Every day when I wake up, my conscious thoughts lead to God and His provision that is waiting for me. It’s best to describe these early morning thoughts as the beginning of today’s adventure. Seeing every day as an adventure is the finest way to squeeze all of the joy out of every moment of life that you live. But this truth is especially prevalent when you add to it the gift of the Spirit called, “long-suffering”. For some, it might have a slight bitter taste, but it is a fruit of the Spirit.
In most cases, we don’t realize how valuable the gift of the long-suffering is. It was through long-suffering that Jesus learned obedience. And all of us should understand that obedience is such an important attribute when it comes to your relationship with God. Jesus said, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He seeth the Father do: for what things soever He doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.” Obedience brings me to the rewards of patience that James talks about when he says, “Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”
The amazing part of this consideration is that the goal of patience is to make sure each one of us lacks absolutely nothing in our daily provision. But wait a minute, the Bible gives further insight. It says, “Let patience have her (a female pronoun) perfect work that you may be perfect and entire.” And to make this gift even more special, it leaves you wanting nothing! What I have come to know is that it cures all of our desires of needing more ~ that sense of lacking something many of us feel. In other words, patience leads to complete life satisfaction. Wow! What a treasure this life is. Look upon today as a day adventure into God’s wonder of provision!
Sent in love,
Pastor Richard Gazowsky