ACTIVE FAITH AND ACTIVE PATIENCE
Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;
1 Thessalonians 1:3 KJV
Do we, those converted through Christ, ever ask God to give us something or to do something in our lives, but then we grow impatient and doubtful as time passes?
Doubt, grumbling, and complaining are NOT fruits of Spirit. (see Galatians 5:22 KJV) God’s timing is perfect and we are told to wait patiently and to believe with expectance. To wait with patience is not to be passive, but it is active proof of our faith in God. He has a plan for each of us.
Share the faith and patients instilled in you, by God, with someone you know who is fighting a long time battle in their life. Regardless of the battle, victory is gained only through Christ Jesus.
We are not to grow weary or doubtful, but draw all our strength from Christ who strengthens us. Persevere; God is leading your way.
GOD LOVES YOU !!!
My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from Him.
Psalm 62:5 KJV
But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
Luke 8:15 KJV
But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
Romans 8:25 KJV
And therefore will the LORD wait , that He may be gracious unto you, and therefore will He be exalted , that He may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for Him.
Isaiah 30:18 KJV
Wait on the LORD: be of good courage , and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait , I say, on the LORD.
Psalm 27:14 KJV
Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass .
Psalm 37:7 KJV
And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.
Psalm 39:7 KJV
These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.
Psalm 104:27 KJV
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run , and not be weary ; and they shall walk , and not faint .
Isaiah 40:31 KJV
The LORD is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh Him.
Lamentations 3:25 KJV