TOPIC: Developing Good Fruit During Hard Times
Scripture: Rejoice and exult in hope; be steadfast and patient in suffering and tribulation; be constant in prayer. – Romans 12:12 (AMPC)
Message: I’ve heard patience defined as “a fruit of the Spirit that can only be developed under trial.” Really, you cannot develop patience any other way. That means the only way you can develop the fruit of patience is by being around obnoxious people who drive you crazy; waiting in backed-up traffic; waiting in endless grocery store lines; waiting for breakthroughs; waiting for your healing; waiting for people in your life to change; and waiting for yourself to change.
Be patient with yourself! Be patient with your own spiritual growth. Be patient with God if He’s not coming through at the time you’d like Him to. Be patient with people; be patient with circumstances. Be patient because in patience you possess your soul. James 1:4 says that the patient man is perfect and entire, lacking in nothing.
Prayer Starter: Lord, help learn the importance of waiting well because I know that developing the fruit of patience means learning to wait well and I can’t do it without you. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Joyce Meyer Devotional 3 June 2021 Thursday Message – Joyce Meyer is an American Charismatic Christian author and speaker and president of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Joyce and her husband Dave have four grown children