Day 345

LONG-SUFFERING

The Lord is longsuffering, and of great mercy,

forgiving iniquity and transgression.

Numbers 14:18 kjv

FROM THE FATHER'S HEART
My child, sometimes you are so impatient with your own and others' faults. I know it takes a lifetime to build strong character, and I know My timetable for you. Know that I am long-suffering. My patience never runs out for My children. I am the God of many chances. But remember, the longer you stay away, the harder it is to return. Don't let a single day go by without our fellowship. And while you're at it, be patient with yourself and others. My goodness leads others to repentance, just like My discipline.

A GRATEFUL RESPONSE
Lord, You are long-suffering, slow to get angry or impatient over my faults. You never excuse my sin, but You forgive much more than seventy times seven. Your patience waters my life with fragrant drops, merciful gifts to a dry and parched spirit.

SIMPLE TRUTH

Never demand from others what you are not willing to give yourself.

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