BethanySMC - Thursday, 20 October 2011 03:30

Virtues of the Kingdomof God:  PATIENCE

Heb. 10: 36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.

The capacity, habit, or fact of being patient – for us it should be a habit and a fact.

Among an inpatient, fast moving society, we should stand alone as pillars caring the weight quietly with no complaints, no murmuring, no matter what the situation is – we should remain calm and patient. In fact, victory can be ours in a lot of situations if we chose patience to be our companion.  

In our lives all things are engineered and allowed by our Heavenly Father to bring us to spiritual maturity. Yes we all understand that we need patience to finish the race, to obtain promises, to learn trust and obedience, to represent Christ, to be a true believer, to see the fruits of your labor. Nevertheless, again and again we recognize the deficit of patience in our own lives!
To be patient is something we have to set our hearts upon – the same way as we chose to follow Jesus. There is enough done by our savior to enable us as His body to walk this journey patiently. All the resources are in His word. His Spirit is working in our lives enabling us for the supernatural! I don’t see any other way we can get hold of them except through the word of God! In time of need, the Holy Spirit will carry us over the most difficult places, where it is impossible to remain calm and patient from the human perspective. We need to trust and set our hearts to be just what God wants us to be – Patient.

We are called to be patient until Jesus comes on the clouds! Many times we are losing the battle because we aren’t focused on the end! I never saw anything beautiful created without patience. We would all starve if farmers had no patience to grow the fruits or grains. There would be no art if artists weren’t paitent. In the same way, there is no beauty in Christianity without patience. 

It is ridiculous, how patient people can be if they see the reward or receive it right away. Many specialists show great patience at work for their paycheck and yet, at home have no patience at all. As God’s children, we should be inspired by Christ who became our example, and motivated by what He has promised, rather than on a temporal reward of this world.

Can you count how many times God has been patient with you? Shouldn’t you do the same to others? In Romans 15:5, Bible calls God- the God of patience. Shouldn’t you be a Christian of patience? In fact, there is joy to be patient, even to suffer. The world cannot understand this; however, it is true if your focus is on Christ and His Kingdom that will surely come!

In the book of Revelation, we read that the patience of the saints will be tried in the last days!!!

Will you be able to keep His word patiently when no one supports your views, goals, and when no one understands you? Is there anything you need to talk to God about? If there anything that needs to be changed in your life, or perhaps you are in a middle of your trial- keep the faith, run to God he will carry you trough!

2 Cor. 6:4 But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, 5 In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;

James 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

James 5: 7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. 8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.

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