Whitsunday, Nine Days of Prayer, Day 4 - Patience
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! - Psalm 37:7
Read: Psalm 37
We live in a microwave culture – we want what we want and we want it now. After all, we can have a warm dinner in minutes, why must it take so long for the Lord to answer prayers and sanctification seems like a dreadful uphill battle? Yet, it is on the long road of sanctification that we learn patience and of God’s incredible faithfulness. As you pray about the fruit of the spirit, here are some questions you can ask yourself:
1. Are there areas in which I need to grow in patience? 2. Are there times of impatience that I need to repent of?
3. Does my impatience reveal areas where I lack faith and I need to ask God to help me grow in those areas?