I cannot believe today marks the 100th post. Some of you have just joined me, and I am so glad you are reading. Others of you have been with me from the beginning. I thank you for your support of my writing and this ministry. If you want to learn more about me or my ministry, http://www.righteousrelationships.com/ will help you. Now let’s get on with it…
Have you ever noticed in most families there are two kinds of people? There are those who are naturally early, always ready and waiting, and then there are those who are always rushing, hurrying out the door, and running late. Women, as a rule, catch a lot of flack about people having to wait on them; however, in my house, the girls are almost always ready first. Almost every Sunday morning my daughter and I are in the car waiting for my husband and son. It used to really frustrate me, because come on, I’m the girl; I’m supposed to be the one who takes forever, right? One day I decided to see what was taking so long. I watched my husband as we were preparing to leave for church. He would check to make sure the stove was turned off, make sure the dog had a full water bowl and check the back door to make sure we locked it. He was doing things that were necessary and were in our best interest. Taking care of those you love takes time.
Do you ever feel like God is moving too slow for your comfort zone? Maybe He hasn’t given you something you feel you need or He hasn’t revealed Himself in a situation. 2 Peter 3:9 says, “The Lord is not slow in keeping His promises, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”
We will not always understand everything the Lord is doing. In some cases, it may feel like He is moving too slow or wasting time, but I can promise you the Lord wastes NOTHING. He works all things together for good [Romans 8:28], even the slow things. He has our best interest at heart always. He may not appear visible, but He is always present. When teaching this concept to elementary school students I used the phrase “Just like air, God is there!” You may not be able to see or touch Him, but He is always with you. [Gen.26:24; Isaiah 41:10; Matthew 28:20]
Anyone can believe in things they see with their own eyes. Faith is believing in things you cannot see. “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” [Proverbs 3:5-6]
Congratulations on #100!! I’m coming up pretty soon on #200. Does that make me incredibly wordy or what!!!!
Have a great weekend. I’m off to get the church ready for our event this weekend. Lots to do!