Friday, December 28 Let Patience Have It’s Finish Work – Word For Today

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WORD FOR TODAY by JESUS FIGUEROA

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Friday, December 28

Let Patience Have It’s Finish Work

Topic: The Fruit of the Spirit is Patience.

But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

James 1:4 (NKJV)

Daily reading plan

Revelation 1-6

Bible versions

James 1:4 (NASB)- 4 And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

James 1:4 (NIV)- 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

James 1:4 (NLT)- 4 So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.

Devotional thoughts:

One of the fruits of the Holy Spirit is patience. Patience is a virtue that has the ability to endure, tolerate and go through adverse situations that come at different times in our lives. In Ephesians he tells us, “with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love,” (4: 2). Patience is the ability to be slow to wrath and enrage when we face unpleasant situations that want to irritate us. Patience is something that is expected of a believer that have matured in his spiritual life. Only those who walk in the fullness of the Spirit can bear the fruit of patience!

The Bible teaches us that only the fruit of the Spirit produces this, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,” (Galatians 5:22). We understand that the ability to control anger is something we cannot do that ourselves, in our own strength. We need the help and intervention of the Holy Spirit! Without him we cant do nothing. The inward change and the ability to cast aside anger and grow in patients is something that only God can produce in us. The answer to be a more patient  believer, and be able to endure everything that comes into our lives is found in the person of the Holy Spirit.

We must pray to the Lord this morning to give us the grace and ability to grow in patience regardless of the situations we face. The only solution to overcome anger and frustration is the divine patience! In 1 Thessalonians 5:14 he tells us, “Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all..” Patience is the attitude That leads us to be able to withstand setbacks and difficulties. I invite you this morning to ask God for his help and grace to change and become a patient person. In the name of Jesus! We believe it.

Foundational Scriptures:

Luke 21:19 (NKJV)- 19 By your patience possess your souls.

1 Peter 2:20(NKJV)- 20 For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God.

Colossians 3:12 (NKJV)- 12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, long suffering;

1 Thessalonians 5:14 (NKJV)- 14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all.

Psalms 40:1-2 (NKJV)- 1 I waited patiently for the Lord; And He inclined to me, And heard my cry.

2 He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,Out of the miry clay, And set my feet upon a rock,And established my steps.

Habakkuk 2:3 (NKJV)- 3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry.

Hebrews 6:12 (NKJV)- 12 that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

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