Heavenly Mail/Words of Wisdom: Prayers Letters to Heaven and God's Refreshing Response

Heavenly Mail/Words of Wisdom: Prayers Letters to Heaven and God's Refreshing Response

by Debbie Webb

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ISBN-13: 9781451604931
Publisher: Howard Books
Publication date: 06/15/2010
Series: Heavenly Mail
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 98
File size: 3 MB

About the Author


Debbie Webb has extensive experience in writing and teaching curricula for women's classes, seminars, and retreats.

A minister's wife for the past twenty-three years, she and her husband, Stan, have four biological children and a covenant son.

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Heavenly Mail/Words of Wisdom

Prayers Letters to Heaven and God's Refreshing Response
By Debbie Webb

Howard Books

Copyright © 2002 Debbie Webb
All right reserved.



Teach Me the Wisdom of Patience

Dear God of Great Patience,

    I feel like I'm at the ragged end of a rugged day. It started

out badly and kept getting worse until finally, I just blew up.

    I woke up tired and temperamental this morning. There wasn't

any orange juice for breakfast for the second time this week. How difficult can

it be to keep orange juice in plentiful supply?

    I stopped by the drugstore to pick up a prescription, and

already late for work, I backed into a car behind me, crushing my taillight. I

dented the bumper on the other car, and the driver was very angry. It took

forty-five minutes to complete the police report.

    When I got to my desk, I realized that I had missed the first

thirty minutes of an early meeting that my boss had scheduled yesterday. The

discussion concerning my department was completed before I ever entered the

room.

    And finally, when I picked the kids up from the baby-sitter

this evening, my son had been bitten by another child and had a bruise on his

arm.

    I've told You all of this so that You'll understand why I

yelled at my spouse when I found out that supper was going to be late.

    Lord, I considermyself a patient person, but everyone has

limits, and I felt I had reached mine. I'm truly sorry that I lost my cool, and

I know that it was wrong. How can I keep from losing my temper under

circumstances like these? I really want to learn patience, Lord.

Your Hot-Tempered Child

Dear Hot-Tempered Child,

    Everyone has days when everything seems to go wrong. It makes

you wish you could crawl back into bed and stay there -- safe from the difficulties

that life imposes. Sometimes you can't escape the feeling that everyone would be

better off if you just stayed out of circulation for a day.

    Let me encourage you to consider this: Patience is really a

matter of perspective. When things start piling up and you begin to feel

overwhelmed by the pressures of life, just remember that you are not alone. Many

times your impatience is a result of feeling as if you are on your own, as if no

one is there for you.    

    A

panic swells within your spirit and washes over your heart. You fly off the

handle because you don't feel adequately supported.

    I assure you, My child, that I am with you. If you will turn

to Me, I will generously supply all that you need. Whether you need wisdom,

insight, patience, support, strength, or encouragement, I will be there for you.

    When you feel anger in times of stress, find a time and a

quiet place where we can talk. I know you are busy and hurried, but that is part

of the problem. You need to slow down. Pour out your heart and your anxiety into

my lap of love, and I can make a difference.

    Remember, everyone has a bad day once in a while. Just make

sure that your bad days are not outnumbering your good days.

Your Patient Father

2 Timothy 2:22-26

Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and

peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. Do not have

anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce

quarrels. And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to

everyone, able to teach, not resentful. Those who oppose him he must gently

instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a

knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to their senses and escape from

the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.  

Proverbs 14:29

A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays

folly.



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Table of Contents

Teach Me the Wisdom of Patience2
Teach Me the Wisdom of True Joy6
Teach Me the Wisdom of Avoiding Gossip10
Teach Me the Wisdom of Courage14
Teach Me the Wisdom of Asking for Forgiveness18
Teach Me the Wisdom of a Good Name22
Teach Me the Greatness of Little Things26
Teach Me the Wisdom of Avoiding Envy30
Teach Me the Wisdom of Obedience34
Teach Me the Wisdom of Forgiveness38
Teach Me the Wisdom of Being Teachable42
Teach Me the Wisdom of Diligence46
Teach Me the Wisdom of Doing Good50
Teach Me the Wisdom of Faithful Friendship54
Teach Me the Wisdom of True Contentment58
Teach Me the Wisdom of Discernment62
Teach Me the Wisdom of Avoiding Vanity66
Teach Me the Wisdom of Mercy70
Teach Me the Wisdom of Love74
Teach Me the Wisdom of Rest78
Teach Me to Use Words of Wisdom82

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