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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Thoughtful Thursday: God's Timing

We live in a fast-paced, instant-gratification world.  We complete something and expect to see the results of it immediately.   We want everything 10 minutes ago.  This might work when it comes to ordering a cheeseburger and expecting it quickly, but not when it comes to the things of God.  

God most definitely works on His own timetable.  You can find the phrases “wait on the Lord” and “wait upon the Lord” several times in the Bible.  The word “patience” is in the Bible 34 times also.  This is His way of letting us know that He knows best about what we need and when we need it.  Psalm 18:30 “As for God, His way is perfect.”

I find it hard to imagine that if we got all that we asked for, exactly when we asked for it, that we would be very appreciative for many things.  In addition, some things we ask for, we do not need.  God knows this, but we can’t usually see it until later.  Reminds me of that saying “I thank God for unanswered prayers.”  

Galatians 6:9 saysAnd let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”  Reap means to gather; to obtain; to receive as a reward.  There is most definitely reward for doing things in God’s time rather than our own. 

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