Hi everyone well, I have been cracking my head on what my next post should be about and trying as much as possible to just start writing something. Frankly I could sit here in front of the PC for the next hour and still be trying to figure out what to write, since there are always more “interesting” stuff to do on the net or on the PC than staring at an empty word doc. Most times I end up stealing one or two peeks into youtube and co “and guess what!” there are always one or two “anime vids” that I just have to watch, along the line one or two turn into three or four and before I say jack the day is gone and I still have an empty word doc in front of me.
So as a precaution to my blankpage/youtube syndrome, I say a short prayer ,reminding our Lord Jesus Christ that its not by might nor power but solely by the gift of Holyspirit. Then I start writing something, anything no matter how silly or incoherent it is and before I know it, it’s like out of the blues a clear view of what am going to write, how am going to write and why I want to write about the issue appears, like it’s been there all along. This alone is further prove for me beyond all doubt that the Holyspirit is there guiding, protecting, inspiring etc. This is going to be my sixth post on the slicingsword, when I review the posts, I can’t help but feel that I must have been on some kind of drugs while writing. I have heard my mum say that being lead by the Holyspirit is also a from of being high, well am yet to find out how that works, but one thing I know for sure is that I did not and could not have written these posts by my own wisdom, power or knowledge but only by the Spirit of God.
Initially I intended to continue with the last topic on faith and fasting. However in this post I would be sharing my thoughts on Patience in our Lord Jesus Christ. So whats patience in our Lord Jesus Christ to me. And why do I feel that it’s important. To me patience has a lot to do with having faith. I think that patience, is also an applied form of wisdom. Although one needs to be aggressive in life to make 100% use of the opportunities one gets, one however also needs to be able to identify when caution and prudence are necessary. One needs to be able to identify when its necessary to be still and when its necessary to act, which is only possible through Gods wisdom.
Nevertheless having patience is not as easy as it sounds, even if one has the wisdom to be able to identify when patience is needed, it still isn’t a piece of cake. Fact is, in some situations its easier to try out every other option than to just calm down, have patience and put everything in Gods hands. This topic (patience) may sound trivial compared to others but in my opinion it isn’t. I feel that the inability to have patience in our Lord Jesus Christ is one of the main reasons why we Christians don’t get to see the promises of God fulfilled in our lives.
To further explain the importance of having patience in Christ Jesus. For instance when one finds him or herself in a tough situation or at a crossroad, its natural to tend to look for an easy way out, unfortunately the blessings of God don’t come on a platter of gold but have to be earned. Earning the fulfillment of Gods Promises often come with a test or challenge. For God has blessed us all but it is only those who overcome that will see the materialization of Gods promises, but to them who can’t overcome, even little which they have will be taken away from them just as written in the parable of the talents, in the book of Matthew chapter 25 verse 29:
29 For unto every one that hath
shall be given, and he shall have
abundance: but from him that hath
not shall be taken away even that
which he hath.
Furthermore taking the easy way out is synonymous to taking the fast way out of an issue which involves given into fear and anxiety, compromising in one way or the other, making huge mistakes and thereby missing out on Gods Promises. However having patience in Christ is synonymous to choosing to take the right part, choosing to stick to ones guns, thereby having faith in Christ Jesus and enduring till the end just like Abraham the father of all Nations did. For God promised Abraham so much but Abraham didn’t sit back and expect the promises of God to fall into his laps, just like that but instead, as written in the Bible in the book of Hebrews chapter 6 verse 11-15 Abraham saw the promises of God in his life fulfilled through faith, patient and endurance.
11 And we desire that every one of
you do shew the same diligence to
the full assurance of hope unto the
12 That ye be not slothful, but followers
of them who through faith
and patience inherit the promises.
13 For when God made promise to
Abraham, because he could swear by
no greater, he sware by himself,
14 Saying, Surely blessing I will
bless thee, and multiplying I will
15 And so, after he had patiently
endured, he obtained the promise.
Therefor I would encourage us as Christians not to let fear and anxiety take over, when we find ourselves in a pinch. By doing that, we would be susceptible to making mistakes and also be showing our Father in heaven that we don’t have any faith that He is capable of seeing us through that issue. However by having faith and patiently enduring in Christ Jesus, we would be showing our Father in heaven that even though the situation may look bad, we still have faith that at the end His vision will speak in our lives, thereby provoking God to do the Miraculous in our lives.
Remain blessed in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.