enduring without complaining,
Oh, to be a patient wife! To exude, ooze out, patience....Something I so desperately lack.
Let's take a look at what a wife exuding patience looks like.
"A patient man has great understanding"
A patient wife quietly and thoughtfully considers her husband's point of view, she is then better able to respond to circumstances in a gracious manner.
"A patient man calms a quarrel"
A wise woman understands her words and body language have an effect on all those around her. She holds the power to either calm or escalate a quarrel by her response.
She is not easily offended by her husbands words or actions. She asks God to fill her with the knowledge of His will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding so that she may live a life worthy of the Lord, pleasing Him in every way, being strengthened in Him so that she may have great endurance and patience. (Colossians 1:9-11)
"A man's wisdom gives him patience;
it is to his glory to overlook an offense."
When her husband is insensitive or harsh she does not lash out. Rather she turns away wrath, restoring peace, through her wisely patient demeanor. She seeks to understand rather than be understood.
She simply takes to maintaining joy in hoping, patience in afflictions, staying faithful in prayer. (Romans 12:12)
Patience starts when you see the situation from a godly perspective.
Patience grows when you act upon the wisdom and understanding He gives.
Patience is never completed, but always leading to greater maturity in Christ.
"Perseverance must finish its work
so that you may be mature and complete,
not lacking anything....
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial,
because when he has stood the test
he will receive the crown of life
that God has promised to those who love Him."
~James 1:4, 12~
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