Be Patient ... It's Worth It

I know that asking HIM for "things" for personal and selfish reasons won't cut it.  Asking for grace and mercy, understanding and forgiveness, strength and knowledge will help you more in the long run.  Blessings often materialize real slow and that's only because the foundation is being built and strengthened.  You will need all of the aforementioned (grace and mercy, understanding and forgiveness, strength and knowledge) in order to not only receive your blessings, but to be able to hold on to them in the long run.