Faith & Patience – the Power Twins – Part III

Another thing that patience does is that it undergirds your faith. It’s what holds you up while you’re waiting for the manifestation. Patience is being constant. It’s faith over a prolonged period of time and it’s vital to keeping us fighting the good fight of faith.

James 1:3-4 (KJV) 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 is telling us that if we let patience do what it’s supposed to do, we’ll get our desired results – lacking nothing. [Of course, it’s not just gritting your teeth and holding on. It’s standing in faith on God’s Word.] That sounds pretty good to me. Why would I even want to quit when quitters never win and winners never quit? That’s something you can bank on!

So, why do people give up before they get their desired results?

Galatians 6:9 (KJV) 9  And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

This is why people give up and quit before they get the answer: they grow weary of the long haul. But we’re not supposed to do that. If God said we are overcomers, than we are overcomers. Our part is to simply stick with it until we see our desired results. And they will come if we don’t loosen our grip and quit!

One of the problems with many people is that we live in an “instant” society where we expect everything to happen quickly, if not faster! We have microwaves for just about everything, instant mashed potatoes, TV dinners, and here’s one of the best: take-out food! We don’t even have to cook it! We just order and it gets delivered to our doorstep.

But, that’s not the way it works with God. Everything that happens in the natural realm, first happens in the spirit realm because the spirit realm is the parent force that created the natural realm. Prayer is a spiritual force as is faith and we can’t access the spiritual realm by natural means: our five physical senses. That’s one of the reasons we need patience – to hold us together while we wait.

Continued next time — Pamela

Author: Pamela Moyle

Pamela is a teacher, author, and life-long student of the Word of God, teaching foundational truths to help others walk by faith and not by sight!

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