Day 1: Read Proverbs 14:29. Andy Stanley says, “We tend to look at the clock, but God looks at the calendar”. How is your perspective on life – driven by the clock or the calendar? What leads you to lean into one more than the other? How does wisdom help you live a life of patience?
Day 2: Read James 5:7-8. How do farming and the Lord’s coming both teach you how to be patient? What holds you back from waiting just a little bit longer for God to act?
Day 3: Read Ephesians 4:2. When you’re in a heated discussion with your temperature rising, do you know how to cool off? When you don’t get your way, are you prepared to walk God’s way?
Day 4: Read Psalm 37:7-8. Back in the sixties people would wear buttons that said: PBPGIFWMY. It stood for Please Be Patient. God Isn't Finished With Me Yet. With whom is God calling you to be patient this week? Take some time in prayer to bring that person’s life to God for His blessing and your patience.
Day 5: Read Proverbs 24:16. Where is God calling you to get up again when life has knocked you down?
Day 6: Read Philippians 1:6. God has begun a mighty work in you, that you should be conformed to the image of His son Jesus Christ. He will finish what he started. Look back over the past month, the past year, how have you seen God at work in your life to make you more like Jesus? How would you like God to work in the week ahead to form you to be like Jesus in living life?
Holy Spirit, I pray that this day You will fill me with Yourself and cause Your fruit to ripen in my life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
You can GO DEEPER this week by reading the following book - Anger: Taming a Powerful Emotion by Gary Chapman.