March 20, 2010

Encouraging Words 3/20/10 Patience Worketh Perfection

From:  Love Worth Finding

“But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” James 1:4

Patience worketh perfection. When was the last time you asked God to make you perfect? Maybe you should have asked for patience, as well, because it is only through patient, abiding faith and trust in the Lord that we become perfect.

A lot of people confuse this word “perfect” with “sinless.” The Greek word for perfect in James 1:4 is teleios, and it refers to a maturing growth. For example, an oak tree is the teleios of an acorn. It is the perfection of an acorn.

So when you’re feeling discouraged and feeling a little blue, take a look at a mighty oak and see what a nut can do.

Take a walk this week enjoying the beauty of God’s creation and ask Him to give you the patience and faith that can turn a little acorn into a mighty oak.

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