His promise of the second coming and judgment. The reason for His apparent delay is His longsuffering. God isn’t willing that any should be lost.
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  • ss19_____ - @ss19_____ 1 day ago
  • #Gentleness 🍉  Part 2 (Continuing)
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“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
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🌬 “GOD resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” [Proverbs 3:34]
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Having an attitude of Gentleness flows from a spirit of real love for the individual—having true, outgoing concern for their well-being; without care to be superior to others. It is shown in how we think about and treat others and what we say to them.
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⚡️God resists pride, including our prideful justifications for not being gentle to those who have offended us, who have been harsh to us or who we don’t feel deserve gentleness. These attitudes are prideful and lead to rationalizing away the need to be gentle causing negativity to arise.
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God wants us to show the same gentleness that Christ showed to the woman caught in adultery. Instead of being full of pride and self-righteously casting the first stone at a sinner, we are to follow the example of Christ, gently telling someone to go and sin no more. This is an example of gentleness God wants us to learn from. #Forgiveness 💫 Why? Because, God is overwhelmingly gentle with us when we sin and need correction, and He expects us to be the same way with others. Gentleness shows the world system that the way of violent encounters and situations ruled by emotion is not the better way. And God wants us to demonstrate gentleness because people require a gentle touch in order to truly change their and come into His love. ♥️ Jesus was interested in serving these people, not in vengeance and prideful displays of power.
“‘As I live,’ says the Lord GOD, ‘I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways!’”
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*️⃣ Apologize quickly after “rants” and “emotional outbursts.” Seek to make amends and seek to gain the self-control that will prevent such outbursts in the future. *️⃣ Remind ourselves of God’s gentleness toward us. *️⃣ Think about what our attitude looks like. #gentleness 🍉 Part 2 (Continuing) ⠀ ⠀ “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” ———————————————————— ⠀ ⠀ 🌬 “GOD resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” [Proverbs 3:34] ⠀ ⠀ Having an attitude of Gentleness flows from a spirit of real love for the individual—having true, outgoing concern for their well-being; without care to be superior to others. It is shown in how we think about and treat others and what we say to them. ⠀ ⠀ ⚡️God resists pride, including our prideful justifications for not being gentle to those who have offended us, who have been harsh to us or who we don’t feel deserve gentleness. These attitudes are prideful and lead to rationalizing away the need to be gentle causing negativity to arise. ⠀ ⠀ God wants us to show the same gentleness that Christ showed to the woman caught in adultery. Instead of being full of pride and self-righteously casting the first stone at a sinner, we are to follow the example of Christ, gently telling someone to go and sin no more. This is an example of gentleness God wants us to learn from. #forgiveness 💫 Why? Because, God is overwhelmingly gentle with us when we sin and need correction, and He expects us to be the same way with others. Gentleness shows the world system that the way of violent encounters and situations ruled by emotion is not the better way. And God wants us to demonstrate gentleness because people require a gentle touch in order to truly change their and come into His love. ♥️ Jesus was interested in serving these people, not in vengeance and prideful displays of power. “‘As I live,’ says the Lord GOD, ‘I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways!’” ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ *️⃣ Apologize quickly after “rants” and “emotional outbursts.” Seek to make amends and seek to gain the self-control that will prevent such outbursts in the future. *️⃣ Remind ourselves of God’s gentleness toward us. *️⃣ Think about what our attitude looks like.
  • #gentleness 🍉 Part 2 (Continuing) ⠀ ⠀ “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” ———————————————————— ⠀ ⠀ 🌬 “GOD resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” [Proverbs 3:34] ⠀ ⠀ Having an attitude of Gentleness flows from a spirit of real love for the individual—having true, outgoing concern for their well-being; without care to be superior to others. It is shown in how we think about and treat others and what we say to them. ⠀ ⠀ ⚡️God resists pride, including our prideful justifications for not being gentle to those who have offended us, who have been harsh to us or who we don’t feel deserve gentleness. These attitudes are prideful and lead to rationalizing away the need to be gentle causing negativity to arise. ⠀ ⠀ God wants us to show the same gentleness that Christ showed to the woman caught in adultery. Instead of being full of pride and self-righteously casting the first stone at a sinner, we are to follow the example of Christ, gently telling someone to go and sin no more. This is an example of gentleness God wants us to learn from. #forgiveness 💫 Why? Because, God is overwhelmingly gentle with us when we sin and need correction, and He expects us to be the same way with others. Gentleness shows the world system that the way of violent encounters and situations ruled by emotion is not the better way. And God wants us to demonstrate gentleness because people require a gentle touch in order to truly change their and come into His love. ♥️ Jesus was interested in serving these people, not in vengeance and prideful displays of power. “‘As I live,’ says the Lord GOD, ‘I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways!’” ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ *️⃣ Apologize quickly after “rants” and “emotional outbursts.” Seek to make amends and seek to gain the self-control that will prevent such outbursts in the future. *️⃣ Remind ourselves of God’s gentleness toward us. *️⃣ Think about what our attitude looks like.
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