1 Timothy 1:15-16

"... Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners - of whom I am the worst.  But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life."

Insight:  I can run out of patience pretty quickly and sometimes, in human thinking, I assume that God must be running out of it as well when He looks at me.  That is why I love this reminder that Jesus has unlimited patience as He works in us to transform us to be more like Him.  I would have given up on myself a long time ago - but thank You Jesus, that you aren't like me!!

Prayer:  Jesus, thank You that You aren't like me - Your patience and Your love does not wear thin like mine does when I think someone (including myself) is taking "too long" to "get it together".  Thank You for never giving up on me - may my life shout volumes of Your love & mercy to those around me and may I extend the same patience that You have towards me.

Heidi Keeler