Worship With Me Sunday: While I'm Waiting

June 7, 2009

POSTED June 4, 2009 A true test of patience comes when our rights are violated; when we are treated unfairly; when someone derides our faith, etc ... We think we have a right to get upset in the face of irritation and trials and at times, our impatience seems like holy anger. The Bible however, praises patience as a fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22) which should be produced for all followers of Christ. (1 Thessalonians 5:14) Patience reveals our faith in Gods timing, His Omnipotence, and His Perfect Love. Our patience does not develop overnight, and Gods Power & Goodness are crucial to the development of patience. Colossians 1:11 tells us that we are strengthened by Him to great endurance and patience, while James 1:3-4, encourages us to know that trials are His way of perfecting our patience. Our patience is further developed and strengthened by resting in Gods perfect will and timing, even in the face of evil men, who succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. (Psalms 37:7) Our patience is rewarded in the end because the Lords coming is near. (James 5:7-8). Praise God that as Christians we are no longer in bondage to natural responses; we are new creations in Christ Himself. (2 Corinthians 5:17) We have the Lords strength to respond with patience and complete trust of the Fathers power and purpose for us. To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. (Romans 2:7).

Father, may we instill within our children's hearts Your Word that it will be their native language. I pray that as they grow they seek Your Word for Wisdom and Insight, knowing every word like the back of their hand and always storing it in their hearts for keeps. Proverbs 7:1-5

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