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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Waiting is a Time for Preparation

In summary of James 5:7-8 it says, “7 Dear brothers and sisters, be patient as you wait for the Lord’s return. Consider the farmers who patiently wait for the rains in the fall and in the spring. They eagerly look for the valuable harvest to ripen. 8 You, too, must be patient. Take courage, for the coming of the Lord is near.”

Bottom line:
Be patient as a farmer would waiting for his crops to grow.  Don’t give up hope, the Lord is coming soon.

What this means to me:

I need to be patient like a farmer.  No crop grows overnight.  I need to plan and then wait.  In reality farmers don’t just plant and wait around watching TV.  After planting they are preparing for the harvest.  He’s cultivating, watering, weeding, fertilizing, and preparing.  When in a waiting period, I should use the time to get ready for his answer.  Patience doesn’t mean just sitting round, rather its a time for preparation.