It’s Sunday! St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is one of several historic churches in downtown Rome, Ga. Church construction was completed in 1898. The stained glass windows are spectacular. #churches#historicchurch#sunday
First Presbyterian Church
This Romanesque style church was built in 1905 and designed by Percival Lloyd. Lloyd is responsible for much of Poughkeepsie’s architecture, including engine houses, a department store, and the Poughkeepsie Trust Company building.
“Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.”
Psalms 37:7 NLT
Today’s Fruit of the Spirit is Patience 🎣
My Dad and I go fishing quite often. Sometimes the fish are ‘on the run’ and with almost every cast we catch fish. Other times, there’s nothing, no bites, no fish, just nothing. The funny thing is, there is always something inside of you, hoping. Hoping that soon you will catch a fish, so we just keep on fishing! Sometimes it pays off, and we catch a couple of good fish, and other times we leave empty handed. But when that happens, we don’t give up on fishing, we just go back another time to try again!
Fishing requires Patience. So does life!
In a world full of instant gratification, we can sometimes get impatient with God. What’s important to remember is that God, is God. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. He knows everything! And His timing for His plan for our life is perfect. We might not think so, but He knows it is. And we can trust that He will come through at the right time because in Romans 8:28 it talks about God making all things work together for our good!
So like in fishing, in life you have your active moments, and your quite moments. Sometimes there is a lot happening, other times not much, but you stay persistent, and you keep going. Patiently waiting for that Fish, or Request, or Job, or Baby. The most important thing is to trust that God knows what He’s doing. So it’s up to us to be persistent, and patient, ready to listen and follow God’s Will. In turn helping our Patience Fruit of the Spirit grow bigger and stronger over time.
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