My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. – James 1:2-4 (NKJV)
Patience can be a very difficult thing to achieve and believe me, for many years I had none! I am better now but definitely not perfect! Although… with Jesus on my side it makes it much easier! One day soon if we continue to be rooted in the faith and endure the various trials that are presented before us, we will overcome all things, including patience! Be patient and wait on The Lord I say! Wait on The Lord! Jesus will get you through it! And when He returns those who put their trust in Him will be caught up in the air with Him and become perfect and complete! We will be just like Christ, pure, clean and free from this world of rot and decay, sin and death! Sadness and disappointment! Sickness and pain! Know this… you can do it! Stick with Jesus and He will get you through it! He will get you where you need to be! Hang in there and don’t quit! You won’t regret it! I tell you the truth!
Thank you for all that you do for those who endure and hang in there! Thank you for giving us the grace that’s needed to figure things out! Thank you for giving us your helping hand! Thank you for giving us the connection needed to become one with you! Your Son Jesus was sacrificed on that cross to give us life, we thank you for that! Father fill us with His Holy Spirit, and keep us full. Give us the wisdom needed to have patience and endurance to survive this life with more than just the hair on our chimney chin chin! Give us abundant joy, give us abundant life! Fill us with love and nothing but good thoughts of you and the hope that’s yet to come! It is my wish Father that we all become more like you, we all become pure and clean, and free from the sin that so easily ensnares us! Make it so Father, make it so! Our days our indeed numbered, our days are indeed short! I pray that all who are seeking will soon come to know you and will be saved! I pray for the opportunities to share your love and grace to further the good news! It is your will I seek! It is your will I must do! Help me Father! Help me! In Jesus’ name I pray, amen!
Craig L Bradshaw Jr – January 5, 2014