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Entered By: Paula
Entry Date: 2015-12-09 07:44:46
Subject: Advent Day 11


James 5:7-11English Standard Version (ESV)

"7 Be patient, therefore, brothers,[a] until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door. 10 As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, takethe prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful."

As we wait we establish our hearts for His coming.  And we don't get to grumble about ______________while we are doing it!  Establish our hearts.........that will be what I  look into today.  

I prayed a beautiful prayer this morning from Common Prayer that said this. "Lord, you have woven the threads of creation too finely together for any of us to exist as islands unto ourselves. Teach us to delight in your web of life and to know ourselves in community."  I was very convicted about my reaction to fear, problems, disappointment, anything less than my expectation; isolation.  And in that cave of isolation I do some pretty dumb things; I don't take God at His Word.  

So today I pray that as we wait our hearts are established in His truth and that we live this life as the body of Christ.  






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