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1 PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT By Ray Ritchie on Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:04 pm



I remember growing up hearing the phrase practice makes perfect. Yet today in our fast paced lifestyles and electronic interactions it seems that many fall short of intended goals to perfect or mature. In a society of instant and immediate gratification concerning desires there is little room for patience in the life of so many. Yet the bible teaches us that patience has a perfecting or maturing power attached to its use. We are given an imperative:
“But let patience have her perfect work; that you may be perfect and entire wanting nothing” James 1:4
It is the answer to the trying of our faith. I want perfecting patience which aims me toward completion. Anxiety is an emotional reaction to the trials of life. It is part of the old nature which we’ve become accustom to yielding to in trying times. Anxiety is a product of impatience and actually shows us how immature we are when confronted with the trials of life. Our reaction to the provocations of life can be informative tools of measuring our maturity.
Brethren if I may exhort you today; let me exhort you to practice the virtue of patience. In this life we will need to continue to be patient in all things. Let us persevere the afflictions, the tribulations, and the times we are waiting for the will of God to manifest in our lives. In our patience let us not forsake kindness and the demonstration of the Spirit abiding in us. When we allow the fruit of the Spirit to exercise itself in us our witness to the world around us will be much more effective concerning those who are examining our lives. In other words there are sinners who are watching our lives and our reactions to the frustrating things which we confront daily. Patience perfects Christian Character. Therefore brethren; let patience have its perfect work so that you’ll be mature not lacking in character. Selah
Brotha Ray……..being patient today

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