Monday, March 20, 2017
I have always loved the verse where Jesus says, "Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing of himself: he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son does also." John 5:19 Jesus was so in tune with His Father in heaven that he knew what to do, and not to do. We as His children, can hear Him calling as we become attune to hear His voice through His word. We become attune to the voice of the Holy Spirit as we learn of God's ways.
Do I always hear him correctly? No. But I am learning, and He wants our obedience more than our perfection. Our heart has to be in the right place. Sincere cries to God are never put aside. It's just that we don't always like the answers! Yes. No. Wait. Who likes to wait? When I was younger my Dad would not wait on line for a table in a restaurant. I could be all excited about going to a great restaurant, and we would get there and he would walk out the door. Ugh! The thing is, when you do that you might end up waiting even longer somewhere else.
So I know you get it. No one likes to wait, but with God, you see, you don't have a choice. His desire is to see patience grow in us, so we know we have to wait. I am glad His love for us doesn't have to!