Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Perfect Work of Patience

The Perfect Work of Patience

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith," (Galatians 5:22).

The purpose of tests in our lives is to perfect the endurance, or perseverance of patience.  And, with the perfecting of patience, there is an increase of our faith.  Our faith is in Jesus Christ, who is the author, and finisher of our faith.  But, "Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right of the throne of God." (Hebrews 12:2).  To be the new creature in Christ, you must allow Him to work with you, through you, and in you.  "But let patience have her perfect work, that ye maybe perfect, and entire, wanting noting." (James 1:4).  The perfect work that God is to bring about, and mature within you, until the day of Jesus Christ.  It is not by your own hands that this work is done, but the Lord's.  "The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands." (Psalms 138:8).  And, "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:" (Philippians 1:6).  "Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:12).  And, "Let us there fore, as many as be perfect be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you." (Philippians 3:15).  

Once patience has been perfected, ye shall be entire, wanting nothing, because all is fulfilled in Christ Jesus.  He will be all that you ever want and need, because He is the supplier, and rewarder to all those whom seek Him!  "The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing." (Psalms 34:10).  Because, "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want." (Psalms 23:1).  There is no need to worry, or fear anything.  God is going to finish, what He started.

So, be "Patient", and allow God to do that "Perfect Work" so, that you "Want Nothing."  All things, and everything is by Him.  To God be the glory!!!  Ꭿℳℰℕ!

Have a blessed day dear friends...

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