Wednesday, May 21, 2003

During the first two years of my salvation, it seemed to me that God was rather slow. He had perfect timing, "but it's just not our timing." He seemed to take his time with things, like the tortoise in the tortoise and the hare story. Though the tortoise was slow, he was ultimately the winner.

Recently God's been changing my perspective on that. God's timing sometimes is slower than we'd like. We're a fast paced society, we have things to do, people to reach, God to serve and by golly, let's get this show on the road. And God's telling us to slow down, "Be still and know that I am God." Ok ok I'm slowing down now let's get on with it. But you know, God can be incredibly speedy too! I'm reminded of the the story in Genesis when Abraham has sent a servant out to find a wife for Isaac. The servant goes to the town well and begins praying that God will show him who should be Isaac's wife and before he's finished praying Rebecca walks out. God's been doing that with me lately. Before I even give God that awesome, heartfelt, emotional prayer, he's already answered it. He's been showing me through different circumstances that he likes to work "fast" just as he likes to work "slow." It's all about timing. Timing doesn't mean a slowness- it's a preciseness.

But let's be honest, I'm totally digging it when God hops to it quicker than I would've. I like it when God reveals his ultimate power to me in such a direct way as he has been lately. It increases my faith. And without faith it is impossible to please him, right? So Lord, help me to believe and forgive my unbelief!

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