Thursday, 23 August 2012

God's timescale

Nothing teaches us patience like waiting.

Remember when you were young and lacked patience? In those days a week was like a year. Especially if you’d been promised something by your parents and you had to wait and wait …

I suspect the same applies to us when we relate to God. We pray for something and wait … but God does not work to our timescales. He has His own plans and maybe what we’re asking for is not good for us … just yet.

Which reminds me of another story which I remember very distinctly from my youth.

The reading in church was from 2 Peter 3:8 where he says: “There is no difference in the Lord’s sight between one day and a thousand years; to Him the two are the same”.

I remember thinking as a child: it must be difficult to have an appointment with God. Imagine God saying to Moses to go to Mount Sinai “tomorrow”; and Moses asking “Is that in 24 hours or in a thousand years time? Because I’d be dead by then!”

I hope God forgave the impertinent mind of a young child.

10 comments:

  1. I'm thinking God smiled and was glad you were listening!!! Have a wonderful day!!! Cathy

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    1. Thank you Cathy. I hope you have a grand day too.

      God bless you.

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  2. LOL! I agree with GrandmaK : )

    Blessings,
    Doreen

    Thanks for passing by my Whimsical Words Blog, don't forget I have another one (to which you'll also find a link), it's my very first blog by the name Doreen's Creative Space : )

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    1. Thanx Doreen. Going over right now.

      God bless.

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  3. hee hee hee
    I have to admit your thoughts as a child stuck my funny bone! :-)

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    1. I'm glad I made you smile Sinder. Thanx for visiting me again.

      God bless.

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  4. I completely agree with your mind as a child, because sometimes it keeps me wondering how long is 'in His time'??

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    1. Good question, Ruth. When we pray and we sometimes think that God is not listening to us, He is perhaps saying not now ... all in good time. What we're asking in prayer may not accord with His will and His timing.

      God bless.

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  5. God a good chuckle out of that one. Thanks, Victor.

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  6. It's good to laugh Michael.

    God bless.

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