Tuesday, April 22, 2008

patience

Do you ever wonder why you have to go through things?
Do you ever ask God to give you patience?

Here's an analogy on developing patience.

If you take a picture with a film camera, the picture is then inside the camera.
But it has to be developed in a dark room for you to see the picture.

The same thing with patience.
Your patience is inside you already, waiting to be developed.
The darkness of your trial will develop your patience.
If you never go through anything, you never develop patience (and faith).

My favorite book of the Bible is James.
Check out this awesome verse in James 1:2...

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.


So God is telling us, to think of it as a blessing when we have a trial because it's an opportunity for us to grow stronger in Him and to develop our faith and patience.

Love, love, love that.
I actually heard the camera analogy on Joyce Meyer. I listen to her online while I work.
I love it when someone brings the Word alive for me.

1 comment:

ivanascrap said...

I am catching up on your blog what with taking care of the twins and all and I have to say this entry just spoke so loudly to my heart! It is like you knew exactly what I was going through at this point in my life right now. Such a valuable lesson in your words. Thank you!!!! I need to remember this every day as I search for the patience to take care of all three of my children.


hugs-
ivana