DEVOTIONS AND SERMONS

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Patience And Perseverance
 

Hebrews 10:36
You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.

You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. As disciples it is important that we be extremely patient and persevering in character.

1. Be patient

Ephesians 4:2
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

Psalms 40:1
I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry.

Suppose someone offers you Lakh Rupees as a gift and asks you to wait a year to get it in your hands, will you be ready to wait patiently? Of course. Not just one year, if required we will wait for even more time. When we do our schooling we are ready to wait patiently for 10 years to see our efforts becoming fruitful with our 10th Standard.

We work hard for 30 days and wait for the 30th Day to receive the salary. We study for years together hoping that finally we will get a good job, even though there is no certainity.

In all these cases we are ready to persevere and wait for the results. Yet why are we so impatient and un-persevering when it comes to our spiritual lives?

If we are optimistic and persevering in other areas of our lives how much more should we be in spiritual areas? Because God knows our needs and will definitely keep his promise.

2. Perseverance brings victory

Romans 5:3-4
3 Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;
4 perseverance, character; and character, hope.


Do you want to see victory in your life? When we learn to persevere our character starts changing accordingly. We start becoming more optimistic. Always when we have hope, we see things happening in our lives. Even the athletes and sportsmen undergo so much of training so that they can become more fit.

Does your attitude want to be positive?

Perseverance will be rewarded.

James 1:12
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

Hebrews 11:27
By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king's anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible.

When was the last time that you gave up persevering? (Fruitfullness / Job / Exam etc.)

James 5:11
As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job's perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.

Job could have given up but he had great faith in the LORD.

James 1:3
because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.

God likes those who persevere and will reward them at the right time.

Challenge

Pray for one of your spiritual dreams to be fulfilled and never give up until you see it happen.