The christian walk of faith can be compared to the progression of life in humans. When humans are still young, life is viewed in terms of that human being. The baby wants whatever they want anytime without thought about anyone else let alone anything else. Since they can’t clearly articulate what they want to when very young, they often resort to crying for anything and everything. Some of the things can seem so silly such as a baby crying when they are feeling sleepy. But since they are babies it’s not much of a bother to anyone. When they grow up, they are expected to learn to ask for what they want, whether what they want is available currently and at times be told to wait till a later time to have what they want. That’s the process of maturing in life. So is the walk of faith.
As we grow up in our christian life we learn that patience is a virtue that has to accompany our faith. We come to terms with the need to exercise patience as we engage our faith to get God working on our behalf. Patience is not just waiting out the process but having a positive attitude as we wait on God to bring His promise to pass. Seasons that need patience and endurance cease to bother us because we have grown through past seasons.
SCRIPTURE READING: Hebrews 6:12-15 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises. For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself, Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.
DEVOTION PRAYER: Heavenly Father, Help me to grow in my faith as you take me through the seasons that you bring me into in Jesus Name, Amen.