As we should be…

Beloved I pray with you, in this new year, receive the grace to put away anger, wrath, malice, slander, dirty talk and every negative thing – attitude or action; that can block your blessings and close/closer walk with God in Jesus’ name, Amen. All of Paul’s epistles are laid out in a structured way. He generally reminds us of […]

As we should be…

By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

How delightful it is to rest in the Lord! We are instructed to “wait patiently” for Him. That, however, is the problem. Most people have no patience and the one who does have had to learn the hard way. It is a difficult thing to wait on God. Our human brain cannot comprehend the complexities of His timing. His timing is not our timing. Our “right now” is His “right on time.” A well-loved gospel song says “He may not come when you want Him, but He’ll be there right on time. He’s an on-time God, yes, He is!” Over and over in the Bible, God shows up in the nick of time. He never fails to be there when we need Him. We know that He is faithful. But in our human weakness, we struggle to wait for Him. Perhaps that is where the lesson lies. For in that space of time between the asking and the granting, is the waiting. And in that waiting, we exercise our faith. If we can learn to just rest in Him and keep our faith that He will show up, then the waiting is not hard and we will learn how sweet it is to wait for the Lord.

Contemporary Christian recording artist Toby Mac released a best selling song in 2007 entitled “I don’t want to gain the whole world and lose my soul.” That song actually references Mark 16: 26, but its intent can also be applied here. Paul tells the Church at Corinth that unless they hold firmly to the word that he preached to them, they have believed in vain because it was the Gospel of Christ that saved them. The Corinthian church had a number of spiritual problems, the most destructive being their tolerance of in-your-face immorality. Paul is reminding them that they can’t count on a one-time acceptance of the Gospel. They must hold fast to what they were taught or they would be lost. They could gain the entire world, but their own souls would be lost because they had not stood firm in their belief.

Father, Help me to hold on to the Gospel of my salvation. Keep it always before me so that I will never forget what I have believed. When I forget, jog my memory. Help me to keep Your grace foremost in my mind. Amen.

Lord, You know that I am not the most patient person in the world. I don’t like to wait. I ask that You help me to gain a new perspective on waiting and show me how to use my wait time to exercise my faith. I thank You for constantly helping me to grow in You. Sometimes the growth is painful, but it is always worth it. Amen.

Author: Delana Zakrzewski

I am saved by the most High God for others sins against me any sins against the Lord God Almighty, Whose Son Jesus, washed us all of our sin by His presuses blood and beat death, by walking out of the Tomb

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