Devotions from Judy’s heart

Yesterday a friend and I planted seeds of carrots, lettuce, radishes, spinach, Kohlrabi, onions, and beets in our joint garden. By faith I believe these seeds will produce, but for now, they are in good soil and being exposed to the sun and rain as we patiently wait.  Each seed has the potential to become something very specific and good but takes time to develop and grow. We need patience with others as they grow and become more of what He intended, but we also need patience with ourselves.  Don’t we wish we were spiritual giants with great faith all the time?  But we seem to grow little by little as we are exposed to the Sonshine of His presence, the daily reading of His Word, openness to His Spirit etc. I marvel at His patience with our slow progress. I read this morning from II Peter 39 “the Lord is not slow to fulfill His promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you….”  May we be patient with others and ourselves as He is patient with us… but at the same time  let us live with expectation of what we will become.