Sunday, October 23, 2011

Don’t Loose Your Patience !


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Continuing with gleanings from our Pastor’s sermons on the Fruit of the Spirit, we consider the fruit, Patience.

Probably the most difficult of the fruit to obtain is Patience. Then we remember that:

Love is Patient
Jesus is Patient
God is Patient

We all desire to become more patient and so we must understand that this is a Godly trait.  We are placed into Christ where all the gifts and fruit abide.  He is in us and we are in Him.  The fruit is already in us when we receive Jesus, but it must develop and sometimes that is a slow process.

Rolled up into Patience is, Waiting, Hope, and Faith.  

In Life, there are many times we are required to wait.

At the Doctors office, we wait until we are called.

On the telephone we are placed on hold and given music to listen to.

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We do not enjoy waiting. In our human frailness we often say, “I want it, and I want it NOW.” We lose our patience.

In the Old Testament the word patience was revealed as endurance, long suffering, and keep on trying.

In the New Testament, many times the word was applied to those who suffered for the Gospel’s sake.

Winston Churchill was once scheduled to visit a grammar school. The children were nicely dressed and were waiting patiently for his profound speech. He went to the front and in his gruff voice said, “Never Quit, Never, Never Quit.”

The Faith Chapter, Hebrews 11 reveals the Hall of Fame as to those who refused to quit.  Many were faithful unto death. Today they are our witnesses cheering us on.

We have patience fueled by the knowledge that there is a living certainty and a promise of an eternal future waiting for us.

Understand that fruit does not grow over night, but must be developed.

We are a work in progress and God is not finished with us yet.

Oh, Lord, teach me to keep my patience when it is exhausted.

Thank you God for your continual patience that you show to me!


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3 comments:

  1. A needed reminder, one of life's biggest struggles. It's a fine line between impatience and success. My first instinct is to be impatient, then I remember our Father who is the example of patience, even to all of us who don't deserve it. I'd say patience can be found in grace for sure.

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  2. I'm working on that process every day!

    Love, Vicki K

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