01 August 2014

Nourish It a Little Longer

"The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance." ~2 Peter 3:9 NASB

"But, behold, the servant said unto the Lord of the vineyard: Spare it a little longer. And the Lord said: Yea, I will spare it a little longer, for it grieveth me that I should lose the trees of my vineyard." ~The Allegory of the Olive Tree, Jacob 5:50-51

He is faithful, and merciful. And I'm so, so glad for the time offered to us to repent and seek Him, and to love one another. He is long-suffering . . . NEVER giving up on any of us. 

Father, thank You for Your patience with the human family, born of Your incredible love for us. Fill us all with Your love and Your patience so we might learn more of Your ways, and offer grace to those around us, freely and joyously. In Jesus' name, amen. :-)

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I welcome questions and concerns--they are most often what spur us closer to the truth. I only ask that we all give everyone the most generous benefit of the doubt, assigning the best motives possible. A soft answer truly does turn away wrath, and an atmosphere of Jesus's love is the best for learning, no matter which side of a discussion you're on.

Thanks so much, and God bless you!