DAILY DISH: Patient Delight
Today I am thanking God for a long day. It almost seemed like today would never end. Especially because we had that extra hour, it feels a lot later than it is.
Do you ever thank God for giving you a little patience? I have been getting rather irritated and frustrated with some of our circumstances, and as I read this verse I found a few things to be thankful for today.
We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, 10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. 13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
I am thankful that I am being filled with the knowledge of His will.
SO I lean not on my own understanding.
And as He teaches me to live a life worthy and one which pleases Him, then I am grateful to be bearing fruit and growing in the knowledge of God.
SO I don’t please myself.
I am thankful to be strengthened with His glorious power so that I might have great endurance and patience.
SO I lean not on my own strength.
I am giving thanks today because He has qualified me to share in the inheritance of His holy people in the kingdom of light.
SO I have nothing to fear.
I am thankful that He has rescued me from the dominion of darkness and has brought me into His kingdom.
SO I can trust Him.
I am thankful for the forgiveness of my sins.
So I can believe Him.
When these days seem long and never ending, when the storm seems like it could go on forever, and when you see no sign of land, we can be confident in this, He is going to strengthen us to have great endurance and patience in the wait.
This recipe of patient delight was from Paul while he was in prison. Can you taste His goodness in your suffering?