Daily Devotion

PATIENT FAITH

While faith seems to get things done quickly and in a hurry, nothing requires patience like faith. Looking at Moses at the Red Sea splitting the waters for Israel to walk through on dry ground, one would think that Moses was in a big hurry. The actual fact is that He had waited eighty long years for God to show up. Israel as a nation had waited over four hundred years. Patience is the quiet fire that keeps burning in the heart of faith. Without patience your faith quickly burns away like a wild fire. Nothing captures the balance of patience and passion like the burning bush of Moses. The thing was on fire yet the fire didn’t consume it. Faith must have such a balance to passionately believe over an entire life time. It is easy to believe for a year or two but another ball game to believe over a generation.

While you are growing in faith and your finances, patience is very fundamental. Many have given up just before the break of dawn. Many start awesome businesses but don’t stay with them long enough to see the big money. There is no telling how long it is going to take. What you need is to stay with the program until the results begin to come through. Obviously a time comes to count your loses and move on but don’t always be pulling the plug. Stay long enough to see the blessing. You may need to change strategy and approach but don’t just be pulling the plug all the time.

Stay with the promises of God. Keep doing the things God has spoken to you. Keep your hands busy with the business entrusted to you. Refuse to be disqualified by the discouragement that comes with time. Keep steady and keep pressing forward. In a world that is forever chasing the news fad refuse to join the rat race. You should stay with the program until you see what God has promised manifest. It took Abraham years to see his promise. It took Noah decades to build the ark and it took God centuries to bring forth Jesus. All good things are worth the wait. Patiently wait on the Lord by faith.

SCRIPTURE READING: Hebrews 10:36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:

DEVOTION PRAYER: Dear God, your word teaches me the importance of endurance. May I live to do your will so that I partake of your promises in my life, amen

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