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Patience August 3, 2009

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Patience by Bleach
Patience only comes when you spend your time just waiting
You’re the only one that’s worth the wait, I think you’re great
And writing melodies
Sometimes seems to ease
All the junk that’s built up inside
Patience is what comes when you’re waiting all alone
Listening for the phone, hoping that you’ll get a call
Maybe from some friends
Wondering how I’ve been
Wondering if we all could hang out
Patience, won’t you come,
‘Cause oh I feel like life’s suspended
I have not become the thing that I have so intended
Put my mind at ease
And I’ll write melodies
And I’ll sing songs of hope that’s to come
I won’t embrace the things that I have done
Because patience waits for what we will become
Oh, it’s so much more, I know
That it’s so worth waiting for

“My Lord Jesus, I beseech you, do not be far from me, but come quickly and help me, for vain thoughts have risen in my heart and wordly fears have troubled me sorely. How shall I break them down? How shall I go unhurt without your help? ‘I shall go before you,’ says our Lord; ‘I shall drive away the pride of your heart; then shall I set open to you the gates of spiritual knowledge and show you the privacy of my secrets.’ O Lord, do as you say, and then all wicked imaginings shall flee away from me. Truly, this is my hope and my only comfort- to fly to you in every trouble, to trust steadfastly in you, to call inwardly upon you, and to abide patiently your coming and your heavenly consolations which, I trust, will quickly come to me.” –The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis

“I do need thee, Lord. I need thee now. I know that I can do without many of the things that once I thought were necessities, but without thee I cannot live, and I dare not die… Speak to me, that I may hear thee giving me courage for hard times and strength for difficult places; giving me determination for challenging tasks. I ask of thee no easy way, but just thy grace that is sufficient for every need, so that no matter how hard the way, how challenging the hour, how dark the sky, I may be enabled to overcome.” –The Prayers of Peter Marshall

“Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain…” -Psalm 127:1

David’s Prayer
Then King David went in and sat before the LORD, and he said:
“Who am I, O Sovereign LORD, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far? And as if this were not enough in your sight, O Sovereign LORD, you have also spoken about the future of the house of your servant. Is this your usual way of dealing with man, O Sovereign LORD ? What more can I say to you? For you know your servant, O Sovereign LORD. For the sake of your word and according to your will, you have done this great thing and made it known to your servant…

“And now, LORD God, keep forever the promise you have made concerning your servant and his house. Do as you promised, so that your name will be great forever. Then men will say, ‘The LORD Almighty is God over Israel!’ And the house of your servant David will be established before you.

“O LORD Almighty, God of Israel, you have revealed this to your servant, saying, ‘I will build a house for you.’ So your servant has found courage to offer you this prayer. O Sovereign LORD, you are God! Your words are trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant. Now be pleased to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever in your sight; for you, O Sovereign LORD, have spoken, and with your blessing the house of your servant will be blessed forever.” -2 Samuel 7:18-29


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