30 Jun Heart to Heart with God: A Journey Towards Acceptance Day 27
365 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-June 3, 2015~
Day 27-Richmond, Virginia:
How many times have we heard that patience is a virtue? It is so extremely difficult to actually put this saying into practice, and even harder when you are faced with a crisis in your life. We want everything to happen immediately and when you have a problem, you want it to happen that much quicker. The bad news is that usually things do not happen as quick as we like and we get very frustrated as a result.
One thought to consider. Does our time of one day, based on a 24-hour revolution of the Earth around the Sun, compare to what God’s time is? Maybe for God one day is a year or maybe two years. So when we pray and our prayers get answered in three moths, was it really late? This concept of time can be confusing when you try to relate it to what God’s plan is for us in this world.
The reality is that we really do not know the time and the place that our prayers will be answered. If the goal is Heaven and to live a Holy life does it really matter if our prayers are answered today or tomorrow? If we consider all of the factors involved in receiving God’s blessing, we realize that when we have our prayers answered it truly is a miracle from God as he works in our lives. Thanking God every day and having continued prayer is an excellent way to get the attention of God. Having the patience to have your prayers answered is an essential requirement of faith, without becoming discouraged and giving up.
From Peter, “Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness, and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love”. We all need love as the cornerstone of our relationship with God, and in turn we need God’s love to do His work on Earth. Patience really is a virtue and God has the answers to our prayers in His time. Amen.
Reflection Day #27
Three takeaways towards your journey with God: