Patience in Prayer!

29/01/2020 00:00 - 23:00

But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” – Gal 5:22(NIV).

Patience as we see is the fruit of the Holy Spirit. No area can Christians show the virtue of patience than in their prayer life. Take for instance a question of marriage. Here is a young man who feels he has reached a time to settle down in a family. He has his eyes set on a young lady. So he proposes. The response of the lady is not a rejection. It is wait. Let’s continue being friends as we pray. The young man is discouraged and decides to abandon his interest in the lady altogether. Why! Because his prayer request was not answered immediately.

This is probably good for the young lady for a man who is that impatient may not make the best of husbands. He might always expect his desires to be met at the snap of the finger. Such people are hard to please and live with!

But come to think of it, isn’t there a set of Christians who practice a “command and order” faith! Once they are convinced of an idea, they rush it to God and expect to be honored right on cue. Any delay leads them to wonder what is wrong with God. Or is it their faith! Could it be they are not praying hard enough! Soon they walk away in total dejection.

Yet it could be God simply wants to produce in them the fruit of patience. In our prayer life we should learn to be patient. When we approach God in prayer it should be with total confidence that he has our interest at best. By being patient there is no doubt that God will bless us majestically with time.

Prayer for Today: Lord Father in heaven, today I pray that you teach me to be patient and steadfast in my prayer life.

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