Be patient and pray

There are two factors that go hand in hand in a Christian’s life and they are “patience” and “prayer.” Without a doubt, Jesus urged his disciples to live a life of prayer, why? The answer is simple: “That they may not fall into temptation” (Matthew 26:41). It is very true that when we neglect prayer, we tend to fall very quickly into things that God does not like, however, when we maintain a life of prayer, we remind ourselves that we have to put everything in the hands of God.

The Bible says in the Book of James 5:

Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waitingfor the autumn and spring rains.

You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.

James 5:7-8

We have already written a bit about prayer, but patience is another thing we must have at the time we pray, and in any other area of life. The apostle says: “Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming.” There are times when we find ourselves in family problems, spiritual battles and every other day-to-day thing, and we pray to the Lord, but many times we lose patience at all, and that should not be the case, it is vital that we keep patience until the day when our Beloved Lord Jesus Christ manifests on earth.

The apostle James sets another example with those people who till the earth, they sow, but not everything is in sowing, they have to wait for the precious fruit of the earth, they must wait in the early and late rain. And I assure you that the farmers often lose their harvest, simply by some factor of nature. In the same way, dear reader, we have to be patient in the profession we lead, which is to follow Jesus Christ, because someday we will reap.

Let us wait patiently for the race of faith, for when our Lord Jesus Christ will be manifested to us, we will enjoy an incomparable glory, of which not everyone will participate.

10 thoughts on “Be patient and pray

  • May 5, 2018 at 10:14 pm
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    Amen. I thank the Lord for this Word because I am so weak to have good commitment prayer relationship with God and this Word keep coming to me like everyday, it’s been like a month hearing the samething telling me to live life of prayer.

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  • May 6, 2018 at 11:37 am
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    I love my God

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  • May 6, 2018 at 11:42 am
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    Amen…. I really needed that bcuz i used to live a saved life fir 12yrs got very discouraged and walk away bt God has been definitely dealing with me this is just the beginning thank you…
    Amen

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  • May 6, 2018 at 1:47 pm
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    I am so broken hearted my ashley started smoking weed her behavior has change she is only 25 was going to college just got with wrong crowd in spite of that she had my. great grandson dragging him around he is only 6 i just need to hear from her to know they are alright i know god is working it out but the anixety is making me sick Lord you can understand that please Christians pray for me i hear from my family ,make me patience help her get off those drugs she lost her father in 16 and before that she was not making good choices wrong mens drugs i pray for her Lord to move in her life right now to know you love her i am not her enemy and to reach out and know God loves her and it is okay to reach out for help and know God really love her and her son he will keep her safe amen

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  • May 6, 2018 at 3:29 pm
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    I am encouraged to hold on to my faith no matter what. I have learnt that I have to be patient and keep praying for a testimony. I really needed this word today.

    Thanks for this

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  • May 6, 2018 at 3:58 pm
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    It’s easy to fall into temmptations, and loose all patience, churches would always declined my talent of playing piano, and composing Gospel, do to my appearance, I’ve learned that peace robbers can steal peace away , take away patience, take away everything from been in the Christ like footstoops, but surely everyday my faith is stronger, oh! ABBA!!

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  • May 6, 2018 at 11:11 pm
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    Yes amen. I needed that. I pray at night and in the morning, but somtimes i stray away and are easily persuaded by my peers. I just know that i need to let go and let God lead my path stay setfast unmovable until that day he return. Thank Jesus for the hearers and doers of this word today amen.

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  • October 21, 2019 at 1:21 pm
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    Be patient and pray
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    In the world where we live, Christians or other people we meet, in the family or elsewhere, are a cause of problems or troubles, which need to be solved or require us to act to find a solution. And while we wait for that solution, we must show patience and persevere in it.

    Faith helps us in every situation, and prayer: both elements make us feel stronger because we wait for the power of God.

    We are living in the time of God’s grace:
    “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,”
    (Titus 2:11)

    Encouraged by this thought—that the grace of God has appeared—, by faith we can fight against any difficulty, whatever may come in our lives, knowing that our Lord is present, on our side, ready to defend us if our enemies want to hurt us. We must be patient, no matter what evil thing happens to us. We must pray to the Lord also in all our troubles.

    So it is good for the people of God to remember this:
    “You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.”
    James 5:8

    While we live here, the Devil will attack us or will put nets in our way so that we fall in sin; or people can disturb us otherwise. But the grace of God shall sustain us: yes, we are more than conquerors through Jesus Christ who loved us. He is our refuge and fortress in the evil day.

    All troubles and problems will work out because the Lord is coming: the apostle said the Lord is near. We are expected to put our needs in the hands of the Lord to solve them; therefore, let’s live by faith in the hope the Lord is coming. And the peace of God will be in our hearts.

    We hope the Lord God will be with us at all moments of our lives, but we must be patient and pray, always waiting for Him

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