Summary: Patience and Waiting are dirty words today in the church because it is associated with troubles and tribulations. God wants His people to have patience and be entire.
#1 THE GREAT LESSON? WAITING/ PATIENECE
This is part #1
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr, Kyfingers@aol.com
1. Waiting and Patience -- the dirty words? ; 2. Habakkuk’s Waiting Room; 3. Danger of waiting and spiritual rust; 4. The five levels of waiting; 5. Waiting with Joy and gladness 6. Long waits and sudden answers; 7. TEPID WAITING; 8. Waiting with a fire in my bones!
1. PAUL HAD MANY GOOD INSTINCTS, BUT SOME LESSONS WERE LEARNED...
Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want; for I have learned,in whatsoever state I am, there with to be content!
2. PAUL LEARNED BY THORNS?
Paul had some kind of thorn in the flesh? We do
not know what Paul’s thorn was? We don’t need to
The lesson is not the cause and identity of thorns,
but what to do when thorns seem to infest and hurt.
He prayed for it to be removed... at least three
serious earnest seasons of prayer for removal....
2 Corththians 12:8 For this thing I besought the
Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
9. And Jesus said unto me: MY GRACE IS SUFFICIENT
FOR THEE; FOR MY STRENGTH IS MADE PERFECT
IN WEAKNESS. Most gladly therefore will I rather
glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ
may rest upon me.
PAUL LEARNED TO MAKE THE BEST OUT OF BAD SITUATIONS.
Sometimes the worse thing that can ever
happen to us, could be the best thing that ever
3. THERE ARE SOME POWERFUL LESSONS TO LEARN, AND WAITING AND PATIENCE IS ONE OF THOSE
Isaiah 40: 31 They THAT WAIT UPON THE LORD...
4. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INSTINCT AND LEARN?
NATURAL OR INHERENT APTITUDE, IMPULSE, OR CAPACITY.
A largely inheritable trait. Natural talent.
No one ever took a baby to class to learn how to
breathe, suck, to have a bowel movement, this is
just natural behavior.
No one ever sent a BEE to flying school? He just
No one ever taught the bee how to make honey? It is
a natural instinct and if a bee has the opportunity,
it will make honey.
To gain knowledge, skill, or understanding by STUDY,
INSTRUCTION, OR EXPERIENCE. ---
memorize --- to come to realize or to know.
Years ago we had a friend that was a super skilled
musician. They had purchased an ACCORDION, at a yard
The man learned how to play the accordion very
skillfully. He had never seen an accordion played.
He learned to play the instrument upside down,
backwards. He never knew any better for several
By the time he learned his mistake, he was so
skilled at playing the accordion upside down, he
just continued to play
the instrument upside-down and backwards.
A good teacher would have started the student with a
lesson on the correct pattern.
5. IT CAN BE VERY HARD TO UNLEARN SOMETHING!
I taught school in Virginia, the sixth and seventh
I had a very sweet girl named April Witt. In English
we had worked all year on the words: learn and
I taught them --- no one could learn for another, if
someone instructed you --- they taught you.
I had covered this many times in the school year.
The last day of school, I had the students write me
a personal note about the year. They could write
anything they wanted to.
April’s paper started like this: MR. HUGHES, YOU
SURE LEARNED ME A LOT THIS YEAR!
Seems the years of incorrect English took domain
over my lessons?
TEACH -- TEST -- EVALUATE -- RETEACH!
A good teacher knows, sometimes one lesson is not
enough. Any good mother knows, to make sure the
child learns, you must use repetition. Repeat,
repeat, and then repeat again.
The Bible knows the power of repetition! Many of the
great lessons and themes of the Bible are repeated
many times. God wants us to learn and apply our
hearts to wisdom.
Luke 21:19 IN YOUR PATIENCE POSSESS YE YOUR SOUL.
6.PATIENCEAND WAITING ARE BAD WORDS IN THE CHURCH TODAY. PATIENCE IS ASSOCIATED WITH
TRIBULATION, AND WE TEACH TROUBLE IS BAD?
GOD DOES NOT LOOK AT PATIENCE AND TRIBULATION LIKE
WE DO! The Bible teaches a different angle
than we want to accept on waiting and patience.
James 1:3. Knowing this that the trying of your
faith worketh patience.
4. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye
may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing!
We desire microwavable patience and tribulation. We
want instant coffee, instant oats, instanT rice, and
instant experience with the HOLY! We demand
immediate results, NOW!
WE HAVE RAISED OUR FAMILIES ON FAST FOOD AND JUNK
We have rapid fire machine gun tongues and we want
rapid answers NOW.