Luke 21:19 KJV
In your patience possess ye your souls.
Patience is a divine attribute, a timeless virtue. When a timeless virtue like patience is all but forgotten in the incessant waves of breaking news, fast food, and overnight delivery, we can be sure that we too are somewhere in the current of a powerful riptide.
Therefore, dear reader, Bible patience is to remain constant in your stand of faith while you are waiting for the visible answer to your prayer and to do so with an unwavering, unaffected cheerful attitude from the time you pray and ask God in prayer until the time you receive the visible manifestation to not be moved off of your stand of faith under any circumstances!
My question to you is, do you possess this virtue? If not, It is my prayer that as you read this devotion concerning PATIENCE, that the eye of your spiritual understanding will be enlightened in such a way that you will come to know and fully understand the biblical meaning of “PATIENCE” so that through your patience coupled with faith and love you will take possession of ALL that you have been praying and believing God for!
The Bible boldly declares that it takes faith and patience to inherit — to actually take possession of – the promises of God, and that faith which is exercised along with patience can only be activated through the fruit of love. All three elements – faith, patience and love – MUST BE PRESENT AND WORKING in order for you to actually take possession of God’s vast supply of benefits which belong to you as a Christian.
A soul given to impatience loses strength from every virtue and weakens her hold on all that is good; for in the impatient soul there is a restlessness, a wavering, a swerving from God’s intention.
All the present conditions of life seem to combine in making people restless and unstable. Most men have become eager for novelty and change, and they live so much outside themselves as to neglect or even abandon the interior good of their souls. We live in the midst of a restless, impatient and fevered life, that more than ever demands patience, discipline, and stability of mind.
By bringing discipline to your soul, through exercising patience, this will influence every other area of your life. Beloved, it is in your soul where you make every decision concerning your life. Not some, but every decision. Patience is vital in your Christian walk!
By remaining constant (patient) no matter how you feel in your soul and no matter what your emotions and thoughts may be trying to dictate, you keep your faith ignited and actively at work because it’s through faith and patience that we inherit the promises of God. Amen.
Scripture of the day: For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. ~ Hebrews 10:36 KJV
Pastor Peter Okereke Jr.
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