The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride. Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools. ~ Ecclesiastes 7:8-9
My Divine Design post is late this month, but the beauty of this challenge is that you can play along any time. There is plenty of inspiration if you check out Jami Bova, Nancy Morgan, Taylor VanBruggen and Angel Wilde. You can read the details on this thread at Splitcoast and join us. I do plan to be more timely next month, but please jump in when you can.
I have several different Bibles that I have used or will use from time to time depending on what I’m studying, where I’m at in the house or which one I have left in my car for the car-rider line at the schools. Of all the copies we have in our home, it always warms my heart to thumb through my husband’s Bible. He has 2. One is a Study Bible and the other is a smaller pocket Bible that he carries on trips. When I bought the smaller one, I traced my hand and both of the girls hands into the front cover with a very short love note.
Several days ago, I had Wes’s Bible on my desk, and I was searching for an answer to a question that’s troubled me for months. It’s not an overwhelming, major issue and I know that it will work out, but over time I’ve found myself reacting in various ways, mainly rooted in pride because I can’t seem to fix it all on my own right this minute. I landed in Ecclesiastes. These 2 verses spoke to me and that situation – I can hear the Lord saying, “I know the end of this road, Lori. Stay on course. Your patience and faith in my timing is far better than anything you could force here. Let go of your pride. I know you desire to see answers quickly, but I see the big picture here.” I’m committing this one to memory.
As for your husband’s Bible, if he doesn’t have one, even if he’s not a regular reader yet, don’t give up on him – there’s a perfect day this week to present one. <wink> I can’t think of a better way to say, ‘I Love You – you are precious to me.’
Hope you have a wonderful day!
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