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Summary: Many are looking for quick returns in ministry, we must learn long term investment of love and patirnce.

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#1 INVESTING IN PATIENCE

By Wade martin Hughes, Sr.

Kyfingers@aol.com

Part#1 Investing patience.

TEXT:

Hebrews 10:36 FOR YE HAVE NEED OF PATIENCE, THAT,

AFTER YE HAVE DONE THE WILL OF GOD,

YE MIGHT RECEIVE THE PROMISE.

James 1:3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

James 1:4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire wanting nothing. What a goal, WANTING NOTHING, entire.

Eph. 6:13 ... Having done all, to stand.

2 Timothy 2:24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive: but be gentle to all men, apt to teach, PATIENT.

Today, I ponder what we think we need?

What do you need?

Where are there SHORTAGES in our life’s?

What are we in want of?

We think we need a new car, a bigger home, a big salary, and a happy family?

We ponder what our family needs?

Need would suggest the lack of something requisite, desirable, or useful.

I ponder what obligation we have to the Heavenly Father, could needs hinge on other things?

Many times our appetite grows gregarious.

We expect more and more.

The more we have the more we demand.

Shortages?

I ponder shortages?

Missions trips have been real eye openers to me.

I find we can find God in poverty areas.

We measure success today on prosperity.

I have prayed often for my two sons.

My prayer goes something like this:

God, bless my sons to know Your Heart. May they never know want in spiritual areas. Teach them, Lord to walk with You.

Most of my life has been lived below the poverty line,

yet I have seen God’s hand on a daily basis.

I ponder what God thinks we need?

Does God ever declare to us we have needs?

Yes, God’s Word declares a need area.

Will we study and ponder what God says we need?

Will we do something, if we are directed to a need area?

The Bibles says in Hebrews 10:36 FOR YE HAVE NEED OF PATIENCE, THAT, AFTER YE HAVE DONE THE WILL OF GOD, YE MIGHT RECEIVE THE PROMISE.

This verse could tell a sad story.

A person could do the absolute will of the Father and be cheated out of the promise.

Today, patience has a dirty name.

People don’t want to develop patience because there is a direct correlation between patience and tribulation.

We pray to be exempt of trouble and trials.

We often pray God change the winds, when we have the ability to reset the sails?

There is an element of truth: that PATIENCE COST!

BUT THE LACK OF PATIENCE COST MUCH MORE THAN WE CAN AFFORD TO PAY!

James addresses this subject of patience:

James 1:3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

But James tells us this trying has a purpose.

We must see the purpose to understand the need.

James 1:4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire wanting nothing. What a goal, WANTING NOTHING, entire.

As we ponder the need of patience, we must also consider our ministry could hinge on the fact of patience and waiting.

Eph. 6:13 ... Having done all, to stand.

The definition of patient is: bearing pain or trials calmly without complaint.

(Well, I have struck out before the pitch has been thrown.)

Long-spirited, forbearing, long suffering, endure,


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