Thursday, October 23, 2014

The right time

[From 10/21/14]

"But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the LORD one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years is like one day.  The LORD Is not slow about his promise, as some think of slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish, but all to come to repentance."
(2 Peter 3:8-9)

"I just need a little more time," we often say.  To finish a project... or get the housework done... or to read that book we've been wanting to... or to do any number of things.  Call it a busy lifestyle... or too many interests... or heck, maybe even poor time management.  But we've all been there, right?

Then author of 2 Peter reminds us that God works on a completely different time schedule.  God created time.  He has all the time in the world.  Literally.  The author of 2 Peter reminds us that to God, one day is like 1,000 years (and vice versa).  Does that mean that time doesn't matter to Him?  I don't' think so.  I think it means God sees the bigger picture!  God has patience.  God's ultimate goal is for ALL of us to come into a relationship with Him.  God won't coerce it.  He wants our willing hearts.  So God can wait for the right time.  Not our right time.  His right time.  May we wait for that, too!

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