Something, I’m still learning.
I seem to learn best from object lessons, therefore God has been teaching me about patience through several circumstances.
Our vegetable garden is a daily testimony to patience.
I started our tomato plants from seeds months ago.
Although we water them twice a day, we’ve just know begun to get tiny green tomatoes.
I’m waiting, tending to the weeding and watering, and watchful for the day when we will enjoy the harvest.
For followers of Christ, we are to be doing the same thing with regard to our Lord’s return.
James 5:7 NLT — Dear brothers and sisters, be patient as you wait for the Lord’s return. Consider the farmers who patiently wait for the rains in the fall and in the spring. They eagerly look for the valuable harvest to ripen.
James 5:8 NLT — You, too, must be patient. Take courage, for the coming of the Lord is near.
My life, my heart is where Jesus’s seed has taken root and each day I must keep it, diligently bringing forth fruit with patience.
Luke 8:15 KJV — But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
While waiting, working, and watching over our veggies, I’m reminded to be as diligent about my Lord’s return.
Patience is a gift of the Holy Spirit and I’m still learning how to rest in it while completing the task at hand with thanksgiving and praise, for I want to be the servant ready and awake at my Lord’s return.
Dear Lord Jesus,
“Teach me Your way, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name. I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And I will glorify Your name forevermore. For great is Your mercy toward me, And You have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.”
Psalms 86:11-13 NKJV
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