God is often on a different timetable than we are. In fact, He doesn’t even live in time. We have a beginning and an end, but God doesn’t. God lives in eternity, and He is able to see the end from the beginning. When He gives us a word, we cannot assume that its fulfillment will take place within twenty-four hours. For example, Jesus said that He was coming quickly, but two thousand years have passed and we are still waiting. Perceived delay does not mean denial.
All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you.
In the silence of a midwinter dusk, there is a sound so faint that for all you can tell it may be only the sound of the silence itself. You hold your breath to listen. You are aware of the beating of your heart. The extraordinary thing that is about to happen is matched only by the extraordinary moment just before it happens. Advent is the name of that moment.
When we confront people, we cannot expect instant results since transformation and change often take time.
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Your peace in this season will determine your pace in this season.
You keep us waiting. You, the God of all time, Want us to wait. For the right time in which to discover Who we are, where we are to go, Who will be with us, and what we must do. So thank you … for the waiting time.
In David’s complaint to God, he said, “You have made my days as handbreadths, and my age is as nothing before You”. He meant that to an eternal God our time on earth is brief. And He doesn’t want us to waste it. When we do, we throw away one of the most precious commodities He gives us. Each minute is an irretrievable gift – and unredeemable slice of eternity. Sure, we have to make the phone calls, and we must wait at the light. But what about the rest of our time? Are we using it to advance the cause of Christ and to enhance our relationship with Him? Is our time well spent?
If we have abandoned ourselves to God, there is only one rule for us: the duty of the present moment.
I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.