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A Daily Devotion for Tuesday, August 3

Philippians 4:6-8

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:12-13

I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

I had not been thinking about patience as a fruit of the Spirit. These verses remind me of how I need God even to help me while I wait for Him! Patience is knowing God is in ultimate control. I do have free will, but need God to dwell in me. When I have the Spirit, I can endure and wait for whatever is in my future. True patience is a gift from God, a fruit of the Spirit.

Heavenly Father, I know I can be more patient, because I know your Spirit lives in me. I will be more mindful of this. Amen

Becky, transforming

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