The Benefit Of persecution
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness”. James 1:2-3 ESV
We all know is not always comfortable going through trials. Nobody wants trials. Well the bible says we should be joyful when it comes. We are not joyful for the trials itself but for what it produces in our lives. Our lives is like a tree planted in God’s garden that must produce fruits. And one of this fruit is patience. We can’t produce this fruit with our ability. Only God Almighty can do it through the Power of the Holy Spirit. Patience is a product of God and can’t be destroyed. And as God produces or brings out this fruit in us in trying times it will nourish our lives and of others. And will also enable us to inherit the promises of God in our lives.
In order that you may not grow disinterested and become [spiritual] sluggards, but imitators, behaving as do those who through faith (by their leaning of the entire personality on God in Christ in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness) and by practice of patient endurance and waiting are [now] inheriting the promises”. Hebrews 6:12 AMP
This great fruit of patients is there to weary satan in his attempt to get us discourage and give up. God wants us to focus on what He is producing in us not on how we are feeling in the process of God producing the fruit. The end result is what matters. So we should allow God Almighty do His job.
Patience is the key to the throne and the way the kingdom of God functions.
Let’s pray together;
HeavenlyFather I thank You for Your word. Thank you for producing Your fruit of patients in me in Jesus Christ mighty name. Amen