Luke 15:11-20 If you watch any television at all, chances are you have seen the J.G. Wentworth “It’s my money, and I need it now!” commercials (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HX0fIi3H-es). The funny commercial shows people randomly yelling out windows that it’s their money, and they need it now! As we begin the holiday season, it’s a great time for us to step back and be thankful for all that we’ve been blessed with. But, more often than not, we want more in life. Not only do we want more, like the people screaming from the windows, we want it now…right now! The prodigal son was not only selfish, he was also impatient. He didn’t want to wait for his inheritance, he wanted it right then. Like the prodigal son, we don’t want to wait for anything we want. If we decide we want something, we want it now. Our impatience keeps us from being thankful for what we have in life, and it draws us farther away from God and the people we are close to because we are so focused on getting what we want, when we want it. How can  you become more patient, not only with things you want, but also with the people in your life? How can you learn to have more faith in God and patiently wait on His timing for your life?]]>

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