Planting Patience

Own more patience;
Make Christ an acquaintance;
Endure distress;
And God will bless.

Be slow to anger
By holding the Anchor.
Taking in the love
From up above.

Patient and kind;
Keeping Christ in mind;
When He hung around sinners;
And all the beginners.

Plant patience in places;
Waiting for traces.
Willing to learn
Of the Lord’s return.

Waiting for people
To join at the steeple.
Maintaining expectation
Filled with affirmation.

Growing and changing;
Sharing and rearranging.
Maintaining a good pace
But cutting some grace.

By Mark Shields – © 08-20-2015
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Inspired by Sermon of Wayne Williams 5-09-15


About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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2 Responses to Planting Patience

  1. atulkgandhi says:


  2. Mark Shields says:

    Reblogged this on This Day With God and commented:

    I enjoy writing inspirational poems and this one is inspired by a recent sermon at my church. My hope is that it will help us step ahead by planting patience in our soul.

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