31 Days to Fruitful Living — Day 19


Sow patience.  This fruit gives one courage to endure long and not give up.  Patience strengthens your ability to act with self-restraint, rather than impulsiveness.  A strong dose of its nectar helps one to step back, extend mercy, and accept that “vengeance belongs to the Lord.”

Patience waits calmly and understands that God, the Master Gardener, is totally in control.


Dear brothers and sisters,

be patient as you wait for the Lord’s return.

Consider the farmers

who patiently wait for the rains

in the fall and in the spring.

They eagerly look for the valuable harvest to ripen.

You, too, must be patient.

Take courage, for the coming of the Lord is near.

James 5:7-8, NLT


Q4U:  How do you sow patience?  Any tips?  I could use some advice… 🙂

Come back tomorrow for Day 20 of “31 Days to Fruitful Living.” We will chat about the characteristics of patience (Please note that I am highly unqualified to write yet another post on this subject, so your prayers are appreciated!). I may have a black thumb, but I am determined to learn how to cultivate my spiritual life.
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6 responses

  1. Dear Lyli
    The only tip I can give and that works for me, is resting and abiding in our
    Lord Jesus. It takes some practice, but once we enter our spiritual Sabbath we experience all the fruits of the Spirit sort of naturally. The only need to do the abiding.
    Blessings XX

  2. Hey Lyli … I’ve often mused that I must have been toward the end of the line when the Lord gave patience to His beloved children! But I KNOW that I have full access to this sweet fruit of the Spirit! And how thankful I am that He doesn’t give up on us, but keeps on pursuing those He loves!

    I hope your weekend is blessed with huge pockets of rest and refreshment along the way.

  3. I had an “urging” to click over her tonight after I had posted by “Sunday morning post”. Your words are a witness to mine and I love when God makes things happen like that.

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