Mindful Worship Meditation #28 – The Fruit of the Spirit is Patience

Patient Girl at WindowThis meditation is the fifth of a ten part series on The Fruit of the Spirit. It has often been said that if you need patience, you shouldn’t ask God for it because the only way to grow patience is to be put in stressful situations where you have to be patient. But what about our patience towards God? And more importantly, what about our patience towards other people? It’s so easy to become frustrated when others don’t act the way we expect them to. It’s so easy to want to rush to correct them, to chastise them, and to change them. God wants us to bear the fruit of His patience through us that His higher purposes might be achieved–the fruit of the Spirit is Patience.

We began this series with a contemplative overview of The Fruit of the Spirit, and the next three episodes focused on the fruits of Love, Joy, and Peace. If you would like to do this particular series of biblical meditations in order, you’ll want to begin with these four meditations.

This has been my most challenging meditation to write yet. It’s hard to believe that it has been over 3 months since I’ve published a new meditation. I believe that God has been growing the fruit of patience in my life during this time, and in yours too–especially if you’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of this meditation. I’m excited about the work that He is doing in my life and yours, regardless of the methods He uses to achieve it. It’s a wonderful journey and I’m glad to take it with wonderful listeners like you. (Photo by Meg Wills. Original on flickr. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License)


Scriptures in this meditation: Galatians 5:22-23, Matthew 18:23-27, 2 Peter 3:15, 2 Peter 3:9, Hebrews 6:13-15, and 1 Thessalonians 5:14
Time: 30:35
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7 Responses to “Mindful Worship Meditation #28 – The Fruit of the Spirit is Patience”

  1. I loved this!
    I have been praying for the Lord, change my mind, change the way I view others, change the way I view myself.
    And this is where He led me!! Thank you for sharing and thank you for helping me to think the way God thinks!!

  2. Victoria – It’s my pleasure! I’m glad you found the podcast helpful in your walk with Christ. Thanks for letting me know! I always appreciate hearing encouraging words.

  3. thank you I love this I need this and for my family thank you so much and god bless.

  4. what a marvelous resource! i had been wondering what next to use to feed my spirit. here it is. and it is free! how come you do this for free?
    i wondered what the link between patience and patients (as in people who are sick) is? do you think there is one?

  5. Nimmi – Thank you for your compliments. I hope you find the resources here helpful. Regarding ‘patience’ and ‘patients’, I believe those two words have very different etymologies. However, I do find that we can often make some helpful associations between words that aren’t etymologically related, such as son and sun. So there is certainly some value in recognizing that patience is required of all patients. :-)

  6. [...] Today, I’m also listening to this free patience meditation from MindfulWorship.com. Download it for free here! [...]

  7. Ricky,

    Your meditations are very helpful in my journey with Christ.

    This is a great ministry.

    Mark

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