LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF ROMANS 8:25 (Re-edited)
"But If we hope for that we see not , then do we with patience wait for it ."
13 KEYS . THE MYSTERY OF PATIENCE
1. Patience - Is what God uses to prepare us for our breakthrough. Though we get weary at times ; but the truth is , it is for our best interest . He sees what we cannot yet see . Heb 6:12(NIV)"We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.
2.Patience is what God uses to build us up "spiritually". There are certain blessings God cannot give to us now , until we become spiritually matured to handle it .. Roms 8:16 (Msg)"And we know we are going to get what’s coming to us—an unbelievable inheritance!
3. God uses patience to reveal hidden secrets to us. The more you study the word , the more he reveals secrets that will guide you in future .Isaiah 30:21(NIV)"Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."
4. Patience is what God uses in bringing out the best character in us. Attitude people say is everything . And that is what patience does to our inner man, producing an outward beauty in us . James 1:4(Msg)"So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.
5. Patience is what God uses in refining and polishing his Master-piece (you and I). The world can't miss you , when he is through with you. Act 6:15 (NLT)"At this point everyone in the high council stared at Stephen, because his face became as bright as an angel's."
6. Patience is what God uses in birthing us into our new season. Is a step by step process in God's kingdom.You don't just rush into your palace , He takes you in step by step . Isaiah 28:10" For precept must be upon precept , precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little ,and there a little:"
7. we can't get anything from God ; when we are impatient. Why? God himself is patient , so why shouldn't his own creature be? .Roms 15:5 "Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:"
8. When God is preparing a leader; one of the vital keys he teaches him, is patience. David said in scripture Psalm 27:14 (NLT)"Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD."
9. God uses patience to expose hidden enemies , who pretend to be friends. Luke 12:2 (NIV)"There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known."
10. God uses patience to build an uncommon faith that will give birth to an uncommon miracle. Mark 9:23(NLT)""What do you mean, 'If I can'?" Jesus asked. "Anything is possible if a person believes."
11. God uses patience to build up our trust in Him. Isaiah 26:3 says "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace , whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee".
12. God uses patience to build up our prayer life. James 5:17 "Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are , and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain : and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months." Can only be achieved through patience
13.God uses patience to teach us self control. Luke 21:19 says "In patience possess ye your souls."
Patience Quote :
"A patient man has one advantage , he sees ahead of the enemy ."Anthony Daniel Oritse Buwawa
Prayer : Father help me to become more patient in life in the name of Jesus , Amen.
YOU ARE BLESSED!