In your patience possess ye your souls (Luke 21:19).
Today’s Morsel: If you were asked, "How long is your patience", what would you say? In this life of instantaneous gratification, it seems that very few people have patience to wait any more. Someone said that this is the instant popcorn generation. Anytime over 2 minutes to cook or be gotten is too long. People use the drive through windows because they don’t like to wait and if there is a line at the drive through they go some place else with a complaint of slow service. Almost everything you buy, as far as food, comes with microwave instructions to allow you to have it faster and quicker. Automatic timers are placed on appliances to allow you to set the food for the correct time to cook. Having to wait 30 minutes for a table at a restaurant is entirely too long for some folks to wait. Church services that last longer than an hour are too long for many these days. People just don’t seem to have the patience to wait. How did we get to this point in our lives? How did we allow the enemy of our soul to trick us into making us believe that we have to have everything faster? We’ve heard it said that good things come to those who wait, an off spin of Lamentations 3:25-26 which says, “The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.” Jesus said in your patience possess ye your soul. In other words, if you want to make it to heaven, you need to learn how to have patience in your life. Notice I didn’t say pray for patience, I said learn patience. If you pray for patience, you will reap tribulations, as tribulations worketh patience. You must learn patience and that comes through believing and trusting in Jesus no matter what you are going through or what trial you face. You put your trust in Him and you believe that He will see you through. Paul said that it is through patience and comfort of the scripture that we find hope (Romans 15:4). So when you are in the wilderness or valley of the shadow of death, get a scripture and hold on.
Sing: I lean on you Lord, I lean of you Lord, for the things that I need I lean on you; When I don’t know, just what to do, I’ve got the faith you’re gonna see me through; you supply my every need, and I lean on you.