Monday, May 10, 2010

Bee Thankful

*Giving Thanks for the bee's
*soar muscles
*cards displayed on cluttered table top
serving as day after reminders of how I am appreciated and loved
*a child who thinks Mothers day should last for a week!
* both of my children standing on each side of me in God's house
*kitchen cleaned by hands and heart that are eager to please and honor mother and father
makrothumia and hupomone
The first, pronounced (mak-roth-oo-mee-ah) comes from makros, "long," and thumos, "temper." The word denotes lenience, forbearance, fortitude, patient endurance, longsuffering. Also included in makrothumia is the ability to endure persecution and ill-treatment. It describes a person who has the power to exercise revenge but instead exercises restraint.
The latter, hupomone, (hoop-om-on-ay) is translated "endurance": Constancy, perseverance, continuance, bearing up, steadfastness, holding out, patient endurance. The word combines hupo, "under," and mone, "to remain." It describes the capacity to continue to bear up under difficult circumstances, not with a passive complacency, but with a hopeful fortitude that actively resists weariness and defeat.
Hebrews 10:36 says "For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise." 
*Knowing that I will receive the promises because I have hope

holy experience

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