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Lord, give me patience…NOW!

Lord, give me patience…NOW!

“May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus. Then all of you can join together with one voice, giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given glory” (Romans 15:5-7, NLT).Anyone who drives I-35 or Mopac Expressway to and from work understands the need for patience. There is an excessive amount…of waiting. Having to wait for something usually results in frustration, anger, and, of course, impatience. In the passage above, Paul offers help. Patience is a gift from God.Having a patient attitude is not dependent on me alone! And that’s good. Because I am sure that left on my own, I will never develop patience. All of the fruit on Paul’s list in Galatians 5 is a gift. And the fruit doesn’t magically appear the moment we’re baptized. God gives us his Spirit at baptism and it is the S