Hello friends and family. How is everyone doing. I stepped out of my church for a few minutes to enjoy this wonderful summer breeze and to share this blog post I started this morning.
Last night, after a rousing and enlightening vespers service with a couple church members about prayer, I decided to continue the topic with a couple questions. Questions relating to prayer and when requests are answered.
We would all like for our prayers to be answered, especially on our timeline. I’m guilty as such. No I don’t expect things the day off but I do wonder about when. But we all must remember that God gives us things when he thinks we’re ready. We must not rush.
“The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord” – Lamentations 3:37 KJV
James 1:3 KJV says, “But let patience have her perfect work, that he may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing”.
The Lord God doesn’t always do things all at once. I mean take our planet for example. Rather than create the world and everything in it all at once, He took His time by doing it in six days, and He rested on the seventh day.
I truly believe our God is a deity of patience. He is patient in His works and most of all He is patient with His children- us. Day by day, He let’s us have the time to better ourselves. To love others. To work on addictions and bad habits. To open our Bibles more. To be lights unto the world. To be ready when He comes, for we know not the hour.
Are we really ready for that job? Are we really ready to own that nice home? Are we ready for a man/ woman? Are we really ready for that amount of money. Are we really ready for that amount of power? Take a little time to think about if you’re ready, what you would do with what you are asking, and if you really need it.
If we don’t receive things right away maybe this is His way of letting us know that maybe we need to work on some things before receiving, or maybe it is not His will for us to have what we are asking. Perhaps He has something better for you. He knows what we can handle and what we can’t. Think of it as Him looking out for us, which He does.
As a song I love to sing goes, “In His Time. In His Time. He makes all things beautiful in His Time”.
Have a good day. God Bless.