Day 17 of the Fruit Fast. Lately i have been on the theme of Patience. It has been said that Patience is a virtue. i wholeheartedly agree as the bible lists it as the first attribute of true Love:
1 Corinthians 13:4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind;
i realize that each time i seek for more Patience, i am brought into situations where i lose Patience. Again, the bible helps me here:
James 1:3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
So that i must be tried in order to develop Patience (most assuredly i must develop it, because there is not enough naturally occurring in me). It is sometimes a frustrating exercise because i always seem to be lacking. But i am assured that, if i continue with the process of development, i will finally attain it perfectly. As it is written:
James 1:4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
So that when the Lord brings situations, circumstances and people across my path that bring with them provocation and irritation, i should rejoice because it is for my eternal good and the glory of my Heavenly Father.
Romans 5:3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
Romans 5:4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
Romans 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
Today was such a day, having several irritations that made there way to me. One such was that i had to take a day off because the weather didn't permit me to travel. Being self-employed, when i don't work, i don't get paid. But glory to the Christ! i was able to get in a pretty good workout. i am getting more cleaned out and more energetic. Also, my mind is becoming clearer still. So far so sweet.
Half a watermelon, 4 oranges, 1 avocado
48oz watermelon-mango-cantalope smoothie, 1 avocado, 7 figs.
Spiritual Bread: Deut 30-31, Acts 3
100 step hops w/ medicine ball, 40 chins, 20 incline pushups, 50 1-leg squats.
Grace and Peace be multiplied.