August 30, 2015 | Jim Ramsak | Colossians 3:12-14 (ESV)
"Whenever I feel that I am getting a handle on patience, I find myself struggling to experience and express it on the most basic of levels. I also notice that I become more critical of others who are having difficulty with it. Patience, like the other "Gentle Graces" that we have been studying over the month of August, has a balance of Holy Spirit-led effectiveness and human diligence. We cannot enjoy any of the other graces without the Spirit's enabling. Neither can we maintain the Spirit's enabling without human effort. It is a classic balancing act. Pray that God would enable you to know His leading and power for both of these things."