Faith, The Lifestyle of Saints
Faith And Patience The incorporation of faith without patience is like having something for nothing. Faith requires work, you can not ever claim faith without doing something and doing something well requires patience; that something plus works, putting it into practice. Describe it any way you like but, "nothing from nothing leaves nothing, You gotta have somethin' if you wanna be with (God)" - Billy Preston
Must of us have lost the emphasis of understanding that privilege is given as a gift, not as a promise. The greatest appreciation I have for my parents is that they gave me a work ethic, there were no silver spoons, or even wooden nickels if I was going to eat I had to work. God kicked Adam out of the garden because he abused his privilege and because of his mistake we all have to work for what we want.
Faith requires work, not a privilege. What we do for Christ is because of the faith that we have in the work of Christ (Galatians 2:20). Don't follow Him for the fishes and the loaves, follow Him because He gave His life for you, His life was His Work (Myles Monroe- Keys To Building Stable Faith).
James 1:3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
The strong, Creator God, Elohim (Genesis 1:1, 2); we thank You for the emphasis of understanding that our promise is not a privilege. We praise You for the work we have because of patience. We decree and declare blessings upon those who with patience rise with works of faith; so that, as we establish the Truth about faith with works we show patience. Now, for the sake of the Kingdom and for the Glory of God, we petition, with an anointing in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Savior, Amen.