“And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.”

Hebrews 6:15

 

No one sets out to build a house without tools, and yet why do so many of us face life’s journey without the necessary tools to come out stronger? Patience, perseverance, and endurance are the tools of a man and woman of faith.

 

In this instant generation when we are used to having what we want at the click of a button, these virtues are rarely celebrated. But ask Abraham and Sarah and they will tell you that faith is coupled with patience in inheriting the promise of God for your life.

 

Don’t forget the promise of God for your life. If your present situation does not agree that picture of God, don’t lose hope.

 

Are you tempted to listen to the voice of your situation bringing doubt in your heart?

Patience becomes our protection against the grumbling of the adversary. The first lesson in patience is learning to count trials as joy. The love you give, the forgiveness you show, the patience and forbearance that grace your life will surely produce much fruit, perhaps long after you have forgotten about them. God never forgets. Give God time!

 

When you are patient, you discover God’s presence, because in the waiting, God is working!

 

 

 

THE SACRIFICE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

“There is no time to do what is right. We must set our heart to obey the Word of God, all the time. God’s kind of lifestyle calls us to do what is right in the sight of God at all times, even though it is contrary to what we naturally want to do. Choosing to do what is right is a great test to the flesh.

What is the sacrifice of righteousness? Choosing to do God’s will rather than our own. When our flesh says hate, God says love. It takes sacrificial love to love your enemy and to pray for them. These are the weapons of righteousness. This is the sacrifice that Jesus looks at and rewards. Even though that might not be a grand, or outward sacrifice, it is what Jesus values.”

LIFE ANEW

“When we talk of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, we are talking of the rare opportunity He has given to all believers to experience a new beginning – a situation in which every dead area of our lives receives life anew.

We are dead to our past and alive to our future. Sin’s power over us is broken and we now put on Christ’s new life: we live in Him, move in Him and have our being in Him. Herein lies the significance of resurrection.”

THE LORD HAS CHASED YOUR ENEMY

“How many of us like the people within the dying city, struck by famine, give in to fear, desperation and refuse to venture outside when God has chased our enemy away? Fear can cripple and torment us, and rob us of life’s opportunities. How many minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and even years have been wasted due to fear.”