Hebrews 6:12 (KJV) 12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
Let’s talk about patience for a bit. We all know what impatience is – being anxious to get the result you want and wanting those results yesterday! But that’s not how spiritual things work.
Remember there are two realms we’re dealing with: the natural realm and the spirit realm. As we have learned, the spirit realm is the parent force of the natural realm. Everything happens in the spirit realm first and then in the natural realm. That’s why it takes patience, holding on until you see the desired results.
Things in the natural realm take time to manifest. It could be a short time or it could be a long time. But know for sure that if you pray in faith according to God’s Word, the answer will manifest.
Notice in the opening scripture that it’s through faith and patience that we inherit the promises. And even though the promises belong to us, we still have our part to do to have them manifest in our lives.
We all want the promises of God to manifest but how do we get this to happen? It’s by our faith, of course, but coupled with patience. If we’re impatient and give up or quit before the manifestation, we don’t get the promises, ever though God has already provided them for us.
As I’ve said many times, there’s a God-part and a man-part. God has already provided everything we’ll ever need to be victorious on planet earth but those promises don’t fall on us automatically. We have to access those promises by our faith.
Continued next time – Pamela