Sunday, January 13, 2008

Faith and Patience

Had a great morning at church. We had a great crowd in. Our 11 am service was heaving. This week we had an old friend preaching for us, John Partington. John brings his own unique brand of humour to his message. He gives you great truth and has you splitting your sides with laughter at the same time.

One of the things that stood out for me today was that our prayers must have both faith and patience. Its not always quick fix. He highlighted:

Genesis 25 v 20

Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah daughter of Bethuel the Aramean of Paddan Aram. She was the sister of Laban the Aramean. 21 Isaac prayed hard to God for his wife because she was barren. God answered his prayer and Rebekah became pregnant.

This all seem great. Isaac prayed and God answers. However we miss Genesis 20 v 26:

His brother followed, his fist clutched tight to Esau’s heel; they named him Jacob (Heel). Isaac was sixty years old when they were born.

Isaac was 40 when he prayed and 60 when the twins were born. 20 years for God to answer.

Whatever you are praying about remember faith and patience are important.


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