The old prayer, "Lord give me patience and give it to me right now," speaks a lot to our condition. One of the greatest gifts that the Spirit of God creates in our lives is the fruit of patience. "Patience" is not necessarily defined as a defeated pretending to not care about things we want. In fact it is the opposite. True patience is the ability to engage our deeper desires in the face of frustrations with God's help. According to scripture, there is no greater example than Job.
As we study this remarkable person, I pray we all leave here a little more patient with ourselves and others. It really is a sweet fruit when we let it grow.
Dr. Mark Brewer
Interim Senior Pastor