Monday: Read 2 Peter 3:8-9 (NIV, BELIEVE p. 422). When you look at time from God’s perspective what do you see? How does that compare to your perspective? Ask God to redeem your time with His eternal perspective in a specific situation you are facing.
Tuesday: Read 2 Peter 3:15 (NIV, BELIEVE p. 423). When you look at time from God’s purpose what do you discover? How does that match up with your purpose for your life? In prayer today, ask God to make His purpose clear for your life.
Thursday: Read 1 Samuel 24:10 (NIV, BELIEVE p. 424). When like David have you discovered the wisdom of waiting on God? In what areas of your life do you find the most challenging to patiently wait on God?
Friday: Read John 5:5-9 (NIV, BELIEVE p. 428). Describe the areas of your life where you have patiently waited for God to answer your prayer. How has your faith strengthened through this time? How has it faltered? What is something you need to patiently trust God with today?
Saturday: Read Proverbs 14:29 (NIV, BELIEVE p. 427). What raises your patience temperature to boiling? Why? What lessons have you discovered this week about patience? How will you apply them in your life from this point forward?
You can GO DEEPER this week by:
- Memorize This Week’s Memory Verse: Proverbs 14:29 (NIV, BELIEVE, p. 401) "Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly."
- Memorize This Week’s Key Idea: I am slow to anger and endure patiently under the unavoidable pressures of life.
- Read This Book: Sacred Waiting: Waiting on God in a World that Waits for Nothing by David Timms