James 5:7 – “Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain.”
Many of us have promises from the Lord that seem to take a little longer than expected. When we sow seed or receive a word, it’s always necessary to allow patience to have its perfect work in us. That perfect work is patience possessing our souls. In the Apostolic we learn about acceleration, but even in acceleration there is patience at work. There are always dry spells between sowing and reaping.
In biblical times, farmers knew that after sowing seed there would be a dry spell according to the season they sowed. To them this was good because it allowed the seed to germinate and create a vigorous and deep root system. Allowing this process provides a massive root system to soak up the rain when it finally comes and enables to crops to produce an abundant harvest. This is exactly how we should view or spiritual process. Some promises take longer because of the vast root system required to produce the abundant harvest and maintain it. This process of waiting patiently and developing a deep root system is through intimacy with the Father. This requires worship, the word, prayer, even fasting at times. When we don’t allow patience to possess our souls we get out of sync with God in rushing things. This can ruin our harvest for the year or cause us to not receive the full 100%. Stay at peace and stay at rest in your souls!!!
“In the Apostolic we learn about acceleration, but even in acceleration there is patience at work.”