It Takes Patience To Grow God’s Seeds Of Patience

Patient=Great Understanding

“But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.” Romans 8:25 (NIV)

Dear One,                                                            Patience is never easy to master but with practice it can be done. We have to be patient when learning new things. Babies crawl before they walk. Children walk before they run. We cannot do difficult tasks before we have the skills and abilities to do easier ones.  As the saying goes, “Don’t put the cart before the horse.” 

When you are introduced to new experiences or spiritual principals and tests of faith, they will prove to be a challenge and require patience.   They will not be easy.  However, after you have faced several similar trials, you will have an understanding on how to persevere and get through them with God’s help.  They may never get easy, but they will become easier as your faith grows and your understanding of God’s love increases. 

Patience is a virtue, which means it is a quality considered morally good. It is also listed in Galatians as one of the Fruits of the Spirit.  When you gave your heart to the Lord, all of these spiritual fruits were planted in your heart as seeds.  It takes time for seeds to mature, flower, and bear fruit. However, Holy Spirit faithfully keeps them watered so that they can produce fruit in your life. You may not be a naturally patient person, but the Spirit of God is able to produce it. Often it is perfected and grown in the soil of tribulation. 

If you desire to gain understanding, knowledge, and wisdom you should work on maturing the seed of patience in your heart.  It takes time to grow this fruit, so it takes patience to grow the seeds of patience.

As you water this seed, you will find your love for others deepen while it builds up your trust in God. With a larger measure of patience you will understand that all things are made beautiful in their time.  Be patient with yourself as you learn new mysteries of God.

Blessed Father,

Pour the water of your Holy Spirit upon the seed of patience in my heart.  Let the light of your Son mature it so that much fruit is produced.  Help me to apply it to my life so that I am a greater blessing to everyone.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”      Galatians 5:22-23 (NAS)