Last night I was meditating on “thorough work” from James 1:4 in the Amplified.  It says, “But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work…”  Thorough means: complete with regard to every detail; not superficial or partial; all-embracing, all inclusive.

Each time we become impatient, we are interrupting His thorough work.  Impatience starts with our thoughts.  Luke 21:19 says, “By your patience possess your souls.”  Our soul is our mind, will, and emotions.  However our mind leads off, our will and emotions follow.

We can always be grateful the Lord Jesus did a thorough work on the cross.  Yesterday I wrote Hebrews 10:10 in my journal. It says, “By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”

Lord I ask You to help us remember that the next time we feel impatient we will stop and course correct.  Then embrace the thorough work You are doing to cleanse us from our fleshly reactions.

2 thoughts on “Thorough

  1. Amen.
    It all begins with our thoughts. I determined a few years ago that I would give God thanks the minute I was conscious of being awake. It’s amazing how the minute I stop giving thanks, my mind wanders to the negative. Nothing major in our eyes, just the everyday “he said she said.”

    So grateful that we have His instructions on how to walk in the Spirit. Just do like Jesus did, and “bring every thought into the obedience of Christ.” Easy to say, but it takes patient practice.

    Thank you once again for being the iron that sharpens me.
    Continued love and strength to you and your father.


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