Well where do I start? While I am writing I am enjoying the evening by the Lake, looking off into the distance enjoying the view of the sun setting behind the snow caped mountains.
God truly has blessed us today, this morning God filled one with the Holy Ghost and then we baptized her in the Name of Jesus. I don think today could have went any better than it has.
But as I am sitting here tonight I am having time to think and just reflect on my life. I have had a lot of time to think over the past three weeks that I have been in Geneva. It goes deeper than just the reflection of time. As I began my routine prayer walk around the Lake I decided that I would sit on a park bench and pray.
As the lord began to speak he reminded me of the scripture found in James 1:3. Now James is one of those books that you better read sitting down, if not it can most likely knock you off your feet because the depth of his words. He goes on to say "Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience".
I started thinking and reflecting over that portion of scripture that I had heard so many times in my life. I had either heard it preached in a message or my mother was getting onto me because I had no patience in my early years of growing up.
As preachers we constantly preach "faith" for the reason that scripture tells us "without faith it is impossible to please God" Just because we preach faith or walk in faith doesn't exempt a person from the daily test of life.
I am not a believe that every obstacle that we face is from God but I am a believer that there are certain things that God uses to direct us, teach us and give us wisdom for tomorrow.
Patience is not one of the easiest things to achieve it rather is an every day process that we must do our best to achieve. The bible says, "press towards" meaning every day I will try to do my best to achieve and pass the test at the end of the day.
Abraham had a promise that every where he walked he would possess the land. His biggest obstacle was himself. If we remove ourselves from the equation and allow God to take us, test us and try us then as the bible says, "we will come forth as pure gold"
Allowing ourselves to realize that unless we have faith patience is unachievable. Only when we allow the test of faith, we then will achieve patience.